Jun 19, 2010

New Job Listings On Capitol Hill

June 17, 2010

Communications Director - Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack (CA-45) is seeking an experienced communications professional to handle all media and communications related duties in busy Washington, D.C. office. Ideal candidate will have Hill experience, excellent written and verbal skills, proficiency in new media applications, ability to handle multiple tasks on deadline, understanding of complex range of issues, entrepreneurial and creative approach to developing media strategies for both national and local audiences, and be a highly motivated self-starter. California ties a plus but not essential. Some travel required. Please send resume and cover letter to frank.cullen@mail.house.gov. No phone calls please.

Communications Director - Northeastern Republican Member seeks Communications Director with strategic messaging and management skills to head an active communications shop, promote the Member's profile through effective media placement, coordinate media events with other offices and develop proficiency in the financial services legislative portfolio. Candidates must have outstanding writing skills and previous experience working with national and local media, must be self-starters with the ability to think creatively and generate out-of-the-box ideas, and must be able to work under pressure to respond quickly to deadlines and media opportunities. Duties include: pitching stories, drafting op-eds and press releases, developing national and local media outreach strategies, providing content for the website and building relationships with the media. Please email a cover letter along with your resume and writing sample to NJ05jobs@mail.house.gov.

Communications Director – Congressman Randy Neugebauer is seeking a D.C.-based Communications Director. Must have two years of media or political experience, including experience with Hill and national media. Must have on-the-record experience with reporters and experience with television and radio. Strong understanding of financial services issues is important. Duties will include: drafting press releases, statements, developing a DC and national media outreach strategy, overseeing district media strategy, including tv, radio and print. Texas ties preferred. Email resume and cover letter to tx19jobs@mail.house.gov. No drop-ins please.

Legislative Assistant - Congressman Tom Cole is seeking a Legislative Assistant. Issues may include health care, financial services, budget and small business. Previous experience in an appropriator office is preferred, as are ties to Oklahoma. Please send cover letter and resume to sean.murphy@mail.house.gov No calls or drop-ins please.

Interns – Congressman Charles K. Djou is seeking summer interns for his DC office. Applicants must be available to start immediately. An internship provides a unique opportunity to observe and learn the inner-workings of a Congressional office. You will be challenged and given practical tools for career and academic success. Candidates should have a strong work ethic and be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, answering phones, mail sorting/data entry, conducting tours of the Capitol, and other projects delegated by staff. While internship positions are unpaid, they provide an invaluable experience. Hawaii ties are preferred but are not required. Interested candidates should email a cover letter and a resume to DjouInterns@gmail.com with “Internship” in the subject line.

Unpaid Interns - The office of Congressman Tom McClintock (R-CA-04) is seeking interns to begin in August/September 2010 and continue until December 2010 in the Washington, DC office. Position responsibilities include assisting in day-to-day office operations and 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 “Fall Internship” in the subject line.

June 14, 2010

Unpaid DC Internship - Senate Republican Conference seeks undergraduate students or recent graduates for mid-August –mid-December 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 June 30, 2010.

June 10, 2010

Legislative Counsel - The Office of Congressman Michael C. Burgess, MD (R-TX) is seeking a Legislative Counsel whose primary focus will be transportation, education, financial services and related issues on the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. In addition, this position will be responsible for staffing the member on the Joint Economic Committee (JEC). Responsibilities of this position include writing legislative mail, briefing the Congressman on relevant policy developments, formulating legislative proposals, interacting with federal agencies, and staffing the Member on all of the responsibilities related to the issues on his committee assignments. Strong writing and interpersonal skills are a must. The ideal candidate will have previous Hill experience and a proven record of implementing legislative initiatives and building coalitions. Please email resume, cover letter, and a writing sample letter to burgessjobs@mail.house.gov with subject line: Attn: Legis Counsel Position. No calls, drop-ins, or faxes, please.

Scheduler/Executive Assistant - The office of Rep. John Kline (R-MN) is seeking a D.C. Scheduler/Executive Assistant. This position is responsible for managing the Member’s DC schedule, making travel arrangements, coordinating the DC intern program, and supervising front office operations and staff. Candidates must possess meticulous attention to detail; excellent communications skills; and the ability to multitask, organize, and balance competing priorities in a fast-paced environment. Candidates must have Hill experience. Minnesota ties preferred. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send resume, and cover letter to: JobMN02@mail.house.gov.

Interns - Congressman James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) is currently seeking summer interns with conservative values, who are available to start at the beginning of July. 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 Matthew Mohr at WI05Internships@gmail.com with Summer 2010 internship in the subject line. No phone calls please.

June 7, 2010

Deputy Press Secretary - U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander is seeking a D.C.-based Deputy Press Secretary. Candidates should have a minimum of two years of Hill or related political experience, with at least a year in a press-related position (or a strong journalism/media background). Must be a self-starter with new-media savvy and the ability to think creatively, and able to work long hours under pressure in order to respond quickly to deadlines and media opportunities. Candidates must have outstanding writing skills. Occasional travel to Tennessee might be required. Tennessee ties are a plus, but not necessary. Deputy Press Secretary's duties include: drafting press releases, statements, and newsletters; developing national and state media outreach strategies; providing content for and managing the website; managing new-media presence; building relationships with Tennessee and national media; and managing daily press clips. Please email a cover letter and 2-3 writing samples to tnsenatepress@gmail.com.

Press Assistant - U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander is seeking a D.C.-based Press Assistant. Candidates must have outstanding writing skills and a minimum of one year Hill or related political experience, preferably with a press or journalism background, or experience working with national, state and/or local media. Must be a self-starter with new-media savvy and the ability to think creatively, and able to work long hours under pressure in order to respond quickly to deadlines and media opportunities. Occasional travel to Tennessee might be required. Tennessee ties are a plus, but not necessary. Press Assistant's duties include: managing incoming press requests, managing press lists, as well as press event logistics and scheduling; developing Tennessee TV and radio contacts; managing media projects and press interns; and compiling daily press clips. The Press Assistant must be especially detail-oriented and precise, capable of multi-tasking and managing short- and long-term media projects. Please email a cover letter and 2-3 writing samples to tnsenatepress@gmail.com.

June 3, 2010

Legislative Director - Legislative Director sought for Congressman Connie Mack (R-FL). Applicant should possess a strong working knowledge of the house legislative process, examples of policy crafting with an emphasis on limited government and personal freedom and solid writing background. Applicant should have a minimum of 5 years of legislative or policy experience. Please submit resumes to fl14jobs@gmail.com .

Legislative Assistant - Congressman Dave Reichert is looking to hire a new Legislative Assistant - issues may include financial services, defense, transportation, among others. Ideal candidate will have familiarity with some or all of the issues, be self motivated and able to work in a fast-paced environment. Washington State ties a plus. Please email resumes to wa08jobs@gmail.com. Please no calls.

Legislative Assistant - Congressman Tom Latham (IA-4) seeks a legislative assistant to handle a variety of issue areas and monitor developments throughout the legislative process. This position requires that the individual draft timely and effective constituent correspondence, write floor speeches, co-sponsorship memos and other policy-related documents. The position also requires extensive meetings and communications with constituents and constituent groups on behalf of the Member and office. The ideal candidate will be a team player that has a thorough working knowledge of the legislative process and of House organization and procedures along with superior writing, communication, analytical, and interpersonal skills. ?Applicants must have a minimum of four years personal or committee office legislative experience - with at least two years experience as a legislative assistant. Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and any other relevant material you deem necessary to james.carstensen@mail.house.gov . ?Phone calls, faxes, or drop-ins will not be accepted.

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