Revised: May 05, 2011 at 4:16 PM
Offices within the United States Senate are equal opportunity employers.
PRESS ASSISTANT -
Senator Bob Corker’s office is seeking a motivated Press Assistant in his D.C. office. Ideal candidate is a detail-oriented, precise self-starter with strong written, verbal and organizational skills, new-media savvy, and the ability to work well under pressure to respond quickly to deadlines and media opportunities. Tennessee ties strongly preferred. Degree in related field is a plus. Duties include but are not limited to: compiling daily news clips by 7 a.m.; tracking media coverage; fielding incoming press calls; updating media contacts; scheduling interviews; drafting advisories, releases and memos; creating/updating content on website and social media outlets; and editing/distributing audio and video content. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and writing sample(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org, Attn: Communications Director. Deadline is 5/12. No phone calls, please.
COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR -
Senior Midwestern Democratic Senate Chairman is looking for a Communications Director to manage national and in-state communications operations in his Washington, D.C. office. The ideal candidate will demonstrate proven success in designing and implementing strategic communications plans, maintaining strong relationships with reporters, producing high quality written materials, and serving as the primary on-the-record spokesperson. The ability to manage staff, including Committee spokespeople, and integrate press operations with policy staff in a fast-moving work environment is imperative. This is a senior-level position and salary is commensurate with experience. Please e-mail a cover letter, resume and writing sample to email@example.com
LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -
Progressive Democratic Senator seeks Legislative Assistant to handle health and education issues. Candidates must have a public policy background in health and/or education issues, and possess excellent oral and written communications skills. This is not an entry-level position. Hill experience preferred. Please e-mail resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.No phone calls please.
Southern Republican office seeking full-time Intern to assist with daily activities beginning immediately. Responsibilities will include helping staff assistants with front office administrative duties, providing Capitol tours, assisting the legislative and press shops with research and project development. Interns will also have opportunities to attend lectures and sit in on committee meetings. Southern ties are a great bonus but not necessary. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
STAFF ASSISTANT -
Senate Committee (Majority) seeks professional Staff Assistant for the Staff Director. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: keeping track of the Staff Director’s schedule, coordinating meetings, drafting correspondence and memos, assisting with hearings, research and other tasks as assigned. Excellent organizational, administrative, writing, computer and phone skills are essential. Also, must have the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously. Interest or experience in Native issues desired but not required. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT FELLOW -
Moderate Democratic Senator on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee seeks a fellow to work with a small team focusing on policy issues related to energy, innovation, environment and natural resources. Responsibilities include researching policy ideas, assisting with legislative development, preparing the Senator for committee activities, interacting with a range of stakeholder groups, and supporting other projects and activities as needed. The fellow will be actively involved in day-to-day activities of the office. Candidates should have an advanced degree, professional experience in the field, strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and the ability to multi-task while working in a fast-paced environment. Seeking a six-month to one-year commitment. This is not a paid position. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDENT -
Democratic Senator seeks a Legislative Correspondent to handle correspondence for a number of issues including tax, finance, banking, budget and housing. The candidate must be able to initiate and implement multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced office atmosphere, and have strong communication, writing and analytical skills. Hill experience preferred. Please e-mail resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.No phone calls please.
PRESS ASSISTANT -
Midwest Democratic Senator seeks hard-working, detail-orientated, press assistant 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 strong writer and a team player. The position requires excellent time-management and organizational skills as well as the ability to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Communications background is a plus. Please e-mail resume and cover letter to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
PRESS SECRETARY -
Moderate Republican Senator seeks Press Secretary to assist Communications Director in fast-paced, busy press office. Duties include media contact, drafting news releases and advisories, organizing local and national media events, overseeing website and new media operations, and coordinating daily news clippings. Qualified applicants should be excellent writers, organized multi-taskers, reliable team players and possess good communication skills. Hill press experience strongly preferred. Equal opportunity employer. Please e-mail resume, cover letter and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
DIRECTOR OF CONSTITUENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT -
New York City District Office of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand seeks a responsible, organized, dependable, patient, and professional manager to supervise the Constituent Services department, which handles requests for assistance from constituents across the state, and to handle his/her own portfolio of constituent cases. Applicants must have significant managerial experience, the ability to delegate and prioritize multiple activities and responsibilities, and the ability to interact professionally and thoughtfully with dedicated staff with diverse skills and perspectives. Applicants must be self-motivated team players; able to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality; possess strong written, and oral communication skills; and be proficient working on the computer. Foreign language skills preferred. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, supervising department of constituent liaisons responding to requests from constituents, reporting to the Senator and senior staff on the volume and nature of constituent inquiries, serving as a liaison between constituents and the relevant federal agencies involved with the constituent's issue, which requires responding to constituent correspondence, inputting data into database and file log system, writing and sending inquiries regarding constituent inquiries to relevant federal agencies and following up with agencies until matter is resolved. Responsibilities also include monitoring casework for systematic problems which might be resolved by legislative action. Past or current residency in New York preferred. Salary commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits. Senator Gillibrand’s office is an equal opportunity employer. NO PHONE CALLS - Please send cover letter, resume and references to email@example.com and please put "Director of Constituent Services" in the subject line of the email.
ADMINISTRATIVE INTERN -
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. Additionally, applicant should have strong interpersonal and organizational skills and a strong attention to detail. Applicant must be able to start early June, and should be available to continue through August. Please note this is an unpaid position. Interested applicants will need to provide a resume, cover letter, and writing sample. Only applicants who submit all criteria will be reviewed and considered for this position. Please e-mail resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
STAFF ASSISTANT -
Democratic Senator seeks a personable, dependable and professional Staff Assistant for a very busy front office in Washington, DC. Duties include, but are not limited to: answering phones, greeting visitors, arranging tours and distributing faxes. Applicants must have excellent interpersonal skills, be fluent in Spanish, and be able to work in a team environment. Please e-mail resume and cover letter to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -
Moderate Democratic Senator seeks highly motivated Legislative Assistant to handle healthcare, education and social policy issues. Candidates should posses a public policy background in healthcare issues such for this senior-level position. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills a must, West Virginia ties preferred. Experience with the Medicare, Medicaid, and Welfare reform programs a plus. Hill experience preferred. Please e-mail resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
PRESS ASSISTANT -
NE Democratic Senator seeks Press Assistant to assist fast-paced communications team. Successful applicant will track news stories across multiple platforms throughout the day's news cycle, compile and distribute daily clips to Senator and staff, assist communications team with day-to-day operations, special projects, field media requests, and perform related research. Will also work with communications and legislative teams to compile documents for both media and external distribution and maintain updated reporter contact lists. Previous Hill experience, a team attitude and a sense of humor are strongly preferred. We are an equal opportunity employer; minority candidates strongly encouraged to apply. To apply, send resume and cover letter to BlumenthalSenateJobs@gmail.com
COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR -
Democratic Senator is looking for a Communications Director to manage national and in-state communications operations. The position is based in Washington, DC. The ideal candidate will demonstrate proven success in designing and implementing strategic communications plans, maintaining strong relationships with reporters, producing high quality written materials, and serving as an on-the-record spokesperson. The ability to manage staff and integrate press operations with policy and political staff in a fast-moving work environment is imperative. This is a senior position. Applicants must have strong references who will attest to prior success as a communications director in legislative and governmental offices. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 PRESS 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
LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
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.
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 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
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.