Apr 18, 2010

Job Leads for Washington, DC (Republican Offices)

Latest Job Postings for Republican Offices on the Hill:
April 15, 2010
Staff Assistant/Legislative Correspondent - The office of Congressman Michael McCaul (TX-10) is looking for a Staff Assistant/ Legislative Correspondent. This position will assist with sorting and answering mail, greeting constituents, answering telephones, and assisting the legislative and communications staff as needed. This position is very writing-intensive, and good writing skills are a must. Responsibilities also include managing and hiring the DC interns and delegating their assistance to the staff. An ideal candidate will be detail oriented, able to multi-task and thrive in a fast-paced environment. Texas ties are strongly preferred. Please email a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to alex.manning@mail.house.gov with “Staff Assistant/ LC” in the email subject line. No phone calls or drop-bys please.
DC Press Assistant - Congressman Ted Poe (TX02) is seeking a DC Press Assistant. 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 national media opportunities. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: developing and pitching to national media contacts, assist in writing and editing op-eds, drafting/distributing press releases; updating and improving the website; and preparation of talking points and speeches. Additional responsibilities to be determined based on experience. Prior communications/media relations experience, new media exposure and Texas media ties are strongly preferred. Previous Hill and press experience is necessary. Please send cover letter, resume, a writing sample to: DeeAnn Thigpen, deeann.thigpen@mail.house.gov with “Press Assistant” in the subject line. No Calls, Faxes or Drop-Ins.
Interns - Congressman James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) is currently seeking summer interns with conservative values, who are available to start at the beginning of May. 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 with (Summer 2010 internship app) in the subject line. No phone calls please.
April 8, 2010
Interns - The office of Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (NE-01) is currently seeking 2 full-time interns for the summer 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.
April 1, 2010
Senior Legislative Assistant - Congressman John Fleming, M.D. of Louisiana is seeking a Senior Legislative Assistant. Minimum requirement is 12 months or more of service as a Legislative Assistant in a House or Senate GOP office. Well qualified applicants will have a strong understanding of the legislative process and possess exceptional written and oral communication skills. Confidence, poise, and a strong work ethic are required. Core responsibilities will include managing a comprehensive portfolio of legislative issues, developing and executing legislative initiatives, keeping the Congressman apprised of relevant policy developments, meeting with constituents and other entities, and working with the Legislative Correspondent to edit and approve correspondence. SLA will work closely with the Legislative Director, Communications Director, and Chief of Staff on a full range of policy and messaging initiatives. Experience in Health Care a plus. Strong conservative philosophy a must. Periodic travel to the district should be expected. Salary commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should send a CV and cover letter to ben.schultz@mail.house.gov, with "Senior Legislative Assistant Position" in the subject line.
Communications Director – The Office of Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) is seeking a Communications Director. This position is responsible for formulating and implementing press, new media, and constituent outreach for the Member and the office. As the formal spokesperson and media liaison for the Congressman, this person will develop relationships with media contacts; draft press releases, speeches, and letters to the editor; update the website; etc. The ideal candidate will be pro-active and creative with constituent outreach. Excellent written and oral skills are required. An ability to multitask and work under tight deadlines is necessary. Virginia ties are helpful but not required. Interested applicants should fax a cover letter and resume to the attention of Mary Springer at (202) 225-4382. No calls or emails please.
New Media/Online Communications Advisor - Southern conservative member seeks a New Media/Online Communications Advisor. The individual (working under the Communications Director) will be responsible for expanding new media/online communications outreach. In particular, this individual will be responsible for managing (and developing content for) the member’s website, twitter, and facebook page. This is a newly-created position. As such, this new staff member will have wide latitude to work on 1) improving and expanding the existing new media/online presence of the members and 2) pitching new opportunities for new media/online outreach. The ideal candidate is creative, flexible, and eager. Candidates must be able to successfully multitask (including special projects, as assigned) and have excellent writing skills. Knowledge of and experience with a variety of new media/online communications platforms is essential. Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and any other relevant material you deem necessary to caphillopening@gmail.com.
Executive Assistant - Congressman Tom Petri (R-Wisconsin) is seeking an Executive Assistant in his DC office. Responsibilities include handling the Member's Washington schedule and preparing expense vouchers. This is an entry level position. Intern or other relevant background useful. Organizational ability and communications skills are essential. Job requires much interaction with the Congressman and the public so people skills are important. Wisconsin connection a definite plus. Fax resume and cover letter to 202-225-2356.
Staff Assistant - Congressman John Linder (R-GA) is seeking an individual to fill a front office Staff Assistant position in the DC office. General responsibilities include greeting visitors, answering phones, scheduling tours, processing flag requests, and opening and sorting mail. Additional duties may include conducting research, attending briefings and hearings, and assisting the legislative staff. Applicant must hold conservative values and possess excellent communication and organizational skills. SE ties and Hill internship experience is preferred but not required. Interested applicants should email their resume, a short writing sample, and a list of references with the subject line “Staff Assistant” to Valentina.Valenta@mail.house.gov.
Interns - The office of Congressman Anh “Joseph” Cao (LA-02) currently has openings for Summer Internships in Washington, D.C. Responsibilities include answering phones, organizing, distributing, and inputting mail, providing tours of the Capitol, and assisting legislative staff in research and writing projects. Strong writing skills and Louisiana ties are desired. Please email cover letter, resume, references, and a writing sample to jobswithcao@gmai.com with “Summer Internship 2010” in the subject line.
Unpaid Intern – U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR-2) is currently seeking a full-time intern for the remainder of the 2010 spring term for his Washington, DC office. Interns will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a congressional office and a greater understanding of the legislative process. Intern responsibilities would include answering phones, processing constituent mail, conducting tours of the U.S. Capitol, research, and assisting staff performing general office duties. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented and possess strong written an oral communication skills. Oregon ties are preferred, but not required. Interested candidates should fax their resume and cover letter to 202-225-5774 or email Erica.chalkley@mail.house.gov.
Interns - The Office of Congressman Bill Shuster (PA-09) is seeking full time and part time unpaid interns for the Spring of 2010 in his Washington, DC office. A qualified candidate is a self-motivated, team player capable of working in a fast-paced environment. The internship will provide a hands-on experience in a congressional office while offering behind the scenes knowledge of the Legislative Branch of the Federal Government. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: answering phones, sorting mail, attending committee hearings and briefings, data entry, leading tours of the Capitol building. Although this position is unpaid, we will work with the student to fulfill academic requirements and credits. Interested candidates should e-mail cover letter, resume, writing sample, and specify if they are interested in full time or part time to PA09jobs@gmail.com with Spring Internship in the subject line.

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