Here are the latest job openings in Republican offices on the Hill. Good luck.
November 5, 2009
Spring Internships - Congressman Erik Paulsen’s office is currently accepting applications for unpaid internships in the District office in Eden Prairie, MN and in Washington, D.C. for the spring semester. 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 and attending hearings and briefings. 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 their cover letter and resume to Krysta Carlson at Krysta.Carlson1@mail.house.gov.
November 2, 2009
Legislative Director - Congressman Doc Hastings seeks a Legislative Director to implement legislative agenda, manage legislative staff, oversee constituent correspondence system, and follow floor proceedings. Demonstrated knowledge of the legislative process, sound judgment and superb writing skills are required. Legislative experience on Capitol Hill is required. Applicants should email a resume and cover letter to resumesWA04@mail.house.gov
Unpaid Spring Interns - Congressman James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) is currently seeking unpaid spring interns with conservative values, who are available to start in January or early February. 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 email@example.com. No phone calls please.
October 29, 2009
Website Manager/Legislative/Communications Assistant:- Florida Republican is seeking an experienced website manager with strong background in new media and managing email lists and databases. This is a unique position that also includes some legislative/press duties. This is the perfect position for someone who is tech savvy, who would like the opportunity to do more substantive legislative/press work, including committee responsibilities. Previous Hill experience of at least two years managing websites, overseeing e newsletters, teletown halls and new media a must. Send resume to Legassistant2009@gmail.com.
Paid Internship – Congressman Henry Brown (SC-01) seeks interns in his Washington, DC office. Duties include conducting Capitol tours, assisting with constituent calls and requests, sorting correspondence, attending hearings and briefings, researching legislative issues, drafting letters and assisting staff with various office duties. Successful candidates will be motivated, hard working, and able to work as part of a team. South Carolina ties are strongly preferred. College students and recent graduates are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will be able to start immediately and continue through the Spring. Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to Amber Ford at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Internship” in the subject line.
Spring Internship - The office of Congressman Connie Mack (FL-14) is currently seeking unpaid interns for spring internships beginning early January. Responsibilities include conducting tours of the Capitol, answering the telephones, organizing and inputting mail, and aiding legislative staff on special projects. Interns will also have the opportunity to attend hearings and briefings. Florida ties are preferred but not required. Please send resume and cover letter to email@example.com
Spring Interns - The office of Congressman Pete Olson (R-TX-22) is seeking interns for the Spring of 2010. 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 November 30, 2009. To request an application, e-mail Ademide Adedokun at Ademide@mail.house.gov.
October 22, 2009
Legislative Correspondent – Legislative correspondent (LC) position is available in a conservative office. The LC will be responsible for organizing, researching, drafting, processing, and responding to constituent correspondences and assisting with other projects. The qualified individual should be organized and highly motivated with exceptional writing skills, strong research abilities, attention to detail, and experience with Internet Quorum. Interested applicants should email a resume, a cover letter, and a writing sample (preferably an example of a constituent letter) with “LC” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only conservative individuals with ties to the Carolinas should apply. Resumes will be accepted until December 1.
Full-time Unpaid Internship - The office of Congressman Gus M. Bilirakis (FL-09) 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 & faxes, drafting letters and aiding legislative staff on special projects. Interns are also given the opportunity to attend hearings and briefings to enhance their experience on Capitol Hill. Additional duties are available and will be assigned according to an intern’s interest and ability. Successful candidates will be highly motivated and detail oriented conservatives with strong multitasking abilities. Florida ties are preferred but not required. Please send resume, cover letter and brief writing sample to Tim.Tracy@mail.house.gov.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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 email@example.com . 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .