Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Republican Study Committee Jobs List--December 5th, 2011

Legislative Director – Representative Howard P. “Buck” McKeon seeks Legislative Director. The Legislative Director advises the Member and Chief of Staff on all legislative activities, manages legislative office, and develops legislative initiatives, policy positions, and strategy. This position has a strong emphasis on district projects focused on resources, energy, and transportation, as well as handling other priority issues. In addition, the position makes recommendations on bills and legislative activity, monitors all floor activity, implements Member’s legislative goals, and oversees constituent mail program to ensure constituent mail is answered promptly and accurately.

Candidate should have at least 5 years of experience as legislative staff for a Member of Congress, and must have a thorough knowledge of Congressional procedures. Knowledge and understanding of the effect of legislation on the district is critical. The successful candidate will effectively communicate the Members’ positions to district and Washington stakeholders both verbally and in writing. California ties and experience preferred. Email cover letter and resume to ca25jobopenings@mail.house.gov.

Press Secretary – Southern Conservative Republican is seeking a highly motivated, organized and strategic-thinking wordsmith to serve as Press Secretary. Experience dealing with media strongly preferred. If you can gin up sparkling and winsome prose at a moment’s notice, we want you to apply. Responsibilities include: managing Member’s interaction with the media; composing op-eds, speeches, press releases, and e-newsletters; manage and grow Member’s social media presence; develop comprehensive communication strategy. Applicant should be able to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines. Experience with video production and/or web design a plus. Hill experience preferred. Please email cover letter and resume to HillJobs5@gmail.com. Job posting expires on December 9, 2011.

Communications Director – Northeast Republican Member of Congress is seeking an experienced communications director to oversee fast-paced and aggressive operation. A successful candidate must be extremely organized, a superb writer and editor, have national on-the-record experience and be experienced at managing a communications team. The position will oversee a multi-person media operation, setting and executing comprehensive media strategies at the district, state, regional and national levels. Candidates should be demonstrated self-starters with a track record of creative thinking and ability to develop relationships with members of the media at both the local and national level. They must be able to work under pressure, respond quickly to deadlines and capitalize on media opportunities. As part of the office’s senior leadership, it is essential that the successful candidate be a team player, energetic, pro-active, and have a can-do attitude. Experienced communicators should send their resume and cover letter to CommsDirectorPosition@gmail.com - Northeast ties a plus.

Staff Assistant – Congressman Dan Burton is seeking a Staff Assistant for his personal office. Responsibilities will include administrative work, tour and flag requests, answering phones, greeting visitors, sorting mail, and providing other general assistance to the legislative staff. Ideal candidates will display excellent writing skills, high levels of professionalism and motivation, and attention to detail. This is an entry-level position, but Hill experience or familiarity is preferred. Please submit a resume and cover letter in an email to katie.wachtler@mail.house.gov with the position in the subject line. No calls or drop-ins.

Internships – Congressman Trent Franks of Arizona's 2nd District is seeking unpaid interns for his Washington D.C. office for the spring semester. Internships provide an excellent opportunity to see firsthand the legislative process in action. Responsibilities include assisting with incoming mail and phone calls, assisting staff with general office duties, and working with legislative staff on special projects in your area(s) of interest. Internships are available on a part-time and full-time basis. To learn more about the Congressman and his office please visit his website. If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to Anna Hurley at anna.hurley@mail.house.gov with "Spring Internship" in the subject line.

Internships – The office of Congressman Doug Lamborn has an immediate opening for internships in his Washington DC office. Duties include, but are not limited to: working with the Chief of Staff, Legislative Director and Legislative Aides in drafting constituent correspondence, attending congressional hearings and briefings, answering phones, sorting mail and conducting tours of the Capitol. If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to Brandon Miller at Brandon.miller@mail.house.gov indicating "Internship" in the subject line.

Internships – The Office of Congressman Daniel Webster is accepting internship applications. Duties include processing constituent correspondence, assisting legislative staff with research, answering phones, and giving tours of the Capitol. Candidates should have strong written communication skills. Please send resume and cover letter to fl08interns@gmail.com.

Internships – Congressman Wally Herger (R-CA) is currently seeking interns for the spring and summer of 2012 for his Washington DC office. The internship involves assisting with incoming mail, researching legislative issues, attending lectures and hearings, giving tours, working with legislative staff on special projects and assisting with other general office duties. Candidates must be self-starters, detail oriented, have excellent writing and communication skills, and be able to multi-task. A great opportunity for college students and graduates seeking rewarding Capitol Hill experience. Please email your cover letter and resume to herger.intern@gmail.com.

Internships – Republican Congressman Rich Nugent (FL05) is currently seeking spring interns for his Washington, DC office. Interns will be responsible for assisting with general office duties (answering phones, passing out mail, checking faxes), and assisting legislative staff with research and writing. Performing constituent services (scheduling tours, processing flag requests, and legislative correspondence) will also be an integral part of each internship. Interns will be encouraged to attend hearings, briefings, and other Congressional proceedings. Additional duties will be assigned according to an intern’s interest and ability. Must be motivated, detail oriented, possess excellent organizational and communication skills, a strong work ethic, a positive attitude and the ability to manage multiple tasks on a deadline. Please email resume and cover letter to intern.fl5.ushouse@gmail.com with “Spring Internship” and your name in the subject line.

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