Tuesday, January 24, 2012

House GOP Jobs List -- January 24th, 2012

LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDENT: Southern Freshman Republican seeks exceptional writer to manage all aspects of constituent correspondence. Duties include sorting incoming letters and emails, tracking and assigning mail through constituent management software, drafting and sending timely responses, managing approval process, and preparing weekly mail reports. Candidates must demonstrate exceptional writing ability and attention to detail, and possess excellent research and organizational skills. Candidates must also be hardworking team players who can excel in a fast-paced environment. Hill experience, software proficiency, and ties to the south-central region are a plus. To be considered, interested applicants should email in PDF format: 1) a cover letter; 2) a resume; and 3) a brief and relevant writing sample to RepHillLC@gmail.com by Friday, January 20, 2012. No walk-ins or phone calls please.

Paid Spring Internships (2 immediate openings) – The office of Congressman Geoff Davis (R – KY) is currently seeking interns to work in his Washington, D.C. office during the spring of 2012. Duties include but are not limited to leading tours of the U.S. Capitol, assisting the legislative staff with policy research and projects, attending committee hearings and briefings, aiding in constituent correspondence, in addition to various other tasks. Kentucky and district ties are preferred but not required. Additional unpaid positions may be available. Interested candidates should complete the internship application available on the Congressman’s website: http://geoffdavis.house.gov/kids/internships.htm. Please send the application, cover letter and current resume to ky04interns@gmail.com or fax it to (202) 225-0003 to the attention of the Intern Coordinator.

Congressman Geoff Davis (R-KY) is seeking a Press Secretary. The successful candidate must have excellent written and oral communications skills, political acumen and be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Focus is on maximizing direct connections with constituents and local media. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: drafting/distributing press releases; writing a weekly column; targeted communication through list acquisition, development, expansion and messaging; weekly e-newsletter; development and coordination of all franked materials; planning and preparation for tele-town hall meetings; updating and improving the website; preparation of talking points and speeches; establishing and maintaining strong relations with local media and executing an aggressive earned local media campaign. New media skills are a plus, a desire to learn is required, including websites and e-newsletters (understanding of HTML code), video, audio and/or photography and editing in those mediums. The successful candidate will have a can-do attitude and be a team player. Kentucky ties are preferred, but not required. Please send cover letter, resume, a relevant writing sample and a short constructive critique (no more than one page total) of Congressman Davis’ most recent column and of the REINS Act section of the website http://GeoffDavis.house.gov to: KY04Jobs@gmail.com with “Press Secretary” in the subject line. No Calls, Faxes or Drop-Ins.

Legislative Director- A Midwestern conservative Member of Congress is seeking an experienced Legislative Director. This position will involve advising the Member on legislative matters, drafting legislation, and supervising legislative staff. Previous Hill experience is required. Ideal candidates will have a track record of legislative success and a demonstrated understanding of public policy. All submissions will be kept confidential. Please send resumes to kirk.mecosta@gmail.com.

DC Scheduler/Staff Assistant– The Office of Congressman Glenn Thompson (PA-05) is searching for a DC Scheduler/Staff Assistant. Candidates must be well organized and have excellent research, writing and oral communications skills. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: scheduling the Congressman’s DC meetings and events, arranging flights and other travel for the Congressman, assisting individuals who have appointments with the Member or other staff members, responding to constituent requests for tours, directing phone calls and mail to the appropriate staff, greeting visitors, responding to letters from constituents and assisting legislative and communications staff as needed. Previous Hill experience and Pennsylvania ties are preferred, but not required. Interested candidates should send their cover letter, resume, references, and writing samples to Nancy.Billet@mail.house.govwith DC Scheduler/Staff Assistant in the subject line.


Press Secretary- Opening in Rep. Vern Buchanan's office for experienced press secretary to work under communications director. Must have prior Hill or campaign experience dealing with media. Ideal candidate will be a bored press secretary with a year or two under their belt looking for action. If you can write, think creatively and juggle assignments, send your resume to Buchananresumes@gmail.com. Include cover letter and writing samples.

Intern- Conservative Republican Member is seeking full or part-time unpaid interns for the spring semester. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to answering phones, mail processing, performing constituent services, and assisting staff members with various assignments. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, detail-oriented, possess excellent organization and communication skills, and a positive attitude. Texas ties preferred. Please send your resume and cover letter to TXinternresumes@gmail.com .

Legislative Assistant- Senior Legislative Assistant opening in Rep. Vern Buchanan's office. Must have a minimum of three years as a House LA. Experience handling tax, budget, health care issues a plus. Send cover letter and resume to Buchananresumes@gmail.com


Intern- Midwestern Republican is looking for an unpaid, full-time spring intern to begin immediately. A qualified candidate will be very well-organized, responsible, dependable, and have good oral and written communication skills. Duties will include answering phones, sorting and distributing mail, running errands, and aiding the Staff Assistant and Legislative Staff as necessary. Interns will often act as a direct liaison between the member and constituents. No previous Hill experience necessary. All interested applicants should e-mail their cover letter and resume to MidwesternGOPIntern@gmail.com.


Intern- Congressman David Dreier is looking for winter and spring interns for his Washington, D.C. office. Responsibilities include answering phones, sorting mail, conducting tours and assisting the staff on special projects. California ties are strongly preferred. If you are interested, please send a cover letter and resume to dreier.internships@mail.house.gov.

Intern- The office of Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC-09) is seeking interns for the winter and spring. This is a great opportunity to learn the inner workings of a Congressional office, attend briefings and hearings on the Hill, and gain work experience. This position is unpaid. All internships are approximately three months in length depending on start date. Part-time and full-time positions are available.

Intern - Congressman John Fleming, M.D. of Louisiana has an internship position available this January in his Washington D.C. office. Duties include answering phones, sorting mail, data entry, attending briefings, assisting legislative staff, and giving Capitol tours. Strong conservative philosophy a must. If interested, send a cover letter and resume to Mark Malone at mark.malone@mail.house.gov. Please visit Congressman Fleming’s website at www.fleming.house.gov for more information.

Scheduler/ Office Manager– The office of Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA) is seeking applicants for the Scheduler/Office Manager position in the Washington office. The responsibilities of this position include scheduling both district and DC meetings and events for the Congressman; submitting bills, invoices, and reimbursements to House Finance; handling all Systems Administration, and assisting with other duties as assigned. Candidates must have excellent people skills and must be courteous, detail-oriented and extremely organized. This is a fast-paced position that requires someone who can multi-task and be a team player. Virginia ties a plus but not required. Please fax resumes and cover letters to Mary Springer at 202-225-4382 or email them to VA01jobs@gmail.com .

Paid Internship – Congressman Steve King is looking to fill immediate openings for paid internship positions in his Washington, DC Office. The internship will end in May2012. Applicants should be committed, pro-life conservatives with strong writing skills. Ideal candidates will also be personable self-starters able to multi-task and work well under pressure. Iowa ties are a plus. Duties include answering phones, sorting mail, leading capitol tours, drafting constituent mail and helping legislative staff with research and writing projects. To apply for this opening please fill out our application. Interested candidates should send the application, a resume and cover letter explaining their interest in working for Congressman King to maison.bleam@mail.house.gov with “Spring Internship” in the subject line.

Internship- Congressman Bill Posey (R-FL-15) has a full-time, unpaid internship available for the 2012 Spring Session in his Washington, DC office beginning asap. Duties include but are not limited to answering telephones, greeting visitors, conducting tours of the Capitol, researching legislative issues, writing letters and working with our mail database system. There will also be opportunities to experience Washington DC and cultivate your interest in American government by attending briefings, hearings, and classes. Qualified candidates should possess excellent organizational and communication skills, should have a positive attitude, and a strong work ethic. Although internships are unpaid, our office is happy to fill out any necessary forms for students to receive credit at their respective college or university. Florida ties are preferred but not necessary. All interested individuals should submit a cover letter and resume to Catherine.Eng@mail.house.govwith “Spring 2012 Internship” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Include in your cover letter why you would like to intern on the Hill for Congressman Posey, why you believe you are qualified, as well as how soon you will be able to start. Should we wish to move forward with an interview, we will contact you soon.


Staff Assistant- The House Republican Conference is searching for a Staff Assistant. The duties include, but are not limited to, the following: directing phone calls and mail to the appropriate staff; greeting visitors; assisting Republican Member offices with various requests; assisting with weekly and other scheduled meetings as needed; performing other legislative and administrative duties as assigned. Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to Conference.Jobs@mail.house.gov. NO phone calls, faxes, or drop bys.

Communications Director – Conservative House Republican seeks effective and proactive communications professional with superior writing and interpersonal skills. Qualified candidate will be responsible for implementing short- and long-term communications strategy targeting local and national media outlets. Must be a self-starter who can articulate and deliver focused messages in a high-speed environment. Innovative social media skills mandatory. Please send cover letter, resume and brief writing sample to commsdirector2012@gmail.com.

Senior Policy/Communications Staffer- Southern Republican House Member. Opening for seasoned Hill staffer with background in both policy and communications. Political experience a plus. Strong writing/messaging skills essential. Ideal candidate has knowledge of taxes, trade, health care and budget. Salary commensurate with experience. All resumes kept confidential. Email cover letter and resume to ushousejob@gmail.com.

Unpaid Intern- Republican Member seeks Spring interns. Daily activities include but are not limited to answering phones, distributing and sorting mail, greeting guests, entering constituent information into IQ, giving tours, and assisting staff members with various assignments. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in government and politics and needs to be motivated, dedicated to the office, friendly, personable, and possess a good sense of humor. Please send your resume and cover letter to briansmith@mail.house.gov. Preference given to candidates with Illinois ties. Part time/ full time available.


Intern- The office of Congressman Joe Pitts is seeking a full-time unpaid intern to cover staff assistant duties on a temporary basis. Duties include reception, mail processing, tour management, assistance with the schedule, and other clerical responsibilities. Interested applicants should send resumes and cover letters to pa16jobs@gmail.com.

Intern- Congressman Michael R. Turner (OH-3) is seeking full or part-time unpaid interns for the spring semester. Candidates will have a great opportunity to learn the legislative process, become more familiar with the role of Congress, and gain valuable Capitol Hill experience. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: answering phones, sorting mail and faxes, guiding tours of the Capitol, attending briefings and hearings, conducting legislative research, performing constituent services, and assisting staff members. Ohio ties are a plus but not required. Please email a résumé and cover letter to Jeffrey.wilson@mail.house.gov

Intern – The Office of Congressman Sean Duffy (WI-07) is seeking a full-time intern available immediately in his Washington, D.C. office. Duties include, but are not limited to: providing general constituent services including answering phone calls, sorting mail, and recording and reporting opinions on legislative matters; assisting constituents in their visits to Washington, D.C. including researching tourist locations, and giving tours of the Capitol; conducting research for staff members on various issues; working with the legislative team in drafting constituent correspondence; any other duties that may be assigned. Wisconsin ties and college students or recent grads are preferred, but not required. Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter and resume to Bobby Hamill at robert.hamill@mail.house.gov with “Spring Internship” as the subject. Note that the internship is unpaid and housing is not provided.

Interns- Congressman J. Randy Forbes (R-VA) has an unpaid Coalitions Outreach Internship position available for the 2012 spring session in his Washington, DC office. Duties include assisting communications staff with outreach and list building efforts to key district constituencies, as well as performing administrative tasks. 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. The ideal candidate will be a college or graduate school students. Virginia ties preferred, but not necessary. Interested students should submit a cover letter and resume to VA04Interns@mail.house.gov with "Coalitions Outreach Internship" in the subject line by Tuesday, January 17th. No phone calls.

Paid Internship - A Midwestern Republican is currently seeking conservative internship applicants to start immediately for the winter. Interns will have an excellent opportunity to observe the inner workings of a Congressional office and assist staff with constituent services, communications, administrative tasks, and legislative research. Candidates should have a strong work ethic, be highly organized and motivated, and possess a positive attitude. Interns will be paid a small stipend. Qualified applicants should send their cover letter, resume, references, and writing sample to midwestGOPinternship@gmail.com.


Intern(s) - The office of Congressman Robert Latta (OH-5) is looking for interns for the spring of 2012 for our Washington, D.C. office. We are looking for highly qualified candidates that are motivated, detail-oriented, and personable. The ideal candidates will have excellent research and writing abilities, be able to multi-task and interact well with constituents. These are unpaid positions, but interns will have the opportunity to experience working on Capitol Hill, learn about the legislative process, and attend briefings of interest. Responsibilities include answering the phone, giving tours of the Capitol, assisting with constituent correspondence, and supporting the legislative and communication staff on various projects. Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Erin Partee at erin.partee@mail.house.gov. Ohio ties are preferred, but not required.


Winter/Spring Internship: Congressman Gus Bilirakis (FL-09) is currently seeking full or part time interns for his DC office for the Winter/Spring 2012. Interns will be responsible for assisting with general administrative duties (answering phones, passing out mail, checking faxes), and assisting legislative staff with research and writing. Assisting with 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 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. While this is an unpaid internship, we are happy to work with current students looking to receive college credit for their internship. Interested applicants should send resume and brief cover letter (including availability) summarizing their interest in working for Congressman Bilirakis to Tim.Tracy@mail.house.gov

Internship- The office of Congressman Adrian Smith (NE-3) is seeking full-time interns for the spring semester. Ideal candidates will be affable, organized, hard-working and capable of adapting in a fast-paced environment. They will be asked to answer phones, run errands, research legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attend hearings and briefings and answer constituent letters on various issues before the House. Nebraska ties preferred but not required. Interested candidates should download an intern application online at http://adriansmith.house.gov/serving-you/internships and email the completed form with attachments to AdrianSmithInterns@gmail.com. No drop-ins please.

Legislative Director- Rep. Sue Myrick (NC-09) is seeking a Legislative Director. Prior Hill experience as a Legislative Assistant or Legislative Director is required. North Carolina ties are preferred. Position responsibilities include energy, transportation, and other significant legislative areas. Please send resume to MyrickJob@gmail.com.

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