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MEMBER AND COMMITTEE VACANCY LISTING
Week of March 26, 2012
The Congressional-Executive Commission on China is a bipartisan commission created by Congress in 2000 to monitor and report on human rights and rule of law developments in China. The Commission consists of Senators, Members of the House of Representatives, and senior officials from the Administration. The Commission holds hearings, issues an Annual Report, and maintains a database of political prisoners in China, among other activities. For more information on the Commission, see www.cecc.gov. The Commission is seeking Professional Staff Members to assist in monitoring and reporting on substantive issues, including worker rights, criminal justice, freedom of residence and movement, access to justice, Xinjiang, ethnic minority rights, freedom of religion, civil society, North Korean Refugees in China, and property in China. The professional staff member will assist in assessing China's compliance or noncompliance with international human rights standards and Chinese domestic law. Successful candidates should have substantive background and/or an interest in one or more of these issue areas. Successful candidates should also possess the necessary Chinese language, English writing, and communication skills to effectively research, analyze, and explain such developments to U.S. policymakers and the broader public.
• Monitoring and researching Chinese and English language sources (media, government, NGO) for developments relating to their issue area.
• Identifying and analyzing key developments and reporting their significance orally and in writing, including through drafting sections of the Commission's Annual Reports, short analysis pieces, public statements, and press releases.
• Researching political prisoner cases and creating and maintaining case records in the CECC Political Prisoner Database.
• Assisting in organizing CECC public hearings and roundtables.
• Staff member also may be asked to travel to U.S. cities, China or other foreign locations on official business.
• Candidates must be a U.S. citizen.
• Very strong demonstrated ability to speak, read, write, and perform research in Chinese (Mandarin) is required.
• The successful candidate will likely have worked or studied in mainland China, Taiwan, or Hong Kong.
• Candidates will preferably have a law degree or a Ph.D. or M.A. in political science, history, business, economics, or other social sciences. B.A. candidates with very strong credentials will also be considered.
• Strong oral and written communication skills, and the interpersonal skills and enthusiasm to work under tight deadlines and as part of a team.
• Please submit a brief cover letter, resume, short writing sample (10 pages or less), and the names and contact information for two references to Judy Wright, CECC Director of Administration, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or via FAX at 202-226-3804. PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, April 10, 2012 by 11:59 PM, EST. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.
• The Congressional-Executive Commission on China is an equal opportunity employer.
House Natural Resources Committee Republican Majority is seeking a Press Assistant to join active communications team. Should be an enthusiastic team-player with the ability to multi-task. Must have strong written/verbal communication skills, excellent organizational skills, strong attention to details, and ability to prioritize and work to tight deadlines. Duties include: Updating website; creating graphics/images; compiling daily news clips; maintaining email lists; assisting with special projects, field hearings, and events; and maintaining daily operations of the press office. Experience with HTML, the Adobe Creative suite and social media strongly preferred. Send cover letter and resume to GOPresourcesResume@mail.house.gov.
Senior Democratic Congressman on a prominent Committee seeks an experienced, energetic and creative Press Secretary to work in a fast-paced press operation. The ideal candidate should be entrepreneurial and aggressive in generating ideas that yield media coverage, promoting the Member’s agenda through traditional and social media, and raising the Member’s national profile. The Press Secretary will be responsible for all facets of daily press operation including; media strategy development and implementation; serving as primary spokesperson for national and local media; coordinating press conferences; pitching story ideas, legislative action and events; and drafting statements, releases, speeches, opinion editorials and responses to articles. This is not an entry-level position. The candidate must have previous Capitol Hill experience, extensive media contacts and background working with both print and electronic media. The Press Secretary must also seek innovative ways to increase the Member’s visibility, including expanding the use of the Member’s website and other on-line resources and developing/maintaining effective relationships with national and local media. Excellent oral and written communications skills and the ability to work in a high pressure, team-oriented environment while juggling multiple tasks are required. On-the-record experience preferred. To apply, please e-mail a cover letter, resume and three writing samples with the words “Press Secretary” in the subject line to email@example.com. Please cut and paste your cover letter into the body of the email. Please do not send the cover letter as an attachment.
Committee on Ethics has an opening for a Staff Assistant. Duties include: answering telephones; assisting with the committee investigations production process; assisting with the tracking and processing of committee correspondence; and providing administrative support in setting up committee meetings. Applicants must have excellent organizational skills and professional telephone manner; good computer skills; proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel; ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others; ability to use good judgment in responding to inquiries and requests; flexibility in assisting with daily tasks and projects;prior work experience or familiarity with Westlaw, Lexis-Nexis and Concordance a plus. Applicant Instructions: Please email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
Communications Director: Senior Democrat seeks a communications director experienced in all aspects of public relations and social media, who is also organized, energetic and creative, to be based in a D.C. congressional office to handle all communications strategy and media operations for an unusually busy office. This is a very fast-paced office where the communications director writes press releases; pitches stories; responds to reporters’ inquiries; oversees website content; develops and maintains relationships with local and national media; organizes media events; and produces newsletters and e-newsletters. Occasional help on press releases is sometimes available from legislative staff. Excellent research, writing and social media skills are essential. Candidate must be able to handle multiple tasks and issues effectively while meeting deadlines. A successful candidate will develop and implement a communications plan, think outside the box and possess the political savvy needed to anticipate big news stories and proactively promote the Member’s message. At least three years of prior media and/or Hill experience and demonstrated experience with both mainstream and new media outlets is preferred. This is NOT an entry level communications position. Candidate must be a D.C. resident or be willing to become a resident of the District of Columbia. Salary based on skill and experience level. Interested applications should send a cover letter, resume, references and two writing samples to DC00.NortonResume@mail.house.gov or fax to (202) 225-1129. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE
Staff Assistant/Scheduler - Northeast House Democratic office seeks a motivated and organized individual to join our team in an entry-level position. Responsibilities include but are not limited to managing the Member’s Washington schedule, driving the Member, managing requests for flags and tours, overseeing the intern program, processing vouchers, answering the phone and greeting visitors. Occasional late nights and early mornings. Applicants should have a valid driver license, clean driving record and reliable car, and be available by mid-April. Hill experience is a plus; a sense of humor and teamwork are a must. Please email a cover letter, resume, and one page writing sample to House.Resumes@mail.house.gov. No calls or walk-ins please.
Alabama Democrat seeks an energetic, motivated and organized individual with strong interpersonal skills to manage a fast-paced front office as the Staff Assistant/Office Manager. Applicants must possess an upbeat positive attitude and ability to work well in a team environment. Applicants must also be detail oriented, friendly and professional. Responsibilities will include answering phones, managing incoming mail, coordinating tours for constituents, submitting flag requests, selecting and managing interns, writing constituent correspondence, and any other projects the staff may require. Employee will also help maintain office computers, office supplies, and will serve as the District office contact. Knowledge of the legislative process, excellent oral and written communication skills and Alabama ties are a plus. Previous work experience is highly valued. Please email cover letter, resume, references, and a writing sample to ALStaffAssistantJob@gmail.com. No drop-ins or calls, please!! This office has a commitment to diversity and minority applicants are encouraged to apply.
Western Democratic Senator seeks seasoned Press Secretary/Speech Writer 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 email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
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.
INTERNSHIP VACANCY LISTING
Week of March 26, 2012
Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) is seeking highly-motivated, self-starting, and detail-orientated individuals for its spring Internship program. Main responsibilities include researching legislative issues; drafting floor statements, constituent correspondence letters, and press releases; answering phones; organizing the mail; covering Congressional hearings and briefings; providing general office support; and handling special projects as assigned. The internship is unpaid. Work may qualify for academic credit, depending on the requisites of the college or university. Positions are currently available. Please e-mail your cover letter, resume and short writing sample to Laure Fabrega at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-09) seeks a highly motivated, full-time Intern for spring 2012 who can start immediately. 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 email@example.com.
The Washington, DC office of Congressman Timothy Bishop (D-NY) is currently seeking full time Interns for our summer program. Interns should be comfortable answering phones, giving capitol tours, sorting mail, and helping out the staff by attending hearings or briefings. Strong writing skills are necessary. Applicants should be hard working, intelligent, and enthusiastic. Long Island ties are a plus, but not required. Those interested should send a cover letter, resume, brief writing sample and also a six point list of hobbies, special skills and interests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-11) is accepting applications for Internship positions available for Spring/Summer 2012. This unpaid internship will provide valuable hands on experience in a Congressional office and a greater understanding of the legislative process. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, attending Congressional briefings, giving tours of the Capitol, responding to constituent inquiries, and helping to process tour and flag requests. Qualified applicants should possess a professional and courteous demeanor, excellent communication skills, the ability to multi-task, fastidious attention to detail, and interest in the legislative and governmental process. This is a great opportunity for college students and recent graduates seeking Capitol Hill experience. All majors are encouraged to apply. California District 11 ties preferred, but not necessary. Interested applicants should e-mail a resume, cover letter and a short writing sample to email@example.com with “Spring/Summer 2012 Internship” in the subject. Please also include dates of availability.
New York Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) is seeking unpaid Interns for the summer semester, preferably to begin in early mid-May and finishing in August. Interns will:
• Assist with office administrative tasks including, sorting incoming mail, greeting visitors, and answering the telephone.
• Assist in the preparation of constituent responses, bills, and amendments.
• Perform legislative research.
• Respond to requests from constituents.
• Attend briefings, hearings, and special events where they may have the opportunity to meet with Members of Congress, leaders of industry, and the press.
• Gain valuable Hill experience and learn about the federal legislative process.
Congressman Jerrold Nadler represents New York's 8th Congressional District, which includes the residents of most of the Upper West Side, Lower Manhattan and sections of Brooklyn. Congressman Nadler serves on the Judiciary Committee and on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, where he is the highest ranking member from New York. He is the Ranking member of the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution. Applicant Instructions: Please e-mail or fax a resume, brief cover letter, and 1-2 page writing sample to: Email: Ben.firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 202-225-6923.
Democratic CBC Member of Congress seeks a responsible, focused, and organized Intern. Positions are available starting in May, and applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Although internships are unpaid positions, interns are treated as full participants in the Congressional office. Duties will include, but are not limited to: answering phones, processing mail, researching issues, drafting correspondence, attending hearings and briefings, and conducting tours. Current students are especially encouraged to apply. If you are interested, e-mail a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample to Taylor Share at Taylor.Share@mail.house.gov.
The Washington, D.C. office of Congresswoman Laura Richardson (CA-37) is currently seeking Interns available to start immediately. Typical intern duties include: compiling daily press clips, conducting legislative research, drafting correspondence letters, assisting legislative staff with different projects and completing various administrative tasks. A strong work ethic and positive attitude are a must. Successful applicants will also demonstrate strong writing and communication skills. California ties are a plus, but are not required. Interested candidates should email a cover letter, writing sample and resume to email@example.com. Please call (202) 225-7924 with any questions.
Senior Democratic Member of Congress seeks an energetic, organized, creative, (full-time or part-time) Unpaid Intern to work in the District Office. Intern responsibilities include answering phones, composing daily news summaries, and researching various issues relevant to the District of Columbia, note constituent opinions, including their full names, addresses, and all relevant information as well as perform other duties as assigned by the Intern Supervisor. A successful Intern will be a creative, motivated person who is eager to learn. Please send a resume, cover letter, a writing sample and a letter or recommendation to InternResume.DC00@mail.house.gov.
The DC Office of Representative Jim Langevin (RI-02) is seeking personable, dependable and professional individuals for full and part-time unpaid Internships during the summer. 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. The ability to work well and communicate efficiently in a team environment is essential. Rhode Island ties are preferred. Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to internsRI02@gmail.com.
Congressman Robert A. Brady's office is currently looking for one more Spring semester Intern to assist our legislative staff. The position requires someone who is highly motivated, has a sound understanding of the U.S. political system and has a genuine interest in the legislative process. In addition to helping teach and inform, our office encourages interns to regularly attend Congressional Hearings, legislative Mark-ups, Congressional Research Service courses and both on Capitol Hill and off Capitol Hill events. We firmly believe in providing the leniency necessary to accomplish any and all course work during your time with our office. We have a very communal and encouraging staff and we look forward to adding one more capable team member to our group. Monday and Thursday/Friday availability are currently given preferential consideration. All issue area interests are welcomed and encouraged. Please send a letter of interest and resume to Shervan.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
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 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.
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 email@example.com.
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