Tuesday, April 12, 2011

CRS--2011 Graduate Recruit Program

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) is currently recruiting the nation's top graduate students to apply for its recently launched 2011 Graduate Recruit Program. This highly competitive program offers a variety of paid summer employment opportunities (with the possibility of conversion to permanent), including policy analyst, information research specialist, financial management specialist and human capital management specialist positions. Positions in this year's program include research analyst positions related to policy issues such as financial economics, labor, health care financing, international trade and finance and Middle Eastern affairs.

The program is open to students currently enrolled in any year of an advanced degree program or graduating during the 2010-2011 academic year who have the desire to assist Congress with its deliberations and legislative decisions. Initial appointments of up to 120 days will begin in the summer of 2011. Participants who perform successfully may be considered for permanent placement with CRS at the end of the summer or whenever they complete their graduate degree requirements.

A complete listing of positions, eligibility requirements, and salary information is available on the CRS Careers website: http://www.loc.gov/crsinfo/opportunities/op-grad-recruit.html. Application instructions and selection and evaluation criteria can be found in each vacancy announcement. Applications must be received by April 29, 2011.

The Graduate Recruit Program seeks to attract a diverse pool of highly qualified candidates. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Should you have any questions or require any additional information about the Program, please contact Nancy Warrick in the CRS Office of Workforce Management and Development at nwarrick@crs.loc.gov or (202) 707-6960.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for nearly a century. CRS is well-known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has 24/7 access to the nations best thinking.

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