Revised: April 04, 2011 at 5:12 PM
Offices within the United States Senate are equal opportunity employers.
SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR -
Western Republican Senator seeks a Systems Administrator to oversee computer systems in DC and State offices. Responsibilities include determining hardware, software and system requirements to meet the IT needs of the office, maintaining and troubleshooting hardware and software problems related to the network, desktop devices, and other office equipment, and providing blackberry support. Ability to troubleshoot (network, hardware, and software) and knowledge of website development is strongly recommended. Knowledge of Intranet Quorum and Enterprise is a plus. The ideal candidate should be well-organized, dependable and flexible, and able to balance multiple-tasks as well as maintain composure under pressure. Applicants must also demonstrate a strong aptitude for training staff on computer applications and have strong oral and written communication skills. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
Moderate Democrat is seeking an Attorney with 1-3 years of Hill experience preferably as a Legislative Assistant or more senior position. Responsibilities include providing strategic, technical and legal analysis of legislation and Senate procedure and preparing memoranda. Applicants should possess excellent academic credentials and writing skills. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
ECONOMIC POLICY LA -
Moderate Democratic Senator seeks an Economic Policy LA to handle issues related to tax, budget and banking issues. Responsibilities include developing policy ideas around deficit-reduction, tax reform, innovation and job creation, drafting legislation and representing the Senator before constituents and national groups. Individuals should have strong interpersonal and organizational skills as well as the ability to multi-task while working in a fast-paced team environment. Substantial understanding of economic policy and prior Senate or House experience are preferred. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
JUDICIARY COMMITTEE LAW CLERKSHIPS -
The Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), is seeking law clerks for Fall 2011. These substantive positions offer students a unique opportunity to observe the legislative process and to work closely with Committee counsel on a wide variety of projects. Committee law clerks are typically tasked with conducting legal research, drafting memoranda and materials related to Committee hearings and votes, attending Committee hearings and executive business meetings, and providing assistance with other legislative matters. The clerkships are open to current law students only; those from Vermont are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information about Senator Leahy and the clerkship program, visit http://leahy.senate.gov/services/law_clerks/. Please e-mail resume, cover letter, legal writing sample, and three references to Scott_Wilson@judiciary-dem.senate.gov with “Law Clerk” in the subject line by April 15.
PROFESSIONAL STAFF MEMBER -
Republican Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee seeks a professional staff member to work on health care issues. A successful candidate will have prior Capitol Hill or Administration experience and a graduate degree is preferred. Responsibilities include legislative analysis and research. Additional responsibilities include staffing the Ranking Member in hearings and mark-ups and working with providers and other stakeholders. Strong oral and written communication skills, enthusiasm and the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team are required. Candidate will also support the Ranking Member on healthcare issues of cross-jurisdictional nature with the Senate Finance Committee. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
COMMITTEE PRESS SECRETARY -
Experienced communications professional sought to serve as spokesperson for the U.S. Senate Committee on Aging, majority staff. As Press Secretary of the Committee you will coordinate media coverage of Senate oversight and policy hearings on a broad range of topics including: Social Security, Medicare, long-term care, retirement security and elder abuse. A background in these issues is a plus. Candidate must be able to distill complex policy into concise and easy-to-understand messages. The position requires excellent writing and editing skills and a proven track record of pitching stories and speaking on-the-record. Preferred candidates will have a minimum of 3 years of Hill experience and a strong network of national and Capitol Hill media relationships. Please e-mail resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
COMMITTEE STAFF MEMBER -
The Democratic Staff of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs seeks experienced staff member to handle benefit issues such as employment, housing and education issues. Position requires critical thinking skills, strong writing and analytical ability, a strong working knowledge of the legislative process. Duties include analysis of programs and policies and preparation of legislation. Travel is part of the job as oversight is a large component of this portfolio. Interested applicant must be strong writer, independent self-starter and work well in a fast-paced environment. Senate legislative and oversight experience and an advanced degree preferred. Please send a cover letter, resume, and in the body of the email message, please include a 300 word assessment of actions VA should take to assist injured service members in the transition back to civilian employment. Submissions should be made to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line. No calls please, applicants will be screened through the application process outlined above.
PRESS INTERN -
The Majority Staff of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee is seeking an energetic, self-starting Press Intern with excellent writing and research skills, an interest in public policy, mature judgment, and the ability to work under deadline pressure. The Press Intern assists Press Staff in monitoring relevant press coverage and compiling clips, drafting press materials, updating and maintaining the Committee’s website and Facebook and YouTube pages, updating reporter contact lists, organizing press conferences, and other tasks. Those interested should send a resume, cover letter, 3 short writing samples, and 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
GRANTS AND SPECIAL PROJECTS INTERN -
Northeast Democratic Senator seeks a summer intern to assist grants director. Responsibilities include researching federal and state grant programs, writing letters of support on behalf of organizations seeking federal and state grant funding, and other general office support as necessary. This internship will provide limited legislative policy exposure, but it will provide considerable insight into the workings of critical federal and state funding programs. Qualified candidates should be excellent writers, organized, self-motivated, professional, and able to work in a fast paced office. Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
JUDICIARY/LABOR/EDUCATION COUNSEL OR PROFESSIONAL STAFF -
Senior Member of the Senate seeks experienced counsel or professional staffer to develop and implement Senator’s domestic policy agenda including judiciary, labor, education and consumer issues. Responsibilities include developing, drafting and promoting legislation and other initiatives. Successful candidates will have extensive experience in the field as well as law or other advanced degree. Congressional experience a strong plus. Excellent opportunities for professional growth. Equal opportunity employer. Send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -
Democratic Senator seeks highly motivated and energetic individual for Legislative Assistant position handling agriculture, energy, and other issues. Qualified candidates will have deep knowledge of agriculture and energy issues, and strong writing and analytical skills. The successful candidate will also have a strong commitment to public service and be proactive, resourceful, well-organized, and able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced, changing environment. Prior Hill experience is strongly preferred. We are an equal opportunity employer. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
SPRING PRESS INTERN -
Senator Charles E. Schumer’s press office seeks full-time, unpaid Spring interns in Washington, DC, to begin immediately. Part-Time interns will also be considered but candidates with full-time availability will be given preference. Responsibilities include compiling press clips, answering reporter inquiries, organizing press conferences, writing press releases and memos, conducting research and assisting the Press Staff 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 SchumerPressInternship@gmail.com
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO SENATOR -
Senior Western Democrat seeks proactive, resourceful, detail oriented person to fill an Executive Assistant position. EA is responsible for keeping staff updated on the Senator's whereabouts throughout the day and passing on (and tracking progress of) requests from the Senator to staff. EA will maintain the Senator's personal correspondence, call log, and frequently rearrange the daily schedule as last minute changes occur. Applicants must be able to work well in fast-paced environment, exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality, and have strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. Previous Hill experience and scheduling or executive assistant experience is preferred. Please send cover letter and resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Democratic Staff of the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress seeks staff economist with a serious interest in public policy research. Subject areas of interest, but not required, include macroeconomics, agriculture or manufacturing policy. Successful candidates will have strong writing skills. The position requires independent research, as well as working closely with other economists on the staff, in the federal government and academics throughout the country. A full-time, professional staff position is being offered, but single-year appointments will be considered. A Ph.D. in economics or ABD with commensurate work experience is required. The Joint Economic Committee’s mission is to review economic conditions and make recommendations to Congress about a broad range of policy issues. The Committee holds hearings, conducts original research and analysis, and advises Members of Congress on economic policy. For more information on the work of the Democratic staff of the Committee, please visit our website at http://jec.senate.gov. If interested, please submit a cover letter, resume, references and two short writing samples to email@example.com with the subject line “Economist.” This office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, disability, national origin, uniformed service, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.
DEPUTY PERSS SECRETARY -
Northwest Democratic Senator seeks a Deputy Press Secretary for an active press office. The ideal candidate will be intellectually curious, with a thirst for legislative details and an aptitude for putting them into English. In other words, if you would take offense at being called a “policy wonk” this isn’t the job for you. Day-to-day responsibilities will include responding to media requests, drafting press releases, op-eds, talking points and content for the website; but the successful candidate will also be able to recognize press opportunities and will work with the Press Secretary and Communications Director to best capitalize on them. While this will be an opportunity to develop and grow as a media professional, this is not an entry-level position. A minimum of 3 years experience in government, media and/or communications is required. Interested candidates should e-mail their resume, writing samples and a cover letter detailing their interest in the position to: RWPressOffice@gmail.com (All inquiries regarding this position should be submitted via email.) This office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, disability, national origin, uniformed status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression
PRESS INTERN -
The office of U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida is accepting applications for an unpaid, full-time press internship this summer 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 by March 18 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
STAFF ASSISTANT -
Moderate Democrat seeking Staff Assistant for busy front office. Responsibilities include greeting visitors, answering phones, responding to constituents, coordinating Capitol and White House Tours, and completing flag requests. The ideal candidate will have strong verbal and written communication skills, a positive attitude and be able to multi task. Must have prior Senate experience and West Virginia ties are preferred. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
SUMMER INTERNS -
US Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship (Republican office) is seeking highly motivated students and recent graduates for unpaid, full or part-time internships for the Summer 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. Send a cover letter, resume, references, and 2-3 page writing sample to Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
LEGISLATIVE ASSITANT -
Moderate Democratic office is looking for a Legislative Assistant to cover banking, financial services, housing and trade issues. Ideal candidates should have related Hill or private sector experience. Applicants should be highly-motivated, independent, and possess good analytical and writing skills. Please send resume to email@example.com.
Moderate Democratic Senator is looking for a Caseworker. This person will serve as representative and act as a liaison with federal, state and local agencies in order to help constituents with their concerns. This person must be personable, helpful, and ready to assist any individual with his or her problem. Prior casework experience on the Hill is a must. West Virginia ties preferred. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
UNPAID DC INTERNSHIP -
Senate Republican Conference seeks undergraduate students or recent graduates from mid-May–early August to assist professional staff. Responsibilities include administrative tasks, conducting research, assisting with press events, and strategically thinking with staff members regarding different governmental issues. Candidates should possess strong writing and research skills. Prior political experience is preferred; Spanish fluency a plus. Only full-time internships are available. You can learn more about the SRC by going to src.senate.gov or republican.senate.gov. Visit alexander.senate.gov to learn more about Senator Alexander who chairs the conference. Please email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample no more than 3 pages to email@example.com. Deadline for applications is April 13, 2011.”
COMMUNICATIONS INTERNS -
U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill's (D-MO) Washington, D.C. office is seeking applicants for full-or part-time unpaid communications internships for summer 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by March 25.
PRESS INTERN -
Midwest Democratic Senator seeks hard-working, detail-orientated, Press Intern for busy communications shop. Responsibilities include compiling daily news clips, maintaining and updating website, drafting press releases, overseeing press lists and providing administrative support. The ideal candidate will be a team player, who is self-motivated and has excellent time-management and organizational skills, and the ability to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Communications background is a plus. This is an unpaid internship. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
STATE PRESS SECRETARY -
Senior Democratic Senator from West Virginia seeks State Press Secretary for Charleston office. Duties include, but are not limited to, operations coordination, speeches, press releases and talking points, attending and assisting with media events statewide and tracking media coverage. Candidates must be able to work quickly, accurately and creatively in an active environment, under tight deadlines. Candidates must also possess excellent writing and editing skills and a team mentality. Prior press experience and West Virginia ties are desirable. Please email cover letter, resume, references, and two writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org
SPRING/SUMMER INTERNS -
Midwestern Democratic Senator seeks undergraduate students and recent graduates for full and part-time internships beginning in late May or June. 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 two references and a writing sample to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE STAFF DIRECTOR -
Progressive Senator is looking for a seasoned staffer to lead a HELP Subcommittee staff. Prerequisites: policy experience in aging and/or primary health care, a working knowledge of the legislative process. Experience in management and knowledge of the Senate preferred. Minimum 5 years legislative, federal agency or advocacy experience required. Please paste a cover letter, resume and a 250 word assessment of a key issue in primary care or aging into the body of the email message window to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -
Democratic Senator seeks highly motivated and energetic individual for Legislative Assistant position handling health care and other issues. Qualified candidates will have deep knowledge of health care issues, and strong writing and analytical skills. The successful candidate will also have a strong commitment to public service and be proactive, resourceful, well-organized, and able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced, changing environment. Prior Hill experience is strongly preferred. We are an equal opportunity employer. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
PRESS INTERNS -
Democratic Senator seeking Interns to work closely with press staff. The internship is available in the Washington office, and is for the Spring 2011 term, full or part-time. Duties include drafting press releases and statements, conducting research, attending briefings/hearings, and other basic administrative responsibilities.The ideal candidate should be personable, energetic, and have a passion for politics. Qualifications include strong writing and communication skills as well as a demonstrated attention to detail. Additional consideration will be given to those familiar with IQ. Those with West Virginia ties are encouraged to apply. Please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to DemPressInternship@gmail.com. Subject line: Press Intern.
BANKING/FINANCIAL SERVICES ADVISER -
Republican committee seeks aggressive and experienced staff member to handle banking/financial services, lending, and small business issues. Knowledge of financial sector and credit card industry a plus. Interested applicants must be strong writers, independent self-starters, and work well in a fast paced environment. Capitol Hill/legislative oversight experience preferred. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
PRESS INTERNS -
The office of U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) seeks unpaid press interns for fast-paced, aggressive communications office. Press interns will work closely with Communications Director, Press Secretary, and Deputy Press Secretary on a variety of tasks. Responsibilities include answering the press line and fielding calls from reporters, working with communications office and legislative staff to compile reports and other documents for media distribution, working with Deputy Press Secretary to compile daily press clips for Senator’s review, coordinating daily update of reporter contact lists, and work with communications office on new media projects. 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 Ohio ties a plus. To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to SenBrownPressIntern@gmail.com.
LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR -
Democratic Senator seeks a Legislative Director to lead an active legislative department. Responsibilities will include development and oversight of legislative strategies for the Senator, managing legislative staff, and working closely with all staff within the office. A successful candidate will have a keen awareness of politics, have strong management, analytical, and communication skills. May also responsible for a legislative portfolio. Prior legislative Hill experience is a must. We are an equal opportunity employer. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
Democratic Senator seeking Interns to work closely with press staff. The internship is available in the Washington office, and is for the Spring 2011 term, full or part-time. Duties include drafting press releases and statements, conducting research, attending briefings/hearings, and other basic administrative responsibilities. The ideal candidate should be personable, energetic, and have a passion for politics. Qualifications include strong writing and communication skills as well as a demonstrated attention to detail. Additional consideration will be given to those familiar with IQ. Those with West Virginia ties are encouraged to apply. Please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to DemPressIntern@gmail.com. subject line: Press Intern
SPRING INTERNS -
Senator Scott Brown seeks highly motivated students for full-time unpaid internships for his Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee. Current undergraduate and graduate students as well as recent graduates are welcome to apply. Massachusetts ties and previous Hill experience are preferred. Applicant must be able to start as soon as possible, and should be available to continue through May. Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT FOR ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT/NATURAL RESOURCE/PUBLIC LANDS ISSUES -
Senior Western Democrat seeks proactive, resourceful, detail-oriented person to fill an environment/energy Legislative Assistant position. LA is responsible for coordinating the legislative activities of the Senator through the Environment and Public Works Committee. The LA will be responsible for covering issues related to public lands, energy, water, wildlife, superfund, clean air, and natural resource development. 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 areas. LA will also coordinate and track legislative interests in the state through state office field representative. Travel to the state 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; assisting LC in answering legislative mail; researching and writing statements, speeches, and staff position papers, briefing memoranda, and other materials; assisting communities and organizations in the home state in assigned legislative areas; working with legislative interns and Congressional Fellows; responding to personal and telephone inquiries regarding the Senator's legislative activities. Requirements: ability to speak to constituent groups, Senate offices and federal agencies on issues of mutual concern; anticipating problems and issues that will arise in devising and carrying out the Senator’s legislative agenda; consistency in quality of information and guidance provided to the Senator, groups, individuals and co-workers. Applicants must be able to work well in a 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 assigned substantive issue areas a must. At least two years of previous Hill experience at the LA level is required. Please send cover letter and resumes to email@example.com.
COMMITTEE BUDGET ANALYST -
Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs is seeking a Budget Analyst. Responsibilities include conducting oversight of regulatory agencies, developing and staffing hearings, and preparing memoranda, statements and speeches. Applicants should possess MBA, CPA, or similar educational background. Please email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
COMMITTEE COUNSEL -
Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs is seeking attorneys with banking or housing law experience. Responsibilities include drafting legislation, developing and staffing hearings, and preparing memoranda, statements and speeches. Applicants should possess excellent academic credentials and at least 3 years of private practice or regulatory experience. No Capitol Hill experience required. Please email resume to: email@example.com
PRESS SECRETARY -
Western Democratic Senator seeks experienced, dynamic communications professional to serve as Press Secretary. The ideal applicant will be an excellent writer and editor with a strong track record of building relationships with print and broadcast media, experience in implementing new media strategies, and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Duties will include working with reporters, editors and producers; drafting and editing news releases, speeches and op-eds; and developing new media content. On-record experience required and Hill experience preferred. The position reports to the Communications Director in Washington, D.C. For consideration, send cover letter, resume and writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org
SCHEDULER FOR SENATOR -
Senior Western Democrat seeks proactive, experienced, and energetic Scheduler for a fast-paced, team-oriented Washington, DC office. At least one year scheduling experience is necessary, Congressional scheduling experience preferred. Job responsibilities include managing all incoming invitations to DC office and working with Legislative, Press, and Executive Assistant to determine priorities for the Senator's time. We need a highly-qualified individual who will be responsible for travel arrangements, invitation follow-ups, organization of daily briefing materials for the Senator, schedule maintenance, and other similar duties. Scheduler also works on some special projects when needed and aides in support to the Executive Assistant with personal items. Qualified candidates must be detail-oriented, have excellent communication and organizational skills, and an ability to perform under pressure. Additionally, candidates must be willing to work hours as needed by the office and the Senator. Most importantly, a natural maturity and understanding of confidentiality and discretion are essential. Independent, self starter, and resourceful are all words to describe the successful candidate. Applicants must have strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. Please send cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR -
Moderate Democratic Senator seeks a Legislative Director. Responsibilities will include managing an active staff of Legislative Assistants and Legislative Correspondents, developing and implementing legislative strategy, mentoring staff, and reviewing legislative output for substance and style. Also responsible for small legislative portfolio. Previous experience as a Senate Legislative Director is strongly preferred. Senate legislative experience as a Senior LA, Senior Policy Advisor, Counsel or similar position is required. Strong writing, management and analytical skills are a must. Issue expertise in tax, budget, entitlements and energy is also a plus. Successful candidate will be an aggressive, politically savvy leader with an ability to function in a fast-paced environment. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
PRESS ASSISTANT -
Senior Democratic Senator in leadership from a Western state seeks highly motivated Press Assistant to work in the state office and assist aggressive DC-based press operation. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in press and possess exceptional writing skills and the ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment. Degree in journalism, political science, communications/PR is preferred, but not required. The candidate will be responsible for writing press releases, advancing press events, media tracking and other press related duties. To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and two brief writing samples with the words “Press Assistant Position” in the subject line to email@example.com
PRESS INTERN -
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 DemocratPressIntern@gmail.com
HEALTH POLICY ADVISOR -
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
LEGISLATIVE INTERNSHIPS -
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.
LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -
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 email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
PRESS SECRETARY/SPEECHWRITER -
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 MidwestSen@gmail.com
DEPUTY PRESS SECRETARY -
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 email@example.com.
DIRECTOR OF SCHEDULING -
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 firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.