Job Announcements Board

Legislative Intern

Rep. Brown Fall 2022 Internship

 

The Washington, D.C. office of Congresswoman Shontel Brown (OH-11) is seeking college juniors and seniors as well as recent graduates as in-person fall interns for the Washington, D.C. office. 

 

Responsibilities will include:

  • Answering phones, 

  • Conducting a semester-long capstone project,

  • Writing constituent letters,

  • Assisting legislative staff with research, and

  • Categorizing mail. 

 

Successful candidates will work well under pressure, are organized, hard-working, detail-oriented, have customer service/retail experience, and can have some fun! Ohio ties are preferred but not required, candidates of color, women, and LGBTQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Interns will be eligible for a monthly stipend. 

 

Interested applicants should send a resume, writing sample, and cover letter to Zachary.Freiman@mail.house.gov with “Fall Intern [LASTNAME]” in the subject line.

 

Legislative Intern

The Office of  Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) seeks a motivated, detail-oriented, and energetic professional for a paid, hybrid legislative internship for the Washington, DC office. Qualified applicants should have strong communications skills, the ability to manage multiple competing tasks, possess exceptional writing and research skills, and demonstrate a solid work ethic.

Responsibilities include–but are not limited to–answering phones, processing constituent mail, assisting the legislative staff with research, attending congressional briefings, drafting constituent correspondence on a variety of issues, assisting with closing down the office, and other duties as necessary.

For applicants interested in a legislative internship
, please send a resume, cover letter, and brief writing sample to mi14district@gmail.com with the phrase “Legislative Internship MI-14” in the subject line. 

Full-time internship positions are available beginning Tuesday, September 6, 2022. Please indicate expected start and end dates as well as hours available to work in your cover letter.   

Press Intern

The Office of Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) seeks a motivated, detail-oriented, and energetic professional for a paid, hybrid press internship for the Washington, DC office. Qualified applicants should have strong communications skills, the ability to manage multiple competing tasks, possess exceptional writing and research skills, and demonstrate a solid work ethic.

The Press Intern will support the Press Secretary by drafting written materials such as press releases/advisories, creating digital social media content, preparing daily press clips, and assisting with media inquiries and research. Successful candidates will have an interest in journalism, politics, communications, and new media, with superior written communication skills. Knowledge of graphic design programs (Adobe Creative Suite, Canva, etc.) is a plus, but not required. 

For applicants interested in a press internship, please send a resume, cover letter, and include a small portfolio of your work to mi14district@gmail.com with the phrase “Press Internship MI-14” in the subject line

Full-time internship positions are available beginning Tuesday, September 6, 2022. Please indicate expected start and end dates as well as hours available to work in your cover letter.   

Staff Assistant

Staff Assistant: Representative Seth Moulton (MA-06) is seeking a Staff Assistant for his Washington, DC team. Responsibilities in this position include, but are not limited to, overseeing frontline constituent communications, including incoming calls, walk-ins, tours, and flag requests, as well as overseeing daily office operations. Additionally, the staff assistant supervises a robust internship program and handles other administrative or operational duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate has excellent organizational and problem-solving skills, impeccable attention to detail, strong time and project management skills, a great sense of humor, a commitment to public service, and a desire to be part of a highly-collaborative, high-achieving team. Capitol Hill experience and Massachusetts ties are a plus. The office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, disability, military status, age, marital status, or parental status. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to ma06.resumes@mail.house.gov with the subject “Staff Assistant: LAST NAME” by Midnight on Aug 15th, 2022.

Staff Assistant Responsibilities 

  • Onboarding and offboarding staffers 

  • Overseeing tech spreadsheet for DC staff

  • Managing internship program

  • Office management in DC (AOC/CAO etc)

  • Coordinating flag and tour requests

  • Purchasing letterhead, business cards, office supplies, etc

  • Sending receipts to finance monthly

  • Tracking compliance for mandatory USHR trainings

  • Maintaining subscriptions and admin for Drive, Slack, and BGov

Press Intern

The Office of Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) is seeking a highly driven and creative Press Intern to work alongside her fast-paced communications team. The Press Intern will work closely with the Press Assistant, where they will assist with compiling daily news clips, developing digital materials and creating social media content, among other projects as assigned. College students and recent college graduates are encouraged to apply. This is a paid position. California/district ties are preferred but not required.

The ideal candidate will be a team player who performs well under pressure, has familiarity with the political media landscape and possesses strong organizational skills. Interested candidates should submit their resume, cover letter, and a short writing sample to Lee.Internships@mail.house.gov by August 23rd, 2022. Please adhere to the following email subject line format: Lee Press Intern – Full Name.

This office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, or disability. The office encourages individuals from all backgrounds to apply. 

Press Secretary

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) seeks an experienced and committed Press Secretary for her D.C. Office. 

The Press Secretary manages and coordinates Washington, D.C. activities, including media contacts for the Member and the D.C. office in consultation with the Communications Director.

The Press Secretary reports directly to the Communications Director, and acts under the guidance of the of the Communications Director in consultation with the Chief of Staff.

Duties will also include managing social media platform for the office, assisting in briefing the Member for interviews, and writing floor speeches for the Member and collaboration with other office staff.

Additional responsibilities for the position include:

  • Remains abreast of current legislative and non-legislative issues about which the Member may be questioned;

  • Together with the Communications Director, evaluates current events and media reports in the district and the nation for their impact on the Member;

  • Maintains a good working relationship with the Member, staff, media, and constituents;

  • Assist with building a robust digital communications apparatus, including social media, multimedia work and a brand strategy;

  • Provide support of communications operations as needed for the member and staff

Applicant Qualities:

  • Candidates must be proactive, have strong attention to detail, and the ability to multitask effectively in a fast-paced environment;

  • A bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, public relations or a closely related field preferred, but not required, including strong academic credentials; and at least two years of congressional experience.  Alternatively, a minimum two of years of related experience or training is required;

  • The office is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, people of color, and LGBTQ candidates to apply

This position will often involve evening and weekend work, so a strong candidate will be able to work a flexible schedule with comp time provided. Michigan ties are highly desirable, but not required. 

Starting salary for this position is $58,000.00, with some flexibility based on experience.  

Our office is an equal opportunity employer and women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and members of other traditionally underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.

TO APPLY, e-mail a cover letter and detailed resume to Rashida.jobs@mail.house.gov with “Press Secretary” in the subject line along with a digital portfolio, writing sample, and at least two references.

Legislative Assistant

Rep. Katie Porter (CA-45), a member of the House Natural Resources Committee, seeks a Legislative Assistant to handle environmental issues including natural resources, energy, agriculture, infrastructure, labor, tribal issues, science, and related appropriations.

The ideal candidate must have 2-4 years of Hill or comparable advocacy experience working on the above policy or issues relevant to the legislative portfolio, familiarity with congressional process and procedure, and a demonstrated ability to design and execute legislative projects. This is not an entry level position and reports directly to the Legislative Director.

 

KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the Congresswoman’s work on the Natural Resources Committee, as well as an issue portfolio to include environment, energy, agriculture, infrastructure, labor, tribal issues, science, and related appropriations

  • Prepare and staff the Member for constituent meetings, committee hearings and markups, and relevant events, including writing briefing memos 

  • Represent the Member in meetings with constituents and interest groups relevant to the policy portfolio

  • Build and maintain positive relationships with congressional staff, advocacy groups and key stakeholders 

  • Monitor House floor and relevant committee activity to recommend votes and legislative action

  • Identify and pursue legislative opportunities for the Congresswoman, including sponsoring or co-sponsoring bills and drafting and co-signing letters

  • Draft constituent correspondence, oversight letters, op-eds, talking points, legislation, and other written material related to issue area portfolio.

  • Edit relevant work product produced by other staff and interns 

  • Communicate with other departments and district staff  to help amplify legislative work locally.

  • Other duties as assigned by the Legislative Director and Chief of Staff

 

The office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. 

To apply, send a resume and brief cover letter to ResumesCA45@mail.house.gov with “Legislative Assistant” in the subject line. The deadline for submission is 8/21/2022 at 11:59pm EDT.

Legislative Director

Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) seeks an experienced Legislative Director to oversee the legislative team in the Washington, DC office. This is not an entry-level position and significant Capitol Hill experience is required. The Legislative Director will manage a large and diverse portfolio, while creatively and effectively identifying new policy areas to pursue. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an ability to manage and mentor staff, think strategically, and advance legislation and policy initiatives. 

Required Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

  • Ability to concisely communicate in real time and under pressure important and often complex policy issues;

  • Capability to manage a team of policy professionals and develop communication and analytical skills in that team;

  • Clear understanding of the legislative process and ability to execute a legislative strategy; and

  • Excellent organization and time management skills and ability to prioritize tasks.

Role and Expectations:

  • Manage a legislative team of 4-5 staff;

  • Develop a legislative strategy in close consultation with the Member and Chief of Staff;

  • Set goals and develop strategic plans to meet those goals;

  • Consistently monitor Congressional proceedings and develop strategies for best advancing the Member’s goals;

  • Work collaboratively as part of a team to accomplish goals; and

  • In consultation with the communications staff, ensure accomplishments are communicated to constituents and stakeholders in the district.

Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested parties should e-mail a concise cover letter including salary requirements, a resume, and two short writing samples (one narrative style and one issue brief) to CT05jobs@mail.house.gov with the following subject line: Full Name – Legislative Director. No phone calls or walk-ins, please.

Staff Assistant

Congressman Earl Blumenauer is seeking a Staff Assistant to serve in his Washington, D.C. Office. The position begins on September 12.

As staff assistant, this person will provide administrative support to the staff, recruit and manage the office interns, greet visitors, answer phones, and check voicemails, and respond to constituent requests for services including tours and flags. Additionally, they will assist the Legislative Correspondent with their duties.

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, detail-oriented, an excellent writer, and comfortable in a fast-paced environment.

Salary ranges from $50,000 - $60,000, depending on experience. Our office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, disability, military status, age, marital status, or parental status. People of color and people from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply, as are candidates with Oregon ties.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Resume.Blumenauer@mail.house.gov with “Staff Assistant” in the subject line

Fall Intern

The office of Congresswoman Susie Lee is seeking fall interns for the Washington, D.C. office. Responsibilities will include answering phones, managing the front office, assisting legislative staff with research, and other tasks as assigned. Successful candidate will work well under deadlines, is organized, hard-working, detail-oriented, has excellent customer service skills, and is a team player. Nevada ties are strongly preferred. Nevada residents will be eligible for a monthly stipend. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to NV03Resumes@gmail.com with “Fall Intern” in the subject line. No phone calls or walk-ins please.

Press Fellow

Rep. Spanberger Fall 2022 Press Fellowship

 The Office of Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger (VA-07) is seeking a press fellow to assist with an aggressive and engaged communications operation for Fall 2022 — to begin in late August/early September 2022. This position is based in Rep. Spanberger’s Washington, D.C. office.

The fellowship is a paid position working directly under Rep. Spanberger’s communications team. Qualified candidates will demonstrate a strong work ethic, pay close attention to detail, and have solid writing and editing skills. Applicants must have the ability to work cooperatively and think creatively in a fast-paced environment. The fellow will be expected to work a minimum of 20 hours per week. Virginia ties are a plus.

Fellowship responsibilities include:

* Developing social media content

* Compiling press clips

* Assisting with constituent correspondence

* Drafting advisories and other written materials

* Creating graphics

* Clipping videos, including floor speeches and media interviews

* Other duties to support the communications team as needed

Rep. Spanberger’s office is an equal opportunity employer. Her office does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. 

Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume with dates of availability to spanbergerpressva07@gmail.com with “Fall 2022 Press Fellowship” in the subject line. We also recommend — but do not require — applicants submit 1-2 sample writing samples or sample graphics.

Senior Legislative Assistant

Congresswoman Susan Wild (D-PA) seeks a Senior Legislative Assistant to cover education policy at the Education and Labor Committee as well as the economy, tax, financial services, small business, consumer protection, immigration, and animal welfare. The salary is $75,000 - $80,000 depending on experience. Our office is an equal opportunity employer, committed to developing an office that is reflective of the diverse district that we serve. The office does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, parental status, gender identity, or disability. Women and people of color strongly urged to apply. District ties are also a strong plus. Qualified candidates should send their applications including a resume, cover letter, and a short writing sample to repwildjobs@gmail.com with “Senior LA Opening” as the subject line by Friday, August 12th at 6pm. No calls or drop-ins please.

Scheduler/Executive Assistant

SCHEDULER/ EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Description: The Office of Congressman Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) seeks an experienced Scheduler or Executive Assistant to be based in his Washington, DC office. This is not an entry-level position. Candidates must have exceptional organizational skills, meticulous attention to detail, the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks under tight deadlines and the ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment. 

The Scheduler/Executive Assistant serves in an important advisory capacity for the Member and works closely with the Chief of Staff, District Director, communications, and policy teams to coordinate the Member’s official schedule and arrange travel plans.

The Scheduler/Executive Assistant acts as a liaison for the Member with other congressional offices, constituents, and distinguished guests including executives from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

KEY SUMMARY

  • Receives, organizes, and responds to all incoming scheduling requests with diligence

  • Briefs the Member on all scheduling activities of the Washington, DC, and New York district offices on a daily basis

  • Collects all relevant logistical and background information for all items on the schedule

  • Works with the Member, Chief of Staff to determine and finalize the Member’s daily schedule and daily briefing materials

  • Updates the Member and relevant staff of any scheduling changes throughout the day

  • Monitors and tracks the Member’s incoming telephone calls, manages messages, and returns calls as requested

  • Coordinates official travel arrangements and staffing of the Member

  • May be required to staff the Member while he’s in DC

    • This may include driving the Member (a vehicle is required)

  • Works in coordination with co-scheduler on all duties

  • Reports directly to the Chief of Staff

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have Congressional work experience and prior scheduling or office management experience. District or NYC ties are a plus.

Our office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, disability, military status, age, marital status, or parental status. People of color and people from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. This office requires all staff and interns to complete a full SARS-CoV2 vaccination course, regardless of recovery from prior coronavirus illness, as a condition of employment.

Salary: The salary range for this position is $60,000 - $70,000 per year, depending on experience.

How to Apply:
Please submit your resume to espaillat_jobs@mail.house.gov with the subject line “Scheduler/Executive Assistant”

Digital Intern

The House Committee on Oversight and Reform Majority Staff seeks a motivated and reliable student to fill a full-time digital intern position this summer.  Digital intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to, written content creation, graphic design, video editing, and performing other press and administrative tasks as necessary.  Successful candidates will possess familiarity with programs such as Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Canva, as well as compiling and interpreting social media analytics. Ability to work in a fast-paced, rapid response environment and willingness to learn is a must; sense of humor strongly encouraged.  This position reports to the digital press secretary and the communications director.   Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  To apply, please send a resume and portfolio to oversightpress@mail.house.gov.

Press Intern

The House Committee on Oversight and Reform Majority Staff seeks a motivated, reliable, and detail-oriented student with a passion for communications to fill a full-time press intern position this summer.  The ideal candidate should be a strong writer, team player, voracious consumer of news, and able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.  Press intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to, compiling press clips, maintaining press lists, and drafting press releases.  This position reports to the communications director and broader communications team.  Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  To apply, please send a resume and cover letter or writing sample to oversightpress@mail.house.gov.

Legislative Aide

Senior progressive appropriator and member of House leadership seeks a Legislative Aide to help manage constituent casework and manage a small legislative portfolio to include: Fin Serv, Tax and Trade, Veterans, Animals, Postal Services and Sports.

 

Job Duties:

·         Acts as the representative for the Congresswoman within their area of responsibility including answering casework correspondence, meeting with constituents, verbal communications with constituents, and serving as a liaison with federal, district, and local agencies;

·         Informs the District Director of all happenings in their assigned issue areas by screening district media sources and interacting with constituents;

·        Assesses casework for problems requiring legislative action and makes recommendations to the District Director and Chief of Staff/Legislative Director

·         Works with the Legislative Director and Chief of Staff to formulate and advance legislative initiatives for assigned issue areas

·         Tracks legislation and coordinates co-sponsorship of bills for the Member

·         Provides input to help the Communications Director to draft speeches, press releases, op-eds, and Congressional Record statements for the Member

Requirements:

·         Strong progressive values

·         Experience researching public policy and preparing recommendations for a Member of Congress or other executives/leaders (e.g., Federal department/agency, non-profit organization, private sector)

·         Strong written and verbal communication skills

·         Experience making decisions and advising senior leaders on important issues

·         Comfortable navigating challenging situations and being politically savvy

·         Prior experience with forming partnerships and advancing legislative priorities for a Member of Congress

·         Prioritization and time management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects at a time

·         Knowledge of issues in portfolio

 

The successful candidate is innovative, extremely well organized, a team player, and a self-starter who pays exceptional attention to details. Spanish language skills and/or CA ties are a plus.

Our office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, disability, military status, age, marital status, or parental status. People of color and people from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. To apply, send a cover letter, resume and short writing sample to lee.resumes@mail.house.gov with “Legislative Aide” in the subject line.

Communications Director

U.S. Representative Norma J. Torres (CA-35) seeks an experienced Communications Director to lead an active, bilingual press operation for her Washington, DC office.  Candidate must have experience pitching and placing stories in traditional and digital media and booking the Member on national TV.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to: maintaining relationships with California, national, and international reporters; developing and implementing weekly and long-term strategic communications plans; briefing and preparing the Member for interviews; writing press releases, talking points, and speeches; developing social media content; helping the Chief of Staff implement the Franked communications plan; and assisting on other issues as needed. The ideal candidate will thrive have strong oral and written communications skills, thrive in a fast paced environment, and be a creative and strategic thinker. This is not an entry level position and candidates must have previous press-related experience either on or off Capitol Hill.  Fluency in Spanish is a big plus.  Salary commensurate with experience.  The office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, disability, genetic information, national origin, uniformed service, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.  Interested candidates should send an email to CA35.OfficeStaff@mail.house.gov with “Comms Director” in the subject line and include a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples. 

Staff Assistant

Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-08) seeks Staff Assistant for Capitol Hill front desk duties, including answering phones, greeting visitors, recruiting and managing D.C. interns, processing flag and tour requests, and other office-supporting administrative tasks.  Some communications and constituent correspondence work is also included in the job.  Salary: $45,000.  Candidates should send resume and cover letter to democratic.hilljob@gmail.com.  Office is an equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment.  Women, candidates of color, and LGBTQ+ candidates are encouraged to apply.

Press Intern

The Office of Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) is seeking a highly motivated and creative Digital/Press Intern to assist with a fast-paced communications operation based in his Washington, D.C. office for the Fall 2022 Term (August to December). The Digital/Press Intern will help build out the Congressman’s digital and social media footprint, with heavy emphasis on creating engaging social media content and graphics.

 

Qualified candidates should have strong writing, editing, and social media skills to assist with time sensitive assignments, as well as basic familiarity with graphic design/video editing software. Candidates with experience in a press or digital media role (including internships) are preferred but not required. California or Central Coast ties and Spanish literacy are a plus. The intern will work closely with the Communications Director and the Digital Press Assistant.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

•             Compiling daily press clips

•             Creating engaging graphics and editing photos

•             Assisting the Digital Press Assistant with social media content, website content and digital newsletters

•             Clipping, editing, and captioning videos

•             Assisting Communications Director with drafting press releases, op-eds, advisories, and other written materials

•             Creating and maintaining press lists

•             Compiling regular comms reports on press and social media results

•             Additional responsibilities include assisting the Staff Assistant/Legislative Correspondent with administrative tasks (e.g. sorting mail, answering phone calls, conducting Capitol tours, etc.) and legislative tasks (e.g. batching incoming messages on Fireside, drafting constituent letters, etc.)

 

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

A qualified candidate will possess strong social media and graphic design skills. Past experiences with Canva, Photoshop, and other digital/graphic/video design platforms are a major plus.

 

TO APPLY

The internship will run from mid-to-late August to December. The hours are roughly 32 hours a week and are flexible to accommodate schedules and time zones, but generally run 9a.m. to 6p.m. ET when Congress is in session and 9a.m. to 5p.m. ET when Congress is out of session.

 

Interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter, writing sample, two digital samples, and dates/hours of availability to Tommy.Vo@mail.house.gov with the subject line “(First Name) (Last Name) – Digital/Press Intern.” This is a full-time, limited term position and offers a monthly stipend from the office of Congressman Carbajal’s unless the intern is already receiving credit/stipend through a third party. No phone calls, or walk-ins, please. This office is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. Deadline to apply is Monday, August 1, 2022.


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Scheduler

The office of Congressman Jason Crow (CO-06) seeks a hardworking and detail-oriented scheduler for the DC Office. Primary responsibilities include managing and maintaining the member’s daily and long-term DC and district schedule; coordinating travel; coordinating logistics for events; evaluating and organizing all incoming meeting and event requests; communicating key information regarding the member and the member’s schedule to staff; and working closely with the member and both DC and district staff to ensure smooth daily office operations.  

Ideal candidates are flexible, responsive, collaborative, work well under pressure and on short deadlines, and able to balance competing demands. Candidates must be available to assist the member outside of regular business hours. Applicants should also have a positive attitude, sense of humor, excellent organizational skills, strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, political instincts, and an ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. 

This is not an entry-level position. Previous Capitol Hill or scheduling experience is required, Colorado ties are a plus. Please submit resume to resumes.co06@gmail.com by Monday, August 8.

The office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, disability, military status, age, marital status, or parental status.

Communications Director

The DC office of Congressman Mark Takano is seeking a Communications Director to develop and implement a communications plan for the office. Responsibilities including writing speeches and press releases, responding to press inquiries, preparing online content, orchestrating media events in both DC and California, managing a District-based press assistant, and coordinating with the press team of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

Ideal candidates will be strong writers and creative thinkers who work well in a collaborative environment. A deep understanding of digital media is expected, and Hill or political experience is preferred, but not required. This is not an entry-level position. Expected starting salary range is $70,000 to $80,000, based upon previous experience.

Qualified candidates may send their resume to Job.ResumesCA41@mail.house.gov by Friday, August 12, 2022. 

Please no drop-ins or calls.

The office of Congressman Mark Takano is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, disability, military status, age, marital status, or parental status. Women, minority and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Digital Manager / Press Secretary

Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) seeks energetic candidates for the position of Digital Manager/Press Secretary. The ideal candidate will have a passion for progressive policies, social justice, and digital organizing. Applicants should be able to communicate effectively about a variety of policy issues and have a proven history of writing creative and original copy. Candidates should be organized, creative, motivated and must have the ability to write content that accurately conveys the Congressman’s priorities and tone. Candidates must be able to work effectively in a fast-paced, collaborative team. Knowledge of Chicago strongly preferred. Video editing proficiency, strongly preferred. This position reports to the Communications Director.

Requirements: 

  • This is NOT an entry level position. Minimum two years of successful work on digital media for an elected leader or comparable experience

  • Excellent understanding of online organizing communications

  • Video editing proficiency, strongly preferred

  • Skills and experience producing excellent written and visual content, including graphics and video, for a variety of social media platforms. 

  • Critical and strategic thinking

  • Strong technical writing skills

  • Ability to translate complex policy issues into simple language

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Flexibility to work long hours, nights, and weekends as needed

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Managing website and social media accounts;

  • Creating e-newsletters and franked mailings; 

  • Writing talking points

  • Drafting press releases

  • Creating graphics and media presentation

  • Creating and editing video content

  • Tracking press and social media analytics 

  • Ability to produce content in English and Spanish preferred though not required

  • Assisting in the development of local and national media strategy

To Apply:

Candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, one page writing sample, graphic, and a link to a video you created or edited. The email subject line should be  “Digital Manager: [insert your name]” to resumes.IL-04@mail.house.gov .

THIS OFFICE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, disability, military status, age, marital status, or parental status.

Legislative Assistant

Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) seeks an enthusiastic Legislative Assistant to handle a portfolio that includes issues related to the Science, Space, and Technology Committee, Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, House Oceans Caucus, as well as Transportation, Natural Resources, Energy, Environment, and other issues as assigned. Ideal candidates must demonstrate superior knowledge of the legislative process and work well as part of a dynamic legislative team. Excellent writing skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment are required. Core responsibilities of the position include developing and managing a broad legislative agenda; working closely with the member and outreach team in district; drafting floor statements, legislation, hearing questions, legislative memos; and representing the member in meetings. This is not an entry-level position. Prior Hill experience and/or familiarity with climate/science policy are strongly preferred. Please note any Oregon connections.

 

Women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, people with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply. Annual salary is $65,000. Please email your resume, cover letter, and one short writing sample to Rachael.Bornstein@mail.house.gov.

Intern

The Washington, D.C. office of Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (MA-08) is seeking paid, full-time and part-time interns for the Fall 2022 semester.

Responsibilities include answering constituent calls, leading tours of the U.S. Capitol, drafting correspondence, attending and helping staff prepare for hearings, and various research projects.

Ideal candidates will be organized, have strong communication skills, and the ability to work both independently and as a team player. Massachusetts ties are preferred.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to https://lynch.house.gov/internships. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until August 26, 2022.

People of color and individuals from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


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Intern

The Washington, D.C. Office of Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) is seeking paid full-time and part-time interns for the Fall 2022 semester.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to answering and logging constituent calls, drafting constituent correspondence on various issues, attending legislative briefings and hearings for staff, sorting and distributing mail, and completing other administrative and legislative work as needed.

Ideal candidates possess strong organizational, communication, and writing skills, as well as the ability to work well in a team environment and manage multiple tasks. A positive attitude and interest in public policy and politics are required. California ties and Spanish language skills are preferred but not required, and academic credit is available for qualifying applicants.

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and a one-page writing sample to skie.vasquez@mail.house.gov with “Fall 2022 Internship” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the last week of August. People of color and individuals in underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply. Please no unsolicited phone calls or drop ins.

Staff Assistant/Operations Coordinator

Senior progressive appropriator and member of House leadership seeks a Staff Assistant/Operations Coordinator to operate and manage the front office and execute daily operational support for the Member. Responsibilities include handling all aspects of front office operations including answering phones, handling tour and flag requests, supporting DC staff, and managing the DC internship program. Additionally, the Staff Assistant is responsible for coordinating with the Chief of Staff and Operations Director to assist in providing operational support to the Member and in executing the Member’s daily schedule. Likewise, the Staff Assistant is responsible for managing the office technology systems and inventory, with the technology support team.

The successful candidate is extremely well organized, a team player, and a self-starter who pays exceptional attention to detail and thinks ahead. Spanish language skills and/or CA ties are a plus. A valid drivers license and safe driving history is required.

Our office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, disability, military status, age, marital status, or parental status. People of color and people from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to lee.resumes@mail.house.gov with “Staff Assistant/Ops” in the subject line.


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Staff Assistant

U.S. Congressman Ed Case (Hawai’i - 01) is seeking a Staff Assistant for his Washington, D.C. office.

 

Responsibilities run the range of assisting the legislative, constituent services and administrative functions of the office, to include: monitoring, processing and responding to constituent mail and other communications, managing constituent tours and other needs, and coordinating DC and district office issues. As needed and depending on capability, the position also encompasses legislative duties. Direct report is to the Chief of Staff although the Congressman is routinely involved in all aspects of his office operations.

 

Strong preference given to (1) prior Capitol Hill experience and (2) Hawai’i background, and applicants are asked to detail these attributes. The position also requires initiative, strong interpersonal skills, the ability to multitask, work independently and effectively under pressure, make decisions and solve problems, orientation to detail, excellent verbal communication and writing skills, and long hours especially adjusting to changing time zones.

 

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, three references and two short writing samples to HI01resumes@gmail.com with “DC Staff Assistant” in the subject line. Please, no phone calls, faxes or drop-ins.

Intern

The Washington D.C. office of Congressman Charlie Crist (FL-13) is seeking college students or recent graduates interested in gaining Congressional experience for either a full or part-time paid internship during Fall 2022. Start and end dates are flexible, but the internship is open now.

We are seeking motivated, organized, and reliable individuals to assist the administrative staff with day-to-day duties.

Responsibilities Include

Answering phones and logging constituent correspondence into Fireside

Providing Capitol tours

Drafting constituent correspondence letters

Assisting the transition coordinator with their duties, and other duties as assigned

Florida ties are a plus but not required.  Ideal candidates will possess strong written and oral communication skills, an interest in public service, and a commitment to serving the people of Florida’s 13th Congressional district. To apply for an internship with Congressman Crist, please send a resume and cover letter to FL13Internships@mail.house.gov.

Communications Director

U.S. Representative Gregory W. Meeks seeks an experienced Communications Director/Press Secretary to lead an active, press operation for his DC & District office.  Candidate must have experience pitching and placing stories in traditional and digital media and booking the Member on national TV.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to: maintaining relationships with New York City and national reporters; developing and implementing weekly and long-term strategic communications plans; briefing and preparing the Member for interviews; writing press releases, talking points, and speeches; managing a digital fellow; developing social media content; and assisting on other issues as needed.

The ideal candidate will thrive have strong oral and written communications skills, thrive in a fast-paced environment, and be a creative and strategic thinker. This is not an entry level position and candidates must have previous press-related experience either on or off Capitol Hill.  Salary commensurate with experience.  The office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, disability, genetic information, national origin, uniformed service, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.

TO APPLY, e-mail a resume to NY05Resumes@mail.house.gov with “Communications Director” in the subject line along with a digital portfolio, writing sample, and at least two references.

Digital/Press Intern

The Office of Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) is seeking a highly motivated and creative Digital/Press Intern to assist with a fast-paced communications operation based in his Washington, D.C. office for the Fall 2022 Term (August to December).

The Digital/Press Intern will help build out the Congressman’s digital and social media footprint, with heavy emphasis on creating engaging social media content and graphics.

Qualified candidates should have strong writing, editing, and social media skills to assist with time sensitive assignments, as well as basic familiarity with graphic design/video editing software. Candidates with experience in a press or digital media role (including internships) are preferred but not required. California or Central Coast ties and Spanish literacy are a plus. The intern will work closely with the Communications Director and the Digital Press Assistant.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Compiling daily press clips
•Creating engaging graphics and editing photos
•Assisting the Digital Press Assistant with social media content, website content and digital newsletters
•Clipping, editing, and captioning videos
•Assisting Communications Director with drafting press releases, op-eds, advisories, and other written materials
•Creating and maintaining press lists
•Compiling regular comms reports on press and social media results
•Additional responsibilities include assisting the Staff Assistant/Legislative Correspondent with administrative tasks (e.g. sorting mail, answering phone calls, conducting Capitol tours, etc.) and legislative tasks (e.g. batching incoming messages on Fireside, drafting constituent letters, etc.)

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE
A qualified candidate will possess strong social media and graphic design skills. Past experiences with Canva, Photoshop, and other digital/graphic/video design platforms are a major plus.

TO APPLY
The internship will run from mid-to-late August to December. The hours are roughly 32 hours a week and are flexible to accommodate schedules and time zones, but generally run 9a.m. to 6p.m. ET when Congress is in session and 9a.m. to 5p.m. ET when Congress is out of session.

Interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter, writing sample, two digital samples, and dates/hours of availability to Tommy.Vo@mail.house.gov with the subject line “(First Name) (Last Name) – Digital/Press Intern.”

This is a full-time, limited term position and offers a monthly stipend from the office of Congressman Carbajal’s unless the intern is already receiving credit/stipend through a third party. No phone calls, or walk-ins, please. This office is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Deadline to apply is Monday, August 1, 2022.


Intern Fall 2022

The Office of Congresswoman Elaine G. Luria (VA-02) is seeking qualified part-time fall 2022 interns for her Washington, DC office. Ideal candidates will be highly motivated and detail-orientated, with strong verbal and written communication skills. Ties to Virginia’s 2nd congressional district are preferred, but not required.

Washington, DC interns are typically college freshman or above, including recent graduates and young professionals. Applicants must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, have dedication to public service, desire to learn, and be proactive. The fall internship will run from Tuesday, September 6, 2022 to Friday, November 18, 2022.

In the Washington, DC office, intern tasks may include, but are not limited to, fielding phone calls, greeting office visitors, scheduling and leading Capitol tours, logging constituent correspondence, drafting letters, working on research projects, and attending congressional briefings and hearings.

This is a paid internship and Interns are required to work minimum 20 hours a week. To apply for an internship in Rep. Luria’s DC office, please apply through the link here by August 5, 2022.

Scheduler / Director of Operations

Congressman Mike Quigley (IL-05) seeks an organized, adaptable, and detail-oriented Scheduler/Director of Operations for his Washington, D.C. office. Primary responsibilities include scheduling, financial administration, and office management in coordination with the Chief of Staff. Candidates must have strong time-management skills and an ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Team Quigley is collaborative and team-oriented, and fosters opportunities for professional development and growth.

The Scheduler/Director of Operations will work closely with the Chief of Staff, District Director, and District Scheduler to coordinate the Member’s daily and long-term schedule. They will also partner with the communications team to facilitate press and interviews, as well as the legislative team to coordinate meetings and committee work. This person will organize all official travel for the office – for both the Member and staff.

The Scheduler/Director of Operations person will act as an office manager; they will coordinate with the Staff Assistant to ensure that the office has all supplies and technologies required to perform its official duties seamlessly. They will work closely with the Chief of Staff in all matters relating to personnel – including on- and off-boarding employees, tracking leave, and other relevant administrative duties.

They will also serve as the office’s Financial Administrator, which includes processing reimbursements and office expenses, managing the office monthly and annual budgets, and serving as the primary point of contact to the Office of Financial Counseling.

Candidates should possess strong decision-making skills and sound judgement. They should have experience managing competing priorities and events, as well as an ability to handle sensitive information.

Prior Capitol Hill and/or scheduling experience is required. Ties to Chicago or Illinois are a plus.  Access to a car is preferred but not required.

Anticipated starting salary is $70,000-$80,000. Salary and title will be commensurate with experience.  Those interested in applying should e-mail a cover letter, resume, and one short (1-2 pages) writing sample to ILcongressjobs@gmail.com with the subject line: Scheduler/Director of Operations Application. Applications should be submitted no later than July 29. 

Congressman Quigley’s office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, disability, military status, age, marital status, or parental status. Diverse candidates, women, and LGBTQ+ persons are strongly encouraged to apply.

Intern Fall 2022

Fall 2022 Internship Posting

The Office of Rep. Lori Trahan is currently accepting applications for our Fall 2022 Internship program! District ties are preferred but not required. Candidates who demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills, the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment, and an interest in public service are encouraged to apply.

Internship hours can be flexible to accommodate students' schedules, but generally run 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m with the option of full-time and part-time positions. The position will be hybrid.

Fall 2022 Application deadline: August 15, 2022

General Internship

In Washington, D.C., interns’ responsibilities include answering phones, researching legislation, attending virtual hearings and briefings, and answering constituent letters on various issues before the House. Interns will also assist in various administrative tasks as needed. As a result, interns learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office.

 

Press Internship

In Washington D.C., press interns assist the driven press team. Duties include developing social media content, drafting press releases, sorting press clips, creating digital content, and assisting the team with a variety of projects as needed. Interns will work closely with communications staffers and learn about the press operation of a congressional office.

Candidates should have a foundation of technical knowledge on social media platforms. Experience in studying Communications, Journalism, or Public Relations is a plus. Submission of a sample graphic with application materials is recommended but not required.

 

District Office (Located in Lowell, MA)

In the District, intern responsibilities include answering phones, answering constituent letters on various issues, assisting with resolving constituent casework, researching daily press clips, and drafting memos as needed. Interns will gain a comprehensive knowledge of Massachusetts’ 3rd District, as well as the services the District Office provides.

Internship hours can be flexible to accommodate schedules, but generally run 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m with the option of full-time and part-time positions.

 

To Apply

You may only apply to one office each session. Previous applicants are encouraged to re-apply. All applications must be submitted through the online application:

https://trahan.house.gov/forms/internships/

In addition to the online application, please email your Cover Letter (PDF) & Resume (PDF) to the following :

D.C. Office-General Internship & District Office Internship: Alex Eliasen (Alexander.Eliasen@mail.house.gov)

D.C. Office-Press Internship: Katie Petersen (Katie.Petersen@mail.house.gov)

 

The office is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, parental status, veteran status, or any other protected status under applicable laws. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.


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Fall 2022 Internship

Senior Democratic member from California seeks in-person interns for the Fall 2022 semester in a fast-paced Congressional Office where they will gain valuable exposure to and knowledge of the legislative process and the United States Congress. 

Applicants should be positive, motivated, organized and reliable individuals willing to assist with the legislative and administrative needs of the staff. Duties include compiling press clips, attending briefings and hearings, performing legislative research and various other tasks to assist staff. Applicants must have strong written and oral communication skills. Successful interns will be able to find information with little assistance, be able to work both independently as well as part of a team environment, and possess a strong attention to detail.

This internship will be in-person in the congressman’s Washington D.C. office.

Please send resume, cover letter, three references and a one page writing sample to DCIntern.Thompson@mail.house.gov with “Fall 2022 Internship” in the subject line. District/state ties are a plus. Applications will be accepted until August 4th. No phone calls please.

Scheduler

SUMMARY:

Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) is hiring a Scheduler in her Washington, D.C., office. This position maintains the Congresswoman's DC and District schedule, travel plans, and related records and acts as a liaison for the Congresswoman with the staff, public, and other Members of Congress. This individual will work closely with other staff - particularly senior staff - to ensure efficient and seamless day-to-day office operations.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should submit a one-page cover letter and resume in a single PDF to ma03.hiring@mail.house.gov with the subject line “FIRST AND LAST NAME – Scheduler” by Friday, July 29. The office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, disability, military status, age, marital status, or parental status. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. No calls or drop-ins, please.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Prepares the daily schedule for the Congresswoman

  • Prepares detailed itineraries for the Congresswoman, including important numbers, locations and contact names;

  • Briefs the Congresswoman on all scheduling activities and requests of the Washington, D.C. and district office;

  • Schedules all staff meetings and briefings involving the Congresswoman;

  • Coordinates scheduling of press, interviews, radio and television time with the Communications Director;

  • Coordinates photo opportunities with constituents;

  • Makes reservations for the Congresswoman's air travel, ground transportation, and lodging;

  • Reviews the Congresswoman's mail and invitations;

  • Responds to all invitations, either by written correspondence or by personal telephone call;

  • Maintains files of invitations that have been declined, accepted, or that are tentative/pending;

  • Ensures that the Congresswoman is provided with briefing materials for each event by coordinating with event participants and the appropriate legislative and/or district staff;

  • Coordinates the staffing of or staffs the Congresswoman while she’s in DC

    • This may include driving the Congresswoman (vehicle not required)

  • Maintains the Congresswoman’s Daily Call and To-do lists via google keep

  • Maintains the Congresswoman's files, including notes, correspondence, and all information relating to travel;

  • Acts as a liaison for constituents and other individuals when they visit the Congresswoman;

  • Acts as a liaison between the Congresswoman and other Members, committee staff, White House, and government offices and agencies to arrange for the Congresswoman's attendance at meetings or to coordinate travel plans;

  • Maintains a good working relationship with the Congresswoman, staff and constituents;

  • Accepts constructive criticism and direction;

  • Meets attendance requirements as established by the office;

  • Works well under pressure and handles stress;

  • Works a flexible schedule including long hours, nights, and weekends; and

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

This is a key role in the office, and is not viewed as entry level. Prior congressional office experience and/or experience making travel reservations and arrangements strongly preferred.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

  • Strong telephone skills;

  • Doesn’t take self too seriously.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills;

  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment with respect to prioritization of and recommendations on appointments;

  • Strong organizational and filing skills;

  • Thoroughness and careful attention to detail;

  • Drivers License (vehicle not required)

  • Ability to perform essential job functions above;

  • Ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others; and,

  • Temperament to communicate with a variety of personalities in a tactful, pleasant, and professional manner.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • During normal conditions, work is performed in an office environment where noise levels are usually moderate;

  • Ability to work in a small work station without an expectation of privacy;

  • And work may be done remotely depending on current COVID-19 policies.

  • Hours will vary depending on the House and Congresswoman’s schedule. 

Staff Assistant / Legislative Correspondent

The office of Congresswoman Grace Meng (NY-06) seeks a proactive, detail-oriented team-player to serve in the position of Staff Assistant/Legislative Correspondent to manage the front office and constituent correspondence program. Responsibilities include but are not limited to answering phones, greeting visitors, coordinating tour and flag requests for constituents, managing the office’s intern program, sorting and tracking incoming mail, researching and monitoring legislation, drafting clear and concise letters, and ensuring timely and accurate responses using our constituent mail system.

Successful candidates will be friendly, have excellent attention to detail, and strong time management skills. New York ties and Capitol Hill experience are preferred. Position includes a competitive salary and benefits package. The office is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, people of color, veterans, and LGBTQIA+ candidates to apply. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter with the subject line “SA/LC LAST NAME” to ny06resume@mail.house.gov. Applications are due by Friday, July 29th.

Legislative Correspondent

The Office of Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) seeks an enthusiastic, highly organized, creative, and self-motivated professional to serve as a Legislative Correspondent. Essential strengths of ideal candidates include excellent writing skills, strong attention to detail, and the ability to manage a variety of challenging assignments under tight deadlines. 

The Legislative Correspondent will manage a high-volume constituent mail program, which includes responding to all constituent correspondence in a timely manner, researching and drafting all constituent correspondence, monitoring incoming and outgoing mail, keeping the constituent database complete and current, managing intern correspondence work, researching legislative issues, and working with the legislative and communications staff to maintain a proactive constituent outreach operation. Additional daily tasks will include supporting the Congresswoman and staff as needed.

The salary range for this position is $55,000-$60,000. Hill experience and Illinois ties are preferred, but not required. The office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, disability, age, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender, LGBTQ identification, family status, or military status. Women, people of color, and other members of traditionally underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

The deadline to apply is Friday, July 29, 2022. To apply, please email Illinois14.DCJobs@gmail.com with “Legislative Correspondent” in the subject line and the following application materials attached as one combined PDF: 

  • Cover letter

  • Résumé

  • Three references including name, current title and organization, phone number, email, and a one-sentence description of your relationship to the reference


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District Staff Assistant

The Office of Congressman Tom Malinowski seeks a Staff Assistant based in his Somerville NJ Office location. The Staff Assistant will act as the first point of contact for the front office. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Greet and provide direction to visitors

  • Track office inventory

  • Process mail

  • Oversee office internship program

  • Field constituent phone calls

  • Log incoming and outgoing correspondence

  • Draft responses to constituent correspondence

  • Staff the Member in meetings and at public events 

  • Process and schedule Capitol and White House tour requests

  • Liaise with Congressman’s DC office staff

Candidates will have an outgoing and positive demeanor, be natural problem solvers with meticulous attention to detail, can remain calm in high stakes situations, and work well as part of a team. 

A standard work week is 40 hours with some limited evening and weekend availability required. Applicants must have access to a car. Starting salary for this position is $50,000 annually. Healthcare and retirement benefits provided with 20 days paid vacation and 10 days paid sick leave annually. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply. This is an entry level position.

This office is an equal opportunity employer. Veterans, LGBTQ individuals, women, and diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. 

Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, writing sample and three references in a single PDF to NJ07Resumes@mail.house.gov with the subject line DO Staff Assistant.


DC Intern

Congressman Gerald E. Connolly of Virginia’s 11th Congressional District, a senior member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the House Foreign Affairs Committee, is seeking new interns for the Fall 2022 Semester.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Constituent Services: Directly communicating with constituents, assisting the management of incoming constituent correspondence, and drafting correspondence in response to constituent concerns

  • Legislative Research: Conducting research on a wide variety of policy issues, drafting memos, and attending briefings and committee hearings

  • Administrative Assistance: Assembling hearing materials, managing the front office, and escorting and meeting with guests throughout the Capitol complex

  • Other duties as assigned

 

Hours and Compensation:

Hours are flexible and based on candidate’s schedule. This is a paid internship. All interns will receive a $2500 stipend over the course of their work.

 

Application Process:

Selection is based on an applicant's general office and computer experience, interview, and a short writing sample. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample to va11.internship@mail.house.gov

 

To Apply:

Please submit the following in the form of a single pdf:

  1. Resume

  2. A short writing sample (2-page maximum)

  3. A 1-page cover letter that answers the following questions

    1. What do you feel is the most important issue currently facing Virginia’s 11th Congressional District?

    2. Why are you driven to public service and what impact do you want to make on your community?

    3. Why do you wish to work for Congressman Connolly specifically?

Interns are accepted throughout the year on a part-time basis. Priority is given to applicants with ties to the 11th District. Selection is based on an applicant's interview, short writing sample, and relevant experience.

 

Deadline: August 1

Scheduler/Office Manager

Scheduler/Office Manager:  Rep. Norma J. Torres seeks an experienced Scheduler/Office Manager for her Washington, D.C. office.  Duties will include:

o   Manage and maintain all aspects of the Member’s daily and long-term DC and national schedule; 

o   Making all air travel and ground transportation arrangements to and from the district and other locations;

o   Responds to all incoming meeting and scheduling requests;

o   Briefs the Member on all scheduling activities and requests of the Washington, D.C. and district offices;

o   Ensures that the Member has briefing materials for each event by coordinating with event participants and the appropriate legislative and/or district staff;

o   Coordinating the scheduling of press, interviews, radio and television time with the communications team;

o   Submits vouchers for travel and expense reimbursement to the staff member responsible for submitting office bills for payment;

o   Work with other congressional offices, committee staff, leadership office, and the Executive Branch on events and scheduling requests;

o   Assists with office operations, including orientation and training for new staff, assisting departing employees, administering parking space assignments, managing leave and time record for staff, scheduling of rooms for outside group functions, maintaining emergency information for staff, ordering office supplies;

o   Other duties as assigned;

 This person will also serve as the Congresswoman’s driver- driver’s license, good driving record, and access to a vehicle is required. Candidate must be highly organized, detail oriented, work well under pressure, and an efficient self-starter. Work may include some long hours, nights, and weekends. Salary is commensurate with experience.  To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to CA35.OfficeStaff@mail.house.gov. The office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, disability, genetic information, national origin, uniformed service, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.

Intern Fall 2022

Washington, DC

In my Washington, DC office, internships run throughout the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters for college students. The hours are flexible to accommodate students' hectic course schedules, but generally run 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

In Washington, interns' responsibilities will vary. They will be asked to answer phones, run errands, research legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attend hearings and briefings and answer constituent letters on various issues before the House. As a result, interns learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office.

The Fall 2022 application deadline for internships is August 22. Please submit a resume, cover letter and writing example to: ny06internapp@mail.house.gov.


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D.C. Intern

Rep. Brad Schneider seeks Fall interns in his Washington, D.C. office.

The office of Rep. Brad Schneider (IL-10) is currently accepting applications for full and part-time paid interns for the Fall internship term in the DC office.

Interns in the DC office may be asked to answer phones, run errands, research legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attend hearings and briefings and answer constituent letters on various issues before the House. As a result, interns learn about the legislative process and many other functions of a congressional office.

This office is strongly committed to nurturing a diverse and inclusive workspace for all and does not discriminate based on race, sex, color, age, religion, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or uniformed status. Persons of all backgrounds and identities are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Fall internship term begins on September 12 and ends on December 16. Interns are paid a monthly stipend of $600. To apply, please fill out the online application on https://schneider.house.gov/services/internships and be sure to attach your cover letter and resume. The deadline to apply for the Fall 2022 term is August 12. Applications for future terms are considered on a rolling basis.


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Legislative Correspondent

Democratic Congressman seeks a Legislative Correspondent to oversee an active mail program and assist our legislative team. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, sorting and tracking incoming mail, drafting letters, meeting with constituents and stakeholders on a wide variety of legislative issues and assisting the legislative staff with research and other projects as assigned. Ideal applicants will have excellent writing skills and 1-2 years of Hill or policy experience, including knowledge of Intertrac or IQ. Maryland ties are a plus. This office is an equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment. Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Qualified individuals should submit a resume, cover letter and two brief writing samples to employment@mail.house.gov.

 

Legislative Correspondent

Democratic Congressman seeks a Legislative Correspondent to oversee an active mail program and assist our legislative team. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, sorting and tracking incoming mail, drafting letters, meeting with constituents and stakeholders on a wide variety of legislative issues and assisting the legislative staff with research and other projects as assigned. Ideal applicants will have excellent writing skills and 1-2 years of Hill or policy experience, including knowledge of Intertrac or IQ. Maryland ties are a plus. This office is an equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment. Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Qualified individuals should submit a resume, cover letter and two brief writing samples to employment@mail.house.gov.

Intern

The Office of Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) is seeking qualified part- and full-time fall 2022 interns for the Washington, DC office. Ideal candidates will be highly motivated and detail-orientated, with strong verbal and written communication skills. Prior office experience and ties to New York state or New York’s 18th congressional district are preferred, but not required. Women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, and members of other traditionally underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Washington, DC interns are typically college freshman or above, including recent graduates and young professionals. Internships in the DC office may be eligible for college credit. Precise dates and hours are flexible to accommodate interns’ schedules, but internships typically run from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. when Congress is in session and from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. when not in session.

In the Washington, DC office, intern tasks may include, but are not limited to, fielding phone calls, greeting office visitors, leading Capitol tours, logging constituent correspondence, drafting letters, working on research projects, and attending congressional briefings and hearings. Interns will meet and interact with constituents, stakeholders, and elected officials. Interns will also work closely with staff and assist in various administrative, legislative, and communications projects at the request of staff members or the Congressman.

To apply for an internship in the DC office, please send the following items in PDF format to NY18DCInternships@mail.house.gov with “NY-18 DC Internship” in the subject line by August 1, 2022.

  • Resume

  • Cover letter

  • Writing sample (at most 2 pages)

  • References (at least 2)

Legislative Assistant

THE ROLE:

The Legislative Assistant manages a diverse portfolio of key issues for the office including health care, and supports the Member on her assignment to the Committee on Oversight and Reform. This role reports directly to the Legislative Director.

YOU:

Have experience working in public policy and advocacy and have demonstrated experience advancing legislation, monitoring the House floor and conducting research. You are committed to the progressive values of the office and enjoy working in a fast-paced setting and engaging members of the community, advocates and activists in our legislative work. You believe in shared power and cooperative governing. You have a set of professional and lived experiences that equip you well to serve the Massachusetts 7th and you believe that every person has a contribution to make to our legislative agenda.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Draft legislation, conduct research, draft talking points, speeches, memos and Congressional oversight letters in partnership with the Legislative Director

  • Staff the Congresswoman on hearings, floor activity and events

  • Work closely with the Legislative Director and Chief of Staff to effectively communicate and advance key legislative priorities and accomplishments;

  • Manage relationships with a large number of local, state and national advocates

  • Maintains a good working relationship with the Congresswoman, staff, advocates, and constituents;

  • Works well under pressure, can manage multiple projects and in a team setting;

  • Accepts performance-based criticism and direction;

  • Works a flexible schedule including long hours, nights and weekends; and

  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

Our office prioritizes building a diverse team committed to advocating for the residents of the Massachusetts 7th. 2-5 years of policy, organizing, and/or advocacy experience recommended. As a practice as an office we do not require any pre-requisite degrees. Please expand on how your unique set of experiences suits you to excel in this role in your cover letter. This is not an entry level position. 

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills;

  • Strong policy analysis skills;

  • Knowledge of the legislative process, procedures and organization of the House;

  • Demonstrated experience in advancing legislation and proposing solutions through policy;

  • Ability to exercise discretion and good judgment in the representation of the Congresswoman's position on policy issues; and

  • Ability to work cooperatively and courteously with colleagues, community members, and advocates. 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Work is mainly performed in an office environment.  Noise levels are usually moderate; and

  • Ability to work in a small work station without an expectation of privacy.

  • COVID 19 precautions and remote work expectations can be discussed during the interview process. COVID vaccination and one booster shot are required for all full time staff.

  • This role is based in Washington, D.C.

COMPENSATION:

The salary for the position is $75k, along with a competitive benefits package that includes health insurance, dental, federal student loan payments (terms apply) and 16 weeks of paid FMLA. 

HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit a single PDF with your resume, cover letter and 3 references to ma7jobposting@gmail.com with the subject line “Legislative Assistant”.

Legislative Correspondent / Staff Assistant

Florida Democratic House office seeks an organized and motivated self-starter to serve in the position of Legislative Correspondent/Staff Assistant in the Washington, DC office.

Responsibilities include managing the office’s mail program, responding to hundreds of pieces of constituent per week and presenting data-driven weekly constituent correspondence reports.  This position will manage a select portfolio of issues and assist the legislative staff in developing and researching policy positions.

This position will also manage front office operations, answering and logging phone calls, greeting visitors, handling tour and flag requests, maintaining inventories, providing administrative support to the office and senior staff. 

Candidates should have excellent oral and written communication skills, attention to detail, an ability to work under pressure, and a strong commitment to public service. Previous Capitol Hill and constituent services experience are strongly preferred.

Participation in the federal student loan repayment program is available for eligible candidates. This is an in-office position and is not eligible for remote work.

To apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and a 1-page writing sample in a single PDF document to FL10.resume@mail.house.gov with “DC LC/Staff Assistant” and your full name in the subject line. No walk ins or phone calls, please.

Scheduler / Director of Operations

The Office of Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett, member of the Agriculture Committee and Ways and Means Committee, is seeking an experienced Scheduler/Director of Operations to join a fast paced and dynamic team in the Washington, DC office. Candidates must have at least 1 year scheduling experience for a Member of Congress, exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, and an ability to manage competing demands. Scheduler will be expected to manage conflicting requests, anticipate Member’s needs when balancing multiple commitments and exercise sound judgment when scheduling meetings, events, and travel. Effective and confident communication skills are required. Capitol Hill or other relevant administrative, operations, or scheduling experience is strongly preferred. Start date for successful candidate is within the July/early August timeframe.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining and managing the Member’s daily and long-term DC, district, and national schedule.

  • Responding to all incoming meeting and scheduling requests.

  • Coordinating travel and booking flight and lodging reservations for Member and staff.

  • Communicating key information and scheduling changes to the Member, staff, and relevant stakeholders in a timely and efficient manner.

  • Overseeing coordination with other Member offices, Committee staff, Leadership offices, the White House, and Executive Departments and federal agencies.

  • Coordinating with the District Director and district staff on scheduling in-district events.

  • Compiling the Congresswoman’s daily briefing materials and coordinating with legislative and press staff on materials needed for meetings and events. 

  • Coordinating with campaign and non-official staff on political scheduling requests and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF).

  • Assisting the Chief of Staff, Legislative Correspondent, and Staff Assistant with office operations.

  • Transportation is preferred to facilitate driving Member in DC.

  • The position requires flexible hours and availability by phone as needed.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. The office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, military status, marital or parental status. Qualified candidates should submit their applications (resume, cover letter, references, and three writing samples) to VI.Resume@mail.house.gov with “Scheduler” in the subject line.

No calls please.  Individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

Legislative Assistant

Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) is seeing a Legislative Assistant to join her Washington, DC office. This position will be responsible for handling a diverse legislative portfolio with a particular focus on furthering the Congresswoman’s work in the energy and environment space and staffing the Energy & Water Appropriations Subcommittee. The Legislative Assistant is expected to advance the Congresswoman’s legislative agenda and handle legislative matters that arise in their portfolio. Some essential responsibilities include:

  • Drafting, introducing, advancing, and cosponsoring legislation;

  • Preparing the Member for hearings and markups;

  • Briefing the Member on relevant floor activity, committee work, and tracking policy developments in their assigned issue areas;

  • Drafting talking points, briefing memos, letters, and providing vote recommendations;

  • Meeting with constituents and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders.

An ideal candidate will have an interest in working on progressive energy and environmental issues. Previous work experience on these issues and/or appropriations is preferred.

Ideal candidates must be able to work well independently and as part of a team-centric office. They must be organized, detail-oriented, and be able to balance multiple priorities to meet deadlines in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.

This is not an entry level-position, previous hill experience is required. An understanding of the legislative process and experience monitoring the Floor is preferred. New Jersey ties are a plus, but not required.

The office does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, parental status, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other factors.

Qualified candidates should send a resume, cover letter and a writing sample to: nj12resumes@gmail.com.