Tuesday, November 5, 2013
US House Internship Opportunities -- November 4th, 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 November 04, 2013 MEM-339-13 New Jersey Democratic Congressman Frank Pallone (NJ-06) seeks full time and part time unpaid interns for the Spring 2014 semester. We are seeking personable, hardworking and motivated individuals with excellent oral and written communication skills. Job duties will include, but are not limited to: answering phones, assisting staffers with general administrative duties, attending briefings, drafting letters to constituents, and conducting congressional research. New Jersey ties are strongly preferred, but not necessary. A good sense of humor is a plus. Please email a resume, cover letter, and brief writing sample to email@example.com, and please include your dates and times of availability. MEM-338-13 A Democratic California Congressman is seeking a highly motivated intern to join his Washington, DC office for a part or full time unpaid internship for the winter/spring term (January-May). Candidates should be organized, professional, quick learners, and team players. Strong oral and written communication skills and close attention to detail are important. Main responsibilities include but are not limited to 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. Candidates with California ties and previous internship/work experience are strongly encouraged to apply. Please e-mail a resume and cover letter to Intern.Resume@mail.house.gov. MEM-336-13 The Washington, DC office of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-NY) is offering internship opportunities for students and recent graduates starting in for the upcoming semester. First-hand experience in Congresswoman Slaughter’s office will provide interns with an unparalleled knowledge and understanding of the development of public policy and government affairs. 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. Additionally, interns will receive unique insight into the legislative process and parliamentary procedure as a result of her position as the Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee. The Rules Committee determines the parameters of debate for all major pieces of legislation before it can be considered on the House Floor, including which amendments can be offered. The internship provides different opportunities with staff to discuss their experiences on the Hill and future employment strategies. Applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, and a one to three page writing sample to Jack Spasiano at NY25.InternApplications@mail.house.gov. Please do not hesitate to contact Jack at (202) 225-3615 with any questions. MEM-335-13 The Washington DC office of Congressman Patrick Meehan is currently accepting applications for the SPRING 2014 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 November 26, 2013. Ties to Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District are preferred, but not required. MEM-334-13 Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D, AL) is now accepting applications for highly motivated interns to join her Washington, DC office for a full time, unpaid internship for Spring 2014. Candidates should be professional, dependable, and have an interest in the legislative process. Qualifications also include excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to multi-task, attention to detail, and willingness to learn. Main responsibilities include, but are not limited to, preforming research, answering telephones, processing mail, data entry, general office duties, and attending committee meetings, conferences, and seminars. Candidates with Alabama ties are strongly encouraged to apply. Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, and a short writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. No calls or walk-ins please. MEM-332-13 Congressman John Garamendi (CA-03) is seeking a highly motivated intern to join his Washington, DC office for a period starting in late November through February. 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-331-13 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-328-13 Democratic Congressman Robert A. Brady (PA-01) seeks current college students or recent graduates wishing to gain Capitol Hill experience for winter/spring semester internships in his Washington, D.C. office. Internships will begin in January. Intern duties include answering phones, attending and summarizing hearings/briefings, sorting mail and faxes, leading tours of the Capitol, as well as assisting legislative staff and other responsibilities as needed. A qualified intern candidate will have good oral and written communication skills, professional maturity, and a willingness to work on a variety of tasks. Preference given to interns with full-time availability but those seeking part-time internships will be considered. Pennsylvania ties a plus. Internship positions are unpaid. To apply, email cover letter and resume to Liz Leibowitz at Liz.Leibowitz@mail.house.gov. Please include availability in your cover letter. MEM-327-13 The office of Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (MN-06) is currently accepting resumes for spring semester internships in Washington, D.C. Ideal candidates possess a strong work ethic along with superb communication and writing skills. Interns will answer phones, research legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attend hearings and briefings and engage in hands-on work with our press and legislative shops. Please submit your cover letter, resume and two writing samples to intern coordinator: Jessica.Cahill@mail.house.gov MEM-326-13 Congressman Benishek from Michigan’s First District seeks unpaid interns to fill positions for winter-spring 2014. Will need applicants to fill slots for January through May. Main responsibilities include answering phones, processing mail, drafting constituent correspondence letters, researching legislative issues, and attending meetings/hearings as needed. There will also be opportunities to attend receptions and seminars of interest. 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. Michigan ties are preferred. Please e-mail your cover letter, resume, and references to Samuel Grossman at email@example.com. MEM-325-13 The Democratic Staff of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is currently accepting applications for full-time and part-time interns for Fall 2013 and Spring 2014. Interns are given an opportunity to work on substantive projects under the direction of Committee Staff while also serving a general administrative function. Typical intern duties include: Working closely with staff to complete long-term or short term projects, support staff in preparing Committee hearing materials, answering phones and accepting mail, actively participating in events related to the Committee’s jurisdiction. Candidates should be detail oriented, possess strong oral and written communication skills, have a strong appreciation for situational awareness, be able to multitask and be adaptable to a fast-paced environment. Interested applicants should apply at the following link: http://democrats.science.house.gov/sites/democrats.science.house.gov/files/documents/Committee%20Internship%20Application%20Form%20%28113th%29.pdf MEM-324-13 The Office of Congressman Reid Ribble is seeking qualified candidates to intern in our Washington, D.C. office for the Spring 2014 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. MEM323-13 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-322-13 Energetic NY Freshman Democrat is seeking a highly motivated intern to join his Washington, DC office for a part time unpaid internship in the Spring. Candidates should possess a professional and courteous demeanor, interest in the legislative process, excellent communication skills, the ability to multi-task, attention to detail, and a sense of humor. Main responsibilities include, but are not limited to, attending Congressional briefings, responding to constituent correspondence, assisting with flag requests, and general office duties. Candidates with New York ties and previous internship/work experience are strongly encouraged to apply. Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, and a short writing sample to NY.ResumeInbox@mail.house.gov. Equal opportunity employer. No calls or walk-ins please. MEM-320-13 “A House Republican on the Budget Committee and Ways and Means Committee seeks full-time and part-time unpaid interns for the Spring Semester. Duties will include welcoming guests, handling constituent communications, giving tours of the Capitol, attending briefings, hearings and press conferences, updating press lists, compiling news clips, and assisting the office staff. College students and recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Tennessee ties are a plus. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter detailing their interest and availability to Zach.Parkinson@mail.house.gov.” MEM-319-13 Congressman Dan Kildee’s Washington, D.C. office is seeking a motivated press intern for a fast paced and valuable internship. While schedules are very flexible, press interns must be able to commit 30 – 40 hours per week. Interns will learn how a communications shop operates and interacts with the other departments to create a succinct message. JOB DESCRIPTION: Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting the Communications Director in writing press releases, tracking press clips, proofreading and editing, maintaining press lists, updating member’s website and social media, and assisting with the office’s day-to-day communications operations. Interns may also assist with answering the phone, incoming and outgoing mail, addressing constituent concerns, and assisting the Legislative/District staff. QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have a strong interest in political communications, new media, or journalism. Strong writing skills and ability to work in a high-pressure environment are a must. Graphic design abilities are a plus. Michiganders will be given priority. If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to Ghada Alkiek at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on Congressman Dan Kildee and Michigan’s 5th Congressional District, please visit our website at www.dankildee.house.gov MEM-317-13 The Majority Staff of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs is seeking a full-time or part-time press and social media intern in its 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 legislative staff. The ideal candidate will possess strong written communications skills, the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, professionalism and a good sense of humor. Please note that the internship is unpaid and housing is not provided. Interested applicants should send a resume, short writing sample and completed application, including essay, found on our website, http://veterans.house.gov/internship-opportunities to (email@example.com) with "Press Intern" in the subject line. No phone calls or drop-ins please. MEM-316-13 The Office of Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) is seeking a full-time or part-time press and social media intern for the spring of 2014 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 "Spring Press Intern 2014" in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls or drop-ins please. MEM-315-13 The Committee on Education and the Workforce, Democratic Staff is currently seeking undergraduate and graduate interns and fellows for the spring of 2014. Specifically we are seeking general undergraduate interns, graduate interns and fellows for education (K-12), 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 the internship applicant information form, 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 complete details on how to apply. MEM-314-13 The office of Representative Paul Gosar (AZ-04) is looking for current students or recent graduates to start as unpaid interns immediately. Intern responsibilities include assisting the staff with general office duties, answering phones, responding to constituent mail, researching legislation, and leading Capitol Hill tours. Interns will also have the opportunity to attend hearings and briefings as well as perform additional duties based on their ability and interests. 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 cover letter and resume to GOPInternshipAZ@gmail.com. MEM-313-13 Democratic Congressman seeks applicants for full- or part-time unpaid press internship for Spring 2014. Duties will include tracking press clips and traffic on social media networks, updating and maintaining press contact lists, maintaining website, and assisting with the office’s day-to-day communications operation. Applicants should have a strong interest in political communications, news media, or journalism. Please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 1, 2013 with “Spring Press Internship” in the subject line. MEM-312-13 Democratic Congressman seeks applicants for full- or part-time unpaid congressional internship for Spring 2014. Duties will include conducting legislative research, drafting memos, assisting with front office duties, and performing basic administrative tasks. Candidates must exhibit strong writing and communication skills. Maryland residents or strong ties to Maryland are preferred. Please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to email@example.com by December 1, 2013 with “Spring Congressional Internship” in the subject line. MEM-311-13 The office of Congressman Raúl Labrador (ID-01) is currently seeking unpaid interns in the Washington, D.C. office for the 2014 winter and/or spring 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. MEM-310-13 Indiana Congressman André Carson is seeking current college students or recent graduates wishing to gain Capitol Hill experience in a fast-paced office for a full-time or part-time Fall 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, two short writing samples and at least 2 references to: In07Internship@mail.house.gov MEM-309-13 Florida Democrat seeks a full-time, unpaid press intern for Washington, D.C. office available to start a.s.a.p. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, motivated, and able to multi-task efficiently. Applicants should possess strong written and oral communication skills. Preference will be given to candidates with Florida ties and those who are fluent in Spanish. Daily responsibilities will include: Updating website content Compiling daily press clips Video filming and editing Conducting research projects Drafting press materials (including e-newsletters, background information, and press releases) Assisting with press events Transcribing interviews This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate to gain substantive press experience with an extremely active Member. Please email a one-page writing sample, résumé, and cover letter addressing prior press experience or interest, to email@example.com. Please use “Press Intern Candidate” as the subject line. MEM-308-13 The office of Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO-02), is seeking unpaid full-time and part-time interns for the Washington, DC office. Interns will gain valuable Hill experience while working to advance Rep. Wagner’s legislative agenda. 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. No phone calls or drop ins please. MEM-303-13 The Office of Congressman Ami Bera (D-CA) seeks professional, dependable and enthusiastic student or recent graduate for an unpaid communications internship working closely with the communications team on a variety of tasks. Duties will include: drafting and posting web content and social media, drafting other written materials (constituent letters, memos, press releases, etc.), compiling daily press clips, answering office phones, and other administrative tasks as assigned. Strong writing and grammar skills are required. Basic web and graphic design skills are helpful. Interested candidates should email resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to Mark.Jimenez@mail.house.gov. MEM-302-13 The Washington, D.C. office of a Republican Congressman from California 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 email@example.com. MEM-301-13 The Washington, D.C. office of Congressman Tim Bishop is currently seeking interns available to begin January 2014. Interns should be comfortable answering office phones, greeting office visitors, giving tours of the U.S. Capitol, assisting the legislative staff with research, sorting mail, taking notes at hearings and briefings, and assisting with general office work. Strong writing and interpersonal skills are necessary. Applicants should be hard working, intelligent, and enthusiastic with an interest in politics, history and government. Long Island or New York ties are a plus, but not required. Those interested should send a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Qualified applicants will be sent an application packet. College students and recent graduates encouraged to apply. Please note this is an unpaid position. The office of Congressman Tim Bishop is happy to work with colleges and universities for credit. MEM-300-13 Congressman Sam Graves is currently seeking applicants for a fall internship in his Washington DC office. Intern duties include, but are not limited to, helping out in the front office with answering phones and constituent mail, giving tours, processing flag requests, as well as helping with research for the legislative staff. Although the internship is unpaid, it is a great experience for anyone looking to get involved in politics and/or policy making. Start and end dates are negotiable and both part and full-time positions are available. If interested, please email a resume and cover letter to email@example.com with “Fall Internship” in the subject line.