Revised: October 21, 2010 at 9:12 AM
The Senate Employment Bulletin is published as a service to Senate offices choosing to advertise staff vacancies. The listing is posted online at www.senate.gov/employment and revised throughout the week.
To apply for advertised positions, please follow the application instructions at the end of each advertisement. Indicate the job referral number associated with each ad and submit a separate resume for every position for which you wish to apply.
For more information, please consult the Placement Brochure on the Web site or contact the Placement Office at (202) 224-9167.
Offices within the United States Senate are equal opportunity employers.
211186 PRESS/SENATE TRANSITION INTERN -
The Democratic Staff of the U.S. Senate Rules and Administration Committee is seeking applications for a full-time unpaid internship to begin immediately. Duties include, but are not limited to, media-related responsibilities, legislative research and assisting Committee staff with preparations for the 112th Congress. Prior Capitol Hill experience, knowledge of Senate procedure, or press experience is highly desirable, but not necessary. The ideal applicant will possess strong writing, organizational and communication skills, and attention to detail. For consideration, please email a cover letter and resume to RulesInternship@gmail.com. Only candidates selected for an interview will be notified. No phone calls will be accepted.
211185 JUDICIARY COMMITTEE LAW CLERKSHIPS -
The Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), is seeking law clerks for the Spring 2011 Semester. These substantive positions offer students a unique opportunity to observe the legislative process and to work closely with Committee counsel on a wide variety of projects. Committee law clerks are typically tasked with conducting legal research, drafting memoranda and materials related to Committee hearings and votes, attending Committee hearings and executive business meetings, and providing assistance with other legislative matters. The clerkships are open to current law students only; those from Vermont are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information about Senator Leahy and the clerkship program, visit http://leahy.senate.gov/services/law_clerks/. Please e-mail resume, cover letter, legal writing sample, and three references to Scott_Wilson@judiciary-dem.senate.gov by November 6.
211184 INTERNS -
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand seeks highly motivated individuals for full and part-time unpaid internship in her Washington, D.C. office for the Spring 2011 semester. Students and recent college graduates from New York State are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must be able to work a minimum of 15 hours per week between the hours of 9 AM and 6 PM. Applications must be emailed to Gillibrand_Internship@gillibrand.senate.gov. The application can be found on Senator Gillibrand's website at http://gillibrand.senate.gov/.
211183 INTERNSHIP -
A retiring Democratic Midwestern Senator’s office is seeking energetic, organized and politically driven college students and/or recent Bachelor degree graduates for unpaid internships until late December. 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, 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. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
211182 STAFF ASSISTANT -
Senior Democratic Senator seeks a highly motivated, energetic, well-organized individual for the position of Staff Assistant. Primary responsibilities include reception duties, to include answering telephones, receiving visitors, and being the first interaction between constituents and the Senator's office. Candidate should have previous office experience; be detail-oriented and highly organized; possess effective oral communication and writing skills; and have fast and accurate typing skills, as well as a well-rounded computer experience. An ability to work with minimum supervision, handle multiple tasks and operate in a fast-paced environment is also required. Capitol Hill background, experience with Intranet Quorum, and West Virginia ties a plus. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
211181 INTERNS -
A Democratic Midwestern Senator’s office is seeking energetic, organized and politically driven college students and/or recent Bachelor degree graduates for unpaid nternships. 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 MidwestSen@gmail.com
211180 SUBCOMMITTEE UNPAID INTERNSHIP -
The Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI), of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, is looking for undergraduate and law students to work closely with the Subcommittee’s Democratic staff on investigative and legislative issues, cover Congressional hearings and briefings, and assist in office administration beginning in January 2011. Requires ability to operate in fast-paced environment with minimal supervision, excellent research and writing skills, and willingness to perform clerical and telephone duties. Minimum of 20 hours per week; full-time given preference. Please e-mail a brief cover letter, including the time commitment you are able to make, a resume, and an unofficial transcript to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
211179 UNPAID DC INTERNSHIP -
Senate Republican Conference seeks undergraduate students or recent graduates for early January – mid-May 2011 to assist professional staff. Responsibilities include administrative tasks, conducting research, assisting with press events, and strategically thinking with staff members regarding different governmental issues. Candidates should possess strong writing and research skills. Prior political experience is preferred; Spanish fluency a plus. Only full-time internships are available. You can learn more about the SRC by going to src.senate.gov or republican.senate.gov. Visit alexander.senate.gov to learn more about Senator Alexander who chairs the conference. Please email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample no more than 3 pages to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for applications is November 15, 2010.
211177 OUTREACH DIRECTOR -
Democratic Senator seeks a Senior Field Representative for her Spokane state office to manage the day-to-day outreach operations of the region. This person would act as the Senator's liaison to all government, community and constituent groups, and leaders to monitor opinions and concerns, and work on the development of special projects and new public policy initiatives. This position coordinates grants and appropriations requests; monitors media and press clippings for all local papers in the region, attends civic meetings, community events and other events to represent the Senator; as well as other duties assigned by the State Outreach Director. The ideal candidate will have excellent oral and written communications skills, the ability to efficiently multi-task, and be able to function and in a fast-paced environment. Qualified applicants will have three to five years experience in government and/or community outreach and a strong knowledge of local issues, geography and demographics. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
211168 AGRICULTURE LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -
Senior Western Democrat Senator seeks proactive, resourceful, detail-oriented person to fill Agriculture Legislative Assistant position. The LA’s primary area of responsibility will be advancing the Senator’s work related to Agriculture issues. In addition, the LA will be responsible for covering issues related to forestry, timber, public lands, national parks, and telecommunications. The LA will work closely with legislative correspondents on approving their research and responses for new issues, in addition to approving answers to the constituent mail in their area. LA will also coordinate and track legislative interests in the State through state office field representative. Travel and staffing the Senator is required. Primary duties: Assisting in development of policy positions and legislative initiatives, monitoring legislative activities in committee and on the Senate floor, researching and writing statements, speeches, and staff position papers, briefing memoranda, and other materials, assisting LC in answering legislative mail, assisting communities and organizations in the home State in assigned legislative areas, working with legislative interns and Congressional Fellows, as well as responding to personal and telephone inquiries regarding the Senator's legislative activities. Individuals must possess the ability to speak to constituent groups, Senate offices and federal agencies on issues of mutual concern, anticipate problems and issues that will arise in devising and carrying out legislative agenda, demonstrate consistency in quality of information and guidance provided to the Senator, groups, individuals and co-workers. Applicants must be able to work well in fast-paced environment; and have strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. Ability to analyze issues, monitor workload, and keep Senator up-to-date in substantive issue area is a must. At least two years of previous Hill experience at the LA level is required and law degree preferred. Please send cover letter and resume to Baucus_Manager@baucus.senate.gov
211166 INTERN -
Midwestern Democratic Senator seeks undergraduate students and recent graduates for full and part-time internships beginning immediately. Internship responsibilities include: legislative research on policy issues for Senator’s Legislative staff in order to prepare floor speeches, hearing statements, and floor charts; constituent correspondence by letter, email, and telephone; attending hearings and other events on Capitol Hill on behalf of the office; and various administrative tasks. This is an unpaid internship. Students and recent college graduates from Midwest are strongly encouraged to apply. If interested, please email a cover letter, a resume with three references and a writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
211163 COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR -
Moderate Democratic Senator seeks a Communications Director. Strong strategic planning, organizational, communication and writing skills required. Experience and familiarity with home state, Congress, and public policy issues important. Responsibilities include: advocating a legislative agenda in state and national media; writing/editing speeches, op-eds, news releases, floor statements, quotes, talking points and other material clearly, accurately and quickly; and oversight and management of communications staff. Ability to staff a public figure, good judgment, maturity and creativity a must. Please email cover letter, resume and three writing samples to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
211161 INTERNS -
Senator Edward Kaufman of Delaware seeks applications for full or part-time internship positions in the Washington, DC personal office. Duties will include, but are not limited to the following: archiving office files, transcribing press mentions, conducting research, drafting memos, data management, assisting with mailing projects, sorting mail, distributing newspapers, and corresponding with constituents via telephone, mail and facsimile. A strong applicant will have solid written and oral communication skills, a high propensity for academic achievement, and the ability to work diligently and upon instruction in a fast-paced work environment. Applicants should be available for a minimum of 4 weeks beginning immediately and preference will be given to those able to devote a substantial amount of hours during the 5-day work week (excepting federal holidays). This is an unpaid internship, but it is a fantastic opportunity for individuals who are interested in pursuing careers related to public policy on or off Capitol Hill. Please email resume and a writing sample to DEsenateintern@gmail.com. Applicants please note your dates of availability in the body of the email.
211160 FALL INTERN -
Senator Tom Carper’s office (D-DE) seeks currently enrolled college or graduate students for fall internship program. This program will expose individuals to the behind-the-scenes work carried out in the legislative branch and allow them to be an active participant in the legislative process. Interns will provide some administrative support for the office such as answering phones, sorting mail and running errands. Other tasks include attending hearings, completing research for legislative staff and drafting constituent letters. This is an extraordinary opportunity for those interested in politics, law and governmental affairs. Program will run from September through December. Delaware ties are preferred. Please e-mail resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
211159 STAFF ASSISTANT/BACK-UP SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR -
Senate Committee is presently seeking a Staff Assistant/Back-Up Systems Administrator to serve as a non-designated staff member who supports the Majority and Minority offices. Responsibilities will involve assisting with hearing set-up and coordination; ordering and inventory of office supplies and equipment; assisting the systems administrator with IT/LAN support and troubleshooting for PC, Blackberry and other related office equipment; working with Senate support divisions to ensure Committee needs are met as well as providing front office coverage by answering phones and greeting visitors. Qualified candidates will possess attention to detail, be dependable, professional, organized with a demonstrated ability to handle matters of a sensitive and confidential nature. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
211153 INTERNS -
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 MidwestSen@gmail.com
211148 INTERNS -
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 http://scottbrown.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/internprogram for the internship application and list of required materials.
211030 DEPUTY PRESS SECRETARY -
Moderate Democratic Senator seeks communications professional to serve as Deputy Press Secretary. The ideal applicant will be an excellent writer and editor with a proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment and build upon innovative new media strategies. Duties include supervision of the daily news clips; hands-on role in maintaining the Senator’s new media presence; developing website content; and drafting and editing news releases, talking points and op-eds. Experience working with web development, social networking tools, video production and mass e-mail communication is required. Duties also include planning and staffing the Senator for Washington and in-state media events, as well as regular in-state travel. This is not an entry-level position: at least two years of professional communications experience is required, and on-the-record or Hill experience is preferred. The position reports to the Communications Director in Washington. For consideration, send cover letter, resume and two writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org.
211012 DIRECTOR OF SCHEDULING -
Democratic Senator seeks highly organized, detail oriented person to serve as Director of Scheduling. This is a senior-level position and requires the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and creatively solve problems. Primary duties include, but are not limited to, working directly with the Member and senior management to create Member’s schedule, drafting correspondence, manage all aspects of the Member’s travel and work with staff to ensure briefing materials are prepared for meetings and events. Ideal candidate will possess strong oral and written communication skills, ability to exercise discretion, be team oriented, maintain confidentiality, available to work long hours as necessary and be resourceful. Hill experience recommended but not required. Please submit a cover letter and resume by email to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
211008 PROFESSIONAL STAFF MEMBER -
Democratic Senator on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee seeks a Professional Staff Member for Subcommittee to handle aging, HHS appropriations, and some health issues. This position is in a fast paced office and requires great attention to detail. A successful candidate must work well under pressure, be able to work independently and as part of a team, and have strong writing, organizational, and communication skills. Hill or related experience required. Maryland connections preferred. This is not an entry level position. Please email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
211007 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -
Democratic Senator is seeking a Legislative Assistant to handle budget, tax, banking, and other economic issues. Hill or related experience necessary. Must be flexible, creative and work well under pressure. Strong writing and analytical skills needed. Please email resume, cover letter and brief writing sample to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line. Salary commensurate with experience.