Tuesday, February 4, 2014
US House Internships -- February 3rd, 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 3, 2014 MEM-122-14 Congressman Kurt Schrader’s Washington, D.C. office is now accepting internship applications for the spring term. Interns will be responsible for assisting the team with phones, mail, tours, flag-requests, and related front office duties. Additional tasks, including drafting correspondence, research projects, and attending hearings may be assigned on a case by case basis. Ideal candidates are positive and energetic, have excellent people and organizational skills, and are eager to assist with the legislative and administrative needs of the staff. Applicants should be available to work part-time (approximately 20 hours) per week. Undergraduate and post-graduate students are eligible to apply. Positions are unpaid and serve to provide professional and educational value to participants, but students have the opportunity to gain academic credit. Oregon ties are preferred. If interested, please contact our office at mailto:Julia.Stafford@mail.house.gov with "Spring Internship" in the subject line. Please include cover letter, resume and a writing sample. 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. In your cover letter, please address your times and dates of availability. MEM-117-14 The office of Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) is looking for interns on a full or part-time basis. A qualified candidate is highly motivated, well-organized, responsible, and possesses good oral and written communication skills. In addition, candidates should be knowledgeable about current events and demonstrate interest in public policy and government. Duties will include helping staff with correspondence and research, leading tours of the U.S. Capitol, as well as greeting guests, answering phones, and assisting with other front-office duties. Washington or Pacific Northwest ties are preferred. While this is an unpaid internship, the office is happy to assist interns who qualify for academic credit. All interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Paige.Langer@mail.house.gov MEM-116-14 The Democratic 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 Spring 2014 internship. 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), elections oversight, member services, and other projects as well as providing general front office support. Please note that this is not a paid internship. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and available hours to email@example.com with the subject headline, “CHA Dem Internship.” MEM-115-14 Energetic NY Freshman Democrat is seeking a full-time (4-5 days a week) or part-time (20 hours or 3 days a week) press intern for the spring of 2014 in his Washington, D.C. or NY office. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to compiling press clips, monitoring national and local 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, 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, but students 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 Spring 2014" in the subject line to NY.PressIntern@mail.house.gov. Equal opportunity employer. No phone calls or drop-ins please. MEM-114-14 Energetic NY Freshman Democrat is seeking a highly motivated intern to join his Washington, DC office for a part time unpaid internship. 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-113-14 Congresswoman Katherine Clark is accepting applications for unpaid internships in her congressional office in Washington, DC. This internship is a great opportunity for students to experience how a congressional office operates and gain real insight into the legislative process while serving the people of Massachusetts’s 5th District. Internship duties will include working with staff to research issues and process information, attending briefings on behalf of the office, assisting with administrative tasks, and other projects as they arise. An internship is an exciting opportunity for students interested in government, politics, and public policy, and will serve as a beneficial experience while exploring careers in these areas. To apply, please email your resume and a cover letter to RepClarkInternships@mail.house.gov. Your cover letter should include the dates and times that you are available to intern. Applicants with ties to Massachusetts’s 5th District are preferred. MEM-112-14 Senior Texas Democrat seeks full-time and part-time unpaid interns for the Spring 2014 semester in the member’s Washington D.C. office. Responsibilities will include assisting the administrative and legislative staff with writing, legislative research, constituent services, and attending various briefings and hearings. 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. Texas ties are preferred, but not required. If you are interested in this internship opportunity, please e-mail a cover letter, resume, references and a writing sample to Nawaid.Ladak@mail.house.gov. Please no phone calls or walk-ins. MEM-111-14 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 MEM-110-14 Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) is currently accepting applications for internship positions in his Washington D.C. office. 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, conducting research, responding to constituent inquiries, and processing 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 an excellent opportunity for college students and recent graduates seeking Capitol Hill experience. All majors are encouraged to apply. Ties to California’s Ninth Congressional District are preferred, but not required. Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with “CA-09 Internship” in the subject line. Include dates of availability. MEM-105-14 Congresswoman Betty McCollum, Minnesota’s Fourth Congressional District, Internship. Intern needed to start immediately. Stipend available. Please indicate any connections to Minnesota in your cover letter's first paragraph. We are seeking energetic and proficient interns in the Washington, D.C. office of Congresswoman Betty McCollum. An internship in Congresswoman McCollum’s office will provide valuable experience to students as they prepare for their professional careers. Interns have the opportunity to work with and assist all members of the staff, including legislative, administrative, outreach and press duties. Washington, DC interns will be encouraged to take advantage of the many hearings, workshops and seminars that are held on Capitol Hill. In addition, we are happy to work with your college or university to arrange for academic credit. Applicants should be highly motivated and enthusiastic, as there are far more applicants than available positions. Minnesota ties are strongly preferred. Responsibilities Include: Supporting administrative staff: answering phones, database entry, and sorting mail. Supporting legislative staff: tracking constituent correspondence, drafting letters, and conducting light research. Attending briefings and hearings for legislative staff. Compiling news clips. Promoting constituent outreach efforts by communicating with constituents and constituent groups, attending meetings and events, and drafting correspondence. Hours: Internships are available year-round. They are available on a part-time or full-time basis. Minimum 25 hours a week. Transportation and housing are the responsibility of interns. Application process: Applicants should send a cover letter, available hours and a resume. Those interested in a Washington, DC internship should email email@example.com. Please indicate any Minnesota ties. More information: http://mccollum.house.gov/serving-you/internships MEM-103-14 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 Spring 2014 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 and other projects as well as providing general front office support. Unlike most House internships, this is a paid internship. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to CHARep.Intern@mail.house.gov. Please limit your resume to one page only. MEM-102-14 House Democratic Leadership Office seeks interns to join Legislative team for spring 2014. Candidates should be well-organized, hard-working and detail-oriented. High degree of professionalism required. Duties include answering and screening telephone calls, greeting visitors, assisting staff and other administrative duties as needed. Please email cover letter, resume and references to: NJ01.DCINTERN@mail.house.gov 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.