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Communications Director

Progressive Democratic Member of Congress seeks an experienced Communications Director. The ideal candidate has an outstanding work ethic, friendly disposition as well as strong writing and editing skills. This is not an entry level position and applicants should be prepared to work long hours due to responding to media inquiries on both the East and West Coast. [Please cite The Brad Traverse Group as the job lead source]. Women, people of color, LGBT persons, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Salary commensurate with experience. If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to

Senior Progressive Democratic Member seeks staff assistant/systems administrator for Washington, D.C. office. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: managing the front desk, greeting visitors, answering telephones, organizing tours, processing flag requests, managing computer systems and assisting staff with technology/office equipment issues, and providing administrative assistance to the DC staff. The ideal candidate is friendly, highly organized, able to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment and a quick learner. New York ties a plus. Please email resume, cover letter, brief writing sample and references to No phone calls please. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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.
. Please include “Scheduler” in the subject line. No phone calls or drop-bys.



The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Public Affairs (OPA) is looking for an unpaid intern. Applicants should have a communications background or serious interest in media affairs work. The internship’s duties include performing basic office support tasks for the OPA team, conducting media research, assisting with preparing briefings for the Secretary and drafting media advisories and press releases. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to

Finance Internship with Protect Your Care

Protect Your Care, a Democratic-aligned campaign set up to defend last year’s healthcare reform law, is seeking a finance intern to work in its Washington, DC office.

Candidates should be recent college graduates or current undergraduates.
An ideal candidate will have a strong interest in politics. Working knowledge of campaign finance, healthcare issues and NGP software is a plus.

• Assist finance staff with donor research and call sheet production
• Maintain and update call lists and donor databases
• Provide administrative support and occasionally assist communications department

Start Date: September 6

To apply,

Please email resume, cover letter and writing sample to

Protect Your Care is a 501(c)4 organization that will create the political and media space for elected officials, industry leaders and community advocates to champion the Affordable Care Act and hold accountable those who seek to take those benefits away by repealing or defunding the law.
Legislative Internships and Law Student Clerkships with
the Washington Office of the Anti-Defamation League
now available

The ADL Government and National Affairs Office in Washington is now seeking qualified interns and law clerks for the 2011 Fall Semester.

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is one of the nation's oldest human relations organizations – dedicated to combating anti-Semitism and all forms of discrimination and promoting social justice, equality, intergroup cooperation, and interfaith understanding. Since 1913, ADL has been in the forefront of the fight against discrimination in employment, housing, education, and public accommodation.

The Washington Office advances ADL’s policy goals in the nation’s capital by identifying emerging issues as they take shape and helping to craft legal, legislative, and policy responses. Currently the League is engaged in issues such as countering hate crimes and school bullying, safeguarding religious liberty and church-state separation, promoting LGBT equality, appropriately balancing national security concerns and individual rights, addressing global anti-Semitism, and promoting support for the Middle East peace process.

Legislative Internship and Legal Clerkship responsibilities include:
Tracking legislation, attending Congressional hearings, representing ADL at coalition policy meetings, tracking and analyzing Supreme Court and lower court cases of interest to the League, Internet and legal research and writing on legislative and administrative initiatives.

The ADL Washington Office is an excellent place for highly-motivated individuals to gain first-hand experience in lobbying and coalition work by a public interest civil rights advocacy organization. Interns and law clerks are directly supervised by the League’s Washington Counsel and the Director of the Washington Office.

Undergraduate/Graduate students, and First, Second, and Third-year law students with a strong interest and background in ADL, civil rights, social justice, religious liberty, or Middle East policy issues are encouraged to apply. A security background check is required.

Hours: Flexible to academic schedule

Stipend: An hourly stipend is possible

Credit: Academic credit from area universities and law schools is possible.

To learn more about the ADL, visit our website at

To apply, send a cover letter outlining relevant experience, involvements, and interests, and a resume to:

Sarah Woodbury
Government and National Affairs Office
Operations and Field Outreach Coordinator

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