Wednesday, July 16, 2014
US House Internship Vacancies -- July 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 July 14, 2014 MEM-241-14 Press Intern – Member of Republican Leadership is seeking an unpaid press intern for the fall semester. This diligent "press" intern should be able to research, write, aggregate content, and think creatively - perfect for someone wanting a taste of the Hill, press work and the digital world. Our interns complete a variety of tasks; everything from writing tweets to shooting video to creating press releases, and even attend network (Fox News, CNN, etc.) tapings. Ideal candidates will have excellent research and writing abilities, be able to multi-task and have some exposure to Adobe Creative products. Email a resume, a cover-letter and a digital portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org MEM-240-14 The Office of Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. is seeking qualified candidates to intern full time in our Washington, D.C. office starting in August 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 email@example.com MEM-239-14 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 Nicole.Christus@mail.house.gov with subject line INTERN APPLICANT. MEM-238-14 Republican Member of the House of Representatives from NYC is seeking students/recent grads to join his office for an internship beginning August 18. Candidates should have strong oral and written communication skills, being able to defend the Member’s positions to constituents and outside groups. Duties include: - Answering constituent phone calls - Sorting and batching incoming correspondence - Assisting legislative staff in drafting constituent outreach letters - Leading tours of the US Capitol - Attending hearings and meetings Candidates should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with availability, a cover letter, and resume. No calls or drop-bys. MEM-237-14 The Office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) is seeking a full-time or part-time intern for the fall of 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 allows access to briefings and interesting events related to a wide range of important issues. 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. To apply, please send a resume, contact information for three references, writing sample, and cover letter to Jason.email@example.com, with the subject Norton Internship. No phone calls or drop-ins please. MEM-236-14 Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer’s Washington, DC office is looking for energetic and hard-working interns for the fall of 2014. Qualified candidates should have an interest in American government and working in a fast-paced political environment. All interns are expected to effectively communicate with staff members and constituents. Daily tasks include, but are not limited to; administrative duties, leading tours of the United States Capitol building, communicating with constituents and other offices on Capitol Hill, attending hearings and meetings, writing briefings and memos, conducting research, and experiencing the city of Washington, DC. All internships are unpaid. However, if your college or university offers credit hours we are happy to complete any necessary evaluations. In addition, housing is not provided but assistance will be offered. If you are energetic, hard-working, and interested in a position in Rep. Luetkemeyer’s Washington, DC office please contact Claire Trokey at 202-225-2956 or send your resume and a cover letter to Claire.Trokey@mail.house.gov. A phone interview may be required. MEM-235-14 The Office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) is seeking a full-time or part-time Press and Social Media intern for the fall of 2014. 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 "Norton Internship" in the subject line to Jason.firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls or drop-ins please. MEM-234-14 Congressman Lee Terry is looking for interns in our Washington D.C. and Omaha offices. Internships in our Washington, D.C. and District offices offer students an outstanding opportunity to learn about the legislative process firsthand while working side by side with experienced full-time staff. Many of our interns will attend hearings, prepare legislative reports, research specific issues to respond to constituent inquiries, process incoming mail and data entry, give constituents tours of the Capitol, and perform general office duties. We are looking for students or recent graduates who possess: Excellent interpersonal skills Academic Excellence Desire to contribute through public service Leadership skills To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Andrew Schaus at: Intern4lee@mail.house.gov MEM-232-14 The office of Congressman Ted Poe (TX-2) is seeking interns for the 2014 Fall semester. Texas ties are preferred, but not necessary. Intern will be responsible for answering phones, scheduling and guiding tours and processing flag requests, among other duties. Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to Michael Edwards at email@example.com or call 202-225-6565. Start and end dates are flexible. MEM-231-14 The office of Congressman Michael McCaul is looking for full time, unpaid summer interns. Internships will start in August 15th and last through the mid-December Interns in Congressman McCaul's Washington, D.C. office will be responsible for assisting with general office duties (answering phones, passing out mail, distributing faxes), and assisting legislative staff with research and writing. Performing constituent services (scheduling tours, processing flag requests, and legislative correspondence) will also be an integral part of each internship. Interns will be encouraged to attend hearings, briefings, and other Congressional proceedings. Additional duties are available and will be assigned according to an intern’s interest and ability. Must be highly motivated, self-starter, detail oriented, possess excellent organizational and communication skills, a strong work ethic, a positive attitude and will have the ability to manage multiple tasks on a deadline. Texas ties are preferred but are not required. Please email resume and cover letter to Brandon.Batch@mail.house.gov with "Congressional Internship" in the email subject line. No phone calls please. MEM-229-14 Interns will work in a fast-paced Congressional Office, gaining valuable exposure and knowledge of the legislative process and the United States Congress. Intern responsibilities include greeting constituents, handling constituent phone calls, opening and sorting mail, giving Capitol Tours, and assisting staff with administrative tasks. Interns will also have the opportunity to conduct legislative research, assist with correspondence, as well as attend some Capitol Hill briefings, congressional hearings, and press events. This internship is unpaid. Interns must have a good attitude, strong work ethic, and excellent written and oral communication skills. Successful interns will be able to find information with little assistance, be able to work both independently as well as part of a team environment, and have strong attention to detail. Applicants should have working knowledge of current events and policy topics, as well as an interest in American Government. Wisconsin ties a plus. Interns must be able to commit to at least two full days per week (9:00 am-6:00 pm). Please submit resume and 2 one page writing samples to Nairobi.firstname.lastname@example.org by August 15th, 2014. MEM-228-14 Congresswomen Katherine Clark (MA-05) is seeking full-time and part-time interns for the fall 2014 semester to assist in performing research, processing the mail, data entry, office reception duties and other office errands. Requires good oral and written communication skills; ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others; good organizational skills; and responsible, dependable and willing to learn. Responsibilities include: performing research (CRS, the Library of Congress, or other available resources); sorting and distributing mail; attending committee meetings, briefings, and seminars; logging in letters and constituent requests; answering the telephones; greeting visitors and performing other duties as assigned by the Intern Supervisor. To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to RepClarkInternships@mail.house.gov. Your cover letter should include the dates and times that you are available to intern. MEM-227-14 U.S. Congressman Erik Paulsen’s office is currently accepting applications for unpaid internships in the District office in Eden Prairie, MN and the office in Washington, D.C. A Congressional internship offers applicants an exciting opportunity to support staff, while learning about the daily operations of the Legislative Branch. Interns will assist the staff with constituent services, communications, administrative tasks, and legislative research. Congressman Paulsen’s Internship Program is designed primarily for the educational benefit of the participant. Interns working in the District Office have the opportunity to contribute to the office’s interaction with the surrounding community through constituent services, local events, and community meetings. Interns in the Washington, D.C. Office will gain insight into the federal government and the legislative process by working closely with staff, writing memos, assisting with constituent correspondence and press, and attending hearings and briefings. The D.C. Office is also looking for students interested in learning more about press and working as an intern with the Congressman’s press staff. Candidates should have a strong work ethic, be highly organized and motivated, and possess a positive attitude. This internship is unpaid, but students are encouraged to seek college credit. Qualified applicants should send their cover letter and resume to David Larson at David.Larson@mail.house.gov. Qualifications Sophomore, junior or senior with a strong academic record Evidence of effectiveness working independently and a demonstrated self-starter Excellent writing, research and interpersonal skills MEM-224-14 The Office of Congresswoman Yvette Clarke is looking for prospective fellows to assist in the Capitol Hill Office for the fall and spring semester. Fellows will work alongside staff members in the Capitol Hill Office such as Shelley Davis, Chief of Staff, and Christina McWilson, Intern/Fellow Coordinator and Scheduler. Fellows will be hired to fill part-time or full-time positions, which would consist of 4-5 days per weeks. Fellows will be required to work a minimum of 12-15 hours per week. The duration of the fall semester is from August 2014 to December 2014. The duration of the spring semester is from January 2015 to May 2015. This position is open to college students attending one of the local universities, such as Howard University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, and American University. As a fellow, you will aid in the office as well as gain experience with working in a congressional office. Fellows will be asked to complete daily tasks such as answer phones, record constituent concerns, receive and open packages, sort and deliver mail, as well as greet visitors and offer water. Upon request, fellows will be asked to complete tasks such as attend briefings, write memorandums, draft constituent letter responses, book and give Capitol tours, book White House tours, as well as order and pick-up supplies. Prospective fellows will be able to begin applying for this position July 2014. All applicants should send a copy of their resumes to NY09DCIntern1@mail.house.gov . MEM-223-14 Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) is currently accepting applications for Fall semester 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-222-14 Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (NY-05) is accepting applications for legislative internship positions available in his Washington D.C. office for the upcoming Fall term. This unpaid internship will provide an invaluable 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 on behalf of staff, giving tours of the Capitol, conducting research, responding to constituent inquiries, and processing tour and flag requests. Interns will also be given the opportunity to draft memos, write letters, and become a team member in a fast-paced and collegial office. Qualified applicants will possess a professional and courteous demeanor, excellent communication skills, the ability to multi-task, acute attention to detail, and interest in the legislative and governmental process. This is an excellent opportunity for college students seeking Capitol Hill experience. All majors are encouraged to apply. Ties to New York’s Fifth Congressional District are preferred, but not required. Interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter, and a short writing sample to Jordan.Morris@mail.house.gov with “Your Last Name-Internship App” in the subject line. Please also include dates and times of availability. MEM-221-14 Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-05) is seeking undergraduate and recent post-graduate students for an internship in his Washington, DC, office during the fall semester. The responsibilities of a Congressional intern primarily focus on helping the Congressman communicate with his 700,000-plus constituents. Interns will assist the team with phones, mail, tours of the U.S. Capitol Building, and related front office duties. Additional tasks, including drafting correspondence, research projects, and attending hearings may be assigned on a case by case basis. Candidates should possess excellent communication skills (both verbal and written) and an understanding of the functions of the United States Congress. Ideal candidates are positive, energetic, and eager to assist with the legislative and administrative needs of the staff. The internship is unpaid; both full-time and part-time positions are available. Oregon ties are preferred. Please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Julia Stafford at firstname.lastname@example.org. MEM-220-14 Representative Rick Larsen (WA-02) is currently seeking a full-time intern to start the first week of September with a flexible end date. Ideal candidates have excellent writing and research skills, a positive attitude, and a willingness to complete tasks as assigned. Intern responsibilities include researching and writing Congressional correspondence, helping constituents find information and fielding constituent phone calls. This internship also provides the opportunity to work closely with staff members and assist in various projects. Washington ties are preferred, but are not required. If interested, please send a resume, cover letter and two references to: email@example.com. Please include “WA-02 Internship” in the subject line. MEM-219-14 Ohio Republican seeks full time hard working interns for Fall 2014. Responsibilities include, but aren’t limited to, answering phone calls, assisting with the mail program, providing constituent tours, attending various briefings, providing research for the legislative staff. Qualified candidates will have exceptional writing skills, strong communication skills, ability to work in a fast paced working environment, and have an interest in learning more about the legislative process. Send a resume and a cover letter to Stephen.Hostelley@mail.house.gov. Ohio candidates are strongly preferred. MEM-218-14 Fall Internship Opportunity- Congressman Amodei’s Washington, D.C. Office A congressional internship on Capitol Hill provides students with the unique opportunity to cultivate research and writing skills while gaining important professional experience. Interns in Congressman Amodei’s office will work closely with staff to learn about the legislative process. Responsibilities include: Answering phones Legislative research Providing historical tours of the US Capitol for constituents Attending committee hearings and briefings Assisting staff with special projects To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Lauren Currie at Lauren.Currie@mail.house.gov. MEM-217-14 The office of Congressman Raul Labrador (ID-01) is currently seeking unpaid interns in the Washington, D.C. office for fall 2014. 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 Alexa.firstname.lastname@example.org. MEM-216-14 The office of Congressman Buck McKeon (CA-25), Chairman, of the House Armed Services Committee, is seeking unpaid Interns for the Fall 2014 semester. Preference will be given to interns available to start by the beginning of August. 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-210-14 Representative Bill Johnson (OH-06) is currently seeking 2014 fall interns starting in August with flexible end dates. Responsibilities will mostly 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. Ohio ties are preferred, but are not required. The months of the internship may vary depending on the availability or school schedule of the applicant. If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to: email@example.com. Please indicate your anticipated start and end dates. Please no phone calls or drop-ins. MEM-209-14 Fall 2014 Intern for NY Congresswoman Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy (NY-04) is currently seeking interns for the 2014 fall semester in her Washington, DC office. Qualified candidates will 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 stating your availability, a resume, and a short 1-2 page writing sample to Sam Mayper at Sam.Mayper@mail.house.gov with “Fall 2014 internship” in the subject line. MEM-208-14 The Democratic Staff of the Committee on Science, Space and Technology is seeking interns for the end of the summer and fall. 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-206-14 California Democratic Representative seeks Fall 2014 Intern Congressman John Garamendi (CA-03) is seeking a highly motivated intern to join his Washington, DC office for the period August through November. 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-205-14 Press Internship - A Western Democratic Congressional Office seeks a motivated, organized, and reliable college student or recent graduate wishing to gain Capitol Hill experience for a full-time, 10-week, unpaid press internship in Washington, D.C. The position is available immediately. The press intern will help create graphics, develop press lists, send clips, prepare speeches, draft statements, and social media content. Please send a single PDF file containing your resume, cover letter, and a brief writing sample (preferably a press release or speech excerpt) to NV04internships@gmail.com. Please include in the body of the email a 3-5 sentence pitch for yourself: Why do you want to work on the Hill? Why should we choose you? MEM-204-14 Nevada Congressman Steven Horsford is seeking current college students or recent college graduates wishing to gain Capitol Hill experience for a full-time or part-time semester internship to begin in August and/or September 2014. We are seeking motivated, organized, and reliable individuals to assist the legislative and administrative staff with day-to-day duties. Such duties include assisting the legislative and communications staff, attending briefings and hearings, answering phones, drafting constituent correspondence letters, doing legislative research and various other tasks. The internship is unpaid, though interns will gain valuable Hill and office experience and will have access to many unique Hill opportunities. Nevada and District 4 ties are preferred, but not necessary. Please send a resume and cover letter with anticipated start dates to NV04Internships@gmail.com. Please no drop bys or phone calls. MEM-203-14 Democratic Member of Congress seeks a responsible, focused, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and organized Intern. Positions are available starting in August, and applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Duties will include, but are not limited to: answering phones, processing mail, researching issues, drafting correspondence, attending hearings and briefings, and maintaining a professional atmosphere. Strong writing and effective communication skills, as well as the ability to multi-task, are necessary. Although internships are unpaid positions, interns are treated as full participants in the Congressional office. If you are interested, e-mail a cover letter, resume, short writing sample, and contact info for three references to Parker Low at Parker.Low@mail.house.gov. MEM-202-14 Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger is seeking interns for his District Office in Timonium for the Fall school semester. Interns will assist the Congressman and his staff in the overall day-to-day operations of the office by drafting letters of correspondence, processing mail, answering telephones, greeting visitors, and other duties as needed. We are a small but fast-paced office and every effort will be made to give interns a worthwhile learning experience. Our internship positions are part-time and unpaid. A minimum time commitment is required. Candidates should be professional, possess strong oral and written communication skills, and have the ability to multitask. Only applicants with Maryland ties will be considered. Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample by July 31st to David.Heitlinger@mail.house.gov with Fall 2014 Internship in the subject line. MEM-200-14 Internships – Congressman Benishek from Michigan’s First District seeks unpaid interns to fill positions for September through December 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. MEM-199-14 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 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 "Fall Press Intern 2014" in the subject line to email@example.com. No phone calls or drop-ins please.