Job Announcements Board

Staff Assistant

Representative Spanberger seeks a Staff Assistant for her Washington, D.C. office. Qualified applicants should be motivated self-starters, highly organized, detail-oriented, able to multitask, have exceptional interpersonal skills, and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. Candidates must demonstrate excellent “people skills,” most importantly displaying compassion in all interactions, and a strong commitment to providing outstanding constituent service. The ideal candidate should: be able to think on their feet, be a problem-solver, show keen attention to detail and an ability to multi-task, demonstrate excellent oral and written skills, maintain a positive demeanor, and demonstrate resilience in a busy environment. 

 

Primary responsibilities include: managing the front office, including answering, appropriately logging, and directing telephone calls; greeting visitors; monitoring office deliveries; distributing hard and electronic mail; and other administrative duties. The Staff Assistant will also serve as the office tour coordinator and will be responsible for managing constituent requests for Capitol and White House tours, as well as constituent requests for flags flown over the Capitol. 

 

Representative Spanberger’s office is an equal opportunity employer. The office does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or uniformed service. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and a 1-page writing sample to spanberger.inquiries@mail.house.gov with “Staff Assistant” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until June 1.

Rep. Lofgren seeks Legislative Counsel for technology-focused portfolio (J.D. required)

Rep. Zoe Lofgren is seeking a legislative counsel for the Member’s personal office to staff a portfolio with significant focus on technology, intellectual property, cybersecurity, privacy, surveillance, civil liberties and other Internet and innovation policy matters. The portfolio also has responsibility for other Judiciary Committee work including antitrust and bankruptcy plus other non-Committee issue areas. A law degree is required for consideration. This position requires clear, concise legal and legislative writing skills.

THIS IS NOT AN ENTRY LEVEL POSITION. The ideal candidate has previous Capitol Hill experience, or experience working directly for a principle active in technology law or policy, and California / Silicon Valley ties. The interview process will also assess whether a candidate has the political acumen to work effectively with the wide variety of stakeholders within the portfolio.

Interested applicants should email (only) Lofgren.Resume@mail.house.gov with a resume and cover letter.

Staff Assistant/Legislative Correspondent

Congresswoman Norma J. Torres is seeking a Staff Assistant/Legislative Correspondent for her Washington, DC office. Responsibilities include serving as the welcoming face of the office, answering phone calls, coordinating tour and flag requests, managing interns, writing constituent mail, managing incoming and outgoing correspondence through Fireside, and general office support. In addition, this position will serve as the driver for the Member. Therefore, a clean driving record and access to a vehicle are required.  As the driver, the ideal candidate would be flexible to work outside of business hours as needed. We are looking for someone who is an enthusiastic self-starter with keen attention to detail, good common-sense, possesses strong communication skills, and is willing to work long hours.  Prior Capitol Hill experience and California ties are a plus but not required.  Interested candidates should send an email to CA35.OfficeStaff@mail.house.gov with “Staff Assistant/Legislative Correspondent” in the subject line and include a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and two references.  Female, minority, veterans and LGBTQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. No phone calls or drop-ins please.

Legislative Correspondent

Congressman Anthony Brindisi (NY22) seeks a highly motivated, organized, and detail-oriented Legislative Correspondent to join his Washington, DC office.

 

The Legislative Correspondent will be responsible for managing an active constituent correspondence program. Including, monitoring and sorting all incoming correspondence, drafting timely and quality letter responses, and working with the legislative and communications staff to maintain a proactive constituent outreach operation.

 

Additional responsibilities include assisting legislative staff with writing and research projects, miscellaneous administrative duties, and sometimes driving the Member.

 

Successful candidates will possess excellent writing, communication, and organizational skills. They will be results-oriented, while multitasking effectively in a fast-paced environment. Previous Capitol Hill experience and knowledge of Intranet Quorum strongly preferred. New York ties and access to a vehicle a plus but not required.

 

Interested applicants should submit their resume, cover letter, and two brief writing samples to NY22jobs@gmail.com

 

House Committee On Veterans’ Affairs – Professional Staff Member

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON VETERANS’ AFFAIRS

Title: Professional Staff Member (PSM), Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs (DAMA)

 

Summary: The DAMA Subcommittee (Majority Staff) seeks a PSM to assist with researching, analyzing and managing legislative and oversight issues related to veterans’ disability and burial benefits.  

 

Qualified candidates will have strong research, writing, and communications skills with a demonstrated ability to constructively work on a team, generate ideas, and develop legislative and oversight projects independently. Strong research and writing skills are necessary. Ideally, candidates will have experience in a congressional office or within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). 

            

Exceptional candidates will have a strong familiarity with any of the following:

  • VA disability programs, including initial claims and appeals;
  • Drafting and/or legal application of statute or regulation.
  • Administrative rulemaking process, including notice and comment;
  • Compensation & Pension Service, including legacy appeals and appeals modernization; 
  • Veteran burial and memorial benefits;
  • Congressional Committee process;
  • CBO scoring.

 

The office is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, minorities, and LGBTQ candidates to apply. Veterans are also strongly encouraged to apply. Salary commensurate with experience, $60-70k. Interested candidates should submit a resume and a writing sample of no more than three pages to hvactransition@gmail.com  with “DAMA Professional Staff Member” in the subject line. 

Press Assistant

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) seeks a highly motivated and detail-oriented press assistant for a fast-paced office. Responsibilities include working with the Communications Director to implement a communications strategy across a broad portfolio, working closely with legislative staff to effectively communicate the Member’s priorities, handling daily media inquiries, maintaining relationships with national reporters, local reporters in CA-43, writing talking points and press releases, pitching op-eds, assisting with social media content and website management, planning and pitching press events in DC and Los Angeles, overseeing daily clips, and keeping press lists up-to-date. Hill press experience is preferred but not required. This is not an entry-level position. The ideal candidate will possess exceptional writing and oral communication skills, the ability to multitask and prioritize under pressure, and enjoy working on a team. Please send cover letter, resume, three references and two writing samples as one attachment to Twaun.Samuel@mail.house.gov.

Communications Director

Active, hard-working Democratic member of Illinois congressional delegation seeks Communications Director for a fast-paced office. 

 

Responsibilities include planning and implementing communications strategy across a broad portfolio, working closely with legislative and district staff to effectively communicate the Member’s message, handling daily media inquiries, maintaining relationships with national, Chicago, and local reporters, writing talking points and press releases, pitching op-eds, overseeing paid constituent outreach (franking) budget, managing website, producing videos and social media content, and planning and promoting press events in DC and the district. 

 

Ideal applicants will have previous communications and/or Capitol Hill experience, strong writing and oral communication skills, the ability to multitask and prioritize under pressure, and be team players with a good sense of humor. Women, veterans and diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. Spanish fluency is a plus.

 

Please send cover letter, resume, and a writing sample as one attachment to ILCongressional.Jobs@mail.house.gov

District Director - Rep. Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36)

Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) is seeking applicants for a District Director based in Palm Desert, CA near Palm Springs.  The District Director will oversee management and operation of two District offices, serve as a key liaison to local organizations and elected officials, and develop and implement long-term strategic plans.  Qualified candidates will demonstrate significant management experience, strong oral and written communications skills, strategic planning abilities, self-motivation, and outreach experience to local and state organizations.  In addition, qualified candidates must have prior experience in coalition building, a thorough understanding of the federal legislative process, and in-depth knowledge of Southern CA.  The position requires the ability to multi-task, work well under pressure and the flexibility to work long hours, including nights and weekends.  Ties to California’s 36th Congressional District are preferred. 

 

To apply for the District Director position, please send cover letter and resume to CARuizJobs@mail.house.gov with “District Director” in the subject line.  Salary commensurate with experience.  This is NOT an entry-level position.  No phone calls, drop-ins or faxes. 

Rep. Pressley- Legislative Assistant Opening [COR Committee Assignment]

THE ROLE:

The Legislative Assistant manages a diverse portfolio of key issues for the office including Criminal Legal System Reform, Health Care, and supporting 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, 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 experiencing 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;
  • 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.

 COMPENSATION:

 The starting salary for the position is $60k, commensurate with experience, along with a competitive benefits package that includes health insurance, dental, federal student loan payments (terms apply) and 12 weeks of paid FMLA.


HOW TO APPLY:

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

Outreach Director (West Chicago / Woodstock, IL)

The Office of Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) seeks an enthusiastic, highly organized, creative, and self-motivated professional to serve as Outreach Director in her West Chicago and Woodstock offices. The ideal candidate will be a skilled listener, strong writer and communicator, self-motivated and assertive, detail-oriented and organized, responsive and accessible, and a creative problem solver.

 

The Outreach Director serves as the chief strategist and implementer of proactive, policy-focused public engagement with constituents and stakeholders in the 14th Congressional District of Illinois, including:

  • Serving as the primary office contact for the agriculture community, small businesses, and other stakeholders;
  • Managing the Representative’s Advisory Councils;
  • Spearheading a grants outreach program to bring federal resources to the District;
  • Planning and staffing public events like informational workshops, roundtables, community forums, and site visits designed to highlight the priorities of residents of the District.

 

The role requires excellent writing skills for liaising with stakeholders and drafting briefing memos and letters; proactive communication skills that strengthen teamwork; attention to detail and project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple deadline-driven projects.

 

The salary for this position is $60,000. Previous outreach experience and Illinois ties are strongly 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. Please email a resume, cover letter, brief writing sample, and references with “Outreach Director” in the subject line to Illinois14.DistrictJobs@gmail.com by Monday, May 11, 2020. 

Press Secretary

House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Democrats seek a motivated and detail-oriented Press Secretary for a fast-paced office. Responsibilities include working with the Communications Director to implement a communications strategy across a broad portfolio, working closely with legislative staff to effectively communicate the Committee’s priorities, handling daily media inquiries, maintaining relationships with national and trade reporters, writing talking points and press releases, pitching op-eds, assisting with social media content and website management, planning and pitching press events in DC, overseeing daily clips, and keeping press lists up-to-date. Hill press experience is preferred but not required. This is not an entry-level position. The ideal candidate will possess strong writing and oral communication skills, the ability to multitask and prioritize under pressure, and enjoy working on a team. Please send cover letter, resume, and a writing sample as one attachment to T&IDem.Jobs@mail.house.gov by COB on May 15, 2020.

Legislative Policy Fellow

SUMMARY: Representative Susie Lee seeks a Legislative Policy Fellow to aid the Congresswoman’s service as a Member of the House Education and Labor Committee as well as the House Veterans Affairs Committee. Responsibilities include assisting the legislative team in preparing the Congresswoman for Committee hearings; developing and planning legislative initiatives; monitoring legislative developments in-portfolio within committees and on the House floor; planning and organizing Caucus briefings and other events; and other assigned tasks. Please send a resume, cover letter and  a 1-2 page writing sample to nv03resumes@gmail.com with “Legislative Policy Fellow” in the subject line. No phone calls, faxes, emails, or walk-ins, please.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A demonstrated understanding of domestic policy areas (focus on education/health/veterans issues a plus)
  • Knowledge of the bill and amendment introduction process is a plus;
  • Strong writing, interpersonal, self-motivation, and organizational skills are a must;
  • Western ties are a plus.

 

Ideally, the fellow would be part of the team full-time and have a graduate degree and/or some professional experience.  Highly talented graduate students, who are currently studying public health, public policy, public administration, law, medicine or another relevant field, and can commit to no less than 30 hours/week, will be considered.

 

The office is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Director of Constituent Services

Southern California Democrat seeks a Director of Constituent Services. Job responsibilities include: acting as the representative for the Member; answering casework correspondence; meeting with constituents; serving as a liaison with federal, district, and local agencies; screening and referring cases, when appropriate, to other district offices; preparing reports for the District Director on pending cases; assessing casework for problems requiring legislative action; and making recommendations to the District Director and Chief of Staff.
The ideal candidate is highly organized, detail-oriented, friendly, has strong written and verbal communication skills in both English and a second language. Preference will be given to candidates who are fluent in Spanish, Farsi, Mandarin, or Korean. Strong analytical skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team are also required. This position will have a significant focus on casework and facilitating communications between constituents and federal agencies. A successful candidate for this position will be empathetic, has the ability to actively listen, problem-solve, and be comfortable documenting casework progression in a database. Candidates should have a minimum of 3-5 years of case work experience for a Member of Congress. Preference will be given to candidates who have a degree in social work. Southern California ties are a plus.
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to dd45lb@gmail.com with “Director of Constituent Services” in the subject line. This office is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Communications Director

Active, hard-working Member of House Leadership seeks an outstanding Communications Director for a fast-paced office. Responsibilities include planning and implementing communications strategy across a broad portfolio, working closely with legislative and district staff to effectively communicate the Member’s message, handling daily media inquiries, maintaining relationships with national and local reporters, writing talking points and press releases, pitching op-eds, managing website, producing videos and social media content, planning and pitching press events in DC and the district, overseeing daily clips, and keeping press lists up-to-date. Ideal applicants will have Hill press experience, strong writing and oral communication skills, the ability to multitask and prioritize under pressure, and a good sense of humor. Connecticut ties are a plus. Please send cover letter, resume, and a writing sample as one attachment to CTCommsJob@gmail.com.

Congressman Andy Levin seeks Communications Director

Congressman Andy Levin (MI-09) seeks an experienced, creative and highly motivated Communications Director to lead media and outreach efforts based in his Washington, D.C. office.

 

An ideal candidate will:

  • Work collaboratively with the Congressman and staff as part of his senior leadership team;
  • Possess strong written and oral communications skills and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced setting under tight deadlines;
  • Have experience overseeing or executing a digital/social media program;
  • Think strategically and creatively;
  • Have a strong record of advocating for progressive values;
  • Be willing to work irregular hours including some nights and weekends;
  • Have relationships with local and national reporters, editors, producers, bookers and social media influencers; and
  • Have sound judgement, a positive attitude and sense of humor.

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Serving as the primary spokesperson for the Congressman;
  • Developing and executing a communications strategy in collaboration with the legislative, outreach, district and operations teams;
  • Proactively engaging in media outreach, including pitching local, state and national press, and fielding press inquiries;
  • Managing the development of press releases, speeches and op-eds;
  • Developing and seeking out content for the digital/social media program;
  • Supervising a Deputy Communications Director and a Digital Media intern;
  • Preparing and staffing the Congressman for press events and media interviews; and
  • Working collaboratively with DC and district staff to ensure a strong local media presence.

 

This is a senior level position, and a minimum of three years of communications experience as a press secretary or communications director is required. Hill experience preferred. Women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities and members of other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply. Michigan and/or district ties are a plus.

 

Qualified candidates should include in their application: cover letter, resume, three writing samples (including one set of talking points) and three references. 

 

Please send applications to MI09.Jobs@mail.house.gov with “Communications Director” in the subject line. No calls or drop-ins please.

Press Secretary / Digital Director

The Committee on House Administration seeks a Press Secretary/Digital Director. The ideal candidate is highly motivated and detail-orientated, with experience in digital media strategy, graphic design, web design, and video editing. This is not an entry-level position.

Daily tasks include managing the Committee’s social media platforms and websites; graphic design; video editing; web design; daily press clips; drafting statements, releases, op-Eds and advisories; and planning and organizing official committee activities. The ideal candidate will be creative, have a strong proficiency in crafting social media content and be a detail-oriented team player. Excellent writing and organizational skills are essential.  Capitol Hill experience is preferred, but not required.

The Committee is committed to, and benefits from, a diverse staff, and candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, a writing sample, and an example of a previous digital media or graphic design project to Resume.CHADEM@mail.house.gov and include “Press Secretary/Digital Director” in the subject line. 

Scheduler in Rep Kuster's Office

Congresswoman Annie Kuster seeks a positive, highly-organized and motivated Scheduler for the Washington, D.C. Office.


Scheduler will be responsible for managing the Member’s Washington and District calendars, organizing and evaluating all meeting requests, coordinating the Member’s travel arrangements and maintaining the short-term and long-term schedules. Qualified candidates will have strong written and oral communication skills, a positive attitude and an ability to respond quickly and effectively to changes in the Member’s schedule.

 

This is not an entry-level position; at least one year of Capitol Hill experience is required, and New England ties are a plus. Candidates should email a one-page cover letter and one-page resume with the subject line “Scheduler” to Hill.Jobs@mail.house.gov. Application Deadline is Monday, May 4, 2020 COB.

 

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.

 

Congressman Donald Norcross Seeks Scheduler

Rep. Donald Norcross (NJ-1) seeks qualified candidates for the position of Scheduler in a team-oriented office. Ideal candidates will have scheduling experience with a Congressional office, political campaign, or a similarly fast-paced organization. Essential strengths include attention to detail, ability to thrive in a fast-paced, multi-tasked environment, sound judgement, strong communication skills and superb organization. Responsibilities include maintaining Member’s daily and long term schedule both in Washington and New Jersey, working with a variety of stakeholders to balance the Member’s time between commitments, evaluating incoming meeting requests and invitations, ensuring that briefing materials are provided for each event and meeting, coordinating all travel arrangements, assisting with office management responsibilities, and performing other duties as required. New Jersey ties are preferred. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The office is an equal opportunity employer. Please send a resume, writing sample, and references in a single PDF document to cd1jobs@mail.house.gov with “Scheduler” as the subject line.

Legislative Assistant

Legislative Assistant

The Office of Representative Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ-11) seeks a Legislative Assistant to manage an active domestic portfolio of issues related to: appropriations; transportation and infrastructure; budget; housing; labor; oversight and government reform; and financial services.  Responsibilities include crafting policy positions, legislation, and amendments; drafting talking points; working with relevant committee and Member office staff; and building relationships with constituent groups and advocacy organizations. This role will also be expected to contribute to COVID-19 related projects.

Applicants should have previous Capitol Hill experience.  Strong applicants will also have experience authoring legislation and/or amendments and be familiar with committee and floor procedures.  Applicants must be team-oriented self-starters with demonstrated writing, verbal, and organizational skills, as well as sharp political instincts

This is not an entry-level position; previous legislative experience in relevant issues is required.

The office is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  New Jersey ties are a plus.    

Qualified candidates should submit their applications (resume, cover letter, references, and a one-page writing sample) to resumes.nj11@mail.house.gov with “Legislative Assistant” in the subject line by April 15, 2020.  No phone calls, faxes, emails, or walk-ins, please. Please note that the application process will be conducted remotely, in accordance with current social distancing guidelines.

Press Intern

The Office of Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) seeks a creative and highly motivated press intern to assist a fast-paced communications team in the Summer 2020 semester.

 

Primary responsibilities will include: compiling press clippings, creating and updating press lists, drafting social media content, and other writing projects. Candidates should have strong written and verbal communication skills, high attention to detail, and the ability to work under tight deadlines. Previous internship experience and Illinois ties are a plus. This is a paid position. Please send a resume, a cover letter, two short writing samples, and availability to Jade.Means@mail.house.gov. Please apply by April 10th

Press Secretary/Communications Director

The Office of Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence seeks a Press Secretary/Communications Director for her Washington, D.C. office. Core responsibilities include: responding to media inquiries; drafting press releases and talking points; preparing op-eds and statements for Michigan and national media; organizing press events in Michigan and Washington, D.C.; coordinating and staffing the Congresswoman for interviews and press events; and overseeing digital and social media.

 

This is not an entry-level position. Qualified candidates will have strong writing skills, prior press/media and graphic design experience, familiarity with the political press environment, and the ability to work well individually, as well as in a collaborative environment. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Ties to Michigan, or the Midwest, are a plus.

 

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and media portfolio to mi14district@gmail.com by March 29, 2020. Drop-ins and phone calls are not accepted.

MI-13 Congressional Internship – Fall 2020

U.S. Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) is accepting applications for Fall 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. The Office of Congresswoman Tlaib is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity and expression, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, military status, age, marital status, or parental status.

Duties:

Washington, DC
In the Washington, DC office, internships run throughout the fall, spring or summer semesters for college students and recent college graduates. All internships are paid, and interns gain invaluable work experience. The hours are flexible to accommodate students' hectic course schedules, but generally run 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. In Washington, DC interns' responsibilities will vary. They 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 the many other functions of a congressional office.

District
In the Neighborhood Service Center, interns may be asked to do a variety of things, including day-to-day office work such as answering phones, writing letters and assisting with media clips. In addition, interns may be assigned to assist in various constituent casework or work on District-based projects of importance. District internships are also paid. Hours will vary based on district events and meetings.

Qualifications:
Candidates for the internship program must:
• Be an undergraduate, graduate or recently graduated student
• Be able to work between 20-40 hours a week
• Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Have an interest in the metro Detroit Region
• Have an interest in communications, policy, public or community service

While not required, residents of Michigan’s 13th Congressional District are strongly encouraged to apply (Detroit, Ecorse, Garden City, Highland Park, Inkster, Melvindale, Redford, River Rouge, Romulus, Wayne, Westland, Dearborn Heights).

Schedule:
While an intern is expected to complete a full semester, we are very flexible in scheduling around academic affairs and commitments. Fall internships should begin in August and end in December.

Compensation:
$15.00 per hour

To Apply: Email a Resume and Cover Letter attached as a pdf file to Rashida.Internships@mail.house.gov. Title the subject line of the email, “first name, last name, DC or District Office, Fall 2020, Intern Application” Application Deadline is May 26, 2020.

Office of Susie Lee Seeking Fellow

SUMMARY: Representative Susie Lee seeks a Legislative Policy Fellow to aid the Congresswoman’s service as a Member of the House Education and Labor Committee as well as the House Veterans Affairs Committee. Responsibilities include assisting the legislative team in preparing the Congresswoman for Committee hearings; developing and planning legislative initiatives; monitoring legislative developments in-portfolio within committees and on the House floor; planning and organizing Caucus briefings and other events; and other assigned tasks. Please send a resume, cover letter and  a 1-2 page writing sample to nv03resumes@gmail.com with “Legislative Policy Fellow” in the subject line by April 15, 2020. No phone calls, faxes, emails, or walk-ins, please.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A demonstrated understanding of domestic policy areas (focus on education/health/veterans issues a plus)
  • Knowledge of the bill and amendment introduction process is a plus;
  • Strong writing, interpersonal, self-motivation, and organizational skills are a must;
  • Western ties are a plus.

 

Ideally, the fellow would be part of the team full-time and have a graduate degree and/or some professional experience.  Highly talented graduate students, who are currently studying public health, public policy, public administration, law, medicine or another relevant field, and can commit to no less than 30 hours/week, will be considered.

 

The office is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

MLA Opening

Congresswoman Speier seeks a Legislative Assistant to handle military issues, foreign policy, and intelligence, including the Member’s chairwomanship of the House Armed Services Committee’s Military Personnel subcommittee. The candidate should have a strong interest in creating change in the military through research, oversight, and legislation. This is not an entry-level job—knowledge of national security issues and previous Hill experience are required. Familiarity with military personnel issues and the National Defense Authorization Act process strongly preferred.

 

Candidates should possess exceptional communications and writing skills, familiarity with the legislative process, and the ability to handle multiple tasks and meet tight deadlines. We are seeking a self-starter who can both support ongoing projects and propose new directions.

 

The office is an equal opportunity employer committed to maintaining an inclusive, diverse, and respectful work environment.  Interested candidates should email (no calls please) a cover letter and resume to CA14Jobs@mail.house.gov no later than Tuesday, March 24th. 

Rep. Norma Torres seeks Staff Assistant with Spanish Fluency

Congresswoman Norma J. Torres is seeking a Staff Assistant for her Washington, DC office. Responsibilities include serving as the welcoming face of the office, answering phone calls, coordinating tour and flag requests, managing interns, and general office support. Fluency in Spanish is required.  In addition, the Staff Assistant will serve as one of the drivers for the Member.  Therefore, a clean driving record and access to a vehicle are also required.  The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic self-starter with keen attention to detail, good common-sense, possesses strong communication skills, and is willing to work long hours.  Prior Capitol Hill experience and California ties are a plus but not required.  Interested candidates should send an email to CA35.OfficeStaff@mail.house.gov with “Staff Assistant” in the subject line and include a cover letter, resume, and two references.  Female, minority, veterans and LGBTQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. No phone calls or drop-ins please.

Rep. Jimmy Gomez Seeks Scheduler

The Office of Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) seeks a Scheduler for the Washington, D.C. office. Responsibilities include managing and maintaining the Member’s daily and long-term calendar in D.C., working with a variety of stakeholders to balance the Member’s time between commitments, ensure the Member is provided with briefing materials for each event and meeting, assisting with office management responsibilities, and performing other duties as required. Capitol Hill and/or executive assistant experience is preferred. The ideal candidate would be detail-oriented, able to juggle multiple tasks at once, have excellent interpersonal skills, be a problem solver, understand the logistics of travel among various time zones and be able to handle last minute changes to the Member’s schedule.

 

This position can involve long hours while the Member is in Washington, D.C. This position will report directly to the Chief of Staff and will require availability by phone and email on weekends and evenings.

 

To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, references in a single PDF file to Gomez.Jobs@mail.house.gov, with the subject line “Scheduler – Last Name.”

Staff Assistant

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) seeks an enthusiastic, professional and well-organized Staff Assistant to serve in his Washington, DC, office.  Responsibilities include managing the front office, greeting visitors, answering phone calls, processing flag and tour requests, supervising interns, driving the Congressman as needed, assisting with the constituent correspondence operation; and providing support to the Congressman and staff.  Successful candidates will possess strong interpersonal, organizational and communications skills; an ability to thrive in a face-paced environment; and a valid driver’s license with a safe driving record. Internship or other Hill experience is preferred.  Rhode Island ties are a plus.  Sense of humor is a must! 

 

Please email your resume, cover letter, and one writing sample to RI02Hiring@mail.house.gov.  This office is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified candidates to apply. No calls or drop-ins, please.

Communications Director

Rep. Lori Trahan (D-MA), a Member of the House Armed Services and Education and Labor Committees, seeks a proactive Communications Director to be based in her Washington, DC office. Responsibilities include responding to media inquiries; writing press releases, speeches, and interview preparation materials; pitching stories to Massachusetts and national media to advance the Congresswoman’s message; overseeing the office’s social media strategy and accounts, as well as an aggressive constituent email program; managing a DC-based Digital Press Assistant; and organizing press events in DC and Massachusetts. Qualified candidates possess strong writing skills, on-the-record experience, are self-motivated, have prior experience in political communications, and work well in a collaborative, fast-paced environment while meeting deadlines. This is not an entry-level position.  Periodic travel to Massachusetts is expected.

 

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.  Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. Massachusetts or New England ties and familiarity with national, regional and local media outlets are positives. No calls or drop-ins, please.

 

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, references, and at least two writing samples to ma03hiring@gmail.com

Rep. Takano seeks Staff Assistant/Press Assistant

Congressman Mark Takano is seeking an organized, detail-oriented individual to serve in the position of Staff Assistant/Press Assistant in a fast-paced and highly collaborative Capitol Hill office. As staff assistant, this person will provide administrative support to the staff, recruit and manage the office interns, greet visitors, answer phones, respond to constituent requests for services including tours, and staff the Congressman at events, some of which will be during the evening. As press assistant, they will help maintain the office’s digital media presence, draft content, design graphics and edit video. An ideal candidate will have experience with graphic design software and video editing. Capitol Hill experience and/or California ties are preferred, but not required. 

The Office of Congressman Mark Takano is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity. The salary range for the position is $35,000 to $40,000 commensurate with experience. To apply, please send a resume to 
Job.ResumesCA41@mail.house.gov.

Staff Assistant

Congresswoman Norma J. Torres is seeking a Staff Assistant for her Washington, DC office. Responsibilities include serving as the welcoming face of the office, answering phone calls, coordinating tour and flag requests, managing interns, and general office support. Fluency in Spanish is required.  In addition, the Staff Assistant will serve as one of the drivers for the Member.  Therefore, a clean driving record and access to a vehicle are also required.  The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic self-starter with keen attention to detail, good common-sense, possesses strong communication skills, and is willing to work long hours.  Prior Capitol Hill experience and California ties are a plus but not required.  Interested candidates should send an email to CA35.OfficeStaff@mail.house.gov with “Staff Assistant” in the subject line and include a cover letter, resume, and two references.  Female, minority, veterans and LGBTQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. No phone calls or drop-ins please.

Staff Assistant/Legislative Correspondent

Congressman Bill Foster seeks a full-time Staff Assistant/Legislative correspondent in Washington, D.C. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: managing the front office; managing the intern program including recruiting, hiring, and onboarding; sorting mail; answering phones; processing flag requests; compiling daily news clips; booking and coordinating constituent tours of DC; drafting responses to constituent mail and other administrative tasks. Position may include assisting the legislative staff with administrative work.


Ideal candidates will have relevant experience, be well organized and comfortable working collaboratively with a fast paced team. A sense of humor and Illinois ties are a plus. This office is an equal opportunity employer, committed to developing an organization that is reflective of the district that we serve. The office does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.

 

Qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and one short writing sample to IL11.Jobs@mail.house.gov. Please include SA/LC in the email subject line. No walk-ins or phone calls.

Legislative Director

Progressive Member of House Democratic Leadership and the Appropriations Committee seeks an experienced Legislative Director (LD). The LD manages and mentors the legislative team to advance the Member’s broad legislative agenda, including significant work in the areas of foreign policy and national security, global health, poverty, and reproductive rights and justice.  The LD works closely with the Chief of Staff, Communications team, and District Director to ensure the legislative strategy is reflected in all aspects of the overall office operations.  This is not an entry level position. Required skills include: outstanding communications skills, ability to work in a dynamic team environment, knowledge of House operations and procedures, an understanding of the budget and appropriations process, and foreign policy and national security policy experience. The successful candidate will have at least five years of legislative experience, including management experience. Salary commensurate with experience. 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. We strongly value the diversity of our staff. To apply, send a cover letter, resume and a short writing sample to lee.resumes@mail.house.gov with “Legislative Director” in the subject line.

District Director


Southern California Democrat seeks District Director to oversee all operations of the district offices, including the development and implementation of policy objectives, strategies and operating plans, as well as direct all activities and staff of the district offices. This position is responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, and managing district staff and ensures that district staff complies with office policies, practices, and procedures; represents the Member and/or assigns appropriate staff to do so at events or functions through the district as needed.


 


Responsibilities include strategizing, developing, and implementing district communications and outreach plan for constituents, including casework management. This individual also serves as the primary liaison between the Congresswoman and constituents and special interest groups in the district; and, acts as an advisor for the Congresswoman on local concerns, district issues and politics, and other developments throughout the region.


 


Candidates should have a minimum of 3-5 years of management experience, a strong ability to provide necessary organization, leadership and motivation to manage a Congressional office; excellent oral and written communication skills; and thorough knowledge of the legislative process. The ideal candidate is energetic, detail-oriented, able to multi-task, politically astute, and willing to work long hours (including evenings and weekends) in a fast-paced and demanding setting. Spanish fluency and Southern California ties are a plus.


 


Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and appropriate writing samples to CA26Resumes@gmail.com with just “District Director” in the subject line. No phone calls, faxes, or walk-ins, please. This office is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.


Legislative Director

The Office of Rep. Pete Aguilar (CA-31) is seeking candidates for the Legislative Director position in our office. The LD is responsible for managing and supervising the legislative team; developing and executing the legislative plan; ensuring legislative goals and projects are completed and deadlines are met; working closely with the Legislative Correspondent on the mail program; and working closely with other department heads to advance the office’s goals. The successful candidate will be a capable supervisor and mentor, extremely organized, an excellent writer and editor, a proactive self-starter, dependable and someone who is able to fit in with our close-knit team. The position requires non-traditional work hours and close communication when the House or Committee is in session.

The LD will also staff the Congressman on the Appropriations Committee, handle a legislative portfolio including immigration, Homeland Security, transportation, housing and other issues as assigned and serve as the liaison to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC).

The ideal candidate will have ties to California’s Inland Empire, Spanish language skills, and at least five years of Congressional experience, with bonus points for direct Appropriations Committee experience. The salary range for the position is $80,000 to $95,000 a year, depending on experience. Our office offers student loan repayment, transit benefits and compensation time in addition to paid vacation and sick leave.

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. 

Please submit your application using this form. If you have any questions please call our office at (202) 225-3201.

Spring/Summer Internship with Congressman Jimmy Gomez (Paid)

The Washington, D.C. office of Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) is seeking a qualified  full-time intern to start as soon as mid-March. Responsibilities include helping staff with correspondence and research, leading tours of the U.S. Capitol, as well as greeting guests, answering phones, and assisting with other front-office duties. Candidates should have a positive attitude, strong writing skills, and high levels of organization. Previous Hill experience preferred but not required. This position is paid. Knowledge of Fireside is especially valued.

 

Please send resume, cover letter and two writing samples to CA34.Internship@mail.house.gov with the Subject [Full Name] DC Internship Application.

Staff Assistant

Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) seeks a Staff Assistant to join an active office in Washington, DC. Responsibilities will include managing front desk operations, answering phones, sorting mail, coordinating tours, greeting visitors, processing flag requests and other duties as assigned. The staff assistant also serves as intern coordinator by recruiting, training, scheduling, and assigning duties to interns. This position requires an ability to multi-task, prioritize duties, and perform under pressure. This position will report to the Chief of Staff directly.

This is an entry-level position and prior Hill internship preferred. Successful candidates will be able to adapt to a startup environment and work under tight deadlines. Texas ties and Spanish language proficiency a plus. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Please email resume, writing sample (no more than two pages) and cover letter to tx16.jobs@mail.house.gov with the subject line STAFF ASSISTANT APPLICATION (DC OFFICE). No drop ins or phone calls.

Outreach Coordinator

The Office of Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) seeks an enthusiastic, highly organized, creative, and self-motivated professional to serve as an Outreach Coordinator in her West Chicago and Woodstock offices. The ideal candidate will be a skilled listener, strong writer and communicator, self-motivated and assertive, detail-oriented and organized, and a creative problem solver.

 

The Outreach Coordinator will work with the Outreach Director to engage with a broad range of stakeholders throughout Illinois’ 14th Congressional District. This includes planning and staffing public events like informational workshops, roundtables, community forums, and site visits designed to highlight the priorities of residents of the District. The role requires excellent writing skills for liaising with stakeholders and drafting briefing memos and letters; proactive communication skills that strengthen teamwork; attention to detail and project management skills; and the ability to manage multiple deadline-driven projects.

 

The salary for this position is $50,000. Previous outreach experience and Illinois ties are strongly 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. Please email a resume, cover letter, brief writing sample, and references with “Outreach Coordinator” in the subject line to Illinois14.DistrictJobs@gmail.com by February 21, 2020. 

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, a strong attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

 

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

 

The salary for this position is $50,000. 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. Please email a resume, cover letter, brief writing sample, and references with “Legislative Correspondent” in the subject line to Illinois14.Jobs@gmail.com by February 21, 2020. 

Communications Director

Senior Democrat seeks a communications director experienced in all aspects of public relations and social media, who is also organized, energetic and creative to be based in D.C. congressional office to handle all communications strategy and media operations for an unusually busy office, whose Member often has opportunities to appear on TV and radio media.  This is a very fast-paced office where the communications director overseas all day-to-day press operations including writing press releases, managing the social media portfolio, pitching stories, responding to reporters’ inquiries, producing newsletters, overseeing website content, developing, building relationships with local and national media and organizing press conferences and media events. Excellent research, writing and social media skills are essential.

 

Candidate must be able to handle multiple tasks and issues effectively while meeting deadlines. A successful candidate will develop and implement a strategic communications plan, think outside the box and possess the political savvy needed to anticipate big news stories and to proactively promote the Member’s message.  At least three years of prior media and/or Hill experience and demonstrated experience with both mainstream and new media outlets is preferred. This is NOT an entry level communications position.  Candidate must be a DC resident or be willing to become a resident of the District of Columbia. Salary based on skill and experience level.

 

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, references and two writing samples to DC00.NortonResume@mail.house.gov.  

Staff Assistant / Press Assistant

Frontline Democrat seeks Staff/Press Assistant for Washington, D.C. office. Staff Assistant responsibilities include: managing front desk; greeting visitors; sorting mail; answering phones; assisting with intern program; processing flag requests; booking and coordinating tours through TourTrackr; and assisting with responses to constituent mail through IQ. Press Assistant duties include: compiling daily news clips; drafting social media posts; creating social media graphics; maintaining the Member’s website; editing videos and taking photos.

 

Applicants with ties to Orange County/California, and Spanish or Mandarin proficiency are preferred but not required. This office is an equal opportunity employer and veterans, LGBTQ individuals, women, and diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. Please submit a resume, cover letter, digital media sample, and one brief writing sample (no more than 300-500 words) to ca39resumes@gmail.com by February 28th, 2020.

House DPCC Digital Director

The House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) seeks a Digital Director to help design and execute a proactive digital messaging strategy for the DPCC and assist with the digital reach of House Democratic offices. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: creating graphics and custom videos; managing relationships with digital media outlets and identifying new audiences for House Democrats to reach online; managing all digital platforms of the DPCC; drafting sample digital content to be used by other Democratic offices; maintaining and updating websites; tracking analytics; and offering new, proactive ideas for growing the DPCC’s digital presence and supporting House Democrats.

Successful candidates will be creative, proactive, team players, who are able to successfully manage multiple tasks at once. They will have previous experience and passion for creating video and graphic content and familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Premiere, Illustrator), Final Cut Pro or other comparable tools. HTML/CSS knowledge a plus.

They will have a strong understanding of the digital media landscape and the latest digital trends and the ability to identify opportunities to reach new audiences online. Existing relationships with digital media outlets, podcasts, YouTube shows and influencers is a plus.

The position will report to the executive director of the DPCC and work collaboratively with Chair and Co-Chair staff and other leadership staff. Non-traditional work hours are expected. 

This is not an entry-level position.

We are equal opportunity employers; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, disability, national origin, uniformed status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.

 

Qualified applicants should email a cover letter, resume, an original video, and an original graphic they are proud of to jobs.DPCC@mail.house.gov with “DPCC Digital Director” in the subject line. 

Legislative Clerk - House Administration Committee

The Committee on House Administration seeks a Legislative Clerk. The Legislative Clerk supports the Committee by helping to prepare and execute the Committee’s official proceedings, including hearings and markups.  These responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 

  • assisting Committee staff with all aspects of preparation for Committee proceedings;
  • distributing notices and invitations for Committee proceedings;
  • serving as the reading Clerk during Committee meetings;
  • maintaining the Committee library and managing certain Committee records;
  • serving as the Committee’s archivist; and
  • organizing Committee travel for field hearings.

 

Qualified candidates must have impeccable organizational skills, a willingness to be proactive and take initiative, excellent communication skills, and sound judgment.  Hill experience and a familiarity with House rules and congressional Committee proceedings is strongly preferred.  The ideal candidate must be able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment and be a good public speaker.

 

The Committee is committed to, and benefits from, a diverse staff, and candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

 

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to Resume.CHADEM@mail.house.gov and include “Legislative Clerk” in the subject line. 

Paid Intern

The Office of Congresswoman Katie Porter seeks a paid intern for Spring 2020 in the Washington, DC office. Successful applicants will have strong organizational, writing and research skills, the ability to adapt to a fast-paced environment, and an enthusiasm for engaging with constituents in person and on the phone. Candidates with ties to the 45th District are highly encouraged to apply. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and the preferred start date is March 2nd.

 

This office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, two professional references, and your dates of availability to CAFreshman.Internship@mail.house.gov.

Health Legislative Assistant

Congressman John P. Sarbanes, a senior member of the Health Subcommittee on the House Energy & Commerce Committee, is seeking a legislative assistant to manage a portfolio with a primary focus on health policy and other issues as assigned. Responsibilities include but are not limited to advising the Member on all matters in the issue portfolio; developing and advancing policy proposals; drafting vote recommendations and talking points for related floor and committee proceedings; staffing the Member in relevant meetings; and representing the Member before constituents and stakeholders. The ideal candidate will have previous work expertise on health policy; prior legislative experience advising a Member of Congress and advancing policy proposals; excellent written and verbal communication skills; and an eagerness to work in a fast-paced, collaborative office. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. Maryland ties are a plus. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to employment@mail.house.gov.

Staff Assistant - DC Office

Rep. Jim Costa (CA-16) seeks a staff assistant to assume the responsibilities of managing the front office and greeting visitors. Daily tasks include answering telephones, conducting and organizing tours, processing flag requests, serve as intern coordinator, liaison to technical support and service contractors, and performing other administrative tasks as required.  Applicants should be highly-motivated, detail-oriented professionals with strong organizational and time-management skills, as well as positive attitudes, and pride in work. Applicants with ties to the 16th Congressional District and/or the SJV are strongly encouraged to apply. Spanish fluency is desired.  Please e-mail cover letter and resume to resume@mail.house.gov. Absolutely no phone calls, e-mails or walk-ins.  The Office of Representative Costa is an equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment.

Legislative Assistant

Rep. Adam Smith (WA-09) is seeking a Legislative Assistant to handle a policy portfolio, including, but not limited to Healthcare, Judiciary, Technology and Telecommunications. Candidates should possess in-depth knowledge of the legislative process and previous hill experience, excellent communication and organizational skills, and work well in a fast paced environment.  Responsibilities include developing legislative initiatives, tracking legislation, writing constituent correspondence and representing the office in meetings. 

 

This is not an entry-level legislative position. Washington state ties are a plus. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to wa09.jobs@mail.house.gov by COB Thursday, February 20th.  Please no walk-ins or phone calls.

Chief of Staff

The Office of Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) seeks a Chief of Staff to lead the Member’s offices. The Chief of Staff is responsible for managing a team dedicated to advancing the Member’s legislative agenda, fulfilling a communications strategy, and administering office operations.

 

The role of Chief of Staff requires significant Hill, political, and management experience with a strong understanding of legislative procedure and policy. This position requires knowledge of key issues under the jurisdiction of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and a desire to come up with comprehensive solutions to improve quality of life in low-income communities.

 

Responsibilities include staffing the Member to issue-related events, representing the Member on their behalf, and other committee-related duties.

 

Any interested candidate must be an excellent writer, a strong leader, detail-oriented, politically savvy, have demonstrated experience in policy, ability to manage multiple and competing tasks, and have excellent organizational and proofreading skills.

 

North Carolina ties, Capitol Hill experience, and experience using Intranet Quorum (IQ) are preferred, but not required.

 

In summary, successful candidates should possess the following:

 

  • Significant Hill, political, and management experience
  • Strong understanding of legislative procedure and policy
  • Desire to make and grow relationships with other staff and members to fulfill whip responsibilities
  • Knowledge of key issues under Energy and Commerce jurisdiction
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, communications and collaborative skills
  • Ability to collaborate with Member on creation and implementation of legislative, press, and political strategy
  • Proven track record in multi-tasking, managing a productive team and running an effective operation
  • Ability to use and leverage technology to maximize operational effectiveness and support tech-savvy member
  • Willing to work evenings and weekends, when necessary
  • Knowledge of North Carolina and/or rural districts a plus

 

Any interested applicant should be a team player. No phone calls or drop-ins. We are an equal opportunity employer.

 

Applicants should submit their application materials at the link below by Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 5:00 PM

Legislative Intern (Paid)

The Assistant Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Ben Ray Luján (NM-03), is hiring for a paid full-time legislative intern for his Washington, D.C. office. Candidates should be motivated, flexible, and detail-oriented individuals with availability starting in February/March and can stay a minimum of 10 weeks. New Mexico ties are a plus but are not required.

Please send application materials (resume, cover letter, references, and writing sample) to internforbenraylujan@gmail.com with the subject SPRING LEG INTERN 

Intern responsibilities include answering phone calls, greeting visitors, writing memos, leading tours of the Capitol and assisting experienced staff with projects in diverse issue areas. Interns will have the opportunity to work in a Democratic Leadership office and will have a large range of legislative projects and duties to work on. Candidates should be outgoing and possess strong oral and written communication skills, an ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, and a good sense of humor. Prior experience using IQ is a plus but not required. Candidates with New Mexico ties are strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals from a range of identities and backgrounds, including those from historically disenfranchised communities are also strongly encouraged to apply. 


FOR BEST CONSIDERATION PLEASE APPLY BY FEB. 24th

Judiciary Legislative Assistant

Active member of the House Judiciary Committee seeks Legislative Assistant to handle Judiciary portfolio in Member’s personal office. The LA will handle an issue portfolio focused on committee and committee-related work including a focus on criminal justice and civil rights issues. Responsibilities include coordinating with committee staff, preparing materials for hearings, drafting legislation and amendments, writing talking points and memoranda, and interacting with key constituent groups and stakeholders.

 

Applicants should have strong organizational, writing, and communication skills and demonstrate the ability to learn quickly and take initiative. Candidates should also be detail oriented and able to work proficiently and collaboratively in a fast-paced team environment. A JD is preferred, but not required. Louisiana ties are a plus.

 

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to Richmond.Resumes@mail.house.gov.  Please write “Judiciary Legislative Assistant” in the subject line. This is not an entry level position. Please no phone calls or drop-ins.

SCHEDULER

Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) seeks an experienced and highly organized Scheduler to be based in the Washington, DC office. Responsibilities include:

 

  • Drafting short- and long-term DC and district calendars
  • Working with internal and external stakeholders to maximize time efficiency
  • Coordinating all travel, including extensive international committee-based trips
  • Driving the Member in DC
  • Assisting with Member’s personal correspondence
  • Anticipate and proactively provide solutions to expected issues with schedule

 

This is a senior staff position; two years of experience preferred, previous Hill or other scheduling and/or fast-paced operations role experience highly preferred. Session nights and weekend availability by phone sometimes required.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply. Hudson Valley or New York ties are a plus. Please send resume, cover letter, and two references to ny18maloneyleg@gmail.com.