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January 31, 2011
The Madeira School, an all-girls independent school in McLean, VA, is seeking offices to host students for unpaid internships on Wednesday’s throughout the school year as part of the schools Co-Curriculum program. Capitol Hill internships in the offices of Senators and Representatives are a hallmark of the Junior year at Madeira and our students have been coming to the Hill for over 40 years. Girls intern in congressional offices on Capitol Hill, for lobbying organizations, or with various governmental agencies dealing with policy issues. Tasks have varied depending on the office or organization, but often include conducting research, giving tours, answering phones, responding to mail, running errands, going to hearings or giving tours. These tasks give students the opportunity to learn first- hand how the U.S. government works. Offices are assured of interns who are highly intelligent, capable, articulate, and motivated. We are confident that they will add value to your office. If interested, please contact Laura Rainey, lrainey@Madeira.org
Legislative Counsel or Legislative Assistant - Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (R-Kansas) is seeking a Legislative Counsel or Legislative Assistant to handle tax issues. The Congresswoman is a Certified Public Accountant and a newly appointed member of the House Committee on Ways and Means. Candidates must have a thorough knowledge of the Federal Tax code, strong attention to detail and strong writing, communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. Capitol Hill experience is preferred but not required if the candidate can exhibit an in depth knowledge of the issue area. This is not an entry level position. Kansas ties are a plus but not mandatory. Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org . No calls please.
Internship - Congressman Steve Womack (AR-03) has an immediate intern opening. Interns will gain valuable hands-on experience in a freshman office and a greater understanding of the legislative process. Responsibilities will include answering phones, sorting mail, data entry, and conducting Capitol tours. The ideal candidate will have a great work ethic, personable communication skills and the ability to multi-task. Southern ties are preferred, but not required. Although internships are unpaid, our office is happy to fill out any necessary forms for students to receive credit at their respective college or university. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com
Legislative Assistant - Conservative Republican Member seeks a Legislative Assistant to handle an extensive portfolio of issues, including committee work. Candidate must be versed in issues including agriculture, budget process, small business, transportation, environment, homeland security, immigration, labor, education, pro-life and family, etc. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, preparing Member for briefings and floor activities, developing legislative initiatives, writing constituent correspondence, and representing the Member in meetings. The successful candidate will have prior Capitol Hill experience, including Correspondent and a minimum of one year as a Legislative Assistant, as well as an interest in tax and welfare issues and meticulous knowledge of the legislative process. This is not an entry level position. Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org Faxes or drop-offs will not be accepted.
Spring Internship - A Midwestern Republican is currently seeking conservative internship applicants to start immediately for the spring semester. Interns will have an excellent opportunity to observe the inner workings of a Congressional office and assist staff with constituent services, communications, administrative tasks, and legislative research. Candidates should have a strong work ethic, be highly organized and motivated, and possess a positive attitude. Qualified applicants should send their cover letter, resume, references, and writing sample to midwestGOPinternship@gmail.com.
Spring Intern – The Office of Congressman Joe Barton is in the process of looking for a qualified intern for the spring semester who can start immediately. Our selection criteria can be found at: http://www.joebarton.house.gov/ConstituentServices.aspx?section=7. If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply as soon as you can by sending a cover letter and resume. Also, Texas ties are preferred. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Emmanual Guillory at Emmanual.email@example.com or call 202-225-2002.
Internship - Republican staff of the House Budget Committee is looking for a full-time intern beginning in February. Duties include compilation of Daily Budget News, providing administrative support in the main office, congressional hearing preparation, working on projects with professional staff and press office, sorting and processing mail, and answering phones. Applicants should have at least one year of undergraduate studies, a demonstrated interest in the legislative process, good writing skills, and be available for work Monday through Friday during normal business hours. This is an excellent opportunity for someone to get firsthand experience in the Federal budget process. Interested applicants should email their resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Unpaid Interns - Representative Aaron Schock (R-IL) is interviewing for unpaid interns for this Spring in his Washington, DC office. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to leading constituent tours of the Capitol, answering phones, sorting mail, running errands, researching legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attending hearings and briefings and answer constituent letters on various issues before the House. As a result, interns learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office. Applicants should possess a great work ethic; have personable communication skills, and strong writing skills. Illinois ties are a plus but not required. Please email resume and cover letter to Ben Jarrett at email@example.com with subject line SPRING INTERN APPLICATION.
Staff Assistant/Legislative Correspondent – A conservative House Republican Member seeks a staff assistant/LC to handle front office responsibilities (processing tours/flags, answering phones, distributing mail), coordinate the office internship program, and manage incoming constituent mail. Ideal candidate will be proactive and have strong writing, organizational, and multitasking abilities. Experience with Intranet Quorum (IQ) is a plus. To apply please send cover letter and resume firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legislative Director - Congressman Joe Walsh (R-IL) is accepting applications for a Legislative Director to develop an active constituent mail system, franking program, oversee legislative priorities, handle committee work including hearing briefs, manage legislative staff, and assist in the preparation talking points and floor speeches. The successful candidate must have at least 3 years legislative staff experience. Knowledge of either financial services or homeland security issues is preferred. Previous L.D. experience is a plus. Candidates must have attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines, be able to work with a team, and possess written and oral skills. Interested candidates should send an email with Legislative Director in the subject line and include a cover letter and resume email@example.com. No phone calls or drop-ins please.
Communications Director - Active House Republican Member seeks an experienced Communications Director to oversee all aspects of the Congressman’s press and new media strategy. The successful candidate must possess excellent written and oral communications skills, political acumen and be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: drafting/distributing press releases; writing op-eds and/or letters to the editor; monthly e-newsletter; updating and improving the website; preparation of talking points and speeches; updating all social media sites; establishing and maintaining strong relations with local and national media; and executing an aggressive earned local media campaign. New media skills are a must. Also, the candidate should have knowledge of video, audio and/or photography and editing in those mediums. We seek someone with a pro-active, can-do attitude who will be a team player. Prior communications/media relations experience is required. Please send cover letter, resume, and references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please place "Communications Director" in the subject line of your e-mail.
Legislative Staff Assistant – Congressman Tom Latham (IA-4) seeks a legislative staff assistant to provide general clerical support to the member and staff while greeting visitors to the office and answering telephone calls for the Member and other staff members. This position assists the office with handling constituent requests and the tracking, record keeping, facilitation, research and response to legislative letters, e-mails, faxes and telephone calls. The ideal candidate will be a hard working team player that has impeccable communications, personal and organizational skills with the temperament to communicate with a variety of personalities in a tactful, pleasant, and professional manner. Candidate should have a good working knowledge of the legislative process and of standard House member office organization and procedures. Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and any other relevant material you deem necessary to email@example.com. Phone calls, faxes, or drop-ins will not be accepted.
Legislative Correspondent – Rep Mario Diaz-Balart seeks an experienced capitol hill staffer for a Legislative Correspondent position in the DC office. Primary responsibilities include running a high volume constituent mail operation; editing and writing constituent letters; and possibly handling a small portfolio of legislative issues. Ideal candidates will have some Capitol Hill experience, excellent writing skills, and Internet Quorum (IQ) expertise. Please send a cover letter, resume, and two short writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, faxes or drop-offs please.
Internship - Representative Bob Gibbs (OH-18) is seeking full-time or part-time unpaid interns to start immediately in his DC office. Duties include assisting staff with legislative research, managing incoming phone and mail requests, conducting tours for constituents of the Capitol complex, assisting staff with legislative correspondence and other projects as delegated by staff. Ideal candidates will possess a strong work ethic, attention to detail, be highly motivated, and be able to manage multiple tasks in a deadline driven environment. This is an excellent opportunity for college students who would like to earn college credit and obtain experience on Capitol Hill. Ohio ties preferred but not required. Interested candidates can email a cover letter and resume to Meghan Keivel at Meghan.Keivel@mail.house.gov with the subject line “Internship”. No phone calls or walk-ins please.
Defense Research Intern – Republican Congressman Randy Forbes(VA-04) is seeking an unpaid full time intern for the spring of 2011 to be responsible for assisting the office with administrative duties and research related to the Armed Services Committee, as well as performing other general office duties at the direction of the legislative staff. Applicants should be interested in the legislative process and national defense, enthusiastic, reliable, and hard-working. Military service or a background in national defense is preferred but not required. Interns will have the opportunity to attend committee hearings and briefings for staff members. Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter with “Military Intern” in the subject line to VA04Interns@mail.house.gov
China Research Intern - Republican Congressman Randy Forbes (VA-04) is seeking an unpaid full time intern for the spring of 2011 to be responsible for assisting the office with administrative duties and research related to China. Candidates Applicants should have an interest in issues related to the U.S. policy regarding China and China’s impact on U.S. policy. Educational background on Chinese economy, policy, or defense is preferred but not required. Interns will have the opportunity to attend briefings for staff members. Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter with “China Intern” in the subject line to VA04Interns@mail.house.gov
Intern - Congressman John Fleming, M.D. of Louisiana has an immediate internship position available in his Washington D.C. office. Duties include answering phones, sorting mail, data entry, attending briefings, writing about and researching legislation, and giving Capitol tours. Strong conservative philosophy a must. If interested, send a cover letter and resume to Mark Malone at email@example.com. Please visit Congressman Fleming’s website at www.fleming.house.gov for more information.