Nov 16, 2010

New Job Postings for Washington, DC

Latest Job Openings in Republican offices on Capitol Hill:

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November 15, 2010

Staff Assistant – The Office of Congressman Pete Olson (TX-22) is seeking a Staff Assistant for the Washington, DC office. Successful candidate will manage all constituent tours, flag requests, greet all visitors, as well as assist legislative and press operations. The ideal candidate will have strong writing, organizational and interpersonal skills, and a high degree of professionalism. Texas ties are a must, Houston ties preferred. Please send resume and writing sample to No phone calls or faxes please.

Scheduler – Congressman Steve King (IA-5) is now accepting applications for the position of scheduler in his Washington, DC office. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: scheduling an active Member of Congress in both Washington and Iowa, making travel arrangements for the member, and completing other clerical work. Applicants should be committed, pro-life conservatives. Candidates must possess initiative, enjoy working with a variety of people, have strong organizational skills, and have the ability to multi-task. Iowa ties are a plus. Interested applicants are asked to send a resume and a cover letter explaining why they would like to work for Rep. King to with “Scheduler” in the subject line of the email.

Unpaid Internships - Congressman J. Randy Forbes (R-VA) has three full-time, unpaid internships available for the 2011 Spring session in his Washington, DC office. Duties include answering telephones and greeting visitors, collecting constituent information, researching legislation and policy issues, drafting policy updates, attending briefings and hearings, and assisting communications, administrative and legislative staff. Must be highly motivated, self-starter, detail oriented, and possess excellent organizational and communication skills, a strong work ethic, a positive attitude and have the ability to manage multiple tasks on a deadline. This is a great opportunity for college students and graduates seeking Capitol Hill experience. Virginia ties preferred, but not necessary. Interested students should submit a cover letter and resume to Carolyn Amirpashaie at with "Internship" in the subject line by November 26th. No phone calls please.

November 11, 2010

Various positions (new Member) - Congressman-elect Chip Cravaack seeks well-rounded candidates for various positions. A minimum of 1 year experience on Capitol Hill is required for staff positions - no Hill experience required for intern positions. Candidates must be confident, organized, highly motivated, self-directed, and possess excellent people skills. The office environment is fast paced, and will be very demanding - this requires someone used to working under pressure and managing multiple assignments simultaneously. Applicants should submit a 1-page resume detailing experience and specifically list desired position. One page cover letter should also be included addressing applicant's skills, experience on Capitol Hill, and ties to Minnesota. Ties to Northern Minnesota a significant plus. Resumes should be sent to with applicants first and last name in the subject line as well as the position Please no calls.

Legislative Correspondent/Website Management – Northeast Republican House Member seeks extremely organized individual with exceptional writing skills to manage constituent correspondence operation. Applicant must have strong IT experience and skills to manage active Congressional website. Send resume and cover letter to Absolutely no phone calls.

Winter/Spring Internship – Republican Congressman Lee Terry (NE-02) seeks an intern to work in his Washington, D.C. office. The ideal candidate will have immediate availability, though students unable to begin until January will be considered. A qualified applicant must have Nebraska ties. This position will provide the opportunity to attend committee hearings, conduct research for legislative staff, and experience all aspects of work in a congressional office. Administrative duties will include answering the phone, sorting mail and other tasks as assigned. The start date and hours are flexible. A candidate should be a currently enrolled undergraduate student or recent college graduate, and may apply by sending his or her cover letter, resume and one brief writing sample to

November 8, 2010

Press Secretary - Congressman Doc Hastings seeks pro-active Press Secretary. A minimum of 2 years press experience and knowledge of Capitol Hill required. Responsibilities include writing press releases, responding to press inquiries, pitching stories, managing new media, and producing columns, opinion pieces and newsletters. Please email resume and cover letter to: No calls please.

October 28, 2010

Communications Director – The Office of Congressman Aaron Schock seeks a Communications Director to oversee all aspects of his high-profile and aggressive press operation. Candidates should have media experience and must possess strong writing and verbal communications skills. Responsibilities include writing guest columns, press releases, e-newsletters, maintaining the website, managing social-networking websites, pitching ideas to national and local outlets and coordinating all district press. Please send resume, cover letter and writing samples to .

Internship – The office of Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (CA) is seeking a conservative-minded and enthusiastic intern to join the office in November. Duties include, but are not limited to, constituent correspondences, attendance at briefings, hearings, and meetings, assistance with legislative research, and aid to staff-members with various projects. The ideal candidate will be hard-working, detail-oriented, and professional with strong oral and written communication skills. California and district ties are a preferred, but not required. Please email with a resume and a cover letter indicating your prospective duration of the internship.

Spring Intern – The Office of Congressman Joe Barton is in the process of looking for an intern for the spring semester. Our selection criteria can be found at the following link: If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply as soon as you can. We will not take incomplete applications, so please do not only send a cover letter and resume, this will not suffice. Also, Texas ties are preferred. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Emmanual Guillory at or call 202-225-2002.

October 25, 2010

Communications Director – Conservative Republican Member of Congress seeks an experienced Communications Director to manage all communications activities. Candidates must have 3 years of experience in press-related position, extraordinary writing skills, and some experience managing staff. Must be energetic, creative, self-motivated, strategic, and quick-thinking. Duties include developing and expanding national and local outreach strategies, managing earned and social media, writing speeches, and growing media contacts. Must be willing to work long hours and under high-pressured deadlines. Previous House experience a plus. Salary commensurate with experience. Qualified candidates please email resume, writing sample, and two references to .

Spring Internship - Congressman Erik Paulsen’s office is currently accepting applications for internships in the District office in Eden Prairie, MN and in Washington, D.C. A Congressional internship offers applicants an exciting opportunity to support staff while learning about the daily operations of the Legislative branch. Interns will assist the staff with constituent services, communications, administrative tasks, and legislative research. Interns working in the District Office have the opportunity to contribute to the office’s interaction with the surrounding community through constituent services, local events, and community meetings. Interns in the Washington, D.C. Office will gain insight into the federal government and the legislative process by working closely with staff and attending hearings and briefings. Candidates should have a strong work ethic, be highly organized and motivated, and possess a positive attitude. MN ties preferred but not required. Qualified applicants should send their application, cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcripts to Krysta Carlson at Go to our website to download application. The deadline for all materials is Friday, November 26.

October 14, 2010

Military Legislative Assistant - The Office of Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) is seeking a Military Legislative Assistant (MLA). It is important that the MLA have familiarity with the DOD POM Process, overall budgeting, and the ability to track major acquisition and RDT&E programs, particularly with respect to shipbuilding. Additionally, prior legislative experience with the Defense Authorization and Appropriations Process is preferred. An ability to multitask and work under tight deadlines is necessary. Significant travel to the district and other military installations is required. Virginia ties are helpful, and prior military service is preferred. Interested applicants should fax a cover letter and resume to the attention of Mary Springer at (202) 225-4382. No calls or emails please.

October 11, 2010

Legislative Director - CA member looking for Legislative Director to oversee Congressman’s legislative agenda and legislative operations. Candidate must have excellent written skills and knowledge of the legislative process. Must be able to enforce a strict turnaround time for constituent mail and be aggressive in developing legislative proposals. At least three years of experience as a Legislative Assistant with expertise in transportation, health care, natural resources, energy and commerce and judiciary. California ties are preferred. Please send cover letter, resume, references and two writing samples to

Spring Interns - Senator Scott Brown seeks highly motivated students for full- and part-time unpaid internships during the Spring 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. Candidates must be professional, courteous, detail-oriented, extremely organized and committed to confidentiality at all times. Minimum 15 hours per week. To apply, please visit . The deadline for spring applicants is November 30.

Internship - The Office of Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) is seeking bold, energetic, conservative individuals for paid/unpaid spring internships, beginning early January. During your time with our office, you will be given the opportunity to develop leadership, management, and policy experience. Duties include answering phones and mail, conducting tours of the U.S. Capitol, and assisting staff members and Congressman Jordan with achieving our legislative goals and constituent outreach. You will be challenged and will be given practical tools for career and academic success. Applicants should possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, be self-motivated, and able to work as part of a professional team. Fourth District/Ohio ties are a plus. Applicant Instructions: All interested persons should contact Randee Olney, Internship Coordinator for Congressman Jim Jordan, at 202-225-2676 or Application packages are due by November 15.

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

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 or Visit 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 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: No calls or drop-ins please.

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: No phone calls or drop-ins.

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