Revised: April 05, 2012 at 4:57 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.
221718 STAFF ASSISTANT -
New England Senate office seeks a Staff Assistant based in the Washington, D.C. office. Responsibilities include answering phones, greeting visitors and meetings in the reception office, coordinating flag requests, opening mail, and other duties as assigned. Qualified applicants must be personable, dependable, be able to multitask, work well under pressure, and have a keen attention to detail. Strong ties to Connecticut are required for this position. Office is an equal opportunity employer. Please email a cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
221717 LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDENT -
Moderate Democratic Senator seeks a Legislative Correspondent to work on budget, tax, trade, and judiciary issues as needed. Daily duties include, but are not limited to, researching and responding to constituent mail, attending hearings and briefings, and supporting Legislative Assistants. Position requires excellent writing and communication skills as well as the ability to work independently, handle multiple tasks, learn quickly and contribute as a team player. A background in business or finance issues is a plus. Familiarity with Intranet Quorum computer system is preferred. Salary commensurate with experience. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
221716 PRESS INTERNSHIP -
Senator Mary Landrieu seeks an enthusiastic, professional college student or recent college grad for IMMEDIATE unpaid press internship for April and May to assist in aggressive and fast-paced press office. Tasks include compiling daily press clips, maintaining and updating press lists, drafting press releases and advisories and other tasks to keep a busy press office humming. Preference will be given to those from Louisiana and those who can commit to a fulltime internship. However, candidates from outside Louisiana are encouraged to apply. Experience with photography, design or graphic work is a plus. To apply, please e-mail cover letter, resume with references and one writing sample to email@example.com
221715 LAW CLERKS -
The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Majority Oversight & Investigations Office is seeking full-time, unpaid Law Clerks for summer 2012. The position offers law students the opportunity to gain substantive experience while participating in the legislative process. Law Clerks will work with the Committee’s Oversight and Investigations staff and assist in conducting document review, performing policy and legal research, drafting memoranda, contributing to reports and preparing for Oversight 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 send resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Helpoversightclerk@gmail.com
221714 STAFF ASSISTANT -
Senior Senator from Rhode Island is presently seeking a Staff Assistant for the Washington, DC office. Primary duties include answering phones and greeting visitors in the reception office, and handling a variety of constituent requests for tours, flags etc. Qualified applicants must be personable, dependable, and able to handle multiple tasks in a busy office setting. Ties to Rhode Island are required. Please email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
221713 DEPUTY SCHEDULER -
Senator McCaskill seeks a Deputy Scheduler for a fast-paced Washington, DC office. The Deputy Scheduler will assist with administrative, legislative, and logistical support to the Senator as it relates to her schedule. Responsibilities include handling travel, researching meeting requests/invitations and scheduling meetings assigned to legislative staff. The Deputy Scheduler will also serve as the assistant to the Chief of Staff as needed. A successful candidate will be highly motivated, able to manage and prioritize multiple projects and tasks, be detail-oriented and able to maintain a high level of professionalism and discretion at all times. Applicants must have strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with both constituents and staff members. Candidates with Missouri ties are encouraged to apply. Please email cover letter and resume to email@example.com. No phone calls please.
221712 STAFF ASSISTANT -
Senator Chris Coons’ office seeks a poised, personable, and highly-motivated individual for the position of Staff Assistant. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, answering telephones, greeting visitors, and serving as the first point of interaction between constituents and the Senator’s office. Ideal applicants will possess strong written and oral communication skills, a diplomatic disposition, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment under minimum supervision. They will also show enthusiasm for public service and a willingness to work as part of a team. Capitol Hill background and Delaware ties preferred. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
221711 FRONT OFFICE STAFF ASSISTANT -
Democratic Chairman is seeking a Staff Assistant to share responsibility for operation of Committee front office and reception area. Primary duties include: answering phones, greeting visitors, responding to constituent requests, answering mail, and some research work. Ideal candidates should possess strong oral and written communication skills, an interest in health policy, and a positive, team-oriented attitude. A Wisconsin connection is a plus. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to: email@example.com indicating job referral number in subject line.
221710 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 e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
221709 STATE OUTREACH DIRECTOR -
Senator Jack Reed is seeking a State Outreach Director to coordinate the Senator’s outreach efforts in Rhode Island. Prospective candidates should have demonstrated experience in both building constituencies and planning activities to complement legislative strategies. The State Outreach Director position is located in Providence, RI. This is an exempt position and requires some work to be performed outside of the traditional work week. Ability to work in a fast paced environment, knowledge of the Federal government and Rhode Island would be assets. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
221708 SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR -
Senator Jack Reed is seeking a Systems Administrator to oversee operation of computer systems in D.C. and state offices. Responsibilities include determining hardware, software and system specifications to meet the IT needs of the office, and maintaining and troubleshooting hardware and software problems related to the server, desktop units, laptops, printers and other office equipment. Additionally, this position provides technical support for the constituent mail system and e-newsletters, and performs updates to the website and office intranet. Qualified candidates must be dependable, organized, and able to perform multiple tasks under pressure. Knowledge of Microsoft Office, SharePoint, and InterTrac preferred. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
221707 PRESS SECRETARY -
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) is seeking a press secretary to run the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Majority Press Office. Strong writing, communication and organizational skills are required. Previous experience as a reporter, speech writer, or press secretary is highly desirable. Bachelor’s Degree and three or more years of experience in the field of media communications, newspaper reporting, television or radio news broadcasting required. The press secretary is responsible for coordinating all Committee-related press activities for the Chairman, screening and responding to daily inquiries from press, and overseeing preparation of press releases, columns, newsletters, talking points, press documents, and charts for floor and news conference use. This is a full-time exempt position. Please e-mail resume and cover letter to Press_Secretary@judiciary-dem.senate.gov indicating the job referral number in the subject line. The application deadline is April 5, 2012.
221706 SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR -
Pacific Northwest Democrat is seeking an experienced Systems Administrator to handle day-to-day administration, support, and IT procurement needs of office, as well as business requirements. He/she will be back-up for the new media coordinator on maintenance of the Senator’s website and social media platforms. He/she should have experience providing support for Blackberry cellphones, Windows, and Microsoft Office. The ideal candidate would be a highly organized, proactive self-starter and have experience with Intranet Quorum, Backup Exec. Must be able to work well with staff of any level of technical proficiency. Please e-mail a resume and cover letter to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
221705 NEW MEDIA DIRECTOR -
Conservative Republican Senator is seeking a New Media Director to work with Communications Director and Press Secretary. Interested candidates should have considerable experience in a press-related field or a strong media background, and must be able to demonstrate ability to update website content, Facebook, You Tube and Twitter accounts. Duties include, but are not limited to: assisting with media events; tracking media coverage; helping manage the office website, manage daily press clips; drafting press releases, statements and advisories; and additional duties as assigned. Candidates must have exceptional writing and editing skills. Please send short letter and resume only to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls or additional writing samples, please. Deadline for applications is April 11, 2012.
221701 DEPUTY PRESS SECRETARY -
Southern moderate Democratic Senator seeks Deputy Press Secretary for an active Committee office. Responsibilities include writing press releases, op-eds, talking points and speeches; designing documents for floor and public presentations; working with the Communications Director to identify, plan and staff press events; developing relationships with members of the press; updating the Committee’s website, and preparing daily press clips. The ideal candidate will be a creative self-starter who has some experience in a Senate or House communications job. Please e-mail a cover letter, resume and three writing samples to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line
221700 PROFESSIONAL STAFF MEMBERS -
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. Main duties: 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. Qualifications: 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 essential. Application Procedure: 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.
221699 PRESS INTERN -
Senator Charles E. Schumer’s press office seeks full-time, unpaid Spring and Summer 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 the candidate is available immediately, and can continue work through the spring and into the summer. 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. Candidates with New York ties are preferred. If interested, please send Cover letter, Resume and References via email to SchumerPressInternship@gmail.com
221696 MAIL MANAGER -
Senior Democratic Senator seeks a motivated individual to manage office’s mail operation. Position is responsible for sorting and distributing postal mail, e-mails and faxes. Position manages the office Correspondence Services System (Intranet Quorum): coordinates the processing of all correspondence; proofreads, edits, and approves outgoing correspondence; maintains the letter library; creates and manages targeted/mass mailing projects; compiles weekly reports on mail volume; and ensures that constituent mail is responded to in a timely manner. Ideal candidate should possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills, be detail oriented, and have experience with Intranet Quorum. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
221693 STAFF ASSISTANT/DRIVER -
Democratic Senator looking for Staff Assistant and Driver. Candidate needs to be reliable, take initiative when necessary, and possess a clean driving record. Other responsibilities include front office duties and other administrative tasks. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
221692 CHIEF CLERK -
Senate Committee is seeking a Chief Clerk to provide administrative, financial, and budgetary support to the Committee. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: overseeing the Committee and subcommittee budgets, accounts, expenditures, payroll actions, personnel files and financial data; manage administrative preparations and operations for Committee hearings, business meetings and mark-ups; serve as Committee's Ethics Certification Officer; and maintain Committee's legislative and nomination files. The position is non-designated, and therefore supports the Majority and Minority staffs. It requires discretion and confidentiality in handling sensitive Committee matters. Ideal candidate should have previous Senate experience, ideally in a clerk or office management position, with a background in budget preparation/maintenance and financial management; should be well organized with attention to detail. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
221690 SPEECHWRITER -
Democratic Senator seeks a Speechwriter with strong writing and communication skills for the Washington, DC office. Duties include writing of speeches to be delivered in-state and in DC, drafting Web content, talking points, video scripts, and newsletters. Qualified candidates must have knowledge of the state and legislative issues important to the Senator as well as the ability to prepare documents on short notice, while managing long-term assignments. Speechwriting and Hill or other government/political experience preferred. This office is an equal opportunity employer. Please email resume and writing samples (briefing memo and speech, and/or opinion editorial) to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line. No phone calls please.
221689 PRESS SECRETARY -
Western Democratic Senator seeks experienced, creative communications professional to serve as Press Secretary. The ideal applicant will have excellent writing and editing skills, extensive experience pitching and placing news stories and organizing press events and a proven ability to build strong relationships with the media. Duties will include overseeing day to day press operations, drafting and editing news releases, speeches and op-eds and coordinating interviews and press events. On-record experience is required. The position is located in the state office and reports to the Communications Director. For consideration, send cover letter, resume and writing samples to email@example.com.
221685 LEGAL ADMINISTRATOR -
United States Senate legal office of seven attorneys who defend Senate offices in employment law cases is seeking a Legal Administrator to manage administrative staff and office operational functions. Individual manages and oversees SCCE administrative staff; develops, administers, and communicates SCCE office policies; evaluates performance of support staff; prepares documentation and provides orientation to all SCCE new hires; oversees all SCCE office operational functions; develops and implements processes to maximize efficiency of work flow; maintains and oversees office budgets and accounting records; tracks all invoices and travel expenses for payment and verifies authority to pay invoices; assists attorneys with preparation and review of service contracts; serves as office emergency coordinator; serves as the back-up systems administrator for the SCCE office; and ensures efficient operation of all office IT resources through overseeing office network systems and peripheral equipment. Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Legal or Business Administration or a related field with five to eight years’ office experience. Knowledge of federal court systems and procedures and of legal profession, technology, trends and innovations; ability to troubleshoot computer software and hardware problems; ability to work occasionally outside of standard office hours, including early mornings, late nights, and weekends, when needed. Excellent benefits include federal employee healthcare program, paid parking or transportation subsidy, matching retirement savings plan, federal holidays, and paid time off. Salary range: $67,895 – $105,236. E mail cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or send by facsimile to 202-228-3603. No telephone inquiries. Equal Opportunity Employer
221682 INTERNS -
Democratic Midwestern Senator’s office is seeking energetic, organized and politically driven college students and/or recent Bachelor degree graduates for unpaid internships starting immediately. This position provides exposure to the legislative process, while developing a strong understanding of how a congressional office operates. Intern responsibilities, include but not limited to, answering phones, leading tours, organizing constituent mail and the potential to assist legislative staff with research on a variety of issues. Interns will be encouraged to attend hearings and briefings to enhance their experience on Capitol Hill. Midwestern ties are preferred. Interested candidates please send a resume, cover letter and references to email@example.com
221681 PRESS SECRETARY -
Western Democratic Senator seeks experienced, dynamic communications professional to serve as Press Secretary. The ideal applicant will have excellent writing and editing skills, extensive experience in developing new media strategies and a proven ability to build strong relationships with traditional media. Duties will include overseeing new media; drafting and editing news releases, speeches and op-eds; coordinating interviews and press events; and developing website content. This is not an entry-level position. On-record experience is required and Hill experience is preferred. The position reports to the Communications Director in Washington, D.C. For consideration, send cover letter, resume and writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org
221680 PRESS INTERN -
Western Democratic Senator is seeking a Press Intern – to start as soon as possible – with excellent writing and research skills, an interest in public policy and the news media, mature judgment, and the ability to work under deadline pressure. Duties include assisting with daily press clips, maintaining press lists, transcribing media clips, drafting press materials, and supporting the daily running of the press office. To apply, please email cover letter, resume and one writing sample to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
221679 INTERNS -
Senator McCaskill’s office is seeking students and recent graduates for full or part-time internships for the remainder of the Spring 2012 term. This internship presents an opportunity for both a unique learning experience and an inside look at the legislative process. Responsibilities include assisting staff with legislative research, leading Capitol tours, processing and drafting correspondence, preparing hearing materials, attending briefings and assisting with special projects and administrative duties. Candidates should possess strong writing, oral communication, and research skills while demonstrating the ability to complete multiple tasks simultaneously. Please email a resume with two references and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Internship” in the subject line
221675 INTERNS -
Midwestern Republican Senator is seeking motivated college students and recent graduates for full time unpaid internships for summer 2012. Interns have the opportunity to see the legislative process in action. Responsibilities may include working with a busy press shop, assisting schedulers and tour coordinators, or helping legislative staff with research and other projects. Interns also have the opportunity to attend hearings and briefings of interest. The internship’s summer program has 2 sessions: May 21-July 3 and July 5-August 17. Only those who can commit to a full session need apply. Please e-mail cover letter, resume, and session preference to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line
221671 STAFF ASSISTANT -
Western Democratic Senator is seeking a Staff Assistant. Applicants must be detail oriented, well organized, able to handle a fast-paced work environment and work well in a team environment, and have exceptional interpersonal skills. Candidates should be personable, dependable and professional to support a very busy front office, and have excellent oral and written communication skills. Duties include, but are not limited to, answering phones, greeting visitors, sorting mail, and other administrative duties as assigned, as well as providing support to scheduling, press, and legislative staff as needed. Western ties a plus. Please email a cover letter and resume to DemSenatorJob@gmail.com indicating “Staff Assistant” in the subject line.
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.
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 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.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
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
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
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.
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
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.