Jul 5, 2010

Job Leads In Washington, DC

July 5, 2010

Legislative Assistant - Rep. Frank LoBiondo is seeking an experienced Legislative Assistant to handle Healthcare, Environment, Education and other issues. The ideal candidate would have at least 2-3 years of Capitol Hill experience with strong knowledge of healthcare and other relevant issues. Please email cover letter and resume to NJ02vacancy@gmail.com

July 1, 2010

Staff Assistant – Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) has an opening for a Staff Assistant in the Washington, DC office. This position assists in managing office functions, maintains office equipment, furniture, supplies, and filing systems. Assists with speech preparation, generates EORs, and works with graphics department. Processes large volume of tour and flag requests; staffs the front reception area, greets visitors and answers telephones; oversees Intern and Page program. Applicant must be extremely organized, a proficient editor, able to multi-task and is a self-motivated problem solver. Previous Hill experience is necessary, must have a positive attitude and Texas ties preferred. Email your resume to Janet.Diaz-Brown@mail.house.gov with the subject – Staff Assistant Position. No phone calls or drop-ins please.

Fall interns - Congressman Tim Murphy (PA-18) is currently accepting applications from current college students or recent college graduates wishing to gain experience in a fast-paced office for a full-time or part-time fall semester internship. We are seeking applicants with strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and a high degree of professionalism. In addition to supporting the legislative and administrative staff with day-to-day activities, interns will conduct Capitol tours, attend legislative briefings, assist with constituent calls and requests, process incoming mail, and conduct legislative research. The internship is unpaid, but students will have an opportunity to earn college credit and gain valuable Capitol Hill experience. Pennsylvania and district ties are preferred but not required. Interested applicants should e-mail a resume and cover letter to Caitlyn.Kelley@mail.house.gov with ‘Fall Internship’ in the subject.

Internship - Congressman Steve Austria (OH-7) is currently seeking interns for the fall 2010 semester for his Washington, DC, Springfield and Lancaster offices. This internship will provide students with the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience in a Congressional office and a greater understanding of the legislative process. Intern responsibilities generally include answering phones, logging and drafting constituent correspondence, and aiding staff with various projects. Intern duties in the Washington, DC office also include scheduling and conducting tours of the U.S. Capitol building, and attending briefings and hearings. The ideal candidate will be detail oriented and possess strong written and oral communications skills. Ohio ties are preferred, but not required. Interested candidates should send a brief cover letter and resume (including grade level, major and cumulative GPA) to Intern.OH07@gmail.com.

Interns - The White House Commission on Remembrance is a non-partisan government agency established by Congress to promote the values of Memorial Day and honor America’s fallen. The Commission is looking for an intern who has a heart for our mission and is willing to go above and beyond for a great cause. The intern will effectively operate as an administrative assistant and must have strong computer (MS Office Suite – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) and internet skills. Those who meet our qualifications will be contacted. Learn more about what we do at www.remember.gov. Please send resume and qualifications to: commission@remember.gov

June 28, 2010

Systems Manager/LC – This will involve a lot of systems work, and processing and printing of constituent mail, and some writing of constituent letters. We will consider persons with a range of computer knowledge, but the ideal person would have skills that match the following: intuitive knowledge of electronic hardware design, structure, and the ability to troubleshoot malfunctions and make informed recommendations for upgrades and new technology that could be employed to streamline the office; also, the ability to administer and troubleshoot Microsoft Windows Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange, and Microsoft Office products, as well as some some knowledge of web programming, scripting, and database management. Resumes should be emailed to mark.dawson@mail.house.gov , with “resume” as the subject line. No phonecalls, please.

Interns - Senator Scott Brown seeks highly motivated students for full and part-time unpaid internships during the Fall Semester. Undergraduate and Graduate students are welcome to apply. Massachusetts ties are preferred. Responsibilities include administrative tasks, constituent correspondence, answering phone lines, and giving Capitol tours. Interns must demonstrate professionalism and discretion at all times. To apply, please visit http://scottbrown.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/internprogram. The deadline for fall applicants is July 16.

June 24, 2010

Executive Assistant - House Armed Services Committee Republican Staff seeks an Executive Assistant. Responsibilities include scheduling committee meetings and events; maintaining Staff Director’s calendar and travel; staffing hearings, mark-ups and floor activity; acting as liaison to military legislative assistants; organizing CODELs; assisting press shop; and preparing weekly memos for the Member. Candidate must have 1-2 years Hill experience and a working knowledge of the Pentagon and military services. Military ties a plus. Strong administrative and writing skills required. Candidate must be able to obtain a Top Secret security clearance. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to HASCgop@gmail.com. No phone calls or drop bys.

June 21, 2010

Press Secretary - Congressman Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) is seeking a pro-active Press Secretary to manage press and communication operations. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: responding to press inquiries, drafting press releases, media advisories, statements, website content, creating franked mailings and talking points. In addition, the Press Secretary will be working closely with the Chief of Staff and District staff to develop an effective communications plan for the Member. Candidates must be team player with evidence of strong communications, analytical, and interpersonal skills. Candidates must also have experience speaking on the record, excellent writing and editing skills as well as an ability to quickly produce press material as needed. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to: fl09jobs@gmail.com. No drop-ins or calls please.

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.

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