Monday, October 24, 2011

GOP Job Bank--October 24th, 2011


Intern: Congressman Aaron Schock is seeking interns for his DC office for the Spring Semester. This internship would start and January and run into May. Although all internships in the office are unpaid, students gain invaluable work experience. The hours are flexible to accommodate students' hectic course schedules, but generally run 8:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. when Congress is in session, and 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. when not in session. Interns' responsibilities will vary. They will be asked to answer phones, run errands, research legislation for the Congressman and legislative staff, attend hearings and briefings and answer constituent letters on various issues before the House. As a result, interns learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office. Applicants should possess a great work ethic; possess good communication skills, and strong writing skills. Central Illinois ties are ideal, but are not required. Interested candidates should e-mail their cover letter and resume to

Intern: Congressman J. Randy Forbes (R-VA) has two full-time, unpaid internships available for the 2012 spring session in his Washington, DC office. Duties include answering telephones and greeting visitors, collecting constituent information, researching legislation and policy issues, drafting policy updates, attending briefings and hearings, and assisting communications, administrative and legislative staff. Must be highly motivated, self-starter, detail oriented, and possess excellent organizational and communication skills, a strong work ethic, a positive attitude and have the ability to manage multiple tasks on a deadline. This is a great opportunity for college students and graduates seeking Capitol Hill experience. Virginia ties preferred, but not necessary. Interested students should submit a cover letter and resume to with "Spring Internship" in the subject line by Monday, November 21. No phone calls.

Legislative Assistant – Congressman H. Morgan Griffith (VA-09) is seeking applications for a Legislative Assistant. Responsibilities include researching and developing policy proposals on a wide range of issues, monitoring House floor activities, staffing the Member at certain House Energy and Commerce Committee events, and acting as a liaison to constituents and outside groups. The position will focus on health care, agriculture, education, foreign affairs, and transportation issues amongst others. Qualified candidates will have Capitol Hill legislative experience and a track record as a results-oriented self-starter. An advanced degree and Virginia ties are preferred, but not required. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, résumé, and one writing sample to with “Legislative Assistant” in the subject line.

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