Feb 14, 2010

Latest Job Openings on Capitol Hill

February 11, 2010
Press Secretary - Congressman Geoff Davis (R-KY) is seeking a Press Secretary. The successful candidate must have excellent written and oral communications skills, political acumen and be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Focus is on maximizing direct connections with constituents and local media. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: drafting/distributing press releases; writing a weekly column; targeted communication through list acquisition, development, expansion and messaging; weekly e-newsletter; development and coordination of all franked materials; planning and preparation for tele-town hall meetings; updating and improving the website; preparation of talking points and speeches; establishing and maintaining strong relations with local media and executing an aggressive earned local media campaign. New media skills are a plus, a desire to learn is required, including websites and e-newsletters (understanding of code), video, audio and/or photography and editing in those mediums. Additional projects will be assigned from time to time. The successful candidate will have a can-do attitude and be a team player. Prior communications/media relations experience and Kentucky ties are preferred. Please send cover letter, resume, a writing sample and a short constructive critique (no more than a page total) of Congressman Davis’ most recent column and a page or section of the website https://owa.house.gov/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://GeoffDavis.house.gov to: KY04Jobs@gmail.com with “Press Secretary” in the subject line. No Calls, Faxes or Drop-Ins.
Legislative Director - Congressman Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) is seeking a Legislative Director to advance his agenda and manage legislative operations. The ideal candidate will have interest in Homeland Security Committee work and experience in health care, energy, and environmental issues. This position requires applicant to have highly proficient writing and editing skills. Previous experience managing legislative and constituent correspondence staff is a plus, as are Florida ties. Please email cover letter and resume to FL09jobs@gmail.com
Intern - Congressman Fleming (LA-04) is seeking an intern who shares his conservative values and can start immediately. Responsibilities of the position will include administrative duties, including answering phones and greeting visitors, leading Capitol tours, and assisting the Legislative Correspondent with mail processing, writing, research, and various other duties as assigned. Candidates must have a strong work ethic, attention to detail, and demonstrated writing skills. Please email resume and a cover letter to LA04intern@gmail.com with “Fleming Internship” marked in the subject line for consideration. Congressman Fleming’s internships are primarily for education purposes and are unpaid. However, he will be happy to award class credit if applicable.
February 4, 2010
Paid Internship – Alabama Republican seeking a paid mail intern who can start immediately. Internship will last through May. The primary responsibility of the position will be to assist the Legislative Correspondent with mail processing, writing, research, and various other duties as assigned. Demonstrated writing skills, attention to detail, and a strong work ethic are a must. Alabama ties are helpful but not required and experience with IQ is a major plus. Pay will be in the form of a monthly stipend. Please email resume, cover letter, and a sample constituent correspondence letter to GOPinternship@gmail.com.
Summer Internship - 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 summer. 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 by March 31, 2010.
Paid Internship - Congressman John Sullivan (R-OK) is seeking an individual to fill an internship position. This internship is a perfect opportunity to gain Hill experience. General responsibilities include greeting visitors, answering phones, opening and sorting mail. Additional duties may include conducting research, attending hearings, handling constituent correspondence and assisting staff members. Southern ties a plus but not mandatory. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to OK01jobs@mail.house.gov..
February 1, 2010
Communications Director - Congressman Anh “Joseph” Cao (LA-02) is seeking a Communications Director to manage an active and aggressive press operation. Candidate must possess strong writing skills and experience in working with media. Candidate should be an energetic, highly-motivated, and dedicated self-starter who is able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, drafting statements, speeches, and press releases, managing new media outreach, devising an overall media strategy, and managing communication with and inquiries from the media. Looking for a team player who embraces new challenges. New Orleans ties and experience working with Louisiana media is preferred. Please email resume, references, and 2 writing samples to mailto:jobswithcao@gmail.com/clayton.hall@mail.house.govwith “Communications Director” in the subject line.
Health Care Policy Coordinator - Congressman Michael C. Burgess, MD (TX-26) is seeking a health care policy coordinator to work with the Communications Director and Legislative Director on the Congressman’s health care policy priorities. Additionally this position will help develop and implement the overall strategy for the Congressional Health Care Caucus. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in new media, website management and event planning. Candidate must be well organized, able to multi-task and have excellent writing skills. Salary will be commensurate with experience. No drop-bys or phone calls, please. Please email a resume to burgessjobs@mail.house.gov.
Unpaid Intern - Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter (CA-52) is currently seeking full or part time interns. The ideal candidate will be a college student with an interest in public policy and the legislative process. Interns will have the opportunity to attend committee hearings and assist the legislative team with research and constituent correspondence. Responsibilities will also include: answering phones, processing constituent mail, conducting tours of the Capitol, and performing other general office duties. Applicants should be reliable with a strong work ethic. Southern California ties are required. Interested candidates should e-mail their resume and cover letter blaire.bartlett@mail.house.gov.

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