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SCHEDULER/EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT NEEDED: Northern California Member of Congress seeking qualified candidates for Scheduler/Executive Assistant in fast-paced Washington, D.C. office. Responsibilities will include maintaining the Member’s daily and long-term schedule in D.C., organizing and tracking invitations, speaking engagements and scheduling requests, and coordinating travel arrangements. In addition, the scheduler/executive assistant will be responsible for distributing briefings, handling the Member’s personal correspondence and various additional administrative duties which include vouchering: budget management, maintaining office supplies and other tasks as assigned by the Chief of Staff. Candidates must be highly organized and detail oriented, able to multi-task and work under tight deadlines, have outstanding verbal and written communications skills and a good sense of humor. Previous Capitol Hill scheduling or full-time executive assistant experience (or equivalent) is strongly preferred. California ties are a plus. Salary is commensurate with experience.
To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Please include “Scheduler” in the subject line. No phone calls or drop-bys.
A Government Policy Practice is currently seeking a Legislative Administrative Assistant to support four attorneys at a DC law firm. At least one year of administrative experience on Capitol Hill or supporting a legislative team at a law firm is required. Duties will include; scheduling appointments with Members of Congress, White House personnel, Regulatory Agencies and their staff, clients and prospective clients and maintaining attorneys' calendars, facilitating all aspects of travel arrangements, expense reports, and daily schedules for attorneys, assisting attorneys and other professional staff as assigned in entering time, maintaining current clients lists and contacts database. Again, one to ten years experience required and the salary offered is up to $60k. Qualified candidates please send your resume in WORD format Thank you.
Senior Texas Member seeks Communications Director to develop and implement an aggressive communications strategy with local/national media and ethnic press, and to serve as the chief spokesperson. Responsibilities include writing press releases, speeches, and newsletters; developing and implementing district outreach activities (as related to press) and responding to press inquiries. Strong written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work well with legislative staff are required. An ideal candidate will have political savvy, press experience, knowledge of North Texas and the desire to work in a fast-paced, multi-task environment and have an easy- going nature. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please email resume and writing samples to

Scheduler/Executive Assistant – Congressman Brad Miller’s Washington, DC office seeks experienced professional for scheduling position. Qualified candidate will have excellent writing and communication skills, strong organizational skills, and be very detail oriented. Position requires ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a good attitude. Responsibilities include scheduling, travel arrangements, and administrative support for the Member. Position also entails managing office billing and finances, maintaining Member correspondence, and special projects. North Carolina ties are a plus but not essential. Salary is commensurate with experience. Interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter, and references to: No e-mails or calls please.
Senate Committee seeks experienced Economist specializing in macroeconomics and fiscal policy. Ph.D. level of economics background required and comprehensive knowledge of macroeconomic modeling. Responsibilities include monitoring and reporting on current economic indicators such as GDP, employment and interest rates; writing the economic analysis sections of committee reports; and preparing hearings on economic topics. Applicants should be able to analyze the impact of budget policies on both short-run and long-run economic performance. Ability to analyze the economic and distributional effects of tax policies is important, and a familiarity with health economics is also a plus. Send cover letter and resume


Congresswoman Linda Sanchez (CA-39) is seeking current college students or recent graduates for unpaid press internship in Washington, DC, to begin immediately. Part-Time interns will be considered but prefer candidates with full-time availability. Intern will be responsible for compiling press clips; helping answer reporter inquiries; organizing media events and press conferences; assisting with press releases and memos; conducting research; and assisting Communications Director with day-to-day operations in active press office. Successful applicants work well under pressure, possess excellent written and oral communications skills, have a good sense of humor, and are eager to learn. Previous experience in politics and press are not required but candidates need a basic understanding of government, knowledge of California, and interest in communications. If interested, please email cover letter, resume and references to
The office of Congresswoman Diana DeGette (CO-01) has openings for Fall semester unpaid Interns. Duties include, but are not limited to, answering phones, sorting mailing, attending briefings, drafting constituent correspondence, and providing assistance to the legislative staff. We will only consider applications from currently enrolled students (undergraduate and graduate level). Applicants must have excellent writing and communications skills. Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume and brief writing sample to with the subject line “Intern Application”.
New Partners, a progressive, full service political consulting firm with specialties in strategic advising/consulting, communications, research, fundraising/development and field/grassroots strategy, is seeking fall interns in the finance department of our firm’s Washington, DC office. Interns will work on a variety of nonprofit, foundation and political clients and will be provided a stipend. Please visit for more information on the firm.

Candidates should possess strong oral and written communication skills, solid organizational skills and attention to detail, and sound political instincts. He or she must also have the ability to work independently, meet tight deadlines, and balance multiple projects at once. All candidates should be familiar with Microsoft Office suite.

Candidates should be current college or graduate students, or recent graduates. To apply, please email resume, cover letter and writing sample to

START DATE: September 6, 2011

Ideal Candidate Will Possess the Following Qualifications:
• Ability to digest and condense information into user friendly summaries;
• Basic knowledge of campaign finance rules;
• Working knowledge of fundraising and research resources: Nexis, NGP,

• Assist finance staff with day to day projects including: donor research, call sheet production, briefing and memo writing, and fundraising calls;
• Maintain and update call lists and donor databases;
• Participate in and staff fundraising events;
• Provide administrative support
AFT’s Human Rights and Community Relations Department Internship Program

Job Title: Advocacy and Social Justice Intern (Paid)

Location: AFT Headquarters Washington, DC

Term: Fall

Start Date: Sept 5, 2011

AFT’s Human Rights and Community Relations Department Internship
Program is a project-oriented internship coupled with the exposure to
the roles that advocacy, administrative, communications, research, and
marketing functions play in the department’s daily operations. Interns
will grapple with some of the leading public policy issues affecting
working families which include education, immigration, civil, human
and women’s rights, gender, LGBT, ELL instruction, achievement gap,
and faith based initiatives. Attending relevant Congressional
briefings, policy seminars and meetings is also an integral part of
the internship program. This internship helps develop leadership
skills such as communications, organizing, advocacy, and time

Internship assignments vary in focus and design but are planned to
provide the maximum exposure and learning experience for the interns.
Internship projects may include but are not limited to the following:

Ø Assisting Department Staff with research, single issue campaigns
and projects.

Ø Assisting in the development of Training & Educational Materials
assigned by the Department Staff.

Ø Attending meetings to discuss policies that affect our members and
all working families.

Ø Translating AFT Department materials from English to Spanish.

Ø Writing, editing and collecting articles and pictures for the
Departments quarterly newsletter, “Human Rights News”


Basic computer and research Skills, knowledge of microsoft office,
self starter and able to work independently. Able to travel short
distances within the city and attend meetings and congressional
briefings. Leadership abilities, good academic performance, strong
interpersonal & communication skills, knowledge of unions and
commitment to social justice a big plus. Bi-lingual-Spanish/English
desirable but not required. Knowledgeable in HTML, Photoshop, Quark
and Adobe illustrator are desirable but not required.


Please email your resume, cover letter & writing sample to César
Moreno Pérez, Senior Associate, Human Rights and Community Relations
Department at

AFT is an equal opportunity employer.

About the Human Rights and Community Relations Department:

The Human Rights and Community Relations Department monitors trends,
publications, laws and federal regulations in the areas of civil and
human rights. The department provides research, and development
support to the AFT executive committees on civil and human rights and
women’s rights; assists local and state federations in the
development, implementation and maintenance of state and local
affiliates on civil, human, and women’s rights issues; develops and
maintains a network with community based organizations, national civil
rights and women’s rights groups, interfaith organizations, and the
AFL-CIO and its affiliates to ensure the AFT’s priorities are
About the AFT

The American Federation of Teachers is a national labor union
representing more than 1.5 million pre-K through 12th-grade teachers;
paraprofessionals and other school related personnel; higher education
faculty and professional staff; federal, state and local government
employees; nurses and healthcare workers; and early childhood
educators. The AFT is one of the leading unions in the country
influencing policy and charting the course on public education.

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