U.S. Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) is accepting applications for spring internships in her Washington, DC Office and Detroit Neighborhood Service Center. This internship allows college students and recent graduates an opportunity to gain direct knowledge of how a congressional office functions and see the inner workings that are required to best serve the constituents of the Michigan 13th Congressional District. Many congressional interns have used their experience to further their interests and careers in public service, government and more.
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Representative Ilhan Omar’s Washington D.C. office is looking for a fall intern to start immediately.
Interns in Rep. Omar’s office are compensated at a rate of $15/hour, unless sponsored by an outside organization also compensating at a rate of $15/hour.
Hours are flexible, but generally run from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
Intern responsibilities in the Washington, D.C. office will include:
Press Assistant: The Press Assistant will report to the Deputy Press Secretary for daily and weekly assignments and the review of all work product. They will also work directly with the Digital Assistant or their designee(s) to ensure a smooth process and schedule for Members to use the Democratic Caucus Recording Studio. The Press Assistant will support the broader communications department as needed. In addition, the Press Assistant will be the primary liaison with the Operations Department and help coordinate cross-departmental requests.
The office of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz seeks an experienced Digital Director and Press Assistant to handle a range of fast-paced media issues, and will report to the Communications Director. Duties will include working with local and national reporters; long-term planning; drafting e-newsletters, social media posts, press releases, op-eds and speeches. This position will be responsible for managing digital media accounts and producing video content. It requires excellent writing skills and an ability to work closely with legislative and district staff.
The Office of Rep. Pete Aguilar (CA-31) is seeking candidates for the Legislative Correspondent position in our office. The LC is responsible for managing an active mail program and hiring and supervising the interns who manage the front office.
Rep. Stephanie Murphy, a Florida member of the Ways and Means Committee, seeks a legislative assistant to handle an array of domestic policy issues, including health care, education, labor, housing, judiciary, transportation, trade, and veterans. Responsibilities include drafting and analyzing legislation; conducting research; drafting internal and external communications in issue areas; meeting with constituents and interest groups; and attending hearings and markups conducted by the Ways and Means Committee’s Worker and Family Support Subcommittee.
Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon seeks an experienced Communications Assistant to work in either the Washington, D.C. or Pennsylvania office. Duties will include drafting op-eds, press releases, blog posts, and website and social media content and graphic/web design. This position requires excellent writing and graphic design skills, creativity, and an ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
The Office of Congressman Joe Neguse seeks a Legislative Assistant to handle the Judiciary Committee portfolio, including tech, antitrust, immigration, civil rights, and other related issues. Responsibilities of this position include drafting and advancing legislation, staffing and preparing the member for Committee hearings and markups, writing policy memos and vote recommendations, and meeting with constituents.
The Communications Director is a key member of the management team that includes the Chief of Staff, Legislative Director, and the District Director.
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Congressman Mike Quigley (IL-05), who serves as Chairman of the Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Subcommittee on Appropriations, is seeking an experienced, highly-motivated, and industrious Legislative Assistant to manage FSGG Appropriations Subcommittee work, as well as an economic policy portfolio that includes, but is not limited to, financial services, tax, budget, trade, and labor.
Congressman Dan Kildee seeks a full-time press secretary in Washington, D.C.
Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-7) seeks a positive, well-organized, and detail-oriented scheduler for the Washington, DC office.
Northeast Democrat seeks Press Secretary to work under District-based Communications Director and D.C.
As a caseworker for a congressional district office in the Chicago suburbs, you will act as a liaison between constituents and government agencies or other organizations. You respond to requests for assistance and resolve issues through investigation, intervention, facilitation, and creative problem-solving.
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Congressmember Karen Bass seeks a Staff and Press Assistant to manage her front office. Administrative tasks include managing an exhaustive constituent tours program, hiring and mentoring interns, processing constituent requests and coordinating responses, answering phone calls, greeting visitors, and providing other vital support to the Member and staff. Communications tasks include video production, graphic design, website management, and the drafting of social media content, press statements, constituent outreach materials, and newsletters.
Responsibilities include welcoming office visitors; processing flag and tour requests; organizing Member correspondence and incoming mail and phone messages; logging constituent mail and working with the Legislative Correspondent to respond to inquiries; managing and executing the intern program; staffing and driving the Member to events and other duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate will have a solution-oriented personality, a great sense of humor, and the ability to manage a vast but essential portfolio.
Progressive member of House Democratic Leadership seeks an organized, team-oriented Staff Assistant in the DC office. The applicant is responsible for supervising interns, greeting visitors, processing incoming mail, answering phones, managing tour requests, and general assistance to the DC office staff.
Applicants should have excellent oral and written communication skills, great attention to detail, strong time management skills, and an ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines with flexible work hours.
Progressive member of House Democratic Leadership seeks a highly organized, detail-oriented, and resourceful individual to serve as a scheduler in the DC office. The applicant must be able to multi-task effectively in a fast-paced environment and possess outstanding interpersonal skills.
The Communications Director will manage all communications and social media functions, including developing short- and long-term communications plans, responding to daily media inquiries, maintaining relationships with reporters, writing and distributing press releases and advisories, creating and managing social media content, including graphics and videos, preparing speeches, talking points, and op-eds, and creating Franked communications such as outreach emails and mailers.
Judiciary Vice Chairwoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) is seeking a Fellow for the Washington, D.C. office to assist in covering policy areas relating to the work of the House Judiciary Committee. Responsibilities include drafting meeting materials for the member, attending Congressional hearings, meetings with stakeholders and advocates.
The House Judiciary Committee Democratic Staff seeks a Parliamentarian to advise the Chairman during Judiciary Committee proceedings.
The Committee on Homeland Security Majority Staff is hiring a communications staffer. Applicants should have a solid writing background, relevant work experience, and be able to work under extremely tight deadlines.
The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure is seeking a junior Legislative Assistant to assist subcommittee and/or full committee Professional Staff. Must have attention to detail and be a self-motivated, team player who will jump in to assist with a variety of tasks. The position will include significant administrative work such as answering phones, pulling together materials for committee hearings and markups, with more substantive policy work as time allows. Experience on Capitol Hill is preferred. Salary commensurate with experience.
Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) seeks an organized, passionate, team-oriented Staff Assistant for the Washington DC office. Responsibilities include: managing the front office, coordinating tour and flag requests, overseeing the DC internship program, and providing additional office support as needed. While this is an entry-level position, candidates should have excellent oral and written communication skills, great attention to detail, strong time management skills, and a desire to work collaboratively. Washington State ties are preferred.