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MEMBER AND COMMITTEE VACANCY LISTING
Week of April 9, 2012
Midwestern Democrat seeks Legislative Aide for his Washington, D.C. office. Duties include, but are not limited to, handling a variety of legislative issues, writing constituent correspondence and assisting the Communication Director with press work. The ideal candidate will have an interest in both legislative and press work, the ability to produce high quality writing in a timely fashion, excellent multi-tasking skills, and experience working on Capitol Hill. Iowa ties are a plus, but not required. Please send your cover letter, resume, two writing samples and three references to MidWesternDemocratAide@mail.house.gov with Legislative Aide in the subject line. No phone calls or drop-ins.
Republican Member of the House Armed Services Committee seeks a skilled Military Legislative Assistant to cover a portfolio of legislative issues that includes defense and veterans’ affairs. Primary responsibilities will include managing HASC-related activities, briefing the Member and senior staff, building and maintaining relationships with the veteran community, reviewing responses to constituent mail, and managing defense-related initiatives on behalf of the Member. Competitive candidates will have at least two to three years of prior experience as a Legislative Assistant or in a similar position. Additionally, prior military service is highly valued. Candidate must be detail-oriented, professional, entrepreneurial and knowledgeable. Effective written communication skills are required. The position will include regular travel to military installations in the Member’s congressional district. Portfolio of issues is likely to also contain some non-defense domestic issues. Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Interested individuals should send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Senior Democrat seeks an experienced, well organized Executive Assistant/Scheduler for the Washington, DC Congressional Office. Primary duties include, but are not limited to: managing the Member’s DC schedule; taking care of all logistics associated with the Member's travel to and from DC and out of state; ensuring compliance with all financial and travel disclosure rules; maintaining the Member’s contact list, records and files. The ideal candidate should have a professional demeanor, possess strong organizational skills, be detail oriented, and demonstrate the ability to multi-task under pressure. In addition to having strong verbal and written communication skills, a minimum of two years prior scheduling experience is preferred. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congressman John W. Olver (MA-01), who is retiring at the end of this year, seeks Staff Assistant to handle front desk duties, including answering phones, greeting constituents, supervising interns and managing the office’s flag and tour services. The position also includes a some letter-writing and a few starter legislative issues. Salary: $30,500. Job includes assistance to find next position on the Hill or elsewhere as office winds down. Send cover letter and resume to email@example.com to the attention of the Chief of Staff. No phone calls or walk ins.
The Washington D.C. Office of Congressman Keith Ellison (MN-05) has an opening for a Legislative Correspondent. This is not an entry level position. Applicants must have excellent writing skills, be a self-starter, and have superior organizational ability. Applicants must demonstrate success in working in a fast-paced office with a strong teamwork culture. Prior Hill experience helpful. Knowledge of Minnesota and ties to Minnesota preferred. Deadline for applications is COB, April 13, 2012. Please email resume, cover letter and two writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please no walk-ins or phone calls.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please cut and paste your cover letter into the body of the email. Please do not send the cover letter as an
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.
INTERNSHIP VACANCY LISTING
Week of April 9, 2012
House Democrat Seeks Tech Policy Fellow.
A member of the House Judiciary and Armed Services Committees seeks a Technology Policy Fellow to assist legislative staff with initiatives pertaining to digital privacy and cybersecurity.
A law degree or an advanced degree in a relevant field is strongly preferred, but not required. An undergraduate degree in a relevant field is required.
Candidates should have an in-depth understanding of digital privacy and/or cybersecurity issues and a basic understanding of the legislative process in the U.S. Congress.
Candidate should be expected to provide general support, research, and writing support to the legislative staff across all issue areas. This position is unpaid and minimum time commitment may be required.
Specific duties will include:
- Assist legislative staff with research and development of legislation related to digital privacy and cybersecurity.
- Monitor breaking developments and longer-term trends in the press and social media regarding issues at the "electronic frontier."
- Work closely with advocacy groups in Washington and across the country to develop policy proposals.
- Engage executive branch agencies to conduct oversight of the Federal government's technology, surveillance, and cybersecurity policies.
Please submit cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and grades to email@example.com.
A moderate California Democrat is now accepting applications for internship positions available for Spring/Summer 2012. Specifically, the start date would be April 30th through at least June 8th. 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 and hearings, answering phones, sorting mail, drafting constituent correspondence letters, giving Capitol tours, doing legislative research, and various other tasks. Applicants should possess excellent communication skills, have the ability to multi-task, and have an interest in the legislative and governmental process. Interns will gain valuable Hill and office experience, as well as have access to many unique networking opportunities. California ties are preferred, but not required. Please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congresswoman Linda Sanchez (CA-39) is currently accepting applications from current college students and recent graduates for unpaid Press Internship in Washington, DC, to begin in May for the summer term. Intern will be responsible for compiling press clips; helping answer reporter inquiries; organizing media events and press conferences; assisting with press releases and memos; conducting research; and assisting Communications Director with day-to-day operations in active press office. Successful applicants work well under pressure, possess excellent written and oral communications skills, have a good sense of humor, and are eager to learn. Previous experience in politics and press are not required but candidates need a basic understanding of government, knowledge of California, and interest in communications. If interested, please email cover letter, resume and references to email@example.com.
Immediate Internship Opportunity – A Republican Congressman from California is currently looking for unpaid to begin immediately and continue through May 30, 2012. Daily duties include, but are not limited to: answering phones, distributing mail, conducting Capitol tours for constituents, attending hearings and briefings, and assisting legislative staff with various projects. Ideal candidates should possess excellent oral and written skills and be comfortable in a fast-paced working environment. California ties are preferred, but not necessary. If interested, please email a resume, cover letter, and list of references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with “Spring/Summer 2012 Internship” in the subject. Please also include dates of availability.
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.
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