Tuesday, February 25, 2014
US House Internship Opportunities -- February 24th, 2014
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 February 24, 2014 MEM-143-14 Internships are currently available in Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren’s (D-CA) Washington, D.C. office for the 2014 Spring Semester. Congresswoman Lofgren represents the 19th Congressional District, which lies in the heart of California’s “Silicon Valley”. Interns will receive a well-rounded experience in this office and will have the chance to experience the fast-paced atmosphere of a busy Congressional office and gain invaluable work experience. Responsibilities include answering phones, attending hearings and briefings, researching legislation for legislative staff, answering constituent letters on various issues before the House, and assisting staff with projects as needed. Applicants should be enthusiastic, reliable, hardworking, and should possess excellent writing skills and the ability to function in a fast-paced environment. Full-time and part-time internship positions are available. Part-time interns must work at least three full days a week. Internships are unpaid. California ties are preferred but not required. Spring internships start mid-March and run through May or June 2014. Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to the Intern Coordinator at Angela.Ebiner@mail.house.gov. MEM-142-14 The DC office of Congressman Derek Kilmer, hailing from Washington’s 6th district, is looking for personable, diligent part-time and full-time interns to start in mid-March through the spring (flexible end date). This is an opportunity to learn about the inner-workings of a congressional office on the Hill in a fast-paced work environment. The internship allows access to briefings and interesting events related to a wide range of important issues. Responsibilities include assisting with constituent correspondence, producing daily press clips, and leading tours of the Capitol. This is a unique opportunity and prime for students who may be eventually interested in working in a congressional office or for the federal government. To apply, please send a resume, contact information for two references, and cover letter outlining your interest in the position to email@example.com, and expect a response within a week. We look forward to hearing from you! MEM-141-14 The Washington, D.C. office of Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter (NY-25) is seeking a full-time press intern to work with Congresswoman Slaughter’s communications team. The press intern will work directly with the Press Secretary and Speechwriter & Director of Online Communications to carry out responsibilities including - but not limited to - creating graphics, developing press lists, collecting and distributing press clips, drafting releases and social media content, and contacting reporters. While the position is unpaid, the office will work with universities to accommodate applicants wishing to earn academic credit. First-hand experience in the congressional office will provide a unique opportunity into the functions of a fast-paced press operation for a senior Democratic member office. It will also offer a unique insight into legislative and parliamentary procedure, as Congresswoman Slaughter is Ranking Member of the Committee on Rules. The Rules Committee determines the parameters of debate for all major legislation before it can be considered on the House Floor, including which amendments can be offered. The ideal applicant will have strong graphic design skills, strong writing skills and should be an avid consumer of political media. 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-140-14 The Office of Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) is currently seeking candidates for a part-time, unpaid internship in her Washington, D.C. office to begin immediately. Candidates must be highly motivated and self-driven, with skills in communication, organization, and time management. Ties to the Ninth Congressional district of Ohio are preferred, but not required. Please note that housing is not provided during the duration of the internship. Intern duties will include, but are not limited to: answering phones, sorting mail, aiding in event planning, conducting research and compiling information for the Member and legislative staff, and attending hearings and briefings. Interns will have the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of the workings of a Congressional office, to learn about the legislative process, and to network on the Hill. Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to KapturIntern@mail.house.gov, with “Spring Internship” in the subject line. In your cover letter, please address your times and dates of availability. MEM-139-14 New Jersey Democratic Congressman Frank Pallone (NJ-06) seeks part-time, unpaid interns to cover Tuesdays & Thursdays for the remainder of 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 required. A good sense of humor is a plus. Please email a resume, cover letter, and brief writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org, and please include your dates and times of availability. No phone calls please. MEM-138-14 New York Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) is seeking an unpaid full time intern to start immediately and finish in late May. Full-time is preferred but part-time candidates will be considered. Interns will: Assist with office administrative tasks including, sorting incoming mail, greeting visitors, and answering the telephone. Assist in the preparation of constituent responses, bills, and amendments. Perform legislative research. Respond to requests from constituents. Attend briefings, hearings, and special events where they may have the opportunity to meet with Members of Congress, leaders of industry, and the press. Gain valuable Hill experience and learn about the federal legislative process. Congressman Jerrold Nadler represents New York's 10th Congressional District, which includes the residents of most of the Upper West Side, Lower Manhattan and sections of Brooklyn. Congressman Nadler serves on the Judiciary Committee and on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, where he is the highest ranking member from New York. He is the Ranking member of the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice. Applicant Instructions: Please e-mail or fax a resume, brief cover letter, and 1-2 page writing sample to: Email: Gabriella.Libby@mail.house.gov Fax: 202-225-6923. MEM-137-14 House Democratic office is seeking current college students or recent college graduates for an unpaid Spring Internship. Duties will include, but are not limited to answering phones, processing mail, researching legislative issues, attending hearings and briefings, and conducting tours of the Capitol. Ties to New York are preferred but not required. If you are interested, e-mail a cover letter and resume to Shane.Smith@mail.house.gov with “Spring Internship 2014” in the subject line and include availability. MEM-135-14 New Jersey Democratic Congressman Frank Pallone (NJ-06) seeks full time and part time unpaid interns for the Summer 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 required. 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. No phone calls please. MEM-134-14 The office of Congressman Buck McKeon (CA-25), Chairman, of the House Armed Services Committee, is seeking unpaid Interns to fill positions for Spring and/or Summer 2014. 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 that interest you. Candidates should be self-motivated, enthusiastic, flexible, and computer-literate. This is a great opportunity for college students seeking academic credit. Applicants must be able to make a minimum commitment of four days a week. California ties a plus, but not required. Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to Zach Fisher at Zach.Fisher@mail.house.gov. MEM-133-14 Congressman John Garamendi (CA-03) is seeking a highly motivated intern to join his Washington, DC office for the period March through June. 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-132-14 Congressman Mike McIntyre is seeking full-time and part-time unpaid interns in his Washington D.C. office. Responsibilities will include assisting the administrative and legislative staff with writing, legislative research, and archiving. Qualified applicants will get the opportunity to participate in landmark archiving project. Candidates should be self-motivated, detail oriented and possess strong oral and written communication skills. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience on Capitol Hill while learning about the legislative process. North Carolina ties are preferred, but not required. If you are interested in this internship opportunity, please e-mail a cover letter and resume to Rayshon.Payton@mail.house.gov MEM-131-14 The Democratic Staff of the Committee on Science, Space and Technology is seeking interns for the spring and summer. Interns are asked to work with staff to help prepare for committee hearings and markups. Interns will work on substantive research projects and press matters. Additionally, interns are critical to the daily operation of the office including tasks such as answering phones, greeting visitors, and filing official documents. Interested applicants should visit the Committee’s website at http://democrats.science.house.gov/contact-us. Please fill out the application provided and send in a resume and two references. MEM-130-14 The Committee on Education and the Workforce, Democrats is currently seeking a graduate or legal intern or fellow for spring 2014 to work on labor policy. Applicants should be able to demonstrate some prior interest in labor policy. Legislative tasks may include, but are not limited to, legislative research, assembling data, assisting staff in hearing and markup preparation and execution, memo and legislative writing, and attending other hearings, markups, briefings and meetings on behalf of the Committee. Applicants should be able to start immediately and commit to a minimum four month internship. Interested applicants should email their application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Labor Policy Internship’ in the subject line. Your application materials should include a resume, a cover letter, the internship applicant information form and two short, relevant writing samples. Please visit our website at http://democrats.edworkforce.house.gov/about for more information on the Committee and how to apply. MEM-128-14 The office of Congressman Jim Bridenstine (OK-01) is seeking candidates for a full-time, paid internship for the 2014 spring semester in his Washington, D.C. office. Candidates must be politically conservative, highly motivated, detail oriented, and possess strong communication and organizational skills, while having a strong work ethic to complete tasks on a deadline. Intern duties will include, but are not limited to, answering phones, running errands, researching legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attending hearings and briefings, and answering constituent letters on various issues before the House. Interns will learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office. First district of Oklahoma ties are preferred, but not required. To apply, please submit your one page resume and a cover letter to email@example.com . MEM-121-14 Seeking motivated student to serve in a House Congressional office for an unpaid Internship during the spring semester, beginning as soon as possible. Excellent opportunity for Hill experience with senior Republican member from the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Job responsibilities include assisting staff, answering phones, and other office duties. Please email your Resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. MEM-120-14 The Office of Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) is now accepting applications for unpaid internship positions available for Spring 2014. 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 email@example.com. In your cover letter, please address your times and dates of availability.