Monday, January 3, 2011

US Senate Employment Bulletin -- December 29th, 2010

Revised: December 29, 2010 at 10:01 AM

Offices within the United States Senate are equal opportunity employers.


Moderate Western Democratic Senator is seeking a Scheduler based in his D.C. office. The Scheduler will help manage two other staffers, one based in D.C. and one based in the state office. Applicants should have prior experience scheduling in a fast-paced, dynamic office. Among other qualities, applicants must be able to: (1) juggle multiple tasks with a keen eye for detail, (2) possess exceptional organizational skills, (3) exercise mature judgment in scheduling the Senator's time, (4) be a consummate team player who can work to accommodate competing requests from colleagues and the Senator, (5) show grace under pressure, ideally with a sense of humor, (6) deal with constituents, VIPs, and others in a professional and friendly manner, and (7) successfully manage a scheduling team to meet goals/expectations. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to indicating job referral number in the subject line.


Temporary position(s) available to assist Southern Republican Senate office leading tours of the United States Capitol in the spring. Ideal candidates will be enthusiastic, energetic, possess a positive attitude and have the capability to work with large groups in a high-paced environment. Previous experience leading tours of historic buildings is a plus but not required. Training will be provided. Qualified candidates must commit to working February 22, 2011 through May 16, 2011, including Spring break. Resumes and cover letters along with hours of availability will be received by email at


The Majority Health Policy Office of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee is seeking a senior health policy advisor. The portfolio for this position focuses FDA issues, including the reauthorization of the user fee programs for drugs and medical devices; animal drug issues; antibiotic resistance; lab issues; personalized medicine; 340b; and implementation of the quality title and comparative effectiveness research provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Candidates with a strong knowledge of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities include negotiating and drafting legislation, conducting oversight of the implementation of the health reform law, researching and developing policy, working with advocates, industry and constituents, preparing for hearings, drafting memos, speeches, and talking points. Interested applicants must be strong writers and independent self-starters who are able to multi-task and work well in a very fast-paced environment. Candidates with an advanced degree and prior Capitol Hill experience are strongly preferred. To apply, please e-mail cover letter, resume and references to office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation.


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 The application can be found on Senator Gillibrand's website at


Senator Charles E. Schumer’s press office seeks full-time, unpaid interns in Washington, DC. Part-Time interns will also be considered and are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities include compiling press clips, answering reporter inquiries, organizing press conferences, writing press releases and memos, conducting research and assisting the Communications Director with day-to-day operations of a very active press office. Applicants must work well under pressure, have excellent written and oral communications skills and a desire to learn. Previous experience in politics and press are not required but candidates should have a general understanding of governmental process, knowledge of the Northeast, and interest in communications. If interested, please send Cover letter, Resume and References via email to


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 to No phone calls please.


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: indicating 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 to indicating job referral number in the subject line.


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 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.


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.


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.


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:


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 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 indicating job referral number in the subject line.


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


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


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


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 indicating job referral number in the subject line.


Senator Scott Brown seeks highly motivated students for full- and part-time unpaid internships during the Spring Semester. Undergraduate and Graduate students are welcome to apply. Massachusetts ties are preferred. Responsibilities include administrative tasks, constituent correspondence, answering phone lines, and giving Capitol tours. Candidates must be professional, courteous, detail-oriented, extremely organized and committed to confidentiality at all times. Minimum 15 hours per week. To apply, please visit


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


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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