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MEMBER AND COMMITTEE VACANCY LISTING
Week of February 20, 2012
Outreach Coordinator / Webmaster – Senate Committee (Majority) seeks an outgoing individual to direct outreach efforts and manage the Committee’s website. This position serves as a central point of contact. In addition to outreach work, this position would assist with Committee planning, undertake short-turnaround research, and maintain the Committee’s website. The candidate must be a self-starter and able to handle projects with tight deadlines. Must have web experience. Hill experience and strong networking and oral/written communications skills are all desirable. Send resumes to Senate_Employment@saa.senate.gov
STAFF ASSISTANT/LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDENT: Democratic Member seeks a friendly, motivated, flexible, punctual, and organized individual to handle the front desk and mail duties. Position entails sorting, writing and sending responses to constituent mail in addition to clerical responsibilities including answering phones, greeting visitors, coordinating tour and flag requests, and driving the Member. Must be willing to take on additional responsibilities as required. Candidate should show strong writing skills and a record of success in a fast paced, demanding environment, demonstrated through professional or internship experience. Ties to Indiana and previous Hill experience will be considered strongly. Please send cover letter, resume and two writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org. No drop-bys or phone calls, please.
Senior Western Democrat seeks an experienced and highly motivated Mail Manager with excellent computer skills to supervise the mailroom in an extremely busy office.
• Correspondence Management, oversee mail flow for incoming and outgoing mail - route correspondence dealing with casework, schedule, and any misdirected mail.
• Continually make improvements in mail flow; minimize issues, proof and approve all library items. Oversee process for printing letters at local and offsite printers.
• Modify and develop templates as needed. Help answer Administrative mail, work with interns on processing LC mail. Provide feedback and training when needed.
• Develop custom reply library items when necessary. Work with administrative team to improve database process and procedures.
• Identify bugs and suggest future features to improve database. Review database-training documents. Assist Database Manager with feature development, testing issues, etc.
• Assist with development of procedures/instructions for LCs/caseworkers for database/mail processes. Assist staff with proper use of database and answer their questions.
• Routine Maintenance including filters and rules to control spam, check undeliverable emails and process as needed, check fax, scheduling, and Member’s Outlook mailboxes to ensure mail is being processed in a timely manner. Process when needed. Check Queued for –
Sending, Outbox, Prepared for Printing, and Reply in Progress mailboxes for correspondence and handle as necessary. Prepare Reports for status of pending mail and aging dates, and monthly correspondence report for Senator.
• Backup Mailroom Staff Assistant, Database Manager, and Computer Maintenance Assistant. Complete administrative and database tasks as assigned.
• Familiarity with Symplicity voice computer system is a plus.
Applicants must be able to work well in a fast-paced environment and have strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. Ability to analyze issues, and monitor workload. Please send cover letter and resumes to Baucus_manager@baucus.senate.gov.
The Committee on Science, Space, and Technology seeks applications to fill a Counsel position on the Democratic staff of the Committee. The position entails: legislative drafting; jurisdictional analysis; advising on parliamentary procedure; negotiation and correspondence with Republican staff, other Congressional committees, Representatives, Senators, and Executive agencies; oversight and investigative activities; and, providing general legal counsel to the Ranking Member of the Committee. Candidates for the position must be graduates of an accredited law school and members in good standing of a state bar or the District of Columbia Bar. A strong academic background and exceptional legal research and writing skills are required. Preferred candidates will have at least two years of legal or related experience. Hill experience is preferred but not required. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and references to: email@example.com.
Press Secretary - House Subcommittee chairman seeks press secretary with superior writing skills, energy, and initiative. The successful candidate will be a self-starter who is politically astute and can quickly master new issues and situations, and articulate and deliver focused messages. The individual must be able to balance responding to national and trade press with need for a high profile district media engagement. This is a one person operation with responsibility for speeches, releases, statements, and website. Candidates should have at least two years of experience as a press secretary in a government, political or business environment or as a news reporter. This is a senior level position, and only candidates with appropriate experience and credentials will be considered. Resumes may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior California Democrat seeks a mid-level Legislative Assistant to handle a variety of domestic issues. The successful candidate will have strong research, writing and interpersonal skills. This position will involve significant amounts of legislative research. The Legislative Assistant will be responsible for covering committees on which the Member does not serve, and for providing analysis and updates on assigned issue areas. The LA will also be responsible for representing the Member in meetings with constituents and advocacy organizations. This position is not entry-level and requires at least two years previous Hill experience. To apply, send cover letter and resume to CADemLAPosition@yahoo.com.
PRESS SECRETARY – Senior Democratic member of Congress seeks an active, web-savvy, DC-based Press Secretary. This is not an entry-level position. The Press Secretary will work with the Member, the Communications Director, and DC and District based staff to communicate through website, print media, broadcast media, social media, and direct constituent communications. Applicants should have knowledge of the legislative process, excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to drive the Member's message to constituents via website and social media. Applicant must be able to thrive in a fast-paced office environment, work independently and collaboratively, have strong interpersonal skills and possess a sense of humor. Prior Hill experience highly valued and Midwestern ties are a plus.
Please email cover letter, resume, references, and a writing sample to email@example.com.
Senior Democratic Member seeks Health Policy Advisor to serve in his congressional office. Position will develop and implement legislative initiatives, and monitor legislative developments within Committees and on the House floor; write floor speeches and committee statements; and handle meetings with constituents and interest groups on behalf of Member. Portfolio will include Health Care, Medicare and Medicaid, Telecommunications, related Appropriations bills, and other issues and special projects as necessary. Candidate must be a self-starter and a creative thinker, and must demonstrate attention to detail and exceptional writing ability. Hill experience and a background in health policy issues required; recent graduates will not be considered. An advanced degree in a related field is also required (MPH, MA, JD). To apply, please e-mail a cover letter, resume and three writing samples with the words “Health Policy Advisor” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please cut and paste your cover letter into the body of the email. Please do not send the cover letter as an attachment.
Congresswoman Laura Richardson seeks experienced, hardworking team player with outstanding writing skills and sound political judgment to serve as Press Secretary in the Washington DC office. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, responding to press inquiries, drafting press releases; managing and updating official website and social media accounts; creating and distributing e-newsletters and franked mailings; planning in-district events; and developing and implementing media, communications and public relations strategies. This is not an entry-level position. Candidates must be flexible, highly dependable and organized as well as possess strong oral and written communications skills and the ability to quickly produce press material. Frequent visits to the District office will be required to strengthen media and press contacts and operations on the ground. It would be viewed as a plus if the candidate had California ties, at least two years of on-the-record professional press experience; working knowledge of issues facing California and a strategic understanding of issues within the jurisdiction of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and Homeland Security Committee. Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, two writing samples and three references to CA37Staffjobs@mail.house.gov.
Senior House Democrat seeks Legislative Assistant to handle a portfolio that includes transportation and infrastructure committee issues, budget, taxes and appropriations. Responsibilities include developing legislative initiatives, tracking legislative developments, writing briefing materials, floor statements, and constituent correspondence. Candidates must have excellent verbal and written communications skills. Prefer two years of Hill related experience. Salary commensurate with experience. To apply, e-mail resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
INTERNSHIP VACANCY LISTING
Week of February 20, 2012
UNPAID INTERNSHIPS: Conservative Republican Congressman seeks interns; staggered start dates, positions available immediately. Start/stop dates are very flexible. Positions may involve constituent care and contact, press assignments, research/legislative assignments, giving tours of the Capitol, and assisting staff in a million incidental and unforeseeable ways. We try to match our needs to the Intern's interests and aptitudes. Appointees will gain valuable experience in House functions and learn first-hand how the hippest and most dynamic office on The Hill operates. Conservatives with solid pro-life beliefs and strong work ethic will be a good fit. Candidates please send a letter of interest with resume, references, and some type of writing sample to HillInternship11@Gmail.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with “Spring Internship” as the subject. Note that the internship is unpaid and housing is not provided.
Rep. Lynn C. Woolsey [CA-06] is now accepting applications for full or part-time unpaid Spring Quarter Interns in her Washington, D.C. office. This position provides exposure to the legislative process while developing a strong understanding of how a Congressional office operates. Intern responsibilities include answering phones, leading tours of the Capitol, opening and sorting mail and faxes, and the potential to assist legislative staff with research and correspondence. Applicants should be energetic, committed and have excellent communication skills. California ties are a plus! Please send your resume, cover letter and references to email@example.com.
The office of Congressman Buck McKeon (CA 25), Chairman, of the House Armed Services Committee, is seeking unpaid Interns to fill positions immediately for Winter/Spring 2012. Main responsibilities includeanswering phones, processing mail, drafting constituent correspondence letters, researching legislative issues, attending meetings/hearings as needed. There will also be opportunities to attend receptions and seminars that interest you. Candidates should be self motivated, enthusiastic, flexible, and computer-literate. This is a great opportunity for college students seeking academic credit. Applicants must be able to make a minimum commitment of four days a week. California ties a plus, but not required. Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to Mimma Faudale at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
The Democratic Caucus of the U.S. House of Representatives seeks qualified candidate to start immediately for full-time Internship. Successful applicants will be bright, highly-motivated, have strong academic records, as well as an interest in public policy. Interns will be directly engaged with the Caucus’ work and will perform a variety of duties that are essential to the office. These range from administrative duties such as answering phones and data entry, to assisting the staff in a variety of functions: attending hearings and briefings, performing research, and helping organize the Caucus’ many events. Excellent writing skills and a good sense of humor are desired. Candidates must be flexible and capable of working in an unpredictable, fast-paced environment. In order to apply for a House Democratic Caucus Internship, please submit the following: cover letter, résumé, and a writing sample of approximately 3 pages (your own words, unedited). Please send completed application materials via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Washington, DC office of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-NY) is offering Internship opportunities for students and recent graduates. While the position is unpaid, the office will work with universities to accommodate applicants wishing to earn academic credit. First-hand experience in her congressional office will provide interns with an unparalleled knowledge and understanding of the development of public policy and governmental affairs. It will also offer a unique insight into the legislative process and parliamentary procedure, as she is Ranking Member of the Committee on Rules. The Rules Committee determines the parameters of debate for all major legislation before it can be considered on the House Floor, including which amendments can be offered. Intern responsibilities include drafting letters to constituents, attending committee hearings, writing summary briefs, researching various issues for the legislative staff and assisting with additional office duties. Interns are an integral part of the team and are given substantial opportunities to learn and grow in a fast-paced and active office. Internships in Congresswoman Slaughter’s office are also supplemented with staff-led career oriented luncheons to discuss strategies for finding employment after graduation. Interns will also have the opportunity to learn more about the executive agencies and some of Washington’s most fascinating attractions through office-organized tours.
Applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and list of three references to David Cooper-Vince at NY28.InternApplications@mail.house.gov. Please do not hesitate to contact David at 202-225-3615 with any questions.
Active subcommittee ranking member seeks full-time intern to work in her fast-paced, team-oriented Washington, D.C. office starting asap.. The internship is unpaid. Though many intern duties are administrative, there will be many opportunities to take on additional responsibility. Candidate must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and have excellent communication skills. Duties will include drafting constituent mail, legislative research, answering phones, opening and sorting mail, scheduling tours of various federal buildings, conducting tours of the Capitol building, and attending hearings. This internship will offer an exciting glimpse into how a congressional office operates, and familiarize the intern with Capitol Hill. CT ties are a plus but not required. E-mail resume and a short writing sample to email@example.com.
Ohio Congresswoman Betty Sutton is seeking current college students or recent graduates wishing to gain Capitol Hill experience in a fast-paced office for a full-time or part-time Spring Semester Internship. We are seeking motivated, organized, and reliable individuals to assist the legislative and administrative staff with day-to-day duties. Such duties include attending briefings, answering phones, giving Capitol tours, drafting constituent correspondence letters, doing legislative research and various other tasks. The internship is unpaid, but interns will gain valuable Hill and office experience and will have access to many unique Hill opportunities. Those with ties to Ohio or the 13th Congressional District are strongly encouraged to apply. Please send a resume, cover letter detailing availability, two short writing samples and at least 2 references to InternOH13@gmail.com.
Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) is seeking undergraduate and graduate unpaid Interns for the Spring of 2012, to start immediately. Candidates must be energetic, hard-working, and be able to work in a fast-environment. Interns will have the responsibilities of opening mail, answering the telephone, welcoming visitors and constituents, supporting the legislative staff by drafting letters, memoranda, providing tours and general administrative support and other duties as assigned. Interns will be given opportunities to engage in substantive work, attend hearings and educational briefings, and will in all regards be treated as an integral member of the full-time staff. Applicants should be able to make a minimum commitment of four days per week. DeKalb, Gwinnett, or Rockdale county ties a plus. Please email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (CA- 16) is looking for a motivated, hardworking, full-time Intern for the Winter/Spring 2012 semester. Although unpaid, this is a great opportunity to work in a high-paced environment and gain experience within the legislative process. Applicants should have good writing and communication skills and possess a desire to work in public service. Responsibilities include answering phones, sorting mail, communicating with constituents, drafting letters and assisting staff members with projects. California ties are a plus but not necessary. Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to Siobhan.email@example.com. Please include dates and times of availability.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-09) seeks a highly motivated, full-time Intern for winter/spring 2012. Interns are responsible for both administrative and legislative duties. Administrative tasks include assisting the staff assistant with answering phones, greeting visitors, sorting mail, entering data, and drafting correspondence. Legislative support includes performing research, drafting public statements, prepping materials for hearings, attending hearings and briefings, reaching out to agencies and other congressional offices, and a host of various special projects. Candidates should be professional and possess strong oral and written communication skills, an ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, and a good sense of humor. Ties to California’s 9th Congressional District are a plus but not required. Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The office of Congressman Todd Rokita (IN-04) is seeking current college students or recent college graduates for an unpaid Spring Internship. Duties will include, but are not limited to: answering phones, processing mail, researching legislative issues, drafting correspondence letters to constituents, attending hearings and briefings, and conducting tours of the US Capitol. Ties to Indiana are preferred but not required. If you are interested, e-mail a cover letter and resume to Jacqueline.email@example.com with “Spring Internship 2011” in the subject line. A phone interview may be required.
The office of Congressman Jim McDermott (WA-7) is seeking unpaid Interns for the Winter and Spring. Duties include, but are not limited to, opening and sorting electronic mail, attending briefings, and providing assistance to the legislative staff, the communications staff, and the front office staff. Applicants must have excellent writing and communications skills. Interested applicants should email a cover letter, résumé and brief writing sample (500-1000 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Moderate Florida Republican seeks a legislative Intern for the spring semester 2011. Interns will work in a fast-paced Congressional Office, gaining valuable exposure and knowledge of the legislative process and the United States Congress. Intern responsibilities include greeting constituents, giving tours, handling constituent phone calls, opening and sorting mail, and assisting staff with administrative tasks. Interns will also have the opportunity to conduct legislative research, and assist with correspondence, as well as attend some Capitol Hill briefings, congressional hearings, receptions, and press events. Interns must have a good attitude, strong work ethic, and excellent written and oral communication skills. Successful interns will be able to find information with little assistance, be able to work both independently as well as part of a team environment, and with strong attention to detail. Interns must be able to commit to at least three full days a week (9:00am-6:00pm). Please send resume and cover letter to Laura.Mundy@mail.house.gov.
The office of Representative Marcia L. Fudge (D-OH) is looking for Interns immediately, to join her fast-paced Washington, D.C. office. Interns will have the opportunity to attend Committee hearings, learn about the legislative processes, and assist in the daily operations of a Congressional office. Representative Fudge understands that the primary obligation for any intern is their academic progress. Because of that, this office offers a flexible working environment which allows the individual to schedule themselves responsibly while also meeting the needs of the Representative and her staff. Duties include but are not limited to: answering phones, responding to constituent letters, conducting legislative research, attending hearings/briefings, giving Capitol tours, and basic administrative duties. Applicants should be goal-oriented, quick learners, and have a professional and friendly demeanor. Cleveland ties are not required but are a huge plus. No calls or drop-ins please. Should you be interested in working in the DC office of Representative Marcia L. Fudge please send a copy of your resume, cover letter, and writing sample to email@example.com. No calls or drop-ins please.
The office of Congressman Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) is looking for motivated full-time or part-time Interns to join our team during the spring of 2012. Primary responsibilities will include answering phones, sorting incoming mail, greeting constituents and guests, conducting research, and giving tours of the Capitol. Interns will work closely with members of the legislative and press staff, and will gain valuable experience by participating in the day-to-day operations of a congressional office. Applicants should have strong writing skills and should be hard-working, enthusiastic, and eager to help out. Candidates from Washington state strongly preferred. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. Please send your resume to Pat Chiarelli at Patrick.firstname.lastname@example.org
Immediate Internship Opening and Spring Internship Openings– A Southern Republican Congressman is seeking applicants for an unpaid internship. We are looking for applicants that can start immediately and in the Spring. An internship in the office will provide a valuable hands-on experience and a greater understanding of the legislative process. Responsibilities include attending hearings, researching specific issues, compiling information to respond to constituents inquiries, handling incoming mail and data entry, giving visiting constituents tours of the Capitol, and performing general office duties. Southern ties are a plus, but not required. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Please include your dates of availability.
Moderate Democratic Pennsylvania Congressman searching for a qualified applicant for a full-time or part-time Internship in Washington, DC office. Position will be for Spring 2012 and is unpaid. Duties include answering phones, running errands, researching legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attending hearings and briefings, and answering constituent letters on various issues before the House. Applicants should have excellent communication skills and good attention to detail. To apply for an internship, please send the following items to firstname.lastname@example.org:
• Application form (available at http://www.altmire.house.gov)
• Cover letter
• Two letters of recommendation from a professor, mentor or employer
• Short writing sample (2-3 pages)
• Dates of availability
If you would like more information on internships or have any questions, please email email@example.com.
Senior Democratic Member of Congress from the Midwest seeks a motivated, enthusiastic, and detail-oriented Intern for the spring of 2012. This is a great opportunity for individuals who are interested in learning about the workings of Capitol Hill and the legislative process in a busy office. The internship will provide exposure to all areas of a legislative office. Responsibilities include: drafting press releases, weekly columns, and other writing projects as needed; researching, writing and editing responses to constituent letters and requests; attending hearings and briefings in specific legislative areas; and a variety of administrative tasks, including data-entry of constituent letters and front office duties. Applicant should be a self-starter with strong attention to detail, the ability to meet tight deadlines, and superior writing and organization skills. Applicants with a strong interest in politics and a connection to the Midwest are preferable. Please note this is a full-time position beginning on or shortly after January 3, 2012.Please email cover letter, resume, one letter of recommendation, and two short writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you interested in politics and public service? Would you like to spend the spring living and working in the nation's capital? Congressman Denny Rehberg's Washington D.C. office is looking for two full time Interns for the spring of 2012. The ideal candidate will be a junior or senior in college with an interest in politics/government and possess the following skills: good phone etiquette, detail-oriented, friendly, motivated, self-starter, excellent research and writing skills and the ability to multi-task. Applicants with Montana ties are preferred. Main duties include daily front desk operations (answering phones, greeting visitors, assisting in constituent correspondence), attending committee hearings as well as working directly with the Communications and Legislative Teams on various projects. Spring internships typically run from January through May. The internship is unpaid but offers a great opportunity for students to learn the ins and outs of Capitol Hill. We can also help you find housing through one of the many intern housing programs in D.C. if necessary. Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Caitlyn Brady at email@example.com.
Internship Opening – A Republican Congressman from California is currently looking for unpaid interns to begin immediately. Daily duties include, but are not limited to: answering phones, distributing mail, conducting Capitol tours for constituents, attending hearings and briefings, and assisting legislative staff with various projects. Ideal candidates should possess excellent oral and written skills and be comfortable in a fast-paced working environment. California ties are preferred, but not necessary. If interested, please email a resume, cover letter, and list of references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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