Following is a list of job openings in Republican offices on Capitol Hill.
HOUSE GOP JOB LIST
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October 7, 2010
Communications Director - Southern California member seeks a Communications Director to oversee all aspects of the Congressman’s media with an emphasis on delivering earned television (pitching, booking and archiving), radio, print and electronic media on both the national and local levels (this is a media-forward office). The successful candidate must possess excellent written and verbal communications skills, political acumen, be available 24/7 (east and west coast time zones) for cable outlets, ability to multitask in a fast paced environment and work under tight deadlines. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: writing press releases, op-ed's or letters to the editor, weekly e-newsletters, updating and improving the website, managing facebook, twitter, YouTube and other social media. The candidate will have a pro-active, can-do attitude and be a team player. Prior communications/media relations experience and southern California ties are preferred. Please send cover letter, resume, references and two writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org
Unpaid DC Internship - Senate Republican Conference seeks undergraduate students or recent graduates for early January – mid-May 2011 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 email@example.com. Deadline for applications is November 15, 2010.
October 4, 2010
Communications Director – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) is seeking a D.C.-based Communications Director. Candidates should have experience in a press-related position or a strong journalism/media background. Must be a self-starter, have new-media savvy, 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. 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 Texas and national media; manage daily press clips and other duties as assigned. Salary is commensurate with experience. Email resume, references and writing samples to: firstname.lastname@example.org No calls or drop-ins please.
Communications Director - Oklahoma Republican seeks a qualified and experienced communications director to manage and coordinate all communications activities. Candidates must have 2 years of press experience and possess strong written and oral communications skills as well as an understanding of legislative issues. Responsibilities include but are not limited to writing press releases and statements, website content, responding to press inquiries, producing op-eds and creating newsletters. Email resume to email@example.com
Executive Assistant/Scheduler - The office of Congressman Jim Gerlach is currently accepting applications from qualified candidates for an Executive Assistant/Scheduler position in the Washington, DC office. Responsibilities include scheduling DC meetings and events for the Congressman; processing executive correspondence; managing office internship program; and assisting with other duties as assigned. Candidates must be confident, meticulously organized, highly motivated, and possess excellent people skills. This is an extremely demanding position that requires someone used to working under pressure and managing multiple assignments simultaneously. Pennsylvania ties and full-time Hill experience are a plus. Previous administrative experience and familiarity with the role is required. Please email a resume and cover letter that demonstrate required experience to: PA06jobs@gmail.com. No phone calls or drop-ins.
September 27, 2010
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. Previous full-time Hill experience is required (does not include internships). Please send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Scheduler Opening” in the subject line. No calls, faxes, or drop-ins, please.
September 20, 2010
Military Legislative Assistant – A Republican Member of the House Armed Service Committee and Veterans’ Affairs Committee seeks a Military Legislative Assistant to handle his military and veterans’ affairs portfolio. Primary responsibilities include preparing member for committee hearings/briefings/mark-ups and floor activities, developing and managing legislative initiatives, tracking legislation, constituent correspondence, and representing the Member in meetings with interested parties. Candidate must be a team player and a self-starter willing to work in a fast-paced environment. Candidates must have prior experience as a military legislative assistant and/or military service. Colorado ties a plus. Applicant Instructions: Please e-mail resume, references and cover letter to Kristine.Michalson@mail.house.gov.
Scheduling Intern - Senator Scott Brown’s Washington D.C. office is immediately seeking a full-time intern to serve in the scheduling department. Candidates must have excellent people skills and must be courteous, detail-oriented, extremely organized and committed to confidentiality at all times. Previous scheduling experience or Massachusetts ties are strongly preferred but not required. This internship is unpaid, and applicants should be available through December. Please send resume and cover letter to email@example.com with “Scheduling Internship” in the subject line.
Fall interns - Congressman Gus Bilirakis (FL-09) 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. Florida and district ties are preferred but not required. Interested applicants should e-mail a resume and cover letter to Tim.Tracy@mail.house.gov with ‘Fall Internship’ in the subject. No Calls, Faxes or Drop-Ins.
September 20, 2010
Spring Interns - Congressman Sam Graves (MO-06) is looking for spring interns for his Washington DC office. Applicants should possess conservative values, be personable, and have strong writing skills. Duties include administrative tasks, attending hearings, leading capitol tours for constituents, and helping legislative staff with research on important projects. There will also be an opportunity to work on issues that interest him or her. Position is great for Capitol Hill experience. Start and end dates are negotiable but preferably December start dates. Both part/full-time positions are available. Interested applicants should send resume and brief cover letter summarizing their interest in working for Rep. Graves to Caitlin.Callahan@mail.house.gov with “Spring Internship” as the subject.
Internship - Congressman Steve Austria (R-OH-7) has an immediate opening for a fall intern in his Washington, DC office. This internship will provide 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, conducting tours of the U.S. Capitol building, attending briefings and hearings, and aiding staff with various projects. The ideal candidate will be detail oriented and possess strong written and oral communications skills. Interns must be available to work 3 – 5 full days per week. 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.