Monday, December 13, 2010

US Senate Vacancy Listing -- December 10, 2010

Revised: December 10, 2010 at 11:18 AM

Offices within the United States Senate are equal opportunity employers.


Senator Tom Udall seeks undergraduate students and recent graduates for full and part-time internships for his Washington DC office beginning in January through May. Candidates can expect to help staff with research on legislative issues, attend hearings and briefings, draft correspondence, and provide mail and administrative support. Candidates who are proactive, have strong oral communication and writing skills, detail-oriented, and able to maintain discretion are encouraged to apply. Students from all majors encouraged to apply. Please e-mail cover letter, resume, a brief (2-3 page) writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to


Senate office has an immediate opening for a Systems and Mail Administrator using VOICE Constituent Management System. Responsibilities include management of the portfolio and performance of LCs as well as the overall management of all incoming and outgoing mail. Candidate works closely with legislative staff to ensure that existing letters are updated properly. Candidate will also brainstorm possible proactive mailings to constituents and then be charged with full management of all proactive mailings. Candidate’s responsibilities will also include creating and managing user accounts, monitoring and backing up file and print servers, providing technical support on PCs, printers, blackberries, and other office equipment for DC and state offices as well as handling hardware/software purchasing, and systems maintenance. Individual must be well-organized, detail oriented, and able to work independently. Applicants should also possess strong technical, interpersonal and management skills as well as the ability to work on deadlines in a high-pressure environment. Prior Hill experience is strongly preferred, prior experience with systems administration and VOICE is a plus. Salary is commensurate with experience. Cover letter and resume should be emailed No phone calls please.


Democratic Senator looking for Staff Assistant and Driver. Candidates need to be reliable, take initiative when necessary, and possess a clean driving record. Additional responsibilities include front office duties and other administrative tasks. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to indicating job referral number in the subject line.


Senate Committee is seeking experienced tax counsel for Minority Professional Staff to handle a variety of tax issues. Candidates must have extensive knowledge of tax and finance laws. Qualified applicants will have excellent oral and written communication skills, be aggressive and innovative, and able to work well in an extremely fast-paced office. Attorneys with five or more years of tax experience are encouraged to apply. Capitol Hill/legislative oversight experience preferred. Please send resume, cover letter and two writing samples to indicating job referral number in the subject line.


Midwest Democratic Senator seeks a Press Intern for the Spring Semester. Duties include tracking media coverage, organizing clips, writing releases, and other various press shop activities, as needed. To apply for the position, submit a cover letter, resume, references, and a writing sample to: senate_employment@saa.senate.govindicating job referral number in the subject line.


Northeast Democratic Senator seeks an unpaid press intern for the spring semester (February-May) Responsibilities will include answering the press line, compiling press clips, updating the website, conducting research and assisting the communications team with day-to-day operations. Applicants must be self-motivated and have excellent writing, research and organizational skills. If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references via email to


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 January, and should be available to continue through May. This position is unpaid. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to indicating job referral number in the subject line.


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 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 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:


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 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.


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 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 senate_employment@saa.senate.govindicating 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 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.


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


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