Friday, August 23, 2013

US House Intern Vacancy List -- August 19th, 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: Job Line: 202-226-4504 _____________________________________________________________________________________ INTERNSHIP VACANCY LISTING Week of August 19, 2013 MEM-275-13 Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) seeks a highly motivated, full-time Foreign Affairs Fellow for fall 2013. Fellows are responsible for both administrative and legislative duties, with heavy emphasis on legislative work load. 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, preparing materials for hearings, attending hearings and briefings, reaching out to agencies and other congressional offices, and a host of various special projects. The prospective Foreign Affairs fellow should have extensive experience in Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Homeland Security. Additionally, the candidate should be familiar with Congresswoman Lee's foreign policy, military priorities, and legislative agenda on House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs. 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 13th Congressional District are a plus but not required. Interested and qualified applicants should send their resume, cover letter, and writing sample to as soon as possible. MEM-274-13 The office of Congressman Raul Labrador (ID-01) is currently seeking unpaid interns in the Washington, D.C. office for the 2013 Fall semester. Start/stop dates are flexible. Basic intern responsibilities include but are not limited to answering phones, sorting mail, conducting tours of the U.S. Capitol, and assisting staff on various projects. Interns will have the opportunity to attend briefings and hearings of interest and see firsthand how a congressional office operates. Ideal candidates will have excellent research and writing abilities, be able to multi-task and interact well with constituents. College students and recent graduates will be considered. Course credit is available. Interested candidates should direct their resume and cover letter to MEM-273-13 “The congressional office for New Jersey District 2 (NJ-02) seeks applicants for an intern position in the DC office for the fall of 2013, beginning in September and going through December. The ideal candidate will call New Jersey their home and possess an interest in politics. Current students and recent graduates are welcome to apply. Our interns assist staff with giving tours of the Capitol, answering phones, data entry, sorting mail and general clerical duties. They will also occasionally attend public hearings or briefings and can conduct research for legislative staff. This is a good opportunity to see how a congressional office works. Additionally, interns will gain professional office experience useful for future career choices. Applicants must be available at a minimum of two to three full days per week. Prefer applicants to be from the district. Please email your resume and cover letter to and complete form on” 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 . 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 For immediate consideration, please complete the application, resume, and writing sample to 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 For more information on Congressman Dave Camp and Michigan’s 4th Congressional District, please visit our website at 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 No phone calls or drop-ins please.

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