Monday, October 4, 2010

US Senate Employment Bulletin -- October 4th, 2010

Revised: October 04, 2010 at 2:15 PM

Offices within the United States Senate are equal opportunity employers.


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 Visit to learn more about Senator Alexander who chairs the conference. Please email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample no more than 3 pages Deadline for applications is November 15, 2010.


Midwest Democratic Senator seeks highly motivated, detail-oriented, and energetic individual for open Staff Assistant position. Responsibilities include answering the telephones, logging and forwarding constituent opinions, greeting visitors to the office, and other projects as assigned. Qualified candidates should be personable, well-organized, resourceful, and be able to handle a fast-paced, changing environment. Prior Hill experience preferred.Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to indicating job referral number in the subject line.


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 indicating job referral number in the subject line.


Senior Democratic Senator on the Senate Finance Committee is seeking an experienced Legislative Assistant to work on tax policy. The candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills, working knowledge of the legislative process as well as demonstrated legislative analytical abilities, and a strong knowledge of financial issues required. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to indicating job referral number in the subject line.


Republican Senator seeks Legislative Assistant to serve as principal advisor on defense and veterans’ issues. Responsibilities include serving as Senator’s representative with constituents and other offices, analyzing and formulating legislation. Successful candidate will have a minimum of 3 years Hill experience as an LA or committee staffer in the issues, excellent writing skills, and the ability to exercise independent judgment. Though Senator is not on Armed Services or Veterans committees, relevant constituent demands are substantial due to the presence of numerous contractors and DoD/VA facilities. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume indicating job referral number in the subject line.


Republican Senator seeks New Media Director to join communications team. The ideal candidate will work closely with the staff to develop and direct online communications strategies. This position will focus on all aspects of online and social media, including but not limited to blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and You Tube. Responsibilities will include updating and maintaining website, coordinating electronic communications updates and e-newsletter, managing and updating email lists, and developing and coordinating a network of bloggers and online journalists. We are seeking a candidate who has a strong interest and experience in online media, experience in video and audio editing, website construction and management, and excellent written skills. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume indicating job referral number in the subject line.


Senator Casey seeks an enthusiastic team player to provide support to a busy communications department. This individual will be responsible for assisting in daily running of the Senate press office including scheduling interviews, assisting in the planning of press events and drafting press releases. This individual is also responsible for general administrative support of the press office including compiling daily clips, maintaining press lists, assisting in the production of the Senator’s newsletter, managing the department’s dedicated interns, and other duties as assigned by the Communications Director. The ideal candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to handle sensitive information with discretion, a proven ability to multi-task effectively under tight deadlines and a year of related professional experience. Previous Senate experience and Pennsylvania ties strongly preferred. Interested applicants should e-mail a brief cover letter, resume and two *short* writing samples to with the subject “Deputy Press Secretary” by COB on Friday, September 24, 2010. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Absolutely no calls or drop-bys please. This office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, or sexual orientation.


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


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 indicating job referral number in the subject line.


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 indicating job referral number in the subject line.


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 Applicants please note your dates of availability in the body of the email.


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 senate_employment@saa.senate.govindicating job referral number in the subject line.


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 indicating job referral number in the subject line.


Western Republican Senator seeks highly motivated individual for a Legislative Assistant position handling agriculture issues. Qualified candidates should have extensive agriculture and public lands background and able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced, changing environment. This is not an entry-level position and prior Capitol Hill experience is strongly preferred. Please e-mail resume and cover letter to indicating job referral number in the subject line.


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


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.


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.


Moderate Southern Democratic Senator seeks energetic intern with excellent writing skills for fast-paced press office. Duties include: updating Web site, daily clips, drafting letters, writing press releases and general press office support. Candidates must be able to write quickly and accurately. Ideal candidates are recent college grads or students with flexible schedules who are interested in working in a Capitol Hill press office. Unpaid internship is open immediately and lasts through fall semester. Please email cover letter, resume and one writing sample


U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander is seeking a D.C.-based Deputy Press Secretary. Candidates should have a minimum of two years of Hill or related public policy experience, with at least a year in a press-related position (or a strong journalism/media background). Must be a self-starter with new-media savvy and the ability to think creatively, and able to work long hours under pressure in order to respond quickly to deadlines and media opportunities. Candidates must have outstanding writing skills. Tennessee ties preferred. Occasional travel to Tennessee might be required. Duties include: drafting press releases, statements, and newsletters; developing national and state media outreach strategies; providing content for and managing the website; managing new-media presence; building relationships with Tennessee and national media; and managing daily press clips. Please email a cover letter and 2-3 writing samples to


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


Western Democratic Senator seeks experienced, dynamic 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, develop innovative new media strategies and build strong relationships with traditional media. Duties will include overseeing new media; drafting and editing news releases, speeches and op-eds; and developing website content. This is not an entry-level position; at least two years of professional communications experience is required. On-record and Hill experience are both preferred. The position reports to the Communications Director in Washington, D.C. For consideration, send cover letter, resume and writing samples


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 indicating job referral number in the subject line.

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