Revised: August 08, 2011 at 4:41 PM
Offices within the United States Senate are equal opportunity employers.
EDUCATION POLICY ADVISOR -
The Majority Education Policy Office of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee is seeking an Education Policy Advisor. The portfolio for this position focuses on higher education policy, such as college access and completion, affordability, student support programs, student financial assistance and regulation. Responsibilities include researching and developing policy, negotiating and drafting legislation, working with advocates and constituents, preparing for hearings, and drafting memos, speeches, and talking points. Interested applicants must be strong writers and independent self-starters who are able to multi-task and work well in a very fast-paced environment. Prior experience in higher education and a graduate degree in related field are preferred. Capitol Hill experience is a plus. To apply, please e-mail cover letter, resume and references to HELPDeducation@gmail.com. Our office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation
LEGISLATIVE AIDE -
West Coast Democratic Senator seeks Legislative Aide with knowledge and experience related to transportation and energy policy. The candidate will work in close consultation with the Senior Legislative Assistant on energy, transportation and natural resources issues. Strong writing skills and communication skills are required and Hill experience a plus. Please e-mail a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
FALL INTERNS -
Senator Jeff Merkley is seeking fall interns for his Washington, D.C. office. College students and recent college graduates looking to experience firsthand how the Senate functions are encouraged to apply. D.C. interns will be paired with legislative staff based on their interests and experience and will have the opportunity to shadow the Senator for a full day. Interns will conduct policy research, draft correspondence, and support the Senate staff in day-to-day operations. Internships with Senator Merkley are unpaid. Full and part-time internships are available. Class schedules will be taken into account for the fall semester. During the school year interns are expected to work at least one full day and at least two half days. If you are applying for the fall semester, please include what days and hours you are able to work. If your institution allows or requires college credit, that can be arranged. To apply for an internship please submit a resume, cover letter, a short essay describing what you hope to gain from the internship, a letter of recommendation and two references. The short essay should demonstrate your writing skills and interest in politics. Applications should be emailed to DC_intern@merkley.senate.gov.
Senator Michael Bennet is now accepting full and part-time Internship applications for his Colorado and Washington, DC offices. Internships begin in August or September. The Internship program provides an excellent opportunity for students or recent graduates. You will learn firsthand the inner workings of a Senate office. Interns are an integral part of our office, providing important support to staff as they work to serve Colorado residents. Responsibilities for interns participating in the DC program include: assisting staff with providing mail and administrative support, drafting correspondence, attending hearings and briefings, and researching legislative issues. Responsibilities for interns participating in Colorado program include: assisting Constituent Advocates on a variety of issue areas, administrative support, drafting correspondence, representing the Senate office at meetings and events, and researching legislative issues. Applicants please apply at http://bennet.senate.gov/services/internships.
PRESS INTERN -
Western Democratic Senator seeks a self-motivated and enthusiastic Press Intern for an aggressive communications shop. Duties include monitoring, clipping and distribution of relevant news stories, mainly from TV and print. Other press responsibilities include: research, writing memos, attending press conferences, and helping to organize news interviews and radio call-ins. Previous experience with press is preferred, along with roots in the West. Applicants should have a strong attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and an eagerness to learn about professional communications. This is a full-time position. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and two references to email@example.com
LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDENT -
Senator Casey seeks a Legislative Correspondent to handle correspondence for a host of issues including, but not limited to, small business, infrastructure, transportation and economic development. Individual will be responsible for drafting all constituent correspondence in their assigned issue areas and providing limited policy support as needed to the Legislative Assistant. The ideal candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills, superior researching skills, and the ability to manage multiple tasks under tight deadlines. Hill experience preferred, but not required. Pennsylvania ties very strongly preferred. Interested applicants should e-mail a resume, cover letter and two short writing samples, with the subject "LC" to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than August 18, 2011. Incomplete and/or late applications will not be considered. No phone calls or walk-ins please. This office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, or sexual orientation.
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 to email@example.com.
Moderate Democratic Senator seeks highly motivated students for full- and part-time unpaid internships for the fall semester (minimum 15 hours per week). College students and recent graduates are welcome to apply. Preference is given to applicants with West Virginia ties. Opportunities to work on press, scheduling, and legislative projects are available. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
ASSISTANT STAFF EDITOR/HEARING STAFF ASSISTANT -
US Senate Committee seeks a full time Assistant Staff Editor/Hearing Staff Assistant. This is a nonpartisan position serving the administrative needs of all Committee members and staff. Job description for Assistant Staff Editor/Hearing Staff Assistant: proofread and prepare Committee hearing transcripts under the direction of the Staff Editor; sort all incoming mail for distribution to full Committee and subcommittees; order letterhead and related supplies from Government Printing Office; organize and file all Committee hearings, markups, and printed documents for Committee; answer phones and direct calls to appropriate Committee and/or Subcommittee staff; act as doorkeeper and provide hearing room access and seating assistance to staff, witnesses, and members of the public; monitor Committee members, staff, press entering and leaving hearings; obtain documents requested by Committee staff from the Senate Document Room; make deliveries to Committee offices and to Senate and House offices; and assist with special projects. Candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to JOBS@commerce.senate.gov with the subject line “Assistant Staff Editor/Hearing Staff Assistant”.
PRESS INTERN -
Midwest Democratic Senator seeks hard-working, self-motivated 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 with 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 that will provide key foundational press experience to succeed at the next level. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDENT -
Republican Senator seeks Legislative Correspondent. Successful candidate must have demonstrated strong writing background and completed minimum 3 months experience in Capitol Hill office. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
STAFF ASSISTANT -
Senior Democratic Senator seeks a highly motivated, energetic, well-organized individual for the position of Staff Assistant. Primary responsibilities include reception duties, to include answering telephones, receiving visitors, and being the first interaction between constituents and the Senator's office. Candidate should have previous office experience; be detail-oriented and highly organized; possess effective oral communication and writing skills; and have fast and accurate typing skills, as well as a well-rounded computer experience. An ability to work with minimum supervision, handle multiple tasks and operate in a fast-paced environment is also required. Capitol Hill background, experience with Intranet Quorum, and West Virginia ties a plus. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP -
U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill's (D-MO) Washington, D.C. office is seeking applicants for full- or part-time unpaid communications internships for Fall 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 Friday, August 12
FALL INTERNS -
Senator Scott Brown seeks highly motivated students for full- and part-time Unpaid Internships for the fall semester (minimum 15 hours per week). College students and recent graduates are welcome to apply, but preference is given to applicants with Massachusetts ties. Press, scheduling, and legislative intern opportunities are available. For additional information, please visit http://scottbrown.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/internprogram. Applicants should fax resume and cover letter expressing areas of interest to 202-228-2646.
CHIEF CLERK -
Senate Committee seeks an organized and detail oriented individual to serve as Chief Clerk. This position is Non-Designated and supports both the Majority and Minority staff. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: developing and managing the Committee budget, processing vouchers for payment of Committee expenses, handling all payroll transactions, managing all administrative preparations and operations of committee hearings/mark-ups/meetings, assisting with distribution of materials for Nominations, maintaining personnel files, developing and enforcing administrative and emergency preparedness procedures, managing office moves, and overseeing various general administrative functions for the Committee. The Chief Clerk will supervise 5 non-designated staff; therefore, proven management experience is preferred. Position requires discretion and confidentiality. Ideal applicant will possess strong verbal and written skills, have the ability to multi-task, and work well in a team setting. Long hours may be necessary at times. Hill experience – preferably for a committee -- is strongly encouraged. College degree required. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
FALL PRESS INTERN -
Senator Charles E. Schumer’s press office seeks full-time, unpaid Fall interns in Washington, DC. Part-Time interns will also be considered but candidates with full-time availability will be given preference. It is preferable, but not required, if candidate is available immediately, and can continue work through the Fall. 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.
MEMBER AND GUEST RELATIONS ASSISTANT -
Senate Republican Leadership office seeks a highly motivated, personable individual with exceptional organizational skills and multitasking ability to serve as a Member and Guest Relations Assistant. Must be a self-starter with a meticulous attention to detail. Duties include overseeing the front office, managing interns, providing daily research assistance to communications staff, and assisting with new media. Interested candidates may e-mail resume, cover letter, and references to firstname.lastname@example.org. No calls or drop-ins, please
SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR -
Senate Committee seeks experienced Systems Administrator to oversee computer operations for Majority and Minority offices. Responsibilities include administration and maintenance of LAN and physical networks; determining system requirements to meet the IT needs of the office; troubleshooting hardware and software problems related to the network, desktop devices, and other office equipment; providing blackberry and ipad support; setting up new user accounts; ensuring Committee systems integrity through continual monitoring of critical updates and virus definitions; researching new technologies; and maintaining office equipment inventory. Experience with Windows, Outlook, Microsoft Office, Symantec Antivirus required; knowledge of ADMA Enterprise and Photoshop helpful. Candidate must have strong interpersonal skills, maintain composure under pressure, and be able to prioritize and balance multiple projects. Salary commensurate with experience. Please email cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
ASSISTANT TO THE CHIEF OF STAFF -
Democratic Senator seeking a proactive, detail-oriented, quick thinking person with strong writing skills to fill Assistant to the Chief of Staff position. The Assistant to the Chief of Staff is responsible for overseeing all activities of the Chief of Staff, including managing his correspondence, travel, reimbursements, meetings, phone calls, and schedule. The Assistant is also responsible for managing the Washington, DC internship program and working closely with the Scheduling team. Assistant is in charge of organizing all annual staff events. Candidate must be extremely organized, be able to exercise discretion, and possess the ability to think and react quickly to challenging situations. Flexible work hours required when Senate is in session. At least one year of Hill experience preferred. Ability to occasionally drive the Chief of Staff and/or Senator to local events in DC a requirement. Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of Senator John Boozman (R-AR) seeks full or part-time interns to help staff in his Washington DC office for the fall. Interns will have an opportunity to learn about the legislative process and the federal government by working closely with the legislative, communications and constituent services staff members. Working with Legislative staff, interns will be asked to help research legislative measures, and assess their potential effects on Arkansas and the nation. Interns will also be asked to help in the mail room with opening and sorting, data entry, and writing responses to constituents. Working with communications staff, interns will learn about the Senators relationship with the media. Administratively, interns will be asked to answer telephone calls and pass along constituent concerns to the appropriate staffer. In addition, interns will provide constituents with private tours of the U.S. Capitol Building. Applicants should be highly motivated and driven individuals. Undergraduate, graduate, and law students are encouraged to apply. Priority is given to students from Arkansas, or those studying in Arkansas, who have completed at least their sophomore year of college. The positions are unpaid. Fall session dates run from September 6th – December 23rd, but these dates are flexible. Interested applicants should visit the webpage, www.boozman.senate.gov and click on the “apply for an internship link.” Deadline to apply is August 5th. Questions should be directed to the intern coordinator, Judd Deere at Judd_Deere@Boozman.senate.gov
LEGAL FELLOW -
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight (Democratic staff) seeks law student or recent graduate to help staff with investigations, research, hearings, and administrative tasks. Fellowship is unpaid. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
PRESS INTERN -
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight (Democratic staff) seeks Press Intern. Responsibilities will include drafting press releases and advisories, compiling daily news clips, and assisting staff with developing and implementing new and traditional media strategies. Communications experience preferred. Internship is unpaid. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -
Democratic Veteran Affairs Committee member is seeking a Legislative Assistant to handle committee work and other policy issues. Candidates should have strong writing and communication skills and be able to think analytically and innovatively on policy matters. 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. Experience with veterans and/or military issues preferred but not required. Hill experience a plus. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
FOREIGN POLICY FELLOW -
The office of Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. (D-PA) is looking for a Foreign Policy Fellow beginning October 2011. The Fellow will work closely with the Senator’s primary foreign policy advisor in supporting Senator Casey in his work on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, specifically his role as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South Central Asian Affairs. The Fellow will be responsible for: preparing background materials and suggested questions for Committee Hearings; assisting with planning of Subcommittee Hearings chaired by Senator Casey; and support the Senator’s legislative and policy initiatives emerging from his work on the Foreign Relations Committee. The Fellow will also regularly meet with Pennsylvania constituents, outside advocacy groups, and NGO’s to share perspectives and exchange information on key foreign policy issues. The ideal candidate will possess a substantive knowledge of global affairs and have a strong understanding of the role Congress plays in the formulation of U.S. foreign policy. Preference will be provided to those with a strong regional expertise in the Middle East and South Asia. Successful applicants will also possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as a demonstrated ability to work well in a fast-paced environment. THIS IS NOT A PAID POSITION. Applicants must be in an established fellowship program and able to commit to a six-month rotation with the office, with preference given to those candidates able to commit to a longer duration. To apply, interested parties should e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Foreign Policy Fellow
LEGISLATIVE INTERNSHIP -
Senator Schumer’s DC office is seeking diligent, enthusiastic and organized undergraduate students for unpaid legislative internships during the upcoming fall semester. These positions provide exposure to the legislative process, while developing an understanding of how a congressional office operates. Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to, answering phones, organizing constituent mail and the potential to assist legislative staff with research on various issues. Interns available to start mid-August with full-time availability and New York ties are strongly preferred. Interested candidates please send resume, a cover letter indicating your weekly availability, a reference list and a 3 to 5 page writing sample and application available at http://schumer.senate.gov/For%20Students/intern_applications.htm to the number listed.
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. Applicant should have strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Applicant must be able to start mid August, and should be available to continue through December. This position is unpaid. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE COUNSEL (Republican) -
Ranking Member of Senate Subcommittee is seeking attorney with domestic policy background and oversight experience to serve as number two on subcommittee staff. Regulatory and investigations background strongly preferred. Must have Hill experience, preferably on a committee and/or on the Senate side. Must have five years of experience since receiving law degree. Please email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW MEDIA PRESS SECRETARY -
Senate Democrat seeks experienced New Media Press Secretary to develop and manage social media and online communications strategies. The New Media press secretary is responsible for increasing the Senator's digital presence while expanding a network of online supporters through the creative use of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, the Senator's official website, targeted email campaigns and blogger outreach. The ideal candidate for the position will offer several years of communications experience -- campaign, government or private sector -- that focuses on social media and online grassroots organizing. Applicants must also be able to demonstrate proven success in working in highly integrated environments that include communications, policy and political staff. Some traditional press secretary responsibilities round out the portfolio. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
COMMITTEE COUNSEL -
Ranking Member of Senate Subcommittee is seeking attorney with domestic policy background and oversight experience. Responsibilities include investigations, drafting legislation, developing and staffing hearings, preparing memoranda, statements and speeches, and serving as senior counsel for subcommittee. Capitol Hill and/or regulatory experience preferred but not necessary. Must have excellent references and five years of experience since receiving law degree. Please email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
FALL INTERNS -
US Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship (Republican office) is seeking college students and recent college graduates for unpaid, full or part-time internships for the fall 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. Send a cover letter, resume, and 2-3 page writing sample to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
PRESS SECRETARY -
Maryland Democratic Senator seeks Press Secretary for busy media office. Duties will include, but are not limited to, writing press releases and other media deliverables, staffing events, pitching and developing relationships with members of the press and generally supporting the Senator’s press operations. Previous Hill OR outside communications experience a must. Degree in communications or journalism and Maryland ties preferred. Please e-mail resume, cover letter and two brief writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -
Republican Senator seeks Legislative Assistant to handle Agriculture and other policy issues. Only applicants with experience in agriculture will be considered. The ideal candidate would possess strong writing and communication skills and be able to think creatively and innovatively on policy matters. Hill experience a plus. This office is an equal opportunity employer. Please email cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating “Legislative Assistant” 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 firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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
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.
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.