Jul 9, 2009

Job Leads in Washington, DC

For those of you looking for employment on The Hill, here are the latest job leads:

July 9, 2009
Unpaid Interns - Congressman James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) is currently seeking unpaid fall interns with conservative values, who are available to start in late August or early September. Interns will be responsible for maintaining general front office duties including answering phones, conducting and scheduling tours, logging and writing office correspondence, and a variety of other administrative tasks. Applicants should be detail oriented, punctual, and have excellent communication skills. Wisconsin ties are preferred. Interested candidates should direct their cover letter and resume to Joseph Zapf at joseph.zapf@mail.house.gov. No phone calls please.
Unpaid Intern - Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX) seeks qualified, motivated, and intelligent individuals to serve as interns in his Washington, D.C. office for the fall semester. The position will involve numerous and varied tasks ranging from guiding constituents on tours of the Capitol, answering the telephones, organizing and inputting mail, and drafting letters. Interns are additionally encouraged to further their own education by attending hearings, briefings, and other thought-provoking activities. Texas ties are encouraged, but not required. Qualified individuals should have at least some college background, a record of leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities, a strong writing ability, and a pervasive interest in the way our government operates. Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, resume, and references to Katie.Weiss@mail.house.gov.
Fall Internship – Congresswoman Mary Fallin (R-OK) is currently seeking fall interns. Interns will be responsible for maintaining general front office duties including answering phones, conducting and scheduling tours of the Capitol, logging and writing office correspondence, and a variety of other administrative assistant tasks. Applicants should be detail oriented, have excellent communication skills and a friendly demeanor. Oklahoma ties are preferred but not required. Interested candidates should direct their cover letter and resume to Leslie Anderson at leslie.anderson@mail.house.gov.
July 6, 2009
Communications Director - Congressman Jeb Hensarling is searching for an experienced Communications Director. The ideal candidate for this Washington, DC,-based position is a conservative who possesses strategic messaging and management skills, a strong grasp of financial services issues, solid writing credentials, new media experience and national media contacts. This position is considered a senior member of Congressman Hensarling’s management team. Pay is commensurate with experience. Please send resume and brief cover letter to tx05jobs@mail.house.gov. No faxes or drop-offs please.
Fall Intern - The office of Congressman Pete Olson (R-TX-22) is seeking interns for the Fall of 2009. Duties include answering phones, sorting correspondence, giving Capitol tours to constituents, assisting the Staff Assistant with other basic front office duties, and any other duties as requested by staff members. Candidates should have a strong work ethic, be highly organized and motivated, and have a “no task is too big or too small attitude”. This internship is unpaid. Qualified applicants should send a completed application, cover letter, and resume to the Intern Coordinator at Ademide@mail.house.gov . The deadline for submission is July 10, 2009. To request an application, e-mail Ademide Adedokun at Ademide@mail.house.gov.
July 2, 2009
Communications Director - Congressman Joe Pitts (R, PA-16) is looking for a Press Secretary in his Washington office. Candidates must be committed to social and economic conservatism. Candidates must have exceptional verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated political acumen. Academic achievement, experience, and residence in the 16th Congressional District of Pennsylvania will also be given great weight. Primary duty is to devise and implement a strategy for promoting the work of the Congressman. Tasks include communicating with the media, website management, new media management, and writing speeches, op-eds, and press releases. Resumes and cover letters should be sent to pa16jobs@gmail.com. No faxes or phone calls, please.
June 29, 2009
Communications Director - Congressman Phil Gingrey (GA-11) seeks an aggressive Communications Director with significant press and speech writing experience. Responsibilities will include developing and executing the communications strategy as well as writing speeches, press releases, and op-eds. The ideal candidate will have significant Capitol Hill experience and established media contacts, as well as strong writing, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Georgia ties are a plus, but not required. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to David.Sours@mail.house.gov. Please no phone calls, faxes, or drop-ins.
Unpaid interns - The office of Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA) is seeking unpaid interns for the Fall of 2009. Candidates must be conservative Republicans. Interns will have the opportunity to attend committee hearings and briefings for staff members, assist in the constituent correspondence process, as well as with other constituent services. Responsibilities include: taking phone calls, processing constituent mail, and performing other general office duties. Applicants should be interested in the legislative process, enthusiastic, reliable, and hard-working. Full or part time internships with flexible schedules are available. Interested candidates should fax their resume and cover letter to (202) 225-4382 or email tom.crosson@mail.house.gov.
Internships - The Office of Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) is seeking bold, energetic, conservative individuals for paid/unpaid Fall Internships, beginning around Labor Day. During your time with our office, you will be given the opportunity to develop leadership, management, and policy experience. Duties include everything from answering phones and mail, conducting tours of the U.S. Capitol, to assisting staff members and Congressman Jordan with achieving our legislative goals and constituent outreach. You will be challenged and will be given practical tools for career and academic success. Applicants should possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, be self-motivated, and able to work as part of a professional team. Fourth District/Ohio ties are a plus. Applicant Instructions: All interested persons should contact Kevin Kichinger, Internship Coordinator for Congressman Jim Jordan, at 202-225-2676 or kevin.eichinger@mail.house.gov . Please have cover letter, resume, references, and a writing sample available.
June 25, 2009
Scheduler - Congressman Patrick McHenry seeks experienced scheduler for DC office. The ideal candidate will have Hill experience, North Carolina ties, and excellent organizational and time-management skills. Send resumes to parker.poling@mail.house.gov. No calls please.
Internship – The office of Congressman Zach Wamp (R-TN) is seeking qualified interns to fill full and part-time positions for the fall semester. Work for an energetic, results-oriented Republican and gain invaluable, career-building experience on Capitol Hill by assisting in daily Congressional office duties, helping with incoming constituent communication, and aiding legislative staff and communications director on special projects. This internship is unpaid and requires a minimum time-commitment of three half-working days per week (15 hours). To apply, please fill out the application listed on our website and send it, along with a resume to the attention of Intern Coordinator (preferably in Word format) by email to ehall@mail.house.gov or fax to: 202-225-3494.
June 15, 2009
Chief Economist - Committee on Energy and Commerce Republican staff seeks economist to provide policy advice on climate change and health policy, particularly insurance, price transparency and entitlement reform. Economist will work to analyze and develop legislative policy and engage in oversight of the private sector and the Executive Branch. The economist will also work with CBO and will develop cost estimates for legislative proposals. PhD in economics preferred. Hill, agency or Executive Branch experience helpful. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send a resume and references to Ms. Lynn Walker, linda.walker@mail.house.gov.
Communications Director - Congressman John Shadegg seeks a proactive Communications Director with significant Capitol Hill experience. Candidates should have an established relationship with the press and working familiarity with issues such as health care, energy and national security. Responsibilities include developing and implementing an overall communications strategy, managing the DC press team, writing press releases, statements, op-eds, and developing new media opportunities. Ideal candidates will have impeccable writing skills and a strong ability to maintain and develop media contacts. This is not a junior position. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Please send resumes to arizona03@gmail.com
June 11, 2009
Legislative Assistant - Congressman Doc Hastings seeks proactive legislative staffer to take lead responsibility for multiple issues. A minimum of 2 years experience as a Legislative Assistant on the Hill is required. Qualified applicants will have experience in more than one of the following areas: nuclear waste cleanup, DOE laboratories, science, health care, tax policy, and defense. Candidates must demonstrate solid communication skills and attention to detail. Please email resume and cover letter to: resumesWA04@mail.house.gov. No calls please.

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