Monday, August 30, 2010

US Senate Vacancies--August 30th, 2010

Revised: August 30, 2010 at 11:33 AM

Offices within the United States Senate are equal opportunity employers.

A Democratic Midwestern Senator’s office is seeking energetic, organized and politically driven college students and/or recent Bachelor degree graduates for unpaid Fall 2010 internships. These positions provide exposure to the legislative process, while developing a strong understanding of how a congressional office operates. Intern responsibilities, include but not limited to, answering phones, leading tours, organizing constituent mail and the potential to assist legislative staff with research on a variety of issues. Interns will be encouraged to attend hearings and briefings to enhance their experience on Capitol Hill. Midwestern ties are preferred. Interested candidates please send a resume, cover letter and references to

Democratic Senator seeks enthusiastic press intern for fall semester. Must possess strong writing skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Exciting opportunities include, drafting and editing press releases and e-newsletters, helping to launch the new website, assisting with in-house video production and designing constituent hand-outs and brochures. Will work directly with the press office and legislative staff. Undergrads and recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to indicating job referral number in the subject line.

Senior Democratic Senator seeks Legislative Correspondents for an active mail program, with specific issues areas yet to be decided. Individual will be responsible for drafting all constituent correspondence in their assigned issue areas and providing direct policy support to the Legislative Assistants. Candidate should have excellent writing ability, superior researching skills, and understanding of the legislative process in order to provide thoughtful and substantive responses to constituent correspondence. Hill background, experience with Intranet Quorum. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to indicating job referral number in the subject line.

Senate Democratic Office seeks Administrative Intern to assist in operating office telephones, greeting office visitors, processing communication, aiding with office research, and creating and maintaining excel databases. Applicant should have strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Applicant must be able to start early September, and should be available to continue through November. This position is unpaid. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to indicating job referral number in the subject line.

Senator Scott Brown’s office is currently accepting full and part-time fall semester interns. The Intern Program is open to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates. Massachusetts ties are preferred but not required. An internship in Senator Brown's office is a tremendous experience that provides students interested in public service an excellent opportunity to observe our democracy at work and participate in the legislative process. Interns witness the workings of the United States Congress from a unique perspective, and develop knowledge and professional skills that will prove invaluable in future career pursuits. Please visit for the internship application and list of required materials.

Northeastern Democratic Senator has opening for a Staff Assistant/Driver. Main responsibilities include driving the Senator, assisting in the front office and processing mail and data-entry. The ideal candidate is dependable, professional, able to work under pressure, has an excellent sense of direction and knowledge of the DC metropolitan area roadways, is well organized, and possesses strong computer skills. Successful candidate must own a car, have a clean driving record, and be available to work evenings and overtime. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to indicating job referral number in the subject line

Western Republican Senator has immediate openings for unpaid interns for full or part-time internships in his Washington, D. C. office. The internship will entail helping staff with researching legislative issues, drafting correspondence, providing administrative and mail room support. Candidates from all majors who have strong oral and written communication skills are encouraged to apply. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to indicating job referral number in the subject line.

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand seeks a personable, dependable, patient, and professional Staff Assistant for front office/reception and office management duties in her New York City office. Applicants must be self-motivated team players; able to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality; have strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills; and be proficient working on the computer. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, answering multi-line phones, greeting visitors, coordinating the internship program, ordering office supplies, distributing mail, and other office management duties. Past or current residency in New York preferred. Salary commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits. Senator Gillibrand's office is an equal opportunity employer. Please send cover letter, resume and references to

Republican Senator seeks communications professional to serve as Press Secretary on committee staff. The ideal applicant will be an excellent writer and editor with a proven ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Responsibilities include: planning and implementing media strategy, including “new” media; writing press releases, talking points, op-eds and other materials. Candidate must build and maintain excellent relationships with members of the national and local media and editorial boards. This is not an entry-level position; Hill and prior homeland security experience is preferred. Candidates must have exceptional writing skills, ability to work under tight deadlines and work well as part of a team. Please e-mail a resume and writing sample to indicating job referral number in the subject line.

The Majority Health Policy Office of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee is seeking a senior health policy adviser. The portfolio for this position focuses on the implementation of the coverage title of the Affordable Care Act, insurance reforms, Patient's Bill of Rights, ERISA, HIPAA, COBRA, Medicare and Medicaid and candidates with a strong health policy knowledge are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities include oversight and engagement of the implementation of the health reform law, researching and developing policy, negotiating and drafting legislation, working with advocates and constituents, preparing for hearings, and drafting memos, speeches, and talking points. Interested applicants must be strong writers and independent self-starters who are able to multi-task and work well in a very fast-paced environment. Candidates with an advanced degree and prior Capitol Hill experience are strongly preferred. To apply, please e-mail cover letter, resume and references to Our office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation.

Senator Tom Udall seeks undergraduate students and recent graduates for full and part-time internships for his Washington DC office beginning in August. Candidates can expect to help staff with drafting correspondence, attending hearings and briefings, researching legislative issues, and providing mail and administrative support. Candidates who are proactive and detail-oriented, have strong oral and writing skills, and able to maintain discretion are encouraged to apply. Students from all majors encouraged to apply. Please e-mail cover letter, resume, and a brief (2-3 page) writing sample to  No phone calls please.

Senior Democratic Chairman seeks an experienced media relations professional to serve as Press Secretary in a busy committee office. This individual will work with communications staff in the senator’s personal office to coordinate messaging, but will be the primary committee spokesperson and will manage the committee media outreach. The successful candidate will have at least three years of on-the-record experience, be a self-starter who can build and maintain relationships with the national media, and excellent writing, editing and time management skills. Salary commensurate with experience. Please e-mail cover letter, resume and three writing samples to

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill's (D-MO) Washington, D.C. office is seeking applicants for full- or part-time unpaid communications internships for fall 2010. Duties will include tracking press clips and traffic on social media networks, updating and maintaining press contact lists, writing short press releases, and assisting with the office's day-to-day communications operation. Applicants should have a strong interest in political communications, new media, or journalism. Missouri ties are a plus. Please email your resume and cover letter to with Communications Internship in the subject line by August 13.

Western Democratic Senator seeks experienced, highly-skilled media professional to join a busy four-person press shop. This is not an entry-level position. The successful candidate will have at least three years of experience working in a high-visibility, fast-paced major media market, with a broad portfolio of highly-polished clips (speeches, published articles, statements and press releases). Must have on-the-record experience, very good references and experience staffing a high-profile public figure. Knowledge of issues affecting the West Coast strongly preferred. Experience with web development and video production is also a plus. This position is based in Washington, D.C. Please send cover letter, resume and 5 writing samples to

US Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship (Republican office) is seeking college students and recent college graduates for unpaid, full or part-time internships for the fall 2010 term. This is a policy oriented internship with responsibilities that include assisting staff with legislative research, drafting correspondence, administrative duties, preparing hearing materials, attending briefings, compiling daily press clips, and assisting with special projects. The ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment is also appreciated. Applicants should have strong writing and verbal skills as well as an interest or background in business and economic development. No phone calls please. Send a cover letter, resume, and 2-3 page writing sample to indicating job referral number in the subject line.

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