US Senate Vacancies
Revised: February 24, 2012 at 12:50 PM
The Senate Employment Bulletin is published as a service to Senate offices choosing to advertise staff vacancies. The listing is posted online at www.senate.gov/employment and revised throughout the week.
To apply for advertised positions, please follow the application instructions at the end of each advertisement. Indicate the job referral number associated with each ad and submit a separate resume for every position for which you wish to apply.
For more information, please consult the Placement Brochure on the Web site or contact the Placement Office at (202) 224-9167.
Offices within the United States Senate are equal opportunity employers.
221665 LEGAL FELLOW -
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight (Democratic staff) seeks law student or recent graduate to assist with ongoing investigations and legislation. This position is unpaid. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
221664 LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDENT -
Progressive Northeastern Democratic Senator seeks Legislative Correspondent to cover healthcare and aging issues. This position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, good organization and a commitment to meeting deadlines. Responsibilities include responding to constituent mail in a timely fashion, assisting legislative staff, and representing the Senator in constituent meetings. Equal opportunity employer. Email cover letter, two writing samples and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
221663 SPEECHWRITER -
Progressive Democratic Senator seeks experienced Speechwriter. Candidates must be able to multitask and work efficiently, accurately, and creatively in an active, collaborative environment. Speechwriting experience required. Hill or other government/political experience preferred, but not required. Send resume and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org
221662 LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDENT -
Republican Senator seeks Legislative Correspondent to answer constituent mail. The issue portfolio focuses primarily on, but is not limited to judiciary and government affairs. Candidates must have a proven track record of excellent writing and communication skills. Legislative Correspondents are required to maintain tight deadlines while often handling multiple tasks. Previous Capitol Hill experience and/or background with judiciary and government affairs issues preferred. Applicants should email cover letter and resume to SenateLC2012@gmail.com
221661 LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDENT -
A conservative Republican U.S. Senator is seeking a Legislative Correspondent. The issues assignments may change, but the position currently includes constituent correspondence on environment, energy, financial services, and other issues. The job will also require a number of additional assignments from the legislative director and legislative assistants, including staffing meetings with constituents, drafting memos, assisting with research, and other work to support the senator’s legislative priorities. Strong writing skills, organization, and attention to detail are required.
Contact Email: email@example.com
221660 PRESS SECRETARY/SPEECHWRITER -
Western Democratic Senator seeks seasoned Press Secretary with excellent writing and editing skills for his Washington, D.C. office. Duties include writing speeches, press releases and advisories, briefing memos, floor speeches, newsletters, and Web content. The press secretary will report to the Communications Director. Candidate must be able to work successfully with reporters; think and plan strategically; operate in fast-paced environment juggling multiple assignments on deadline; possess superb organizational and time-management skills; fit into a positive, teamwork-oriented environment; and stay current on state and legislative issues relevant to the Senator. Please email resume and writing samples (press release, speeches and/or briefing memos to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
221659 SCHEDULER -
Democratic Senator seeks highly-motivated, supremely-organized individual to serve as Senator’s DC Scheduler. This individual will maintain the Senator's daily and long-term schedules as well as act as a liaison for the Senator with both staff and constituents. Primary responsibilities will include: receiving, evaluating and organizing all incoming meeting and event requests; greeting the Senator’s meeting attendees throughout the day; communicating key information regarding the Senator’s and the Senate’s schedule to staff; ensuring proper advance work is done for Senator’s travel, appearances and meetings; working with the Senator’s in-state Scheduler; and other duties as assigned by the Senator and the Chief of Staff. The ideal candidate will be an energetic, resourceful, discreet team player with a proven ability to effectively multi-task in a fast-paced environment. This is NOT an entry-level position. Qualified applicants will have at least 3-5 years of Scheduling and/or Executive Assistant experience, preferably on Capitol Hill. Salary commensurate with experience. Interested parties should e-mail a cover letter, resume, references and salary requirements to email@example.com. 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
221658 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -
Progressive freshman New England Senator is seeking experienced Legislative Assistant to manage a broad economic portfolio including issues of taxes, trade, housing/GSEs, financial regulation, banking, insurance, pensions, and Social Security. Successful applicants will have a demonstrated ability to identify new opportunities for the Senator to capitalize on and experience building relationships with stakeholders, including employers in the state. This position requires excellent written and verbal communications skills, attention to detail, a commitment to follow-through, and comfort operating in a fast-paced office on multiple projects. A sense of humor is a plus. Equal opportunity employer. Please send cover letters and resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
221657 SR. COMMUNICATIONS STAFF/SPEECHWRITER/NEW MEDIA DIRECTOR -
Democratic Senator seeks experienced Hill communications staffer with excellent writing and editing skills, new media proficiency, honed media relations skills, event management experience, strategic planning capacity. He/she will write speeches, press releases and advisories, talking points, briefing memos, newsletters, video scripts and Web content. Candidate must be able to operate in fast-paced environment, travel in-state w/ Senator, arrange interviews and prepare statements and re-acts on short notice. This communications staffer will arrange logistical details for press conferences and media events. He/she will stay current on state and legislative issues relevant to Senator. He/she will report to the Communications Director and assist in developing and implementing communication strategy and analysis for the senator and the office’s legislative goals. Please submit resume and writing samples (leg. policy press release, interview briefing memo and longer form (speech/remarks) to: email@example.com Please note that the office will not accept any phone calls, e-mails or walk-ins with respect to this announcement. This office is an equal opportunity employer.
221656 OUTREACH COORDINATOR/WEBMASTER -
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. Email resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
221653 OCEAN POLICY FELLOW -
The Majority Staff of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee is seeking a legislative fellow to assist Committee staff with various ocean science and policy issues. Issues of focus will include management of fisheries and other marine living resources; weather, climate science; oil spill prevention, response, and restoration; marine sanctuaries; national ocean policy; and corresponding programs and offices within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Responsibilities will include coordination and design of oversight and legislative hearings; drafting of background memos for hearings and executive sessions; and development, review, and analysis of ocean legislation and NOAA budget. Ideal candidate will have: a graduate degree in marine science; strong writing and communication skills; knowledge of Congressional organization and functions; and ability to work in collaborative environment. This is an unpaid fellowship. Full-time preferred (willing to oversee work for academic course credit), but part-time considered with a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week. Email cover letter and resume to JOBS@commerce.senate.gov with “Ocean Policy Fellow” in the subject line.
221650 DIRECTOR OF SCHEDULING -
Democratic Senator seeks highly-motivated, extremely organized individual to serve as Director of Scheduling. A senior staff position, the Scheduler maintains the Senator's daily and long-term schedules and supervises the Executive Assistant and in-state Scheduler. Primary responsibilities include: serving as the Senator's scheduling liaison between staff and constituents, receiving and evaluating all incoming DC meeting and event requests, communicating key information regarding the Senator's schedule to staff, thinking and planning strategically with the legislative, state and communications staff and other duties as assigned by the Senator and/or Chief of Staff. Ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, detail-oriented, resourceful, discreet and able to prioritize, multitask and manage time effectively in a fast-paced environment. Previous Scheduling and/or Executive Assistant experience on Capitol Hill preferred. Please email resume to email@example.com. Please note that the office will not accept any phone calls, e-mails or walk-ins with respect to this announcement. This office is an equal opportunity employer.
221646 PRESS INTERN (Summer) -
The Majority Staff of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee is seeking an energetic, self-starting Press Intern with excellent writing and research skills, an interest in public policy, mature judgment, and the ability to work under deadline pressure. The Press Intern assists Press Staff in monitoring relevant press coverage and compiling clips, drafting press materials, updating and maintaining the Committee’s website and Facebook and YouTube pages, updating reporter contact lists, organizing press conferences, and other tasks. Those interested should send a resume, cover letter, three one-page writing samples, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org
221642 SUMMER INTERNS -
US Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship (Republican office) is seeking students and recent graduates for full or part-time internships for the Summer 2012 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, 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. Please send a cover letter, resume, and 2-3 page writing sample to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
221637 SPEECHWRITER -
Senate Republican seeks experienced Speechwriter. Duties include but are not limited to drafting, editing and managing talking points, speeches, remarks, video scripts and Floor Statements; writing/editing the Senator’s weekly column; drafting new media press releases on Twitter, Facebook, blogs, etc…; and performing general press office support. Candidates must have knowledge of the legislative process and be able to multitask and work quickly, accurately, and creatively in an active environment, under tight deadlines. Candidates must also possess excellent research, writing, editing, and overall communication skills. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
221636 PRESS/MEDIA ASSISTANT -
Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., seeks Press/Media Assistant for his Washington, D.C. office to help Press Secretary in gathering and researching information for media and constituent inquiries. Applicants must be adaptable, excellent writers, organized, knowledgeable about social media and eager to serve the people of Wyoming. Wyoming ties required. Entry level, but journalism, marketing, Capitol Hill, internship or state government experience a plus. Email cover letter and resume to Coy_Knobel@enzi.senate.gov. Write “media assistant” in the subject line
221634 SPRING INTERNSHIP -
The office of Senator Sherrod Brown seeks highly motivated individuals for full-time unpaid legislative internships during the spring semester. The Spring Internship Program runs from January to May and provides an educational and in-depth experience. Responsibilities include processing incoming communication, operating office telephones, assisting staff with legislative research, attending briefings, drafting correspondence, and leading Capitol tours. Candidates should possess strong writing, oral, and research skills while demonstrating the ability to complete multiple tasks simultaneously. Applicants can apply by e-mailing a resume and cover letter to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
221627 LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDENT -
Senior Democratic Senator seeks Legislative Correspondent to focus on agriculture, transportation & infrastructure and the environment. Primary responsibilities include responding to constituent correspondence, attending constituent meetings and conducting research. This position requires excellent communication, research and writing skills, as well as the ability to work well under pressure and in a fast-paced environment. Hill experience and Northeast ties a plus. Interested applicants should e-mail cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
221626 SPRING INTERNSHIPS -
Midwestern Democratic Senator seeks undergraduate students and recent graduates for full and part-time internships beginning in late January or February. Internship responsibilities include: legislative research on policy issues for Senator’s Legislative staff in order to prepare floor speeches, hearing statements, and floor charts; constituent correspondence by letter, email, and telephone; attending hearings and other events on Capitol Hill on behalf of the office; and various administrative tasks. This is an unpaid internship. Students and recent college graduates from Midwest are strongly encouraged to apply. If interested, please submit a cover letter, a resume with three references and a writing sample to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
221625 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
221624 PRESS INTERN -
The office of Sen. Tom Carper is seeking a full- or part-time press intern in Washington, D.C, for the Spring 2012 semester. This press internship is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in a busy Capitol Hill press office, as well as accrue skills and participate in educational experiences beneficial to a career in communications. Duties include assisting with daily news clips, compiling news research, drafting media releases/advisories, maintaining press contact lists, creating social media content, and managing web content. This position requires attention to detail, creativity, strong writing ability and grammar skills, and a willingness to learn. Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite and familiarity with social media is required. A background in journalism or communications and Delaware ties are a plus. Undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, are encouraged to apply. Applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to email@example.com by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 3, 2012.
221623 MANUFACTURING & COMPETITIVENESS POLICY FELLOW -
Moderate Democrat seeks a fellow to assist with manufacturing, competitiveness, and other economic policy issues. Responsibilities include generating job creation policy ideas, analyzing policy issues, meeting with constituents and stakeholders, and drafting memos. Ideal candidate will: have a graduate degree in engineering, science, business, economics, law, or policy; have private sector work experience; have an interest or background in innovation; possess strong communication skills; and be a team player. This is an unpaid fellowship, ideally lasting between six months and a year. Email cover letter and resume to: ModDemEconFellow@gmail.com
221622 MAIL PROCESS MANAGER -
Senior Western Democrat seeks an experienced and highly motivated Mail Manager with excellent computer skills to supervise the mailroom in an extremely busy office. Principal duties include 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, back-up 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, and the ability to analyze issues and monitor workload. Please send cover letter and resumes to Baucus_manager@baucus.senate.gov
221619 SENATE INVESTIGATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE UNPAID CLERKSHIP -
The Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI), of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, is looking for law students to work closely with the Subcommittee’s Republican staff on investigative and legislative issues and cover Congressional hearings and briefings beginning in February 2012. Requires ability to operate in fast-paced environment with minimal supervision, excellent research and writing skills, and willingness to perform clerical duties. Minimum of 20 hours per week; full-time given preference. Please e-mail a brief cover letter, including the time commitment you are able to make, a resume, and an unofficial transcript to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating “Internship” in the subject line or fax to (202) 224-7042.
221618 JUDICIARY COMMITTEE LAW CLERKSHIPS -
The Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), is seeking law clerks for Summer 2012. These substantive positions offer students a unique opportunity to observe the legislative process and to work closely with Committee counsel on a wide variety of projects. Committee law clerks are typically tasked with conducting legal research, drafting memoranda and materials related to Committee hearings and votes, attending Committee hearings and executive business meetings, and providing assistance with other legislative matters. The clerkships are open to current law students only; those from Vermont are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information about Senator Leahy and the clerkship program, visit http://leahy.senate.gov/services/law_clerks/. Please e-mail resume, cover letter, legal writing sample, transcript, and three references to Scott_Wilson@judiciary-dem.senate.gov by February 6th.
221614 BANKING COMMITTEE COUNSEL -
Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs is seeking attorneys with securities and derivatives 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: Jobs_Rep@banking.senate.gov.
221611 SPRING LEGISLATIVE INTERNSHIP -
Senator Tom Carper is accepting applications for Spring Interns. This internship presents an opportunity for both a unique learning experience and an inside look at the political process. Interns receive an inside look at the legislative process by attending hearings, and, with their full access to the Library of Congress and Congressional Research Services, performing research on a wide variety of legislative issues. They also gain valuable experience by monitoring media outlets for daily developments, preparing briefing books, assisting with U.S. Capitol tours for constituent groups and providing general office support. Candidates should possess strong writing and research skills, and a demonstrated interest in American politics. Preference is given to applicants from Delaware. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so we encourage applicants to apply early. Please email email@example.com for more information or find the application at: http://carper.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/internshipprogram.
221602 SPRING PRESS INTERN -
Senator Charles E. Schumer's press office seeks full-time, unpaid Spring 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 Spring. 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
221600 INTERNSHIPS -
Moderate Democratic Senator seeks highly motivated candidate/s for full- and part-time unpaid internships (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.
221596 INTERNS -
The DC Office of Senator Barbara Boxer is seeking personable, dependable and professional individuals for full and part-time unpaid internships for the winter and spring semesters. Responsibilities include but are not limited to answering phones, processing mail, and other administrative duties as assigned, as well as providing support to press, and legislative staff as needed. We also encourage interns to attend committee hearings and briefings. This internship is a valuable opportunity to see how a Senate office functions and ideal for motivated, self-starting, and quick learning individuals. The ability to work well and communicate efficiently in a team environment is essential. California ties are preferred, but not necessary. Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and three letters of recommendation to the attention of the internship coordinator at email@example.com.
211568 PRESS INTERNS -
The office of U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) seeks unpaid press interns for fast-paced, aggressive communications office. Press interns will work closely with Communications Director, Press Secretary, and Deputy Press Secretary on a variety of tasks. Responsibilities include answering the press line and fielding calls from reporters, working with communications office and legislative staff to compile reports and other documents for media distribution. Press interns will primarily work with the Deputy Press Secretary to compile daily press clips for the Senator's review, coordinate daily update of reporter contact lists, and work with the communications office on other media-related projects. Position requires a keen attention to detail, the ability to multitask and meet tight deadlines, and the ability to demonstrate professionalism and discretion at all times. Strong writing and grammar skills and proficiency of Microsoft Office applications required. Journalism/communications background and Ohio ties a plus. To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to SenBrownPressIntern@gmail.com
211567 INTERNSHIP -
Northeast Republican Senator seeks highly motivated students for full- and part-time Unpaid Internships for the spring 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
211566 INTERNSHIP -
Senator Chris Coons' office seeks Unpaid Interns for the Spring 2012 semester. Responsibilities include answering phones, greeting visitors, sorting mail, handling requests for flags and tours and assisting front office, as well as legislative staff. This position requires outstanding organizational abilities, strong communication skills, attention to detail, poise, flexibility and an ability to prioritize in an extremely fast-paced office. Motivated, hard- working, and professional applicants looking to get a taste of Capitol Hill are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line reading “Intern” and include a cover letter, resume, and one writing sample. Delaware ties a plus, but not required. Absolutely no walk-ins or phone calls.
211541 INTERNSHIP -
Senator Michael Bennet is now accepting full and part-time Internship applications for his Colorado and Washington, DC offices. The Internship program provides an excellent opportunity for students or recent graduates. 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 can apply at http://bennet.senate.gov/services/internships. Print and complete the Internship Application and mail it to my office address below or e-mail it to me at email@example.com
211527 INTERNSHIP -
Northeast Republican seeks highly motivated students for unpaid internships in the scheduling department. Ideal candidates will have ties to the Northeast and previous scheduling experience. Responsibilities include managing incoming requests, responding to inquiries and writing memos. Applicants must work independently, have strong organizational skills and be able to multi-task with short deadlines. Interns must be able to start as soon as possible, and should be available to continue through the semester. Please fax cover letter and resume to (202) 228-2646.
211491 LEGISLATIVE INTERNSHIP -
Senator Schumer's DC office is seeking diligent, enthusiastic and organized undergraduate students and recent graduates 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 immediately 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