Monday, December 6, 2010

US Senate Employment Bulletin -- December 2nd, 2010

Revised: December 02, 2010 at 1:55 PM

Offices within the United States Senate are equal opportunity employers.


Democratic Senator looking for a Legislative Assistant on transportation issues, including committee responsibilities. Transportation policy experience required and Capitol Hill experience preferred. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to indicating job referral number in the subject line.


Senior member of the Armed Services Committee seeks full-time, unpaid intern for 3-6 months to assist busy national security staff. In addition to general administrative duties, intern will help staff prepare the Senator for hearings, meetings and travel, research legislation, and track budget requests. This position requires a keen attention to detail, excellent written and oral communications skills, and the ability to operate efficiently and accurately in a fast-paced environment. Candidates with previous work experience, military experience and/or students studying national security policy or international relations are preferred. This internship is designed to be an opportunity for those seeking congressional staff experience in aspiration of employment in defense or national security affairs on Capitol Hill. Please submit cover letter in an email and attach resume to No calls please.


Senator Lieberman’s office is seeking a full-time, unpaid Press Intern for the winter-spring semester. This is a great opportunity to learn about mass media and politics. Responsibilities include assembling press clips, website maintenance, video editing, and other assorted projects. Connecticut ties are a plus. Please submit a cover letter and resume to


Senior Democrat, prominent in health care issues, seeks highly skilled health policy player for active personal office. Successful candidate must be able to generate ideas – large and small – and possess strong writing, organizational and interpersonal skills. Previous Hill experience preferred, but not required. Salary commensurate with experience. Equal opportunity employer. Please email resume to:


Senator Baucus’ DC office is seeking a professional and hardworking Press Intern to start immediately. The duties in the press area will include assisting the Press Secretary by preparing and distributing national and state news clips, assisting with satellite feeds, media monitoring, and researching and distributing daily TV news reports. Montana ties are a plus. A responsible commitment, willingness to work, and positive attitude are essential. To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to


Democratic Senator seeks Legislative Director. Would be responsible for managing a large legislative staff and for the implementation of the Senator’s legislative agenda.. Individual must have experience with legislation, outreach and advocacy. Must be entrepreneurial, organized and able to work in fast paced office. Strong management and writing skills necessary.Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to indicating job referral number in the subject line.


Western Democratic Senator seeks a Legislative Assistant with expertise in economic policy, including banking, budget, and tax issues. Applicants should have strong writing and communication skills. Please email a cover letter, resume and short writing sample to indicating “Legislative Assistant” in the subject line.


U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill's (D-MO) Washington, D.C. office is seeking applicants for full- or part-time unpaid communications internships for spring 2011. 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 send your resume and cover letter to by December 1.


Majority (Democratic) of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control seeks a professional staff member or counsel to work on narcotics issues. Significant experience with narcotics issues required. Experience with narcotics issues in Mexico, Central America, and Afghanistan would be especially helpful. At least two years of Hill experience strongly preferred; j.d. preferred. Please send resume and explanation of experience with narcotics issues to


The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) seeks qualified candidates for the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Visitor Services, Capitol Visitor Center (CVC). The CEO is an excellent opportunity available at the AOC for a seasoned executive to lead the operations of the CVC. The CEO manages the operations that include leadership of visitor services, exhibits and education, gift shops, and food services. Applicants must have proven experience in managing operations that service a high-volume of visitors and delivering services such as guided tours, restaurants, catering/events, retail centers. Required experience also includes managing a public venue with emphasis on exhibit coordination and educational programming. Serving in a responsible congressional staff position or having congressional relations/liaison experience is a plus, but is not required. To apply, please go to or All applications must be made on-line. Vacancy announcement WP CVC 2011-003 closes: December 15, 2010. If you have questions, please call 202-226-7000. EOE


Republican Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee seeks an individual with experience and interest in disability policy to support the Education, Health, and Labor Policy Directors in working on the breadth of disability issues before the Committee. Successful individual should have Capitol Hill or Administration experience and an understanding of disability issues across the three policy areas. Responsibilities include: informing the Committee’s legislative agenda on elementary and secondary education disability issues, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Medicaid and Medicare payment and coverage policies relating to disabled populations, vocational rehabilitation, individuals with developmental disabilities, youth transition programs, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and disability–related employment and training issues. Responsibilities also include: briefing members and staff on policy matters; assisting with research and drafting legislation; and preparing background materials for the Ranking Member. Strong research and writing skills and sense of initiative are essential, and a Bachelors degree or higher is required. Successful candidate should be team oriented and have experience working well collaboratively. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to indicating job referral number in the subject line.


Midwestern Democratic Senator has an opening for a Research Assistant. Candidates should have strong written and verbal communication skills and familiarity with the legislative process. Knowledge of the following issues is desirable: Judiciary, Law Enforcement, and Immigration. In addition, the Senator is seeking a candidate with knowledge of Indian Affairs issues. Candidates with knowledge of the Appropriations process are also encouraged to apply. Hill experience is a plus. Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample to indicating job referral number in the subject line.


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 spring 2011 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. Please e-mail cover letter, resume, and 2-3 page writing sample to indicating job referral number in the subject line.


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 indicating job referral number in the subject line.


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 indicating job referral number in the subject line.


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 indicating “Staff Assistant” in the subject line.


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 with “PRESS SECRETARY” in the subject.


Senator Joe Lieberman seeks highly motivated individuals for full and part-time unpaid internships in his Washington, D.C. office for the Spring 2011 semester. Students and recent college graduates from Connecticut are strongly encouraged to apply. Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to, answering phones, organizing constituent mail and assisting legislative staff with research on a variety of issues. The application can be found on Senator Lieberman's website at Applications must be faxed to 202-224-9750.


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, a cover letter and a resume with three references via fax to (202) 224-8594 or via email to


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:

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