Continually updated jobs listings for the DC area--mainly related to Capitol Hill.
Monday, November 15, 2010
US Senate Employment Bulletin -- November 15th, 2010
US Senate Jobs List
Revised: November 10, 2010 at 9:24 AM
Offices within the United States Senate are equal opportunity employers.
LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDENT -
Democratic Senator seeks Legislative Correspondent to answer constituent mail in a variety of issue areas. The successful candidate will possess excellent writing skills, firm command of grammar and usage, the ability to conduct research and assist in hearing preparations in a fast-paced environment, and be eager to work as part of a legislative team. Hill experience strongly preferred. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -
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 email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
LEGISLATIVE INTERNSHIPS -
Senior North East Democratic Senator seeks full-time, unpaid interns for the spring semester (January through early May) in the Washington, DC office. Part-time interns will also be considered but candidates with full-time availability will be given preference. Responsibilities include a range of legislative and administrative work, including answering phones, managing incoming and outgoing mail, attending hearings and briefings, and writing research memos for LCs and LAs. Applicants must work well under pressure, have excellent written and oral communications skills, and a strong work-ethic. Preference will be given to those with North East ties. To apply, please fax a cover letter and resume, to 202-228-0525. Please do not call regarding the status of your application.
The Washington, D.C. office of U.S. Senator Michael F. Bennet is seeking undergraduate students and recent graduates for full and part-time internships for his Washington D.C. office for the spring semester. This experience would be an excellent opportunity for a student or recent graduate to observe the inner-workings of a busy Senate office and to gain valuable Capitol Hill experience. Duties include assisting staff with providing mail and administrative support, drafting correspondence, attending hearings and briefings, and researching legislative issues. This is an unpaid internship. Applicants should email a cover letter and resume, as well as a one-page writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -
Senior Democratic Senator is seeking Legislative Assistant to work on economic issues – including budget, tax, small business and pensions – as well as technology issues. Understanding of economics, and ability to clearly communicate on economic issues is essential. Position would involve advising Senator on economic issues and assisting in development of economic development and deficit reduction initiatives. Position also involves working with businesses and sectors in the state; especially those that interact with federal agencies. Applicant should be creative, self-motivated and flexible. Must work well in fast paced office. Position requires strong writing and analytical abilities. Previous experience necessary – previous Hill experience preferred. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
STAFF ASSISTANT -
Western Democratic Senator is seeking a Staff Assistant. Applicants must be detail-oriented, well-organized, able to handle a fast-paced work environment and work well in a team environment, and have exceptional interpersonal skills. Candidates should be personable, dependable and professional to support a very busy front office, and have excellent oral and written communication skills. Duties include, but are not limited to, answering phones, greeting visitors, sorting mail, and other administrative duties as assigned, as well as providing support to scheduling, press, and legislative staff as needed. Western ties a plus. Please email a cover letter and resume to DemSenatorJob@gmail.com indicating “Staff Assistant” in the subject line.
PRESS SECRETARY -
Moderate Democratic Senator is seeking a Press Secretary with sound political judgment, ability to multitask, and strong writing background. Responsibilities may include writing press releases and talking points, booking interviews and pitching stories, writing newspaper columns and newsletters, expanding new media outreach, organizing press events, and serving as an on-the-record spokesperson for in-state media. Preferred candidates should have knowledge of Congressional legislative process, proficiency with new media, ability to identify press opportunities, and at least three years of political communications experience. This position reports to the Communications Director. Please send cover letter, resume, two one-page writing samples and references to firstname.lastname@example.org with “PRESS SECRETARY” in the subject.
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT -
Southern Democratic Senator is seeking an Executive Assistant. Responsibilities include organizing and maintaining Senator’s personal correspondence, files, and call list, writing recommendation and other letters, and management of special projects assigned by the Senator. Job also requires the ability to prioritize and follow through on requests for Senator’s attention from staff, family, Senate colleagues, and key constituents. Executive Assistant works closely with the Scheduler and the Chief of Staff. Applicants should possess excellent organizational abilities, strong verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, the ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment, and willingness to work long hours when necessary. Ideal candidates will have prior Hill or campaign experience and a Bachelor’s degree. Salary commensurate with experience. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
Senator Jon Tester is presently seeking highly motivated individuals with exceptional communication skills to intern in the DC office. Intern responsibilities include but are not limited to: researching legislative issues, attending hearings, preparing follow up memos, assisting with constituent services, and aiding staff with administrative duties. This unpaid internship is a great introduction to Capitol Hill. To apply, please submit a completed application form (available on tester.senate.gov), a cover letter, a resume with three references and a writing sample via fax to (202) 224-8594 or via email to Justin_Folsom@tester.senate.gov.
PRESS INTERN -
Democratic Senator seeking enthusiastic, professional college student or recent college grad with interest in politics and media for unpaid internship for spring semester. Work would include compiling press clips, media monitoring, writing press releases and supporting the daily running of the press office. Pennsylvania ties are strongly preferred. To apply, please email cover letter, resume and contact information for two references to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than COB on November 12, 2010. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
PRESS INTERN -
The DC press shop of a Western Democratic Senator is seeking a hardworking press intern. The internship is unpaid, but includes great experience. Full-time availability is preferred, but hours are flexible. Duties would include helping the staff to monitor, clip, and distribute relevant news stories, mainly from TV and print. The intern will also be included in national news interviews and radio call-ins, as well as a host of other exciting projects. The press shop is small and the intern is integrated into the team as a valued member. To apply, please submit a completed application form (available on tester.senate.gov), a cover letter and a resume with three references via fax to (202) 224-8594 or via email to Justin_Folsom@tester.senate.gov.
PROFESSIONAL STAFF MEMBER/COUNSEL -
Majority Staff of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee seeks a Professional Staff Member or Counsel to handle Federal information management issues including IT management, e-government, government transparency, cybersecurity, and oversight of the National Archives and Records Administration. 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. A background in technology, technology policy, federal information management and policy, or a related field is strongly preferred; experience in legislative oversight is a plus. Please email cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating referral number in the subject line. No phone calls please.
PRESS SECRETARY/SPEECHWRITER -
Moderate Midwestern Democratic Senator seeks Press Secretary. The ideal applicant will have strong speechwriting and writing skills, several years of Capitol Hill experience, knowledge of the Midwest and the ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines in fast-paced office. Duties include writing speeches, press releases, talking points and advisories; overseeing weekly conference calls with state media; overseeing daily clips; some website maintenance; updating and maintaining press files; staffing press events; training and managing interns, and other related duties. Successful candidate will have the ability to conduct independent research, work well under pressure and have experience in media relations as well as have some on-the-record experience. This position reports to the Communications Director in Washington and works with press staff in the state. Please submit cover letter, resume and 4 writing samples. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SCHEDULING INTERNS -
Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand’s Washington DC office seeks highly-motivated and dedicated individuals to serve as scheduling interns for winter and spring 2010. The scheduling intern works directly with the Senator’s scheduling team and senior staff to manage all event, meeting, and speaking requests submitted to our office. The ideal candidate will have an interest in government and public service, as well as an efficient work ethic, strict attention to detail, and ability to maintain confidentiality at all times. Candidates for the winter term should be able to begin interning immediately; candidates for the spring term should be able to begin interning in January. Please submit resume, references, and cover letter to email@example.com. This internship is unpaid and open to all students currently enrolled in or recently graduated from high schools, colleges, or universities.
Western Republican Senator has openings for unpaid interns for full or part-time internships in his Washington, D. C. office for the Spring Session, January through May, 2011. The internships 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 firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR -
Western Senator is looking for an experienced Systems Administrator to oversee computer systems and office equipment in D.C. and six state offices. Major responsibilities include administration and maintenance of LAN and Correspondence Management System. Ability to do computer troubleshooting (network, hardware and software) plus knowledge of Vista, Corel WordPerfect, MS Outlook, Windows required. Applicants must also possess a strong aptitude for training on computer applications. Experience with Internet Quorum preferred. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
PRESS INTERN -
The office of U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida has an immediate opening for an unpaid, full-time press internship in Washington, D.C. This press internship is an excellent opportunity to observe the inner-workings of a busy press office and gain valuable Capitol Hill experience. Duties include assisting with daily clips, creating a daily media report, drafting advisories, pitching press events, maintaining media contact lists, and research. Position requires a keen attention to detail, the ability to multitask and meet tight deadlines, and the ability to demonstrate professionalism and discretion at all times. Strong writing and grammar skills and proficiency of Microsoft Office applications required. Journalism/communications background and Florida ties a plus, though not required. Students and recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Applicants should email a cover letter, resume and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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/.
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.
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.
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
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 email@example.com. Deadline for applications is November 15, 2010.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
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
Midwestern Democratic Senator seeks undergraduate students and recent graduates for full and part-time spring internships beginning in early January. 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 submit a cover letter, a resume with three references and a writing sample to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 DEsenateintern@gmail.com. Applicants please note your dates of availability in the body of the email.
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 email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 MidwestSen@gmail.com
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
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 email@example.com. No phone calls please.