New Washington, DC Job Leads

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New job listings in Republican offices on Capitol Hill:

March 4, 2010
Legislative Assistant - The Office of Congressman Adam Putnam (R-FL) seeks a Legislative Assistant for the DC office whose primary focus will be healthcare. Qualified applicants will have excellent writing skills, a strong understanding of the legislative process, and a background in healthcare policy. Responsibilities will include briefing the Congressman on relevant policy developments and upcoming votes as well as drafting legislation, memos and constituent correspondence. The ideal candidate will have significant Hill experience and the ability to complete assignments in a timely manner. Florida ties a plus. Please email resume, cover letter, and a writing sample letter putnam.scheduler@mail.house.gov with subject line: LA Resume. No calls, drop-ins, or faxes, please.

Legislative Correspondent - Senior Northeast Republican seeks a Legislative Correspondent for DC office. Responsibilities include processing all constituent mail in a timely manner and requires: printing letters, managing incoming emails, drafting constituent responses, and using the IQ computer program. Further responsibilities include a thorough knowledge of website management: including posting pictures, adding text and sending weekly E-newsletter. Excellent writing skills are a must, as well as the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. This position requires strong interpersonal and analytical skills. Candidates must be a self-starter and have the ability to interact as a team member in a small office. New Jersey ties are preferred. Qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample and three references to opportunity2442@gmail.com.

Internship - Congressman Kevin McCarthy (CA-22) is accepting applications for paid and unpaid DC internships beginning mid-April. Interns assist with policy research and projects, constituent services such as leading tours of the Capitol, and general office administrative duties. The internship is an excellent opportunity to learn how Congress works. Join a dynamic office and experience first-hand the political and public policy process. Applicants must have at least junior standing and a 3.0 GPA; college graduates also encouraged to apply. To apply, please complete the internship application available on the website: https://owa.house.gov/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.kevinmccarthy.house.gov/. Include days and times available, attach a resume and writing sample, and send to Ashley.mettler@mail.house.gov .

Interns - The office of Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (NE-01) is currently seeking 2 full-time interns for the spring semester of 2010 in the Washington, D.C. office. Responsibilities include conducting tours of the Capitol, answering the telephones, organizing and inputting constituent correspondence, 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. Successful candidates will be highly motivated, detail oriented, and able to multi-task. This is an unpaid internship that, dependant upon your institution, may be eligible for college credit. Qualified applicants should send a resume and cover letter to danielle.barrow@mail.house.gov.

Spring Internship – The office of Congressman Darrell Issa is looking for motivated, hard-working interns to begin the week of March 15th in the Washington, DC office. The internship is unpaid and both full and part-time applicants are encouraged to apply. Interns are responsible for assisting the legislative staff with research, attending hearings and briefings, leading visitors on tours of the Capitol and answering phones. Interested applicants should e-mail cover letter, resume and a short writing sample to CA49DCinternship@mail.house.gov .

March 1, 2010
Interns - Congressman Lamborn’s office is now accepting applications for this Summer’s 2010 Congressional Leadership Program. This paid Associate Program is an experience unique to Congressman Lamborn’s office and is open to students and graduates who have completed at least 2 years of college. Strong ties to the fifth Congressional District in Colorado are a must. For more information on the Congressional Leadership Program and to apply, please visit the internship section at http://www.lamborn.house.gov/.

February 25, 2010
Legislative Assistant - The Office of Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX) seeks a proactive Legislative Assistant for the DC office whose primary focus will be growth and administration of the Victim’s Rights Caucus, a bi-partisan effort that advocates and provides a voice for all victims of all types of crime. Qualified applicants will have experience in meeting planning and building coalitions. A secondary component of this position is handling legislative issue areas, such as; Humanities, House Administration, Labor, Education, Housing, Women’s and Civil Rights, Consumer Protection, Government Reforms, Social Security and Agriculture. These responsibilities include formulating and writing legislation, briefing the Congressman on relevant policy developments and staffing the Member. The ideal candidate will have Hill experience, able to manage multiple projects at the same time and perform well under tight deadlines. Strong interpersonal, writing and analytical skills are a must. Candidates must be a self-starter and have a proven record of implementing legislative initiatives. Texas ties a plus. Please email resume, cover letter, and a writing sample letter to janet.diaz-brown@mail.house.gov, with subject line: Attn: LA - VRC Position. No calls, drop-ins, or faxes, please.

February 22, 2010
Communications Director – Congressman Tom Rooney (R-FL) seeks a Communications Director to oversee all aspects of the Congressman’s press and new media strategy. The successful candidate must possess excellent written and oral communications skills, political acumen and be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously with an emphasis on delivering earned media in the district. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: drafting/distributing press releases; writing a weekly op-ed or letter to the editor; weekly e-newsletter; 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 must. The ideal candidate will also have knowledge of video, audio and/or photography and editing in those mediums. The successful candidate will have a pro-active, can-do attitude and be a team player. Prior communications/media relations experience and Florida ties are preferred. Please send cover letter, resume, references and two writing samples to jobsfl16@mail.house.gov. No Calls, Faxes or Drop-Ins.

Scheduler - Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-TX) is seeking a Scheduler. Candidates must be extremely organized and have demonstrated ability to follow through on assignments in a timely manner; work well in a fast-paced environment under pressure; and be able to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: managing incoming scheduling requests, scheduling the Congresswoman’s DC and District meetings and events, arranging flights and other travel for the Congresswoman, and submitting the Congresswoman’s expenses for reimbursement. Texas ties and previous scheduling experience preferred but not required. Please send resume to chelsey.hickman@mail.house.gov with “Scheduler Opening” in the subject line. No calls, faxes, or drop-ins, please.

Internship - Congressman Doug Lamborn (C0-05) is requesting resumes for clever and motivated individuals for the DC office internship program. An ideal candidate will be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, have excellent communication skills, and be a team player. The candidate will gain valuable Hill experience by assisting the Congressman’s staff with his House Armed Services Committee assignment, conducting legislative research, assembling press clippings, responding to constituent mail, and providing Capitol tours. Interested applicants can email a cover letter and resume to abby.gunderson@mail.house.gov. Please indicate if you are interested in a part-time or full-time work schedule.

Paid Internship - The Office of Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (KS-02) is currently seeking a paid intern for the Spring. Responsibilities include answering phone calls, giving capitol tours, organizing and sorting mail, responding to constituent correspondence and aiding legislative staff. Kansas ties are preferred but not required. Please send a resume and cover letter KS02jobs@gmail.com

Summer Internship - The office of Congressman Tom McClintock (R-CA-04) is seeking conservative interns to begin in May 2010 and continue until August 2010 in the Washington, DC office. Position responsibilities include assisting in day to day office operations: answering phones, sorting and drafting correspondence, giving Capitol tours, researching legislation, attending legislative hearings and events, and any other duties as requested by staff members. Candidates should have a strong work ethic, work well as a part of a small team, and possess a positive attitude. This internship is unpaid. College credit, if applicable, will be provided. Recent college graduates are also welcome to apply. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Kimberly Unitt-Zupkus at kim.unitt-zupkus@mail.house.gov with “Summer Internship” in the subject line.

February 18, 2010
Unpaid DC Internship - Senate Republican Conference seeks undergraduate students or recent graduates for May 17 –mid-August 2010 to assist professional staff. Responsibilities include administrative tasks, 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 March 19, 2010.

February 15, 2010
Internship - Capitol Hill internship available for the summer term to assist Congressman Ed Royce (CA-40) and his staff in the overall day-to-day operations of the office by answering telephones, greeting visitors, guiding tours of the Capitol, investigating constituent requests, and drafting responses. As an intern, you will be assigned research projects as needed. Interns have the opportunity to attend committee hearings and otherwise take advantage of the unique perspective of Capitol Hill. We make it a priority to give our interns a first hand view of the legislative process and we make every effort to provide them with a worthwhile learning experience. This is an excellent opportunity for current college students or recent graduates interested in obtaining Capitol Hill experience. Please fax or email cover letter and resume to (202) 226-0335 or royceinternships@mail.house.gov.

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.

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