Monday, September 24, 2012
House Vacancy Announcement and Placement Service -- September 24th, 2012
House Vacancy Announcement and Placement Service (HVAPS) B-235 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 202-226-5836 Vacancy Bulletins are available for pick-up in Longworth HOB - B-227 (CAO First Call Customer Service Center) or in the CAO Human Resources Office - Ford HOB 102. To Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the Vacancy Listserv visit: http://www.house.gov/content/jobs/ Job Line: 202-226-4504 _____________________________________________________________________________________ INTERNSHIP VACANCY LISTING Week of September 24, 2012 MEM-107-12 Representative Bill Johnson (OH-06) is currently seeking 2012 fall /2012 winter INTERN for the months of August–December and 2013 spring interns for the months of January-April. Responsibilities will mostly include, but are not limited to: greeting guests in the front office, answering phones, giving Capitol tours, attending and summarizing hearings and/or briefings for legislative staff, and performing various administrative tasks. Ohio ties are preferred, but are not required. The months of the internship may vary depending on the availability or school schedule of the applicant. If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to: email@example.com. MEM-106-12 Representative Bill Johnson (OH-06) is currently seeking 2012 fall/2012 winter INTERN for the months of August–December and 2013 spring interns for the months of January-April. Responsibilities will mostly include, but are not limited to: greeting guests in the front office, answering phones, giving Capitol tours, attending and summarizing hearings and/or briefings for legislative staff, and performing various administrative tasks. Ohio ties are preferred, but are not required. The months of the internship may vary depending on the availability or school schedule of the applicant. If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org MEM-105-12 Northwestern Democrat seeks undergraduate students or recent graduates for an internship beginning immediately and lasting through mid-December 2012. Main responsibilities include answering phones, processing mail, drafting constituent correspondence letters, researching legislative issues, attending meetings/hearings as needed. Candidates should be self motivated, enthusiastic, flexible, and computer-literate. Please email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to email@example.com MEM 104-12 Intern – The Office of Congressman Cedric L. Richmond is seeking a legislative intern for his Washington, DC office. The intern will assist in greeting constituents, answering phones, giving tours, preparing legislative research memos, and supporting administrative staff. The ideal candidate will have Louisiana ties, a sense of humor, strong interpersonal communication skills, as well as a high degree of professionalism. Please email your cover letter and resume with ‘Intern’ in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify your proposed internship dates in the cover letter. No drop-ins or follow-up calls, please MEM 103-12 Maryland Democrat is seeking a full or Part-time Intern for the Fall semester. Current college students or recent graduates are preferred. Candidates must have strong writing and research skills, enjoy working as part of a team, and be mature and professional. Responsibilities include answering phones, sorting and drafting correspondence, writing and research projects, attending hearings and briefings, and providing support for legislative staff. Applicants with Maryland ties and/or a flexible schedule that allows them to contribute significant time to the office will be given preference. Interested candidates should email resume, cover letter (include days and times available), and a brief writing sample to Kristen Lail (email@example.com). MEM-102-12 Congressman Bruce Braley of Iowa seeks college students or recent graduates for Fall Internships in his Washington, D.C. office. General duties include attending briefings, answering phones, giving tours of the Capitol, responding to constituent mail, and researching various issues in support of legislative staff. Applicants should possess an interest in the legislative process, as well as strong written and verbal communications skills. Applications accepted for both full-time and part-time positions. All internships are unpaid. Those with Iowa ties are strongly encouraged to apply. Please send a resume and cover letter to Braley.Internships@mail.house.gov MEM-101-12 The office of Congresswoman Lois Capps (CA-23) is now accepting applications for Full or Part time Interns during the Fall 2012 quarter. Main responsibilities include answering phones, processing mail, drafting constituent correspondence, researching legislative issues, attending legislative briefings/hearings, and providing tours of the Capitol building. Applicants must be flexible, work independently, and have strong writing and interpersonal skills. College students seeking academic credit are encouraged to apply. Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to Erick Siahaan at Erick.Siahaan@mail.house.gov. MEM-094-12 Republican House office is looking for full time Interns for the fall of 2012. The ideal candidate will possess the following skills: good phone etiquette, detail-oriented, friendly, motivated, self-starter, excellent research and writing skills and the ability to multi-task. Applicants with Montana ties are preferred. Main duties include daily front desk operations (answering phones, greeting visitors, assisting in constituent correspondence), attending committee hearings as well as working directly with the Communications and Legislative Teams on various projects. The internship is unpaid but offers a great opportunity to learn the ins and outs of Capitol Hill. We can also help you find housing through one of the many intern housing programs in D.C. if necessary. Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Philip Maguire at firstname.lastname@example.org. MEM-093-12 Congresswoman Mazie Hirono is currently accepting applications for Internship positions available in her Washington, D.C. office for the 2012 fall semester. This internship provides opportunities to gain firsthand knowledge of how a congressional office operates, to observe the legislative process at the federal level, and to develop research skills related to public policy. Duties will include, but are not limited to, constituent service, drafting correspondence, attending legislative briefings, and assisting staff. Qualified applicants should possess a professional and courteous demeanor, good interpersonal communication skills, the ability to multi-task, excellent attention to detail, the ability to work in a fast paced environment, and interest in the legislative and governmental process. If you are interested, please email your resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Please indicate “Fall 2012 Internship” in your subject line and include your available hours, available weekdays, and start/end date. MEM-092-12 Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Michigan) office is currently seeking Fall Interns. The purpose of this internship is to provide the student with complete exposure to the workings of a Congressional office in a dynamic team environment - which we hope will be an exciting experience! Responsibilities are to provide assistance to the Chief of Staff and Legislative Assistants on congressional projects including preparing for briefings, researching topics for floor speeches and press releases, and evaluating legislation to be considered on the House floor. A major responsibility will also include managing the front desk, which entails the following: answering phones (screening calls and taking accurate phone messages), greeting constituents, opening and distributing office mail, analyzing constituent letters, and entering and tracking constituent casework in the office database. You will be given the opportunity to research a topic of your choice and submit your findings with policy recommendations to the appropriate staff person. Qualifications: • Must be a current college student • Must be friendly and pleasant on the phone and to office visitors • Eager to assist staff with projects and general office duties • Flexible work hours with at least a minimum of 12 hours per week Applicant Instructions: Interested candidates may apply via our website at http://conyers.house.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=ConstituentServices.StudentOpportunitiesInformation or by emailing their cover letter, resume and responses for the below questions to Rinia.Shelby@mail.house.gov. Please put the words "INTERN APPLICATION" in the subject line of your email. Applications accepted on a rolling basis until positions are filled. Questions to be completed by applicant: (1) Please explain in a brief statement why you are interested in a congressional internship with Congressman John Conyers, Jr.. (2) Please indicate areas of legislation you are most interested in learning. (3) Please provide a list of any relevant experiences such as class assignments, projects, memberships, etc. (4) Please provide two professional references. (5) Please indicate your hours of availability. MEM-091-12 The Office of Congressman Cedric L. Richmond is seeking a Press Intern for his Washington, DC office. The intern will assist in compiling media clips, drafting press releases and talking point, managing social media, and working closely with the communications director. The ideal candidate will have Louisiana ties, a sense of humor, strong interpersonal communication skills, as well as a high degree of professionalism. Please email your cover letter and resume with ‘Intern’ in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify your proposed internship dates in the cover letter. No drop-ins or follow-up calls, please. MEM-089-12 Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) is seeking highly-motivated, self-starting, and detail-orientated individuals for his Fall Internship program. Main responsibilities include researching legislative issues; drafting floor statements, constituent correspondence letters, and press releases; answering phones; organizing 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. MEM-088-12 Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-09) seeks a highly motivated, full-time Intern for fall 2012. 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. MEM-087-12 Immediate openings for Interns to assist Congressman Petri (R-Wisconsin) and his staff in the overall day-to-day operations of the office by investigating constituent requests and drafting responses, answering telephones, greeting visitors, and guiding tours of the Capitol. They will also be assigned research projects as needed. Interns have the opportunity to attend committee hearings and otherwise take advantage of the unique perspective of Capitol Hill. We try to give our interns a firsthand view of the legislative process and we make every effort to provide them with a worthwhile learning experience. This is an excellent opportunity for college students or recent graduates interested in obtaining Capitol Hill experience. These unpaid positions are full or part-time with flexible scheduling available. Email cover letter and resume to email@example.com with subject line INTERN APPLICANT. MEM-086-12 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with “Fall Internship” as the subject. Note that the internship is unpaid and housing is not provided. MEM-084-12 Congressman Mike Honda’s office seeks a progressive, full-time, unpaid press and social (multi)media Intern in his Washington DC office for fall 2012. This is a unique opportunity for a passionate, creative and self-motivated person to join the team of one of Congress’s most prolific, progressive, and influential voices. The intern will serve as a critical member of the team helping brainstorm ideas, concepts, and projects. Your work will involve exposure to national, state, and local media, particularly advocating for the Congressman’s policy priorities. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: monitoring and drafting outreach statements for the Congressman’s cutting edge social media outlets; conceptualizing, executing, and editing viral videos for the web; working on drafts of press releases and op-eds; conducting research; compiling press clips; brainstorming and creating Web 2.0 content; and assisting the Communications Director and the Online Communications Director with the daily operations of a heavily active progressive Member’s office. As a member of the Budget and Appropriations committees, author of the Congressional Progressive Caucus’s federal budget, and Chair Emeritus of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, Rep. Honda’s press operations are one of the most proactive and robust in Congress. Applicants must work well under pressure, be technically proficient Web 2.0 programming languages; have a strong working knowledge of creative software suites such as Adobe Premiere, Dreamweaver, Photoshop and/or other related software, have excellent written and oral communications skills, and strive to create a compelling narrative that will resonate with the public. Previous experience in politics or press are not required, candidates should have an understanding of the federal government, progressive politics, experience using social media, and a communications/writing background. While this internship is dedicated to communications, the intern will be expected to assist with front office duties such as answering phones, sorting mail, greeting visitors, and other administrative tasks. Candidates with CA-15 or California ties are preferred. Ideal start-date will range between August 27th – September 17th. If interested, please send cover letter, resume and a writing sample via email to Madeline.email@example.com . MEM-083-12 Immediate Internship Openings for the Fall – A Southern Republican Congressman is seeking applicants for an unpaid internship. We are looking for applicants that can start immediately. An internship in the office will provide a valuable hands-on experience and a greater understanding of the legislative process. Responsibilities include attending hearings, researching specific issues, compiling information to respond to constituents inquiries, handling incoming mail and data entry, giving visiting constituents tours of the Capitol, and performing general office duties. Southern ties are a plus, but not required. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your dates of availability. MEM-082-12 The DC Office of Representative Jim Langevin (RI-02) is seeking personable, dependable and professional individuals for full and part-time unpaid Internships beginning in August or September. 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. MEM-081-12 Congressman Leonard L. Boswell (IA-03) seeks a motivated, enthusiastic, and detail-oriented Intern for the fall of 2012 in his Washington, DC office. This is a great opportunity for individuals who are interested in learning about the workings of Capitol Hill and the legislative process in a busy office. The internship will provide exposure to all areas of a legislative office. Responsibilities include: drafting press releases, weekly columns, and other writing projects as needed; researching, writing and editing responses to constituent letters and requests; attending hearings and briefings on various issues; and a variety of administrative tasks, including data-entry of constituent letters and front office duties. Applicant should be a self-starter with strong attention to detail, the ability to meet tight deadlines, and superior writing and organization skills. Applicants with a strong interest in politics and a connection to Iowa will be given priority consideration. Please note that this is a full-time position beginning on or shortly after August 20th, 2012. Please email cover letter, resume, one letter of recommendation, and two short writing samples to email@example.com. MEM-079-12 Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) is seeking Internship applicants for his Washington, DC office for Fall 2012. These positions offer a unique opportunity to help respond to individuals who need help with a federal problem, and to learn about broader community and national concerns. Interns assist staff with constituent services and legislative research. If you are interested in interning, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your resume and three references, a writing sample, and advise when you would be available. Candidates should have a strong work ethic and a positive attitude. Texas ties a plus. MEM-078-12 The House Democratic Caucus offers full-time Internships year-round*, based on immediate openings. Successful applicants will be bright, highly motivated and have strong academic records, as well as an interest in public policy. Interns will perform a variety of duties that are essential to the Caucus. These range from administrative duties such as answering phones and data entry, to assisting the staff in a variety of functions, including performing research, attending briefings, and preparing the Caucus’ many events. Interns will also interact with Members of Congress regularly, and are expected to uphold the Caucus’ high standards of conduct. Candidates must be flexible and capable of working in an unpredictable, fast-paced environment. This is an unpaid internship. Eligibility: The House Democratic Caucus seeks full-time interns, only. All current undergraduates and recent graduates who are available for a full-time position are encouraged to apply. To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample to email@example.com. *Must be able to start immediately. MEM-077-12 Unpaid Intern- Congressman Bobby Schilling (IL-17) seeks interns available immediately. Daily activities include but are not limited to answering phones, distributing and sorting mail, greeting guests, entering constituent information into IQ, giving tours, and assisting staff members with various assignments. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in government and politics and needs to be motivated, dedicated to the office, friendly, personable, and possess a good sense of humor. Please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org . Preference given to candidates with Illinois ties. Part time/ full time available. MEM-076-12 Internship – Congressman Dave Loebsack is hiring fall interns in his Washington, D.C. office. Interns are responsible for answering phones, sorting mail and faxes, giving tours of the Capitol, and assisting with constituent correspondence. Other tasks may include attending briefings and hearings, letter writing, and assisting press staff. Intern candidates should be current or recent college students, regardless of major. Although internships are unpaid, exceptional candidates may be considered for a small stipend after the first month. To apply please email your cover letter, resume, a short writing sample and a letter of recommendation to Loebsack.Internship@mail.house.gov. No phone calls or drop-ins please. MEM-074-12 Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-11) is accepting applications for Internship positions available for Fall 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 McNerneyInternships@mail.house.gov with “Fall 2012 Internship” in the subject. Please also include dates of availability. MEM-073-12 Congressman Steve King is looking to fill Fall Internship positions in his Washington, DC office. The internship will end in December 2012. Applicants should be committed, pro-life conservatives with strong writing skills. Ideal candidates will also be personable self-starters able to multi-task and work well under pressure. Iowa ties are a plus. Duties include answering phones, sorting mail, leading capitol tours, drafting constituent mail and helping legislative staff with research & writing projects. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter explaining their interest in working for Congressman King to email@example.com with “Fall Internship” in the subject line. MEM-071-12 Florida Democrat is seeking a responsible, motivated, and outgoing candidate for an Internship opportunity in their Washington, DC office. Interns are expected to be full participants in the office with duties ranging from answering phones and administrative support to legislative research and drafting letters. Florida residents and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should forward their resume, cover letter, and any other pertinent materials to FLdemInternship@gmail.com. MEM-070-12 Fall Internship Opening: A Republican Congressman from California is currently looking for unpaid interns to begin in August. 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. MEM-066-12 The Washington, DC office of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-NY) is offering fall Internship opportunities starting in August 2012. 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 references to Benjamin Schultz at NY28.InternApplications@mail.house.gov. Please do not hesitate to contact Benjamin at 202-225-3615 with any questions. MEM-065-12 The Office of Congressman Vern Buchanan (R-FL) is seeking Interns for the 2012 Fall semester in his Washington, D.C. office. Duties include: providing general constituent services including answering phone calls, sorting mail, and recording opinions on legislative matters; conducting research for staff members on various issues; working with the legislative team in drafting constituent correspondence; any other duties that may be assigned. Florida ties are preferred, but not required. The internship weekly schedule is flexible but requires at least 15 hours a week. Interested applicants should e-mail a resume to Victoria Hunter at Victoria.email@example.com with “Fall Internship” as the subject. Please note that the internship is unpaid and housing is not provided. MEM-062-12 The House Democratic Caucus offers full-time Internships year-round, based on immediate openings. Successful applicants will be bright, highly motivated and have strong academic records, as well as an interest in public policy. Interns will perform a variety of duties that are essential to the Caucus. These range from administrative duties such as answering phones and data entry, to assisting the staff in a variety of functions, including performing research, attending briefings, and preparing the Caucus’ many events. Interns will also interact with Members of Congress regularly, and are expected to uphold the Caucus’ high standards of conduct. Candidates must be flexible and capable of working in an unpredictable, fast-paced environment. Eligibility: The House Democratic Caucus seeks full-time interns, only. All current undergraduates and recent graduates who are available for a full-time position are encouraged to apply. To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org Must be able to start immediately. MEM-059-12 Democratic CBC Member of Congress seeks a responsible, focused, and organized Intern. Positions are available starting in August, 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, and attending hearings and briefings. 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. MEM-055-12 The Washington, D.C. Office of U.S. Representative Dave Camp (R-MI) is seeking diligent, enthusiastic and organized undergraduate students for unpaid legislative internships during the 2012 fall semester. These positions provide exposure to the legislative process while developing an understanding of how a congressional office operates. Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to: constituent tours, organizing constituent mail, administrative duties, attending briefings, assisting with special projects, and the potential to assist legislative staff with research on various issues. Interns will start late August with full-time availability; Michigan ties are strongly preferred. If interested, please send cover letter, resume, two writing samples and letters of recommendation to Harry Gillen, Intern Coordinator, at (202) 225-9679 or email at email@example.com. For more information on Congressman Dave Camp and Michigan’s 4th Congressional District, please visit our website at www.camp.house.gov. MEM-048-12 Majority House Committee is seeking undergraduate and graduate unpaid Interns for the upcoming fall semester. Candidates must be energetic, hard-working, and be able to work in a fast-paced environment. Interns will have the responsibilities of providing legislative 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. To apply please submit an application, resume, and one page essay which can be found at www.waysandmeans.house.gov MEM-046-12 Natural Resources Chairman Congressman Doc Hastings is looking for full time, unpaid fall Interns for his personal office. Internships can start late July – early August and can last through the end of December. Interns in the Washington, D.C. office will be responsible for assisting with general office duties, legislative staff with research and writing, and responding to constituent mail. Interns will be encouraged to attend hearings, briefings, and other Congressional proceedings. Additional duties are available and will be assigned according to an intern’s interest and ability. Must be highly motivated, self-starter, detail oriented, possess excellent organizational and communication skills, a strong work ethic, a positive attitude and will have the ability to manage multiple tasks on a deadline. Please email resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Internship” in the email subject line. No phone calls please. MEM-036-12 Conservative Republican from Michigan seeks unpaid Interns to fill positions in Washington, DC office for Summer and Fall 2012. Will need applicants to fill slots for August through September and September through December. This opportunity provides exposure to the legislative process while developing an understanding of how a congressional office operates. Main responsibilities include, but are not limited to: constituent tours, organizing constituent mail, administrative duties, attending briefings, assisting with special projects, and the potential to assist legislative staff with research on various issues. Candidates should be self-motivated, enthusiastic, flexible, and computer-literate. This is a great opportunity for college students seeking academic credit. Michigan ties are a must. Please email your cover letter and resume to Kay Miller at email@example.com. MEM-033-12 Rep. Lynn C. Woolsey [CA-06] is now accepting applications for full or part time Fall unpaid 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. Ideally, we would like a three-month commitment, beginning in August or September and ending in November-December. Applicants should be energetic, committed and have excellent communication skills. California ties are a plus! Please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. MEM-029-12 The office of Congressman Buck McKeon (CA 25), Chairman, of the House Armed Services Committee, is seeking unpaid Interns to fill positions for Summer/Fall 2012. Will need applicants to fill slots for August through December. Main responsibilities include answering 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 MEM-025-12 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. MEMBER AND COMMITTEE VACANCY LISTING Week of September 24, 2012 MEM-109-12 Senior Texas Democrat seeks an experienced Scheduler/Executive Assistant for a fast-paced, team-oriented Washington, DC office. Day-to-day responsibilities include managing and structuring the Member’s Washington, DC schedule; arranging the Member’s travel and logistical details of meetings; handling the Member’s personal correspondence; fulfilling various administrative duties; and working closely with the district scheduler and other staff members in the district and in DC to facilitate meetings. The successful candidate will be a discreet, politically savvy, self-motivated, and very organized with the ability to successfully interact with different personality types. This is NOT an entry level position. Previous Capitol Hill scheduling or scheduling experience is required. Spanish language skills and Texas ties preferred. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 202-225-5688. No phone calls or drop-ins please! MEM-108-12 CAPITOL HILL SCHEDULER: Progressive CA Democrat seeks organized, detail oriented, energetic, and savvy Scheduler. Duties include developing and managing the Member’s daily schedule and travel arrangements; managing Member’s files/related records; organizing Member’s daily briefing materials; and drafting Member’s personal correspondence. Also works closely with Chief of Staff in ensuring smooth overall office operations. Applicants must have superior organizational skills, strong people skills, poise, multi-tasking ability, patience, and humor. Previous scheduling and/or Capitol Hill experience is highly desirable; California ties a plus. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please send cover letter and résumé to Ca32.email@example.com. No phone calls or drop bys! MEM-098-12 The House Office of Legislative Counsel is looking for a Software Technician to augment their existing IT staff. This position is a support position that solves daily software issues as they arise and performs preventive maintenance routines. Core Responsibilities: To troubleshoot and maintain office drafting software, document management software, and related supporting software. To monitor nightly scheduled jobs for errors and fix as needed. To work with systems administrator in solving problems when underlying operating system or network permissions may be part of the problem. Assist end-users with resolution of system related technical challenges Duties: Check logs from nightly automated scripts on SQL server, and utility file servers for anomalies; assist in deploying/installing software written by office programmers as well as outside vendors; provide backup assistance to the system administrator on desktop and operating system issues when necessary; create/modify utility scripts in DOS batch and VBscript ; test certain software on new desktops and laptops before they are assigned to users ; perform SQL queries to assist in troubleshooting; performs or commissions network, personal computer, and peripheral maintenance; adds, updates, and deletes users from the document management and authoring systems; eventually provides computer software training to staff; document tasks and fixes in internal wiki used by office; attend weekly staff meeting to discuss present and potential upcoming issues; Performs other duties as assigned. Qualifications: At least 4 years technical training or equivalent work experience with computers, software and hardware; at least 2 years experience working with Windows networks (LAN); strong academic credentials; knowledge of current Windows software and applications; ability to work with technical peers and users of computer systems; some knowledge of SQL queries, XML markup language, PERL programming language, and VB programming language helpful; strong oral and written communication skills; ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others; and availability to after hours and as needed (a few times a year generally) Applicant Instructions: Email resume and cover letter with subject line “Software Technician” to firstname.lastname@example.org. MEM-097-12 As the primary administrative staff member in the District Office, Staff Assistant duties include (but are not limited to): answer phones; handle mail and faxes; greet and direct visitors; maintain order & efficiency of front and back offices; order supplies; organize office files; coordinate with the Capitol Office to arrange tour and flag requests; coordinate vendor service needs; research the status of some legislation; draft some correspondence; assist the District Director and all District Office staff with additional tasks, as needed. In the absence of the District Scheduler, the staff assistant will serve as back-up and help facilitate any scheduling requests. Casework duties include (but are not limited to): Assist constituents with their individual cases pertaining to federal agencies. Help constituents to obtain timely consideration and cut through red tape. As the “front-line” caseworker, help constituents with nonfederal questions to find appropriate resources. Qualifications: Prefer some experience working directly with the community. Solid interpersonal, writing and organizational skills are essential. The successful applicant will be a team player, have a positive attitude and the ability to work and set priorities in a fast-paced environment. Spanish language skills considered a plus. Applicant Instructions: Please fax or email cover letter and resume to: Office of Congressman Xavier Becerra 1910 W. Sunset Boulevard, Suite 810 Los Angeles, CA 90026 Fax: (213) 483-1429 Email: Resume.California@mail.house.gov MEM-096-12 Democratic Staff of Congressional Committee seeks experienced Analyst for health policy portfolio. The job requires strong skills in written and oral communication, policy analysis, and quantitative analysis, as well as the ability to work effectively under tight deadlines. The ideal candidate will have several years of experience in federal budgeting, familiarity with the legislative process, background in federal health care policy, and a master’s degree in public policy or related field. Email resume, two brief writing samples, and cover letter with subject line “analyst position” to email@example.com – no phone calls or walk-ins. MEM-085-12 Progressive CA member seeks highly pro-active, experienced Communications Director to develop and implement strategic media plan in a fast-paced and results-driven environment. Must have proven track-record with national media, and ability to manage website and social media tools. Outstanding writing skills and strong pitching skills are required. Strategic understanding of key policy areas such as global peace and security, poverty and HIV/AIDS policy is desired. This is NOT an entry level position. Qualified candidates should submit resume, cover letter and one writing sample (press release or op-ed) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. No calls or drop bys, please. MEM-080-12 COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR: Progressive California Member seeks Communications Director based in Washington, DC office. Responsibilities include but are not limited to developing a proactive media and outreach strategy, writing press releases, speeches, and op-eds, and pitching stories. They should also have experience with new media. This is not an entry level position. Previous Hill experience is required. We are looking for someone to be proactive and to generate new ideas to get the Member’s message out. California ties and Spanish speaker a plus. Interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter, references and a sample press release & speech to email@example.com with “Communications Director” in the subject. MEM-068-12 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 travel disclosure rules; maintaining the Member’s contact list, and respond to protocol mail. 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 MEM-061-12 Senior New York Democrat seeks an experienced communications professional to serve as Press Secretary in DC congressional office. The applicant must be a hardworking, self-starter who possesses excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills. Candidate must have experience with on-record communications, strong written and oral communications skills and be a team player. Responsibilities include managing incoming press calls and press interview requests along with drafting and editing press releases, statements, quotes and advisories. Knowledge of New York media market is preferred but not required. The position is not entry-level and requires three to five years of communications experience on the Hill. Please e-mail resume and cover letter to email@example.com. MEM-057-12 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT– Senior Democratic Member seeks Legislative Assistant. Position will develop and implement legislative initiatives, and monitor legislative developments within Committees and on the House floor; write floor speeches and committee statements; and handle meetings with constituents and interest groups on behalf of Member. Portfolio will include education, the federal workforce, the Post Office, criminal justice, related Appropriations bills, and special projects as assigned. Candidate must be a self-starter and a creative thinker, and must demonstrate attention to detail and exceptional writing ability, and have experience with the legislative process, preferably in a Congressional office. An advanced degree in a related field is also required (JD, MA, etc.). To apply, please e-mail a cover letter and resume with the words “Legislative Assistant” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please paste the cover letter in the body of the email. Do not send the cover letter as an attachment. MEM-056-12 Defense/Military Legislative Assistant for Senior Senator - Senior Western Democrat is seeking strong candidates for very demanding legislative position. This legislative portfolio includes several issues of focus including military, defense, foreign policy, veterans, and homeland security issues. Other issues of responsibility include disaster-emergency services, budget negotiations, and some work with appropriations. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, legislative and oversight responsibilities, preparing memorandums, talking points, developing and analyzing legislation, travel and constituent work and advising the Senator and senior staff. Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills are required. Previous Hill experience and military service is strongly preferred. Please send cover letter and resumes to WesternDemLA@gmail.com. MEM-050-12 Active House Republican seeks experienced Scheduler. The main responsibility of the position is coordinating the Member’s Washington, D.C. and district schedules, but will also include other general office duties as required. Applicant must be able to successfully operate in a fast-paced environment, multi-task effectively, and adapt quickly. Strong attention to detail and organizational skills are a must, along with a positive attitude. This is not an entry level position -- prior scheduling experience is strongly preferred. Qualified applicants should email a cover letter and resume to email@example.com with “scheduler” in the subject line. MEM-049-12 PRESS SECRETARY - Moderate Southern Democratic Senator seeks experienced Hill communications staffer with excellent writing and editing skills, new media proficiency, honed media relations skills, event management experience and strategic planning capacity. He/she will write speeches, press releases and advisories, talking points, briefing memos, newsletters, video scripts and Web content. Candidate must be able to operate in fast-paced environment, travel in-state w/ Senator, arrange interviews and prepare statements and re-acts on short notice. This communications staffer will arrange logistical details for press conferences and media events. He/she will stay current on state and legislative issues relevant to Senator and build strong relationships with press. He/she will report to the Communications Director and assist in developing and implementing communication strategy for the senator and the office’s legislative goals. Candidates must be able to write quickly and accurately, and have a proficiency in or desire to master varied media tools, including a broadcast-quality video camera. Prior Hill or campaign press experience desirable. Please submit resume and writing samples (leg. policy press release, interview briefing memo and longer form speech/remarks) to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line. Please note that the office will not accept any phone calls, e-mails or walk-ins with respect to this announcement. This office is an equal opportunity employer. MEM-041-12 Southern Republican Congressman on the Appropriations Committee is seeking applicants for a Legislative Assistant position. Applicants should have previous Hill experience, a firm understanding of the legislative process, excellent writing skills, and strong attention to detail. The position will manage a broad portfolio of issues. Duties will include writing constituent correspondence, preparing for hearings and mark-ups, policy analysis, and meeting with stakeholders. While it is not required, experience in health care is a plus. Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and references to email@example.com. ________________________________________ To UNSUBSCRIBE from the House Employment Bulletin please visit: http://www.house.gov/content/jobs/hvaps_unsubscribe.php To apply for positions with House organizations, please follow the instructions in individual vacancy announcements. The U.S. House of Representatives is an equal opportunity employer. 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