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Health Policy Advisor: Senior New York member seeks a health policy advisor who is a self starter with strong organizational skills. The position requires excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to work well under pressure and as part of a team. The ideal candidate has a strong health policy background as well as at least two years of legislative experience. If interested, please e-mail your resume, a cover letter and two writing samples to

Job Summary

North Carolina Democrat seeks experienced, proactive, detail-oriented individual with outstanding writing skills and sound political judgment to serve as Communications Director in Washington DC office. Applicants must demonstrate proven success in designing and implementing strategic communications plans, developing and maintaining strong relationships with reporters, producing high-quality written materials, and serving as an on-the-record spokesperson. Major responsibilities include the following:

· Drafting press releases, media advisories, op-eds, letters to the editor, talking points, speeches and other written materials for the Congressman
· Pitching stories to various media outlets
· Developing and implementing new media strategies
· Managing and maintaining website
· Compiling and distributing newsletters and other mass email communications
· Organizing daily news clips
· Working with legislative and district staff integrate press operation and policy objectives
· Overseeing constituent correspondence process and member outreach
· Managing a small portfolio of legislative issues, as assigned


The ideal candidate would have North Carolina ties, at least 3 – 4 years of professional communications experience (campaign or Hill), working knowledge of issues facing rural communities, and a strategic understanding of issues within the jurisdiction of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, three writing samples and three with the Subject Line: Communications Director Vacancy.

No phone calls, faxes or drop-in, please.

State Directors Needed for 2012 Youth Organizing

Students Organizing for 2012 aims to create a coordinated campaign effort to unify students and youth groups towards the re-election of President Obama. We're seeking talented, committed individuals to:

-Work with involved students at colleges and universities to form chapters of our organization on their respective campuses

-Form a team of students to organize your state

-Synchronize your efforts with OFA state organization to maximize your contribution to the campaign apparatus.

Please note that we have a wide array of national resources and people power who will help you in setting up your state.


-1-2+ years of experience in Democratic campaigns and Democratic youth group leadership preferred

-Must be of voting age and in either high school or post-secondary education

-Must be outgoing and eager to work with political professionals and volunteers alike

-Must have an entrepreneurial spirit and be willing to commit significant time in addition to your academic pursuits

We're currently looking for State Directors for:


Students Organizing for 2012 is a volunteer organization independent from the Democratic Party. Our goal is to replicate the youth enthusiasm that spurred the 2008 Obama for America campaign. This is an opportunity to distinguish yourself in political organizing, build contacts and leadership skills, and take an active role in the youth movement that will re-elect President Obama back to the White House (Minority and LGBT students are encouraged to apply).

Interested parties should email resumes to


The Washington, DC office of Congressman Timothy Bishop (D-NY) is offering full time, unpaid Internship opportunities for college students or graduates beginning in August. Interns should be comfortable answering phones, giving capitol tours, sorting mail, and helping out the staff by attending hearings or briefings. Strong writing skills are necessary. Applicants should be hard working, intelligent, and enthusiastic. Long Island ties are a plus, but not required. Those interested should send a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample to

The office of Congressman Bill Owens (NY-23) seeks interns to work in the Washington, D.C. office for the Fall of 2011, both full and part time applicants are encouraged to apply. Interns will be responsible for assisting the office with phone calls, mail, Capitol tours and related office duties. Additional responsibilities include drafting constituent correspondence, conducting research with the legislative team, and the opportunity to attend hearings. Ideal candidates must be self-motivated - New York ties are a plus but not required. If interested, please submit a resume, cover letter, and brief writing sample to

Fall Internship – Office of Rep. Dennis Cardoza (CA-18)
Congressman Dennis Cardoza, a Blue Dog Democrat, has an open intern position for his Washington, DC office available now through December 23rd. Duties include giving Capitol tours, answering phones, sorting mail, drafting/processing letters to constituents, and other special projects. Candidates should have a solid work ethic and be willing to contribute whatever is needed in a team environment. This internship provides great experience for someone interested in a career in public policy. College graduates are preferred, as our interns are expected to work from 9-5. Must be 21 to apply. Although this position is unpaid, interns may receive academic credit for their work. To apply for the internship please submit a resume and cover letter to Ben Goldeen by email at or by fax 202-225-0819. No phone calls, please.

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