Tuesday, January 22, 2013
US House Intern Vacancies -- January 21st, 2013
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 January 21, 2013 MEM-156-13 Democratic Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) seeks current college students or recent graduates wishing to gain Capitol Hill experience for a full-time or part-time internship to start immediately. A qualified intern candidate will be well-organized, responsible, dependable, ready to work in a fast-paced environment, and have good oral and written communication skills. Duties will include answering phones, sorting and distributing mail, running errands, creating constituent correspondence, providing constituent tours of the Capitol Building, attending briefings, assisting with legislative research, and providing aid to staff members regarding various projects. This internship is unpaid, however interns will gain valuable public service skills and experience on the Hill. No previous Hill experience necessary. Those with ties to Ohio or the 3rd Congressional District are strongly encouraged to apply. All interested applicants should e-mail their resume, cover letter, and expected start and end dates to firstname.lastname@example.org. PLEASE – NO PHONE CALLS. MEM-150-12 The Office of Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez seeks community-minded individuals for the District Office position of Administrative Intern. Ideal candidates are team players who work well under pressure, have excellent communications skills and have a desire to serve their country and the constituents of the 47th Congressional District. Congresswoman Sanchez is a leading Orange County Democrat and a ranking member on the House Armed Services Committee among other prestigious assignments. The Congresswoman’s District Office is focused on providing efficient and effective constituent services. Job Descriptions are attached to this email communication. Send resumes to email@example.com. We look forward to speaking with you. MEM-145-12 Indiana Democrat is seeking current college students or recent graduates wishing to gain Capitol Hill experience for a full-time or part-time Spring Semester Internship. We are seeking motivated, organized, and reliable individuals to assist the legislative and administrative staff with day-to-day duties. Such duties include attending briefings, answering phones, giving Capitol tours, drafting constituent correspondence letters, doing legislative research and various other tasks. The internship is unpaid, but interns will gain valuable Hill and office experience and will have access to many unique Hill opportunities. Those with ties to Indiana or the 7th Congressional District are strongly encouraged to apply. Please send a resume, cover letter detailing availability, and two short writing samples to: In07Internship@mail.house.gov. MEM-144-12 Congressman Mike Honda’s office seeks a progressive, full-time, unpaid press and social media intern in his Washington DC office for spring 2013. 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. 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 and compiling press clips; • 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 experiences 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-17 or California ties are preferred. Ideal start-date will range between January 7th – 31st. If interested, please send cover letter, resume and a writing sample (and portfolio, if applicable) via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. MEM-142-12 Spring Semester Internships: Interns in Congressman John Larson's Washington, DC office will gain vital professional skills while enhancing their knowledge of the legislative process. We are looking for candidates with ties to Connecticut, who can work full-time (beginning in January or February). Roles and responsibilities in the office for a prospective intern include, but are not limited to: • Assisting in legislative research for the Congressman, staff, and constituents • Helping with data entry of constituent letters • Attending briefings for staff members and drafting memos for the appropriate staffer and the Congressman • Assisting in answering constituent mail, which includes research and letter writing • Helping process Flag and Tour Requests; conducting tours of the U.S. Capitol • Other projects, as needed If you are interested in an internship, please send a resume, cover letter, and short writing sample along with your expected start and end dates by fax to 202-225-1031 or email Sylvia.email@example.com. PLEASE – NO CALLS. MEM-141-12 The Washington, D.C. office of Republican Congressman David Valadao (CA-21) is currently seeking paid interns. Main responsibilities include answering phones, processing mail, guiding Capitol tours, and assisting the legislative staff by drafting constituent correspondence letters and researching legislative issues. There will be opportunities to attend meetings and hearings as needed, as well as receptions and seminars that interest you. Qualified candidates must be highly motivated self-starters who are detail oriented and have excellent organizational and communication skills. This is a paid internship starting immediately with flexible starting and ending dates. California ties are a plus, but not required. Please send inquiries with resume and cover letter attached to firstname.lastname@example.org. MEM-129-12 Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-11) is accepting applications for internship positions available for spring 2013. 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 “spring 2013 Internship” in the subject. Please also include dates of availability. 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 email@example.com. Please specify your proposed internship dates in the cover letter. No drop-ins or follow-up calls, please. MEM-036-12 Internships – Congressman Benishek from Michigan’s First District seeks unpaid Interns to fill positions for winter/spring 2013. Applicants needed to fill slots for January through May. 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. Michigan ties are preferred. Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to Samuel Grossman at firstname.lastname@example.org.