Monday, February 6, 2012

US Senate Jobs Listing -- February 6th, 2012

Revised: February 03, 2012 at 3:40 PM

The Senate Employment Bulletin is published as a service to Senate offices choosing to advertise staff vacancies. The listing is posted online at 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.

Republican U.S. Senate subcommittee staff seeks a highly motivated individual for policy-based internship during the Spring 2012 semester. Graduate students, law students, attorneys, and recent graduates with work experience are encouraged to apply. Preference given to candidates with demonstrated interest in law, public finance, defense spending, government reform, international security, and cyber-security. New England ties preferred. Candidates must be professional, courteous, detail-oriented, and committed to confidentiality. Successful candidates will have research experience, superior writing ability, willingness to complete projects independently and within teams, and strong analytical skills. The internship is unpaid and hours are flexible. Academic credit offered at discretion of college or university. To apply, please send resume and dates of availability in body of email to indicating job referral number in the subject line. No attachments accepted. Deadline: February 17, 2011

Midwestern Democratic Senator has an immediate opening for a Research Assistant, with duties including management of constituent correspondence. Candidates should have strong written and verbal communication skills and familiarity with the legislative process. Background or interest in health policy is desirable. Please email a cover letter, resume and a brief writing sample to indicating job referral number in the subject line.

The Senate Committee on Armed Services is seeking a highly motivated, energetic, well-organized individual for the immediate position of Staff Assistant. Primary responsibilities include reception duties, to include answering telephones, receiving visitors, and opening, sorting and electronic processing of the mail. To qualify, an incumbent should be a college graduate; have at least 6 months of previous office experience; be detail-oriented; and possess effective oral communication and writing skills. Additionally, the candidate must have fast and accurate typing skills and possess well-rounded computer experience, to include knowledge of and previous experience with Microsoft Office Access and Excel programs. An ability to work with minimum supervision, handle multiple tasks simultaneously and operate in a fast-paced environment is also required. Senate experience is preferable, but not essential. We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and there is an opportunity for advancement. We are an equal opportunity employer. Please email a cover letter and resume to indicating job referral number in the subject line. Please note that the Committee will not accept any phone calls, e-mails or walk-ins with respect to this announcement.

US Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship (Republican office) is seeking law 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 indicating job referral number in the subject line.

United States Senate Sergeant at Arms, Office Support Services division seeks a Customer Support Analyst to serve as a liaison between SAA and Senate offices. Candidate must represent and market SAA services to Senate offices, consult with offices on the most efficient use of office automation and information technology, provide problem solving and troubleshooting assistance, test and train Senate offices on new products, and participate in the design and enhancement of office systems. Candidate must be familiar information technology systems, have the ability to plan and coordinate multiple projects or activities, have a knowledge of office practices and procedures and strong written and oral communication skills. Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, information technology or a related field, and one to three years of professional experience in office automation or information systems management; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Salary $65K-$98K. Free parking/transit subsidy and federal benefits. To apply send a SAA Employment Application, resume and cover letter to Application is MANDATORY can be obtained at When applying use job code CSA. DEADLINE 2/15/12 *HIRING FOR THIS POSITION IS GOVERNED BY THE VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT

Senior Republican Senator seeking experienced Legislative Assistant for energy and environment work. Candidates must have at least three years of experience in Senate or House office with demonstrated background in the issues. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to indicating job referral number in the subject line.

Secretary of the Senate seeks qualified college student or recent graduate for Spring internship. Responsibilities include data entry and data management, responding to public inquiries, and other general administrative duties. Successful candidate will have a strong interest in public service, be an enthusiastic self-starter with a keen eye for detail, and be available to work full-time from January through June. Ideal candidate will be a quick study and a strong team player with well-developed communication skills. Please email cover letter, resume and references to with "Internship" in the subject line

Southern moderate Democratic Senator seeks candidate to work on Judiciary/Homeland Security issues. Primary responsibility is answering constituent correspondence. Other responsibilities include meeting with constituents, research. Successful candidate will provide support on Homeland Security issues including FEMA, other disaster recovery related issues and be the lead staff member on judiciary, immigration and postal matters for the Senator. Must be flexible and work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment. Ideal candidates should have strong writing and communication skills. Law degree required and Hill experience preferred. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to indicating job referral number in the subject line.

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 indicating job referral number in the subject line.

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 Write “media assistant” in the subject line

Democratic Senator is seeking a Legislative Assistant for tax and fiscal issues, including assisting with Finance Committee tax work. The ideal candidate will have an interest in fiscal policy, background and experience working in tax issues, a JD, MBA, or MPP, and strong quantitative skills. Hill experience also a plus. To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to

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 indicating job referral number in the subject line.

Democratic Staff Director is seeking an experienced Executive Assistant. This is a senior administrative support position, not a legislative position. The Executive Assistant is responsible for a wide range of duties to support the Staff Director and Democratic Committee staff. The Executive Assistant will interact regularly with Senate support operations and other committee and Member offices. Responsibilities include organizing meetings, assisting with hearing preparation including briefing books, organizing and maintaining files for the committee and the Staff Director, maintaining the Staff Director’s calendar and correspondence, proofreading, assisting with committee publications, drafting correspondence and memos, archiving, special projects and making the executive office function smoothly. Substantial Senate experience and solid working knowledge of the Senate, its processes, rules and procedures is required. Committee experience desirable. Please send resumes and writing samples to indicating job referral number in the subject line.

A Progressive Northeast Democrat is seeking a Press Secretary. The position will be based in Washington and duties will focus on media and issues in the state. The ideal candidate would be a proactive self-starter and creative individual with excellent writing skills and the ability to work under tight deadlines. Duties will include working with reporters, drafting news releases, organizing daily news clips, and planning and executing press events in the state. Hill or other government experience and new media skills preferred. This is not an entry level position. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to

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The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Majority Oversight & Investigations Office is seeking full-time, unpaid Law Clerks for spring semester 2012. The position offers law students the opportunity to gain substantive experience while participating in the legislative process. Law Clerks will assist Committee staff in conducting document review, policy and legal research, drafting memoranda, contributing to reports and preparing for hearings. Qualifications: Applicants must be current law students or recent graduates. Applicants should demonstrate outstanding research abilities, work well in a fast-paced environment and possess excellent written and oral communication skills. Previous experience in government is not required, but candidates should have a general understanding of government procedure. Applicants should be available full-time. Applicants should sent resume, cover letter, and writing sample to

The Senate Committee on Rules and Administration Democratic staff is seeking an attorney to handle a variety of legal responsibilities, with emphasis on administrative and election law. A minimum of two years’ legal experience is required. Senate experience, knowledge of Senate rules and procedures, and/or election and campaign finance experience desirable. Responsibilities include interpreting and drafting Senate rules, procedures and regulations, evaluating contracts and claims, drafting legislation, hearing development and preparation, memoranda, statements and speeches as well as training and providing guidance to Senate offices. Successful applicant will have the ability to operate in a fast-paced environment, excellent research and writing skills. Applicants should possess excellent academic credentials and Capitol Hill, private practice or relevant government experience. Please e-mail resume and writing samples to indicating job referral number in the subject line.

Senator McCaskill seeks an experienced, energetic individual to handle telecom, technology, transportation, consumer product safety, patent and copyright reform and auto portfolio. Additional issues may be added. Responsibilities include staffing the Senator in the Commerce Committee as well as managing and completing all legislative work in the assigned issue areas; preparing materials for meetings, briefings, and hearings; drafting legislation; advising the Senator on information related to legislation and key issues within responsible policy areas; representing the Senator at official events and in constituent meetings; and working with the Legislative Director and Chief of Staff to strategically accomplish the Senator’s goals. Qualified candidates will also have strong management, writing, analytical, negotiation, and organizational skills; the ability to perform well under pressure while juggling multiple tasks; and sound judgment. Additionally, qualified candidates should be experienced in the issue areas assigned, be organized and resourceful, and be able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced, changing environment. Prior Hill experience is strongly preferred. Please e-mail resume and cover letter to indicating job referral number in the subject line. No phone calls please

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

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 indicating job referral number in the subject line.

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

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 by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 3, 2012.

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:

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

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 indicating “Internship” in the subject line or fax to (202) 224-7042.

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 Please e-mail resume, cover letter, legal writing sample, transcript, and three references to by February 6th.

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:

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 for more information or find the application at:

Moderate Democratic Senator is seeking a responsible, organized, and experience manager with excellent communication skills to handle all administrative aspects of the office. Tasks required are maintaining staff leave and travel records, maintaining office budget and processing vouchers for office expenses, procuring supplies and equipment, intern recruitment and supervision, advertisement of office vacancies, recommending appropriate candidates for interviews, and other special projects that are required occasionally. Candidate will coordinate operations with the state office and will act as the Office Emergency Coordinator. This individual will work closely with the Chief of Staff, Legislative Director, state staff, and committee staff to facilitate successful office operations. Applicants must have superior organizational skills, strong people skills, poise, multitasking ability, patience, and humor. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to indicating job referral number in the subject line. This is not an entry-level position.

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

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 indicating job referral number in the subject line.

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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

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

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 Applicants should fax resume and cover letter expressing areas of interest to 202-228-2646

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 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.

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 Print and complete the Internship Application and mail it to my office address below or e-mail it to me at

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.

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 to the number listed

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  1. I got exactly what i was looking for, but never expected a blogger would help me, thank so much for the US Senate Jobs Listing!@bose
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