Oct 24, 2009

October Job Postings on Capitol Hill

October 22, 2009
Spring Internship - The office of Congressman Tom McClintock (R-CA-04) is seeking conservative interns to begin in January 2010 and continue until May 2010 in the Washington, DC office. Position responsibilities include answering phones, sorting and drafting correspondence, giving Capitol tours, researching legislation, data entry, and any other duties as requested by staff members. Candidates should have a strong work ethic, be highly organized and motivated, and possess a positive attitude. This internship is unpaid. College credit, if applicable, will be provided. Qualified applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Kimberly Unitt-Zupkus at kim.unitt-zupkus@mail.house.gov with “Spring Internship” in the subject line.

Full-Time Unpaid Interns - The office of Congressman Bill Posey is looking for a full-time unpaid interns for the fall and spring semesters. Interns will be responsible for assisting with general office duties (answering phones, sorting mail and faxes), and assisting legislative staff with research and writing. Performing constituent services (guiding Capitol tours and legislative correspondence) will also be an integral part of each internship. There are also opportunities to attend hearings and briefings on behalf of the office. Interns are encouraged to attend hearings, briefings, and other Congressional proceedings that might be of interest to them. 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. Send resume and cover letter to Erin Houg at erin.houg@yahoo.com with "Fall or Spring Internship" in the subject line. Please specify which season you are looking to intern during. No phone calls or faxes please.

October 19, 2009
Legislative Director - Congressman Buck McKeon seeks an experienced Legislative Director to provide leadership and guidance for his legislative operation as well as serving as a key advisor to the Member on legislative issues before Congress. The legislative director works with other senior staff to implement the Members’ legislative agenda along with monitoring floor proceedings and managing key district legislative initiatives, including Resources and Appropriations work. Strong writing, verbal and organizational skills are required and California ties are a plus. Please submit a cover letter and resume to Candace Dodge at mckeon.scheduling@mail.house.gov or by fax (202) 225-2813.

October 15, 2009
Unpaid DC Internship - Senate Republican Conference seeks undergraduate students or recent graduates for January-May 2010 to assist professional staff. Responsibilities include conducting research, assisting with press events, and strategically thinking with staff members regarding different governmental issues. Candidates should possess strong writing and research skills. Prior political experience is preferred; Spanish fluency a plus. Only full-time internships are available. You can learn more about the SRC by going to src.senate.gov or republican.senate.gov. Visit alexander.senate.gov to learn more about Senator Alexander who chairs the conference. Please email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample no more than 3 pages to resumes@src.senate.gov . Deadline for applications is October 30th, 2009.

Unpaid Interns - Republican Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) is seeking unpaid interns for the Fall of 2009. Candidates should have an interest in public policy. Interns will have the opportunity to attend committee hearings and briefings for staff members, assist in the constituent correspondence process, as well as assist 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. Candidates who reside in Virginia’s First Congressional District are preferred. Interested candidates should fax their resume and cover letter to (202) 225-4382 or email gordon.neal@mail.house.gov .

October 8, 2009
Press Secretary - Midwestern Republican seeks proactive Press Secretary. Responsibilities would include developing and implementing overall communications strategy; pitching stories nationally and locally in a large open media market; writing press releases, statements, op-eds, email updates and newsletters; planning press events; and helping to manage website and email program. Ideal Candidates will have impeccable writing skills, strong political instincts, and 3+ years of Hill experience. Applicants who are recent graduates who have no prior press experience will NOT BE CONSIDERED! Salary will be commensurate with experience. Please e-mail a resume to HillPressJob@mail.house.gov.

Legislative Director - South Carolina Republican Congressman seeks Legislative Director to serve as chief legislative advisor and staff Member on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Ideal candidate will be current/former LD or Senior LA with solid experience with transportation and Army Corps issues. Applicants must be team players and capable of providing their experienced policy and political insight into all parts of the office, including press, constituent outreach, and new media. Position also involves managing overall constituent correspondence system, including outreach mailings. Candidates must be creative thinkers who will work with staff in Washington and in the district to address legislative and local issues, including appropriations and highway bill projects, economic development opportunities, and other issues as they arise. Candidates should email a resume and cover letter to chris.berardini@mail.house.gov.

Paid Interns -The Republican House Policy Committee is looking for motivated individuals to assist a leadership office in networking, researching policy, data building and analysis, and some administrative work for the Fall Semester. The internship will NOT require constituent mail work, guided tours of the Capitol, flag requests, and other tasks normally associated with internships in a Congressional office. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and one writing sample to Randall.Thompson@mail.house.gov

Spring Internships - The Office of Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) is seeking bold, energetic, conservative individuals for paid/unpaid Spring Internships, beginning early January. 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 Eichinger, 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 by November 15.

Unpaid Internship - The office of Congressman Doug Lamborn (R-CO) is currently seeking full-time interns for the fall semester of 2009. Responsibilities include conducting tours of the Capitol, answering the telephones, organizing and inputting mail, drafting letters and aiding legislative staff on special projects. Interns are given the opportunity to attend hearings and briefings to enhance their experience on Capitol Hill. Successful candidates will be principled conservatives who are highly motivated, hard working, and detail oriented. Colorado ties are preferred but not required. Please send resume and brief cover letter to Kristine.Michalson@mail.house.gov. No faxes or drop-offs please.

October 1, 2009
Scheduler – A Southern Republican is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill the position of Scheduler. Scheduler responsibilities include processing all scheduling requests, coordinating Member travel and expense reimbursement, and working with the Chief of Staff and Member to make sure the daily schedule is both efficient and effective. Ideal candidate must have exceptional communication and organizational skills and be willing and able to adapt to get the job done in a stressful environment. Scheduling in this Senior Republican’s office is done through Microsoft Outlook. Hill or other scheduling experience is a major plus and Southern ties are preferred but not required. Starting pay commensurate with experience. Please send resume and cover letter to southerngopscheduler@gmail.com.

September 28, 2009
Executive Assistant / Scheduler - Congressman Connie Mack is seeking an experienced Executive Assistant / Scheduler. The successful candidate will be responsible for handling scheduling requests and managing the calendar, coordinating travel for the Congressman, and handling his correspondence. The ideal applicant will be a self-starter, able to handle several projects at one time, and have a strong attention to detail. Additionally, the candidate will have excellent writing, communication, and organizational skills. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to mack.scheduler@mail.house.gov. Please no phone calls, faxes, or drop-ins.

September 24, 2009
Unpaid Internship - The office of Congresswoman Mary Fallin (R-OK) is currently seeking full-time and part-time interns for the fall semester of 2009. Responsibilities include conducting tours of the Capitol, answering the telephones, organizing and inputting mail, drafting letters and aiding legislative staff on special projects. Interns are encouraged to attend hearings and briefings to enhance their experience on Capitol Hill. Successful candidates will be highly motivated, hard working, and detail oriented. Oklahoma ties are preferred but not required. Please send resume and brief cover letter to Katie.wise@mail.house.gov. No faxes or drop-offs please.

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