Monday, February 2, 2015
US House Internship Opportunities -- February 2nd, 2015
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 2, 2015 MEM-042-15 The Office of Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson is seeking unpaid interns to start immediately in the Washington D.C. office. Responsibilities 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 short writing sample to Nawaid.Ladak@mail.house.gov. Please no phone calls or walk-ins. MEM-039-15 Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-4) seeks full-time or part-time unpaid interns for his Washington D.C. office for the spring semester. Intern duties will include, but are not limited to, answering the phone, providing constituent Capitol tours, assisting with the mail program, attending various briefings and hearings, and data entry. Qualified candidates will possess a strong sense of timeliness, excellent written and verbal communications skills, a positive attitude, and a solid work ethic. Ideal candidates will also have Alabama or Southern ties. Those interested should email their resumes with the subject line “Internship Applicant” to Chris Lawson at email@example.com. MEM-036-15 New Jersey Democratic Congressman Frank Pallone (NJ-06) seeks full time and part time unpaid interns for his personal office during the spring 2015 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 references to firstname.lastname@example.org, please include your dates and times of availability. We have immediate vacancies to be filled. MEM-032-15 The Committee on Education and the Workforce, Democratic Staff is currently seeking a press intern who would be able to start immediately. Applicants can be undergraduate or graduate and be willing to commit through mid-May. Interns perform a variety of tasks that support the staff in our legislative and media work. Media tasks may include helping organize and staff Committee press conferences, events and calls, updating and maintaining social media accounts, press list and contact management, drafting of talking points and press releases and assisting with the production of daily news clips relating to Committee issues. Press interns also perform administrative duties related to running the front office. Interested applicants should email their cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Please include two short, relevant writing samples in your application materials. Please visit our website at http://democrats.edworkforce.house.gov/about/internships for more information. MEM-031-15 The Office of Congressman John Ratcliffe (TX-04) is currently seeking interns for the Washington, D.C. office for the Spring 2015 semester. Intern responsibilities include but are not limited to, assisting staff with general office duties, attending hearings/briefings for staff members, answering phones, sorting through mail, drafting response letters, and giving tours of the U.S. Capitol. Candidates should be highly motivated and have good communication skills. This position is unpaid, but does offer a great educational experience for anyone with aspirations of working on the Hill. Having Texas ties is a plus. All interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Robert.firstname.lastname@example.org. MEM-029-15 Arizona Democrat seeks full-time hard working intern for immediate hire. Responsibilities include, but aren’t limited to, answering phone calls, assisting with the mail program, providing constituent tours, attending briefings, or 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 email@example.com. Individuals with Arizona ties, women, and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. MEM-028-15 The Republican Office of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology seeks energetic and self-motivated undergraduate or graduate level students, as well as recent graduates, with an interest in government and public policy for Summer 2015 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), oversight, research, assisting with phone inquiries and providing support to all Committee staff. Background in science a plus. To apply, please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. MEM-027-15 Michigan Office seeks intern who will report to the Intern Coordinator and Chief of Staff. CORE RESPONSIBILITIES: • to assist in performing research, processing the mail, data entry, reception duties and other office errands. QUALIFICATIONS: • good oral and written communication skills; • ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others; • flexible schedule – Wednesday work day required; • able to work at least 12 hours a week; • ability to maintain calm in a high stress environment; • preference for students from Michigan • good organizational skills; and • responsible, dependable and willing to learn. DUTIES: • performs research (CRS, the Library of Congress, MIN, or other available resources); • sorts and distributes mail; • attends committee meetings, intern conferences, and seminars; • performs data entry, which involves logging in letters and constituent requests, including names and addresses of constituents; • answers the telephones; • checks faxes; • notes constituent opinions, including their full names, addresses, and all relevant information; • greets visitors and signs for deliveries; and performs other duties as assigned. SEND ALL RESUMES AND ONE WRITING SAMPLE TO: CapitolHill14@gmail.com MEM-024-15 Spring Internship. The office of Representative Stephen Fincher (TN-08) is looking for motivated interns for the 2015 Spring semesters in the Washington, D.C. office. Intern responsibilities include assisting the staff with general office duties, attending briefings and hearings, answering phones, sorting mail, giving Capitol tours, and performing various other tasks based on ability and interests. Applicants must possess strong communication skills, have a positive attitude and be well-organized. Internship may be full-time or part-time to fit applicant's schedule. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and résumé to TN08.Intern@mail.house.gov.Tennessee ties preferred, but not required. MEM-021-15 The Republican office of the Committee on House Administration seeks energetic and self-motivated individuals with an interest in government and public policy, to apply for its full-time Spring 2015 internship program. 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, assisting with phone inquiries, and providing support to all Committee staff. This is a paid internship. To apply, please send a cover letter and one page resume to CHARep.Intern@mail.house.gov. MEM-019-15 The office of Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-2) is seeking full-time, paid and/or unpaid interns for Spring 2015 with immediate availability. Ideal candidates should be strong conservatives with excellent verbal and written communication skills. West Virginia ties are preferred, but not required. Responsibilities include answering phones and greeting visitors, sorting and inputting mail into IQ, facilitating Capitol tours, attending meetings/hearings, and assisting staff. Interested candidates should email their resume to Sean McMahon at email@example.com with the subject line “Internship Application”. MEM-016-15 Democratic Member of the House seeks unpaid intern in Washington, DC. Interested applicants submit a resume to Bklynny09@gmail.com. Core Responsibilities: To assist in performing research, processing the mail, data entry, reception duties and other office errands, and To draft floor statements, speeches and memorandums on legislative issues. Qualifications: Must be a current student – with student identification Good oral and written communication skills; Ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others; Good organizational skills; and Responsible, dependable and willing to learn. Flexible schedule – a minimum of 12 hours of work per week, Wednesday work day required. Duties: Performs research (CRS, the Library of Congress, MIN, or other available resources); Sorts and distributes mail; Attends committee meetings, intern conferences, and seminars; Performs data entry, which involves logging in letters and constituent requests, including names and addresses of constituents; Answers the telephones; Notes constituent opinions, including their full names, addresses, and all relevant information; Greets visitors and signs for deliveries; and Performs other duties as assigned by the Intern Supervisor. MEM-015-15 Democratic Member of the House seeks unpaid intern in Washington, DC, starting in January. Responsibilities include assisting with social media campaigns and strategies, writing press releases, talking points and memos, conducting research and assisting the Press Staff with the day-to-day operations. Candidate should be energetic, enthusiastic and able to thrive in a fast-paced working environment. Creativity is a must. Previous experience in politics and press are not required but candidates should have a general understanding of the governmental process, knowledge of North Carolina, and interest in communications. If interested, please send a cover letter and resume via email to: NCCongressionalJobs@gmail.com (subject line should read: Social Media Intern). Absolutely no phone calls, e-mails or walk-ins, please. Minorities and women encouraged to apply, North Carolina ties preferred but not required. MEM-013-15 The Office of Representative Sam Farr (CA-20) is looking for a full-time press intern to start immediately. Intern will be responsible for accumulating daily press clips, monitoring local news outlets, drafting social media statements and press releases and generally assisting the Communications Director. Intern will also be asked to assist staff with phones, mail, research, mail correspondence, and constituent tours. CA ties a plus. Sense of humor mandatory! Students welcome to apply. Please send resumes and a brief writing sample to Morgan.Keese@mail.house.gov MEM-012-15 The office of Representative Marcia L. Fudge is looking for a motivated unpaid intern in the Washington, D.C. office. Intern responsibilities include assisting the staff with general office duties, attending briefings and hearings, answering phones, sorting mail, giving Capitol tours, and performing various other tasks as assigned. Applicants must possess strong communication skills, have a positive attitude and be well-organized. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, résumé, and writing sample to District11resumes@mail.house.gov. Ohio ties preferred, but not required. MEM-011-15 Chairman Candice S. Miller (R-MI) seeks legislative interns for the Winter/Spring 2015 semester. 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 legislative research and writing, constituent relations, and assisting staff with administrative tasks. Interns will also have the opportunity to conduct historical tours of the Capitol, assist with constituent correspondence, and attend legislative briefings, congressional hearings, receptions, and press events. 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 possess a strong attention to detail. Applicants should have working knowledge of current events and policy topics, as well as a willingness to perform a variety of tasks and administrative functions. Michigan ties are strongly preferred; however, candidates from outside the state will be considered. Undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to apply. This is an unpaid position but a great opportunity for students seeking academic credit, and the hours are flexible to accommodate the intern’s schedule. Send a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample to MI10Intern@gmail.com MEM-008-15 Democratic Congressman seeks applicants for full- or part-time unpaid congressional internship for Spring 2015. 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. California residents or strong ties to San Diego are preferred. Please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Spring Congressional Internship” in the subject line. MEM-006-15 Representative Debbie Dingell (D-MI) is seeking a full-time congressional intern for her Washington, D.C. office for winter/spring, 2015. This internship position will provide individuals the opportunity to work in a fast-paced Congressional office while receiving hands-on political experience. Duties include answering phones, leading U.S. Capitol tours and assisting staff members with research and special projects. There will also be frequent opportunities to attend legislative hearings of personal interest. The ideal candidate will be motivated; detail orientated and possesses strong communication and writing skills. This is a great opportunity for recent graduates seeking Hill experience. Michigan ties are preferred. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to email@example.com. MEM-005-15 The Office of Representative Kevin Brady (TX-08) is currently seeking paid fulltime interns to start immediately in our Washington, D.C. office. Qualified candidates are well organized, with good oral and written communication skills, and possess a strong interest in learning about the political process and congressional affairs. Duties include but are not limited to, answering phones, compiling briefing binders, batching mail, performing legislative research, and attending briefings. Interns interact heavily with constituents so a positive attitude is a must. Applicants must be detail oriented with a strong work ethic and an eagerness to represent the 8th district of Texas. Previous Hill experience not required. Interested Candidates should send a resume and cover letter to: TX08intern@gmail.com. MEM-002-15 Florida Republican seeks an intern for the Spring 2015 semester. 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, and assisting staff with administrative tasks. Interns will also have the opportunity to conduct legislative research, as well as attend Capitol Hill briefings, congressional hearings and receptions. Our office is looking for an intern with a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and excellent written and oral communication skills. Successful interns will be self-starters, take and listen to direction, and be willing to work both independently as well as part of a team environment. Applicants should have a willingness to assist with daily office tasks. Florida ties preferred, but not required. Interns must be able to commit three full days a week (9:00am-6:00pm during Session and 9:00am- 5:00pm during Congressional Recess) at minimum. Students welcome to apply. Those interested please send resume and cover letter to FL26Internships@gmail.com. MEM-412-14 Democratic Congressman seeks applicants for full- or part-time unpaid congressional internship for Spring 2015. 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. California residents or strong ties to San Diego are preferred. Please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Spring Congressional Internship” in the subject line. MEM-411-14 The majority staff of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology is looking for undergraduate and/or graduate interns for Spring 2015 under. Interns will have the responsibilities of providing legislative, general administrative support, answering phones, and other duties as assigned. Interns will be given opportunities to engage in substantive work, attend hearings and educational briefings, and will in all regards be treated as an integral member of the full-time staff. Spring Internships typically run from the beginning of January through the middle of May. Specific dates will be determined with each intern based on their individual schedules. Interns will be assigned to assist the full committee in the front office or with one of our subcommittees (Oversight, Energy, Environment, Research & Technology, and Space). Interns are preferred to work full time, however schedules are worked out on an individual basis. Previous Capitol Hill experience preferred but not required. This is a paid internship. Those interested in an internship opportunity for Spring 2015 are encouraged to submit a resume listing two references and a cover letter to HouseScienceOpenings@gmail.com. No telephone calls, faxes, or drop-ins, please. MEM-410-14 House Judiciary Committee press office seeks motivated, detail-oriented and highly energetic full-time (20+ hours a week) press intern. Duties include compiling daily news clips, issue tracking and research, drafting media releases and other communications materials, maintaining press contact lists, special event support, and conceptualizing social media content. A background in journalism or communications and special skills such as photography, video editing and graphic design a plus, but not required. Undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, are encouraged to apply. Michigan ties are a plus. Start and end dates are flexible. This internship is unpaid, but the office will accommodate applicants seeking to earn academic credit. Please submit a one page resume, a short writing sample, and a cover letter that includes date and hours of availability to HouseJudiciaryDems@gmail.com. MEM-408-14 Internships are currently available in Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren’s (CA-19) Washington, D.C. office for the 2014 Winter Semester. Congresswoman Lofgren represents California’s 19th Congressional District, which lies in the heart of California’s “Silicon Valley”. Interns have the chance to experience the fast-paced atmosphere of a busy Congressional office and gain invaluable work experience. This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in the legislative process. Interns’ responsibilities will vary—in addition to answering phones and running errands around the Capitol, interns will have the opportunity to attend hearings and briefings, research legislation for legislative staff, and answer constituent letters on various issues before the House. Qualified applicants must possess excellent writing and analytical skills, a demonstrated work ethic, and ability to function in a fast-paced environment. A successful candidate will be motivated, able to multitask, and have the ability to work well under pressure. Full-time and part-time internship positions are available beginning January 5, 2014. Part-time interns must work at least three full days a week. Internships are unpaid. California-19 and/or California ties are preferred but not required. Interested applicants should apply through http://lofgren.house.gov/. Please cite Brad Traverse as source of this lead. MEM-407-14 Representative Rick Larsen (WA-02) is currently seeking a full-time intern to start the first week of January 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.