Tuesday, August 13, 2013
US House Intern Vacancy List -- August 12th, 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 August 12, 2013 MEM-269-13 Congressman Matt Cartwright (D-PA) is seeking unpaid interns for his Washington, DC office for the Fall semester (August/September - December, full or part time). Intern duties include answering the phone, writing letters, attending legislative briefings, and assisting staff members with special projects. Attention to detail and strong writing and grammar skills are required. Candidates from the 17th Congressional District of Pennsylvania are especially encouraged to apply, although all applications will be considered equally regardless of state or district ties. Prospective candidates should apply online and submit a resume and cover letter to http://cartwright.house.gov/services/internships . No phone calls or drop ins, please. MEM-268-13 The Office of Congresswoman Jackie Speier is seeking interns in DC for the fall semester. Qualified candidates will be able to multi-task and thrive in a fast-paced and demanding work environment. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, handling and organizing constituent correspondence, answering phones, attending hearings and briefings, giving tours to constituents from the 14th district, and assisting legislative staff where needed. Students and recent graduates with ties to California’s 14th district are strongly preferred, general California ties are a must. Interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to email@example.com no later than August 19th. Internship will begin Tuesday, September 3rd through mid-December.’ MEM-267-13 The office of Congresswoman Diana DeGette (CO-01) is seeking applications for full- or part-time unpaid interns for the fall 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. Opportunities to contribute to the office 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-266-13 Internships are currently available in Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren’s (CA-19) Washington, D.C. office for the 2013 Fall Semester. Congresswoman Lofgren represents California’s 19th Congressional District, which lies in the heart of California’s “Silicon Valley”. Interns have the chance to experience the fast-paced atmosphere of a busy Congressional office and gain invaluable work experience. This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in the legislative process. Interns’ responsibilities will vary—in addition to answering phones and running errands, interns will have the opportunity to research legislation for legislative staff, attend hearings and briefings, and answer constituent letters on various issues before the House. Qualified applicants must possess excellent writing and analytical skills, a demonstrated work ethic, and ability to function in a fast-paced environment. A successful candidate will be motivated, able to multitask, and have the ability to work well under pressure. Full-time and part-time internship positions are available. Part-time interns must work at least two full days a week. Internships are unpaid. California-19 and/or California ties are preferred but not required. Interested applicants should apply through http://lofgren.house.gov/. MEM-265-13 U.S. Congressman Marc Veasey, (TX-33), seeks detail-oriented and motivated press intern in Washington, DC for the fall semester. Responsibilities include assisting the press staff with day-to-day operations of an active press office. Other press responsibilities include, but are not limited to: research, tracking and compiling relevant press clips and traffic to social media networks. Attending and assisting with press conferences, and helping to organize news interviews and radio call-ins, photographing and videotaping the Congressman, updating and maintaining press contact lists, uploading videos to YouTube, drafting Facebook posts and tweets, finding innovative ways to use and track the website and social media to reach constituents, as well as drafting press and communications materials. Applicants should have strong communications skills and an interest in political communications, new media, or journalism. Prior social media, press and Hill experience a plus. Please apply to email@example.com. No calls, drop ins, or faxes please. MEM-264-13 Energetic NY Freshman Democrat is seeking a highly motivated Legislative Fellow to assist with a number of issues, including criminal justice, intellectual property, and financial services. Responsibilities include analyzing policy issues, drafting memos, researching policy positions, and assisting extremely active legislative staff as needed. The ideal candidate should possess strong communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to operate in a fast-paced environment. Candidates with New York ties and previous internship/work experience are strongly encouraged to apply. This fellowship is unpaid but is eligible for school credit where applicable. Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to NY.ResumeInbox@mail.house.gov with “Legal Fellowship” in the subject line. Equal opportunity employer. No calls or walk-ins please. MEM-263-13 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line INTERN APPLICANT. MEM-261-13 Congresswoman Walorski from Indiana’s Second District seeks unpaid Interns to fill positions for fall 2013/winter 2013-2014. Will need applicants to fill slots for September through December, and 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 (with a good understanding of MS Office). This is a great opportunity for college students seeking academic credit. Indiana ties are preferred. Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to Katie Toskey at Katie.Toskey@mail.house.gov. MEM-260-13 Congressman Todd Rokita (IN-04) is currently looking for interns for the Fall of 2013. Internship start dates vary but are in the Mid August to December timeframe. Part time and full time unpaid internships are available. The office is looking for interns for various projects throughout the office including a media based intern, a legislative based intern and an intern interested in our Red Tape Rollback program. Besides the project based internship, responsibilities will 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. We are looking for well-organized, highly motivated interns with a proactive attitude, a strong work ethic, and willingness to learn. Applicants must possess strong written and oral communication skills and be able to work well in a team environment. Interested candidates should send a resume to email@example.com please use Fall 2013 Internship Application as the subject line. Candidates will be asked to fill out an application form after applying and phone interviews will begin at the end of July with a decision in early August. MEM-256-13 The Congressional Black Caucus is accepting applications for internship positions available for fall 2013. This unpaid internship will provide valuable hands on experience in developing and executing initiatives for a Congressional Caucus and will provide an understanding the Caucus’s role in the legislative process. This is an excellent opportunity for college students and recent graduates seeking Capitol Hill experience. All majors are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should e-mail a resume, and a cover letter to Latrice.Powell@mail.house.gov with “fall 2013 Internship” in the subject. Please also include dates of availability MEM-255-13 The Republican office of the Committee on House Administration seeks energetic and self-motivated undergraduate or graduate level students as well as recent graduates with an interest in government and public policy to apply for its fall 2013 internships. Working closely with Committee staff, interns will have the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of the inner-workings of a congressional committee and learn about the day-to-day administrative operations of the House of Representatives. Interns are responsible for assisting Committee staff with official proceedings (hearings/markups), oversight, research, assisting with phone inquiries and providing support to all Committee staff. Unlike most House internships, this is a paid internship. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to CHARep.Intern@mail.house.gov. MEM-254-13 The office of Congressman Ami Bera, D-CA-7, is seeking unpaid full-time and part-time interns for the Washington, DC office with availability beginning late August or early September and ending in December. Intern responsibilities include correspondence with constituents, leading tours of the Capitol, assisting with projects including press and legislative research, and administrative duties as needed. Interns will have the opportunity to attend briefings and hearings on the Hill as well as network and learn from senior staff. Candidates should be detail oriented, possess strong oral and written communication skills, and have an ability to multitask and be flexible in a fast-paced environment. Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, and any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 31st. MEM-252-13 A conservative Midwestern Republican Congressman is seeking qualified candidates to intern in our Washington, D.C. office for the Fall 2013 semester. We are interested in candidates of all academic disciplines. Interns will assist the staff with a variety of tasks, including office administration, legislative research, constituent correspondence, and other duties as assigned. Administration will include daily tasks such as welcoming guests, being aware of the Congressman’s and staff’s schedules, answering phones, constituent tours, mail administration, and other duties. Legislative research and constituent correspondence will include being aware of current and pending legislation, researching legislation for constituent correspondence, attending briefings, and other duties. Candidates should have excellent writing and communication skills, strong organizational abilities, a good work ethic, an ability to work independently, and the drive to take the initiative in a fast-paced environment. If candidates have any questions or wish to apply, please send resume, writing samples, and references to Erin.Adams@mail.house.gov MEM-251-13 North West Congressman is seeking a press intern to start immediately in his Washington, DC office. Responsibilities include but are not limited to compiling press clips, monitoring and updating social media, drafting statements, and assisting the communications director with daily operations. Candidates should be strong writers, proactive, detail-oriented, enthusiastic, and able to multi-task. Experience with video and sound editing software a plus. If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and two short writing samples to email@example.com. MEM-248-13 Description: Congressman John Lewis, Representative for the 5th district of Georgia, seeks full-time fall interns for his Washington, DC office. Interns will work in a fast-paced setting and gain valuable experience and knowledge of the United States Congress. Interns will gain practical experience while assisting Congressional staff and have the opportunity to acquire a working knowledge of the day-to-day operations of the Legislative branch. Requirements: Greeting constituents, handling phone calls, supporting staff with administrative tasks, conducting legislative research, communications, and assisting with special projects and assignments. TO APPLY If you would like to receive more information or apply to our internship program, Please complete the application, which may be found at http://johnlewis.houe.gov/. For immediate consideration, please complete the application, resume, and writing sample to David.Bowman@mail.house.gov. CONTACT Mr. David Bowman Office of Congressman John Lewis Internship Program 343 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 MEM-247-13 Michigan’s 4th Congressional District proudly covers 14 counties which includes much of mid-Michigan. It stretches from Saginaw in the east to Big Rapids in the west and from the lower end of Clinton County in the south to the top of Wexford County in the north. Unpaid Positions are available in the Washington, D. C. Office for Full/Part-time Fall Internships. QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must be highly motivated, have excellent oral and written communications skills, be able to accomplish a variety of tasks and pitch in where needed, and be responsible, dependable, and eager to learn. JOB DESCRIPTION: Interns are expected to carry out any task assigned to them. Tasks include and are not limited to the following: Researching legislative issues, preparing constituent correspondence, data entry, and helping maintain the efficient day-to-day operations of an active Congressional office. In addition, interns are encouraged to conduct their own research projects on legislative issues, using the vast resources of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Library of Congress. If interested, please send resume and letters of recommendation to: CONGRESSMAN DAVE CAMP 341 CANNON HOUSE OFFICE BUIDLING WASHINGTON, D.C. 20515 ATTN: INTERN COORDINATOR Or contact Nate Zimmer, Intern Coordinator, at (202) 225-3561 or email firstname.lastname@example.org For more information on Congressman Dave Camp and Michigan’s 4th Congressional District, please visit our website at www.camp.house.gov. MEM-246-13 The Washington DC office of Congressman Patrick Meehan is currently accepting applications for the FALL SEMESTER. Intern responsibilities include researching legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attending hearings and briefings, answering phones, running errands, and answering constituent letters on various issues before the House of Representatives. As a result, interns learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office. The hours are flexible to accommodate students’ hectic course schedules, but generally run 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM when Congress is in session, and 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM when not in session. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to MeehanDCIntern@gmail.com. The deadline to apply is Monday, July 29, 2013. Ties to Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District are preferred, but not required. MEM-244-13 In the Washington, DC office, internships run throughout the fall, spring or summer semesters for college students. Students gain invaluable work experience. The hours are flexible to accommodate students' hectic course schedules, but generally run 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. when Congress is in session, and 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. when not in session. In Washington, interns' responsibilities will vary. They will be asked to answer phones, run errands, research legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attend hearings and briefings and answer constituent letters on various issues before the House. As a result, interns learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office. Application: http://mccollum.house.gov/serving-you/internships MEM-243-13 Interns in Congressman Larson's Washington DC office will learn and gain vital professional skills while enhancing their knowledge of the legislative process. Roles and responsibilities for a prospective intern include, but are not limited to: Assisting in legislative research for the Congressman, staff, and constituents Attending briefings for staff members and writing a policy memo Helping with data entry of constituent letters Assisting in answering constituent mail, which includes research and letter writing Helping process Flag and Tour Requests; conducting tours of the U.S. Capitol Interns are strongly encouraged to pursue their interests and to take advantage of the many seminars and unique opportunities that present themselves during their stay in Washington. Priority consideration will be given to candidates with CT ties and/or those who can work full-time hours. If you are interested in an internship: please send a resume, cover letter, and short writing sample along with your expected start/ end dates to Congressman Larson's Washington D.C. office at Sylvia.email@example.com. NO CALLS or DROP-BYS, PLEASE. MEM-241-13 The Office of Congressman Steven Horsford (NV-4) seeks motivated, organized, and reliable college students or recent graduates wishing to gain Capitol Hill experience for full/part-time, 10-week, UNPAID internships. Duties include assisting the legislative, communications, and administrative staff with day-to-day operations including attending briefings, answering phones, conducting Capitol Tours, drafting constituent response letters and performing legislative research. Students/recent graduates with ties to Nevada’s 4th Congressional District or a diverse background are strongly encouraged to apply, though these are not requirements for qualification. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please send a single PDF file containing your resume, cover letter, and a brief writing sample to NV04internships@gmail.com. MEM-240-13 Congressman John Garamendi (CA-03) is seeking a highly motivated intern to join his Washington, DC office. Candidates should be collegial, professional, quick learners, and phenomenal team players. Strong oral and written communication skills and close attention to detail are imperative. Duties include assisting staff with legislative, administrative, and press related projects, writing memos and talking points, attending hearings and meetings, answering constituent phone calls, leading tours of the US Capitol, assisting with scheduling, sorting and distributing mail, and managing tour and flag requests. Full-time candidates with California ties and previous internship/work experience are strongly encouraged to apply. Please e-mail a resume, cover letter and dates of availability to Garamendi.Internships@mail.house.gov. MEM-231-13 The Office of Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) is seeking a full-time or part-time press and social media intern for the fall of 2013 in her Washington, D.C. office. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to compiling press clips, monitoring daily news, drafting talking points and press releases, updating social media and working closely with the communications director. The ideal candidate will have previous experience in public relations or journalism, possess strong written communications skills, ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and professional manner. Please note that the internship is unpaid and housing is not provided, but student can qualify for academic credit depending on the requirements of the college or university. Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, short writing sample (in the form of a speech or press release) and dates of availability with "Press Intern Fall 2013" in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls or drop-in's please.