Monday, April 14, 2014
US House Internship Vacancies -- April 14th, 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 April 14, 2014 MEM-175-14 The Office of Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) is seeking a full-time or part-time press and social media intern for the summer 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 "Summer Press Intern 2014" in the subject line to email@example.com. No phone calls or drop-ins please. MEM-174-14 The Office of Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) is currently seeking candidates for an internship in her Washington, D.C. office for summer 2014. 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” or “Summer Internship” in the subject line. In your cover letter, please address your times and dates of availability. MEM-173-14 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. Internships begin immediately 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-171-14 The Office of Congressman Reid Ribble is seeking qualified candidates to intern in our Washington, D.C. office for the summer of 2014. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org MEM-170-14 The Committee on Education and the Workforce, Democrats is currently seeking graduate and legal interns and fellows, for summer 2014, to work with education policy staff. Legislative tasks may include, but are not limited to, legislative research, assembling information, assisting staff in hearing and markup preparation and execution, memo and legislative writing, and attending other hearings, markups, briefings and meetings for the purpose of taking notes. Applicants should be able to start in April/May and commit through July. Interested applicants should email their application materials to email@example.com. Please include with your 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/internships for more information. MEM-169-14 Progressive Minnesota Congressional office seeks interns to start immediately, interested in learning about the operations of a Congressional office, current events as they relate to Congressional activity, federal legislation and legislative issues, and constituent services. Responsibilities include: attending briefings and hearings, welcoming guests to the office, organizing and sorting constituent comments, writing responses to constituent letters, and assisting Congressional staff in other duties and errands as assigned. Applicants should have very strong written and verbal communications skills, the ability to multi-task and stay organized, and a keen interest in learning the operations of a Congressional office. Minneapolis, Minnesota, or Midwestern ties are preferred. Full-time (30 hrs/week) and part time opportunities are available starting immediately. Hours are flexible. Please send cover letter, resume, short writing sample, and two references to Isaiah.firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Intern Application. MEM-168-14 Illinois Representative John Shimkus is looking for current college students for a Congressional internship from April to the end of May. These internships are available now on either a full-time or part-time basis. Qualified candidates will be highly organized, prompt, responsible, and ready to work in a fast paced environment. Strong oral and communication skills are a must. Daily duties will include assisting staff, answering phones, organizing mail, giving tours of the Capitol Building, and attending hearings and briefings for legislative staff. Interns will gain valuable Capitol Hill experience and further their understanding of the legislative process. Illinois ties are preferred but not necessary. All interested applicants should e-mail their resume and/or cover letter to email@example.com MEM-167-14 The DC and District office of Congressman John Conyers, Jr., representing Michigan’s 13th district, is looking for current college students to serve as part-time or full-time interns for summer 2014. 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 provides access to briefings and interesting events related to a wide range of important issues. Interns will be responsible for: Assisting with congressional projects, Drafting constituent correspondence, Preparing staff for briefings, Researching topics for floor speeches, Evaluating legislation, Answering calls, Sorting mail, Giving Capitol tours, And tracking constituent casework. All interns will be given the opportunity to research a topic of your choice and submit your findings with policy recommendations to the staff. Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume and two professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject: Congressional Internship | Summer 2014. In your cover letter, please address the following: Reason that you’re interested in interning for Congressman John Conyers, Jr. Issue areas that interest you Any relevant experience, coursework, or affiliations, if any Specify which office DC (Capitol Hill) or District (Detroit) Your availability for Summer 2014 MEM-166-14 Energetic NY Freshman Democrat is seeking highly motivated candidates for a part-time, unpaid internship in his Washington, DC office to begin immediately. 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-165-14 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 email@example.com with “CA-09 Internship” in the subject line. Include dates of availability. MEM-164-14 A Democratic California Congressman is seeking highly motivated interns to join his Washington, DC office for a part or full time unpaid internship for the summer term (May-August). 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-163-14 The Washington, DC office of Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy (NY-04) is currently seeking interns for the 2014 summer semester. Qualified candidates must possess an interest in the legislative process, excellent writing and communication skills, and a desire to work in the fast-paced environment of Capitol Hill. Ideal candidates will be professional, dependable, highly-motivated, and adept at multi-tasking. Responsibilities will include – but are not limited to – communicating with constituents via phone, drafting constituent correspondence, performing research requests, leading tours of the U.S. Capitol, and administrative work. Interns will also work closely with staff and have the opportunity to attend briefings, hearings, and other events on Capitol Hill. Students or recent graduates with ties to New York State – especially the Fourth Congressional District and Long Island – are encouraged to apply. Full- and part-time candidates will be considered. The internship is unpaid. To apply, please send a cover letter which includes your weekly availability, a résumé, and a short 1-2 page writing sample to Marcus Garza at Marcus.Garza@mail.house.gov with “summer 2014 internship” in the subject line. MEM-162-14 The Office of Congressman McClintock (CA-04) is seeking full or part-time summer interns for his Washington, D.C. office. Applicants should possess conservative values, as well as strong written and verbal communication skills. Interns will gain first-hand experience in the operation and management of a Congressional office. Internship duties include attending Congressional hearings, leading U.S. Capitol tours, answering phones, managing constituent mail database, drafting constituent correspondence, and assisting legislative staff with research. Those with ties to California are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should send their resume, availability, and a brief cover letter summarizing their interest in working for Congressman McClintock to Rachel.Long@mail.house.gov. Please use “2014 Summer Internship” in the subject line. No phone calls, drop-ins, or faxes please. MEM-161-14 Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) is seeking a highly-motivated, self-starting and detail-orientated individual to begin immediately in his internship program. Opportunities include answering phones, processing mail, drafting constituent correspondence letters, researching legislative issues, attending congressional hearings/briefings/seminars, and assisting in administrative operations. The internship is unpaid. Work may qualify for academic credit, depending on the requisites of the college or university. Please e-mail your cover letter, resume and a short writing sample to Christian Sy at firstname.lastname@example.org MEM-160-14 The office of Congressman Jeff Denham (CA-10) seeks a motivated, organized, reliable and detail-oriented college student or recent graduate for a full- or part-time paid press internship in Washington, D.C. The press intern will assist the communications director in drafting statements and releases, creating graphics, compiling daily clips, preparing remarks and implementing social media strategies. Press intern may also assist other staff with various tasks, including answering phones, conducting tours and doing legislative research. Ideal candidate will have a thorough knowledge of AP style, strong writing skills and graphic design experience. Familiarity with Spanish language preferred but not required. Please send your resume, cover letter and a brief writing sample to Jordan.email@example.com. MEM-159-14 Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) is looking for unpaid summer interns for his Washington D.C. office, available to start in May and lasting through August. Applicants should possess conservative values, be personable, and have strong writing skills. Duties include performing administrative tasks, attending Congressional hearings, leading Capitol tours for constituents, and helping legislative staff with research on important projects. Interns will also have the opportunity to work on issues that interest him or her. This position is great for Capitol Hill experience. Start and end dates are negotiable and both part/full-time positions are available. Interested applicants should send resume and brief cover letter summarizing their interest in working for Rep. Luetkemeyer to Lucas.West@mail.house.gov with “Summer Internship” as the subject. MEM-158-14 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-157-14 Moderate Democrat from California is currently seeking qualified applicants to join office as unpaid legislative interns and fellows for Spring and Summer 2014 policy to assist with health policy. Applicants should have a familiarity with the legislative process and have a desire to learn while being a part of a hardworking team. Ideal candidates will possess strong writing and verbal communication skills, a demonstrated interest in legislative issues, the ability to multi-task and conduct research, and an enthusiastic attitude. Legislative tasks may include, but are not limited to, legislative research, assembling information, memo and legislative writing, and attending hearings, markups, briefings and meetings for the purpose of taking notes. Applicants should be able to start in April/May and commit through July. Internship may lead to paid opportunities. Interested applicants should email their resume and cover letter to Info.CA35@mail.house.gov.