Monday, January 14, 2013
US House Internships Listings -- January 14th, 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 14, 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-151-13 Economic Legislative Assistant – Southern Republican Member is seeking qualified candidate for a position as an economic legislative assistant. The position’s primary focus will be staffing the Congressman on the House Financial Services Committee, but portfolio will include additional issue areas. Responsibilities will include: preparing for Committee meetings and hearings; tracking legislation and advising the Congressman in assigned issue areas; meeting with constituents and special interest groups; drafting constituent correspondence; answering constituent inquiries. Excellent writing and interpersonal skills, flexibility, the ability to meet tight deadlines and to exercise discretion and independent judgment is essential. Familiarity with the industry and monetary policy required; graduate degree in economics, finance or related field preferred. Previous Hill experience preferred. Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume to EconomicLAposition@gmail.com. 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-140-12 "The Washington, DC office of Congressman Tim Bishop is currently seeking full time interns. Interested applicants should possess strong written and verbal communication skills; enthusiasm and energy; and a keen interest in politics, history and government. This is an unpaid position. Please send inquiries to NY01.email@example.com." MEM-137-12 Internship Opening: A Republican Congressman from California is currently looking for unpaid interns to begin immediately. 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-134-12 Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) is seeking highly-motivated, self-starting, and detail-orientated individuals for his spring 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. Please e-mail your cover letter, resume, and short writing sample to Laure Fabrega at email@example.com. MEM-130-12 The office of Congresswoman Diana DeGette (CO-01) is seeking applications for full- or part-time unpaid interns for the spring semester. As a fast-paced office for an active member of the Democratic leadership, we expect a lot from our interns and pride ourselves on an excellent internship program. Duties include, but are not limited to, answering phones, sorting mailing, attending briefings, drafting constituent correspondence, and providing assistance to the legislative staff. This is great opportunity to experience the legislative process first-hand and improve your understanding of public policy. Applicants must have excellent writing and communications skills. We can only consider applications from currently enrolled students (undergraduate or graduate). Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Intern Application.” 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-122-12 Spring Internship Opening – A Republican Congressman, serving on the Appropriations Committee, is seeking a highly motivated intern to start in January 2013. 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 constituent’s 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 email@example.com by November 15th. Please include your dates of availability. MEM-121-12 A moderate California Democrat is now accepting applications for unpaid internship positions available for Spring 2013. Specifically, the start date would be January 7 through at least May 4. We are seeking motivated, organized, and reliable individuals to assist the legislative and administrative staff with day-to-day duties. Such duties include attending briefings and hearings, answering phones, sorting mail, drafting constituent correspondence letters, giving Capitol tours, doing legislative research and various other tasks. Applicants should possess excellent communication skills, have the ability to multi-task, and have an interest in the legislative and governmental process. Interns will gain valuable Hill and office experience, as well as have access to many unique networking opportunities. California ties are preferred, but not required. Please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your cover letter, please address your times and dates of availability. MEM-112-12 The Committee on Education and the Workforce, Democratic Staff is currently seeking undergraduate and graduate interns and fellows for the spring of 2013. Specifically we are seeking general undergraduate interns, graduate interns and fellows for education (K-12), graduate interns and fellows for higher education, and graduate interns and fellows for labor. Interns perform a variety of tasks that support the staff in our legislative and media work. Legislative tasks may include legislative research, assembling information, assisting staff in hearing and markup preparation and execution, and attending other hearings, markups, briefings and meetings for the purpose of taking notes. Media tasks may include helping organize and staff Committee press conferences and assisting with the production of daily news clips relating to Committee issues. Interns also perform administrative duties, such as answering phones, and sorting and distributing mail. Applicants should be able to start in January and commit through April/May. Interested applicants should email their cover letter and resume to email@example.com. If you are applying for a graduate internship or fellowship, please include two short, relevant writing samples in your application materials. Please visit our website at http://democrats.edworkforce.house.gov/about/internships for more information. 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 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 Scheduling available. Email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line INTERN APPLICANT. 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 email@example.com.