Monday, March 2, 2015

US House Job Vacancies -- March 2nd, 2015

House Vacancy Announcement and Placement Service (HVAPS) B-235 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 202-226-5836 Vacancy Bulletins are available for pick-up in Longworth HOB - B-227 (CAO First Call Customer Service Center) or in the CAO Human Resources Office - Ford HOB 102. To Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the Vacancy Listserv visit: http://www.house.gov/content/jobs/ Job Line: 202-226-4504 MEMBER AND COMMITTEE VACANCY LISTING Week of March 2, 2015 MEM-074-15 New Jersey Democrat is seeking a highly motivated and organized staff assistant with excellent oral and written communication skills for the Washington, D.C. office. Responsibilities include managing front desk operations, answering telephones, greeting visitors, coordinating tours for visiting guests, processing flag requests, reviewing, sorting, and responding to incoming constituent correspondence, addressing constituent matters, and assisting the Member and legislative staff as needed. Additional duties include management of the website and social media activities, including official Facebook and Twitter accounts. Please e-mail cover letter, resume and two brief writing samples to nj08jobs@gmail.com. Please no calls or drop-ins. MEM-069-15 California Republican seeks a high energy, highly-organized, detail-oriented Scheduler to manage the Member’s District and DC schedule. Responsibilities include organizing and tracking invitations, meetings, speaking engagements, in District tours and meetings, and scheduling requests for the Member and managing travel reservations. Candidates must be on call and available to assist the Member after regular business hours. Additionally, the Scheduler will work closely with the Chief of Staff and District Director to ensure efficient and seamless office operations. Qualified applicants should be high energy, a very positive attitude, strong organizational skills, orientation to detail, possess strong verbal and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, savvy political instincts, poise and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and the ability to multi-task. California ties are a plus. Interested parties should email a cover letter and resume to CARepublicanJobs@gmail.com. No phone calls or walk-ins please. MEM-065-15 New England Democrat seeks a high energy, highly-organized, detail-oriented Scheduler to manage the Member’s District and DC schedule. Responsibilities include organizing and tracking invitations, meetings, speaking engagements, in District tours and meetings, and scheduling requests for the Member; occasional driving; and managing travel reservations. Candidates must be on call and available to assist the Member after regular business hours. Additionally, the Scheduler will work closely with the Chief of Staff and District Director to ensure efficient and seamless office operations. Qualified applicants should have a car, high energy, a very positive attitude, strong organizational skills, orientation to detail, possess strong verbal and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, savvy political instincts, poise and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and the ability to multitask. Connecticut ties and willingness to work from Connecticut a plus. Interested parties should email a cover letter and resume to CT05Jobs@gmail.com. No phone calls or walk-ins please. MEM-059-15 Southern Democrat and Member of the Small Business Committee, seeks Legislative Assistant to handle a broad legislative portfolio including Small Business, Financial Services, Judiciary, Healthcare, and Immigration. Qualified candidates must have strong writing, analytical, and organizational skills; a proven ability to perform under pressure while juggling multiple tasks with competing priorities; and sound political judgment. The Legislative Assistant will be expected to handle relevant committee work. This is not an entry level position. Absolutely no phone calls, e-mails or walk-ins. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply, North Carolina ties preferred but not required. Please email cover letter and resume to: NCCongressionalJobs@gmail.com (subject line should read: Legislative Assistant). MEM-052-15 Senior Republican seeks to interview candidates for the position of Press Secretary for a fast-paced office. The successful candidate will have excellent written and verbal skills as well as the proven ability to manage multiple communications projects. She/he will be responsible for developing, managing and coordinating all communications activities, including writing press releases, op-eds, mail pieces, talking points, organizing press events, maintaining the official website including design, implementing social media strategy including Facebook, Twitter, etc., maintaining press database, writing e-newsletters & coordinating Tele-town halls. Duties will also include early daily news clips, briefing the Member for radio interviews, writing and implementing PSA's from the Member, interacting with the press as the Member’s principal spokesperson and coordinating the Member’s overall press relations. The ideal candidate will have Hill experience and familiarity with New Jersey. Must be able to work extended hours and under time pressure. Please email a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to pressopportunity2015@gmail.com. MEM-049-15 Pennsylvania Republican seeks press secretary in Washington, D.C. office. Duties include performing day-to-day operations of an active press office, including new media, drafting press releases, e-newsletters, talking points, and columns. Candidates must have Hill or campaign experience. PA ties preferred. Send resume, writing sample, and cover letter to PA.Resumes@mail.house.gov. MEM-048-15 North Carolina Democratic Congresswoman seeks an experienced Communications Director. The ideal applicant will be an excellent writer and editor with a proven ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks in a fastpaced environment, while meeting tight deadlines. Responsibilities include: planning and implementing national and local media strategies, managing social media platforms, writing press releases, talking points, op-eds and other materials. Candidate must build and maintain excellent relationships with members of the national and local media and editorial boards and have on-therecord experience. This is not an entry-level position; Hill experience is highly desired. Please send resume and two writing samples to NCCongressionalJobs@gmail.com. No phone calls, e-mails or walk-ins, please. Minorities and women encouraged to apply, North Carolina ties preferred. MEM-044-15 Florida Democrat seeks Communications Director to serve in his D.C. office. The Communications Director will coordinate all press activities, serve as the primary spokesperson for the Representative, and manage national media. The Communications Director will work with the Orlando-based Press Secretary to execute messaging strategies and media activities in the district. Candidates should be proactive, and possess superior written and oral communication skills (including strong writing, editing, and proofreading capabilities). The ideal candidate will have prior political experience and at least two years of professional communications work with national media experience. Primary Responsibilities: • Establishing and maintaining relationships with national and D.C.-based media • Coordinating all media efforts and communications-related events • Drafting and distributing press releases and media advisories; drafting, editing, and placing op-eds • Pitching stories to reporters, responding to press inquiries, and serving as the point-of-contact for national press • Monitoring media narratives and identifying opportunities to promote the Member • Overseeing franked communications strategy, including: the drafting, design, and distribution of franked mail content; executing telephone town hall events; and managing congressional e-newsletter • Managing the congressional website and ensuring that it features timely content • Coordinating and staffing the Congressman for interviews and events (including night and weekend commitments) To apply: Please send a current résumé, cover letter, salary requirement, two writing samples (not to exceed one page each), and three references to FL09job@gmail.com. No calls, emails or walk-ins, please. MEM-041-15 The Joint Economic Committee Democratic staff seeks a Communications Director with 5 or more years of experience in political communications or a closely-related field. He or she must have a proven ability to work with national print and broadcast reporters – a deep rolodex is a big plus. A successful candidate must be an innovative thinker with an ability to turn complex issues into stories suitable for print, television and radio. He or she must demonstrate excellent writing and editing skills and must possess a strong portfolio of press releases, statements, op-eds and other pieces. Knowledge of economic issues as well as significant coursework in economics is strongly desired. Experience with social media and graphics design is helpful but not required. Salary is commensurate with experience. Equal opportunity employer. Please submit a cover letter, resume and two short writing samples to: joint_economic_committee-dems_press@jec.senate.gov. MEM-038-15 Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards seeks a Legislative Correspondent for an active mail program. Individual will be responsible for drafting all constituent correspondence and potentially providing policy support to the Legislative Assistants. Candidate should have excellent writing ability, superior researching skills, and understanding of the legislative process in order to provide thoughtful and substantive responses to constituent correspondence. Hill background, experience with Intranet Quorum, and Maryland ties a plus. Please send your resume, a cover letter (include salary requirements), two writing samples (maximum of two-pages each), and a list of three references to chris.schloesser@mail.house.gov with “Legislative Correspondent Position” in the subject line. No phone calls or drop bys, please. MEM-034-15 The Office of Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) seeks a bright, creative, and hardworking legislative assistant to join our Washington, D.C.-based policy team. The legislative assistant will draft legislation, analyze bills, and meet with constituents concerning policy matters, among other duties. The legislative assistant will be expected to handle a diverse portfolio of policy issues, which can be tailored somewhat to the staffer's expertise and interests. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to individual liberty, economic freedom, and the defense of the Constitution. He or she also must be an excellent writer and clear thinker willing to take on the most serious impediments to a freer, more prosperous America. Candidates who prefer staid and steady work or who avoid challenges (and the occasional failure) may be more comfortable elsewhere. Candidates must have a B.A. or equivalent, and we prefer candidates with some policy experience, although Hill experience is not required. This is not an entry-level position. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to mi03.apply@gmail.com. MEM-030-15 Seeking Legislate Assistant for Small Business & Finance. CORE RESPONSIBILITIES: • to develop and plan legislative initiatives especially around small business and tax issues; • to monitor legislative developments within Committees and on the House floor; • to write floor speeches for the Member; • extensive knowledge of federal/state workforce issues and organized labor; • ability to draft statements for the Member; • to draft constituent correspondence for the Member; and • to meet with constituents and special interest groups on behalf of the Member. QUALIFICATIONS: • at least two (2) years of legislative experience not including internships; • strong academic credentials focused on business, tax and/or energy; • excellent oral and written communication skills; • thorough knowledge of the legislative process; • ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in the formulation and recommendation of policy positions for the Member on small business, federal tax and/or energy issues; • ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others; • ability to work well under pressure; • able to support a progressive caucus agenda; • reliable transportation; • ability to work in, and support a team environment; • thoroughness and careful attention to detail; and • availability to work long hours during the week and occasionally on weekends. DUTIES: • formulates legislative initiatives for assigned issue areas which includes: - devising a legislative plan; - drafting the plan into legislative form; - planning, coordinating and scheduling introduction of legislation in the House (or offering it on an appropriate vehicle if it is an amendment); - gathering support for a bill or amendment from other Members, as well as appropriate interest groups; - working with committees on legislation; - coordinating legislative support to get the bill passed in the House. • tracks legislation and other developments in his or her assigned issue areas and briefs the Member for floor work, committee work, work in the district, and outside House-related activities; • monitors legislative developments within committees; • plans and coordinates co-sponsorship and support of other legislation; • monitors legislation on the House floor, providing the Member with information on each vote; • writes Floor speeches for the Member; • if assigned to issues pending before a specific committee, prepares for and attends committee meetings and hearings with or without the Member (i.e., keeps in contact with committee staff and meets with interest groups and constituents with interests in such meetings); • acts as liaison with committee and agency staffs; • performs special projects assigned by the Member or Chief of Staff / Legislative Counsel; • meets with constituents and interest groups; • provides information on and generates ideas for press, mass mailings, and newsletters; • answers constituent letters and helps constituents on federal matters; • performs other duties as assigned; and • Preference for applicants from Michigan. SEND RESUMES AND ONE WRITING SAMPLE TO: CapitolHill14@gmail.com MEM-023-15 Republican Committee Staff is seeking applications for a Legislative Assistant position to serve as the junior member of the Committee's tax policy group. Primary responsibilities include administrative and clerking duties, active responsiveness to Member office requests, and contribution to materials for member meetings, hearings, markups, draft legislation, and other committee business. JD, CPA, and/or tax experience preferred. Recent law school graduates with a strong interest in tax welcome to apply. Please submit a resume and one brief writing sample to GOPTaxLA@gmail.com. MEM-020-15 Senior, Progressive, Democratic Ways and Means Committee Member has an opening for a Tax and Finance Counsel/ Advisor to handle tax, pension, financial services, small business, immigration, and homeland security policy. This is not an entry-level position. Ideal candidates have Congressional experience and substantive tax policy/ legal knowledge. Applicants should be strong writers with the abilities to learn quickly, multi-task, and work independently in a fluid environment. Great interpersonal skills and a good sense of humor are a requisite. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Candidates should be prepared to start as soon as possible. Please email a cover letter, resume, and references to leg.job@mail.house.gov. No phone calls or drop-ins. MEM-007-15 Progressive Senior Appropriator seeks a Legislative Director to lead staff in a team-oriented office and serve as liaison to DHS appropriations subcommittee. Responsibilities: supervise day to day activity of legislative staff; contribute to office communications plan; proactively promote the office legislative agenda; manage a personal legislative issue portfolio which may include homeland security, defense, civil rights, judiciary, trade and foreign affairs among others; and perform other related duties as assigned. Candidates should possess thorough knowledge of the legislative process and House procedures; previous supervisory experience; excellent organizational and communication skills; ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines; flexibility with priorities and ever changing deadlines; detail orientation; and ability to meet attendance requirements including a varied and often unpredictable work schedule. Pluses include knowledge of immigration/DHS issues, California ties and Spanish proficiency. People of color, women and LGBT persons strongly encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should submit via email the following documents: cover letter, resume and one writing sample. Care should be taken to include each document as a separate attachment in the same email to: SoCalDCstaffOpening@mail.house.gov.

US House Internship Opportunities -- March 2nd, 2015

House Vacancy Announcement and Placement Service (HVAPS) B-235 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 202-226-5836 Vacancy Bulletins are available for pick-up in Longworth HOB - B-227 (CAO First Call Customer Service Center) or in the CAO Human Resources Office - Ford HOB 102 To Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the Vacancy Listserv visit: http://www.house.gov/content/jobs/ Job Line: 202-226-4504 _____________________________________________________________________________ INTERNSHIP VACANCY LISTING Week of March 2, 2015 MEM-075-15 Representative Rick Larsen (WA-02) is currently seeking a full-time intern to start mid-March with a flexible end date. Ideal candidates have excellent writing and research skills, a positive attitude, and a willingness to go above and beyond what is asked. Intern responsibilities include researching and writing Congressional correspondence, helping constituents find information and fielding constituent phone calls. This internship also provides the opportunity to work closely with staff members and assist in various projects. Washington ties are preferred, but are not required. If interested, please send a resume, cover letter and a writing sample to taylor.paquette@mail.house.gov. Please include "WA-02 Internship" in the subject line. MEM-073-15 Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL) is looking for unpaid interns in his Washington, DC office to start immediately. Interns will observe the inner workings of a Congressional office while gaining firsthand knowledge of the legislative process. Responsibilities include leading Capitol tours, answering phones, greeting constituents, assisting staff with legislative projects, and attending briefings and hearings. Ideal candidates should have a strong work ethic, be energetic and engaging, and possess a positive attitude. Candidates with Illinois ties are encouraged to apply. Please send resume and cover letter (with start date) to internsIL16@gmail.com. MEM-072-15 The Washington, DC office of Congressman Paul Gosar (AZ-04) seeks a highly motivated full or part-time intern to begin immediately. Successful candidates will demonstrate that they are organized, detail-oriented, and professional. Strong written and oral communication skills are essential. Intern responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, assisting staff with legislative, administrative, constituent relations, and press activities. Interns will: answer phones; sort, distribute, and respond to constituent mail; lead tours of the US Capitol building; attend hearings and briefings; and assist with legislative research. Please send a resume and cover letter to GOPinternshipAZ@gmail.com. MEM-071-15 The Office of Congressman Ami Bera (D-CA) seeks professional, dependable, and enthusiastic student or recent graduate for an unpaid congressional internship working closely with the administrative and legislative teams on a variety of tasks. Intern duties include, but are not limited to, answering phone calls, attending briefings and hearings, conducting tours of the Capitol building, researching legislation & drafting policy memos for the Congressman, writing constituent correspondence, and various day-to-day office tasks. Applicants should possess excellent written and oral communication, and proficiency in Microsoft Office programs. Sacramento, CA ties preferred. Internship to start mid-March or early April. Please send resume and cover letter to bera.resume@mail.house.gov. MEM-070-15 The Office of Congressman Ami Bera (D-CA) seeks professional, dependable, and enthusiastic student or recent graduate for an unpaid communications internship working closely with the communications team on a variety of tasks. Background/study in communications, journalism, public relations, or similar field preferred. Duties will include: drafting and posting web content and social media, drafting other written materials (constituent letters, memos, press releases, etc.), compiling daily press clips, answering office phones, and other administrative tasks as assigned. Sacramento, CA ties preferred. Internship to start mid-March or early April. Please send resume, cover letter, and a short writing sample to bera.resume@mail.house.gov. MEM-068-15 Congressman John Garamendi (CA-03) is seeking a highly motivated intern to join his Washington, DC office from March through June. Candidates should be collegial, professional, quick learners, and phenomenal team players. Strong oral and written communication skills and close attention to detail are imperative. Duties include assisting staff with legislative, administrative, and press related projects, writing memos and talking points, attending hearings and meetings, answering constituent phone calls, leading tours of the US Capitol, assisting with scheduling, sorting and distributing mail, and managing tour and flag requests. Full-time candidates with California ties and previous internship/work experience are strongly encouraged to apply. This is an unpaid internship. Please e-mail a resume, cover letter and dates of availability to Garamendi.Internships@mail.house.gov. MEM-067-15 The Republican office of the Committee on House Administration seeks energetic and self-motivated individuals with an interest in government and public policy, to apply for its full-time Summer 2015 internship program. Working closely with Committee staff, interns will have the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of the inner-workings of a congressional committee and learn about the day-to-day administrative operations of the House of Representatives. Interns are responsible for assisting Committee staff with official proceedings (hearings/markups), oversight, research, assisting with phone inquiries, and providing support to all Committee staff. This is a paid internship. To apply, please send a cover letter, one page resume, and a writing sample to CHARep.Intern@mail.house.gov with “2015 Summer Internship” in the subject line. MEM-066-15 Democratic Member of the House seeks an unpaid intern for their DC office. Responsibilities include assisting staff with general office duties, drafting constituent correspondence, attending briefings and hearings, answering phones, researching legislative issues, giving Capitol tours, greeting visitors and performing various other tasks. Candidate should be energetic, enthusiastic and able to thrive in a fast-paced working environment. Strong communication skills are a must. Candidates should have a general understanding of the governmental process, knowledge of North Carolina, and interest in the legislative process. If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample via email to: nc12internjobs@gmail.com. Absolutely no phone calls or walk-ins. Minorities, LGBT and women encouraged to apply, North Carolina ties preferred but not required. MEM-064-15 Midwest Republican seeks full time hard working intern for immediate hire. Responsibilities include, but aren’t limited to, answering phone calls, assisting with the mail program, providing constituent tours, attending various briefings, and providing research for the legislative staff. Qualified candidates will have exceptional writing skills, strong communication skills, ability to work in a fast paced working environment, and have an interest in learning more about the legislative process. Send a resume and a cover letter to Stephen.Hostelley@mail.house.gov. Ohio candidates are strongly preferred. MEM-063-15 The House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific seeks interns for the spring 2015 term. The subcommittee intern is expected to be motivated and entrepreneurial, have strong written and oral communication skills, be detail-oriented, technically savvy, and perform a variety of tasks. The intern will assist with daily subcommittee operations such as research, database maintenance, fact checking, content editing, and proofreading. The intern will also assist with preparation and execution of subcommittee hearings such as conducting research and analysis, scheduling, and organizing documents for staff and members. Proactive interns will be able to take advantage of this opportunity by participation in hearings, briefings, and meetings, as well as other opportunities to enhance their knowledge of Asia policy and professional life on Capitol Hill. Interns are expected to demonstrate a high level of professionalism and reliability. All internships are unpaid. Information about the subcommittee’s membership and recent activities can be found at http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/subcommittees/asia-and-pacific. Interested candidates should send a resume and a cover letter explaining interest in the subcommittee’s work and qualifications for the position to hfac.asia.internship@gmail.com. Applications are due by March 13, 2015. MEM-062-15 Democratic Congressman seeks applicants for full- or part-time unpaid press internship for Summer 2015. Duties will include tracking press clips and traffic on social media networks, updating and maintaining press contact lists, maintaining website, and assisting with the office’s day-to-day communications operation. Applicants should have a strong interest in political communications, news media, or journalism. Please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to md06.internships@mail.house.gov by March 24th with “Summer Press Internship” in the subject line. MEM-061-15 Democratic Congressman seeks applicants for full- or part-time unpaid congressional internship for Summer 2015. Duties will include conducting legislative research for staff, drafting memos on hearings and briefings, assisting with front office duties, answer constituent correspondence on matters related to the House, and performing basic administrative tasks. Candidates must exhibit strong writing and communication skills. Maryland residents or strong ties to Maryland are preferred. Please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to md06.internships@mail.house.gov by March 24th with “Summer Congressional Internship” in the subject line. MEM-060-15 The Washington, D.C. office of Representative Buddy Carter (GA-01) is currently seeking applicants for the remainder of the spring semester. Internships are available to qualified college students seeking college credit or recent college graduates. Positions are unpaid and serve to provide professional and educational value to participants as well as an understanding of our federal legislative process. Georgia ties are preferred, but they are not required. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: providing tours of the Capitol, answering phones, helping staff process constituents’ mail and inquiries. Other responsibilities may include assisting staff with legislative research, writing meeting briefings, and attending committee hearings. Candidates should possess an interest in the legislative process, strong communication skills, along with a motivation and organization. If you are interested in being considered for an internship, please send your resume, cover letter, and any relevant writing samples to Hart.Thompson@mail.house.gov. No drop-ins please. MEM-057-15 Moderate Southern Democrat seeks applicants for part-time and full-time unpaid congressional internships in Washington, DC. Duties will include conducting legislative research, drafting memos and responses to letters from constituents, assisting constituents and visitors to the office, assisting with day-to-day operations at the office, answering phones, leading tours of The US Capitol, running errands and performing basic administrative tasks. Candidates should possess superior written and verbal communication skills and an interest in learning the intricacies of the legislative process. Part-time interns will be expected to commit to at least two full day shifts (9:00am to 6:00pm) per week, Monday through Friday. Ties to Florida are preferred, though not required. Interested parties should submit a resume as well as two professional references to FloridaDemResumeRepository@gmail.com. MEM-055-15 Congressman Ron Kind (WI-03), a member of the House Ways & Means Committee, seeks full or part-time interns to start immediately in his Washington, DC office. Primary responsibilities include issue and legislative research, writing constituent mail, composing statements and press releases, administrative duties, and various other assignments. Washington, DC interns will have the opportunity to attend staff issue briefings and committee hearings to gain firsthand knowledge of how the legislative process works. The position is unpaid and interns are responsible for finding their own housing. Preference is for an individual who can work full-time from now through June but will also consider a flexible part-time schedule. Wisconsin ties are preferred, but not necessary. If interested, please send cover letter and resume to alex.eveland@mail.house.gov. MEM-054-15 The Washington, DC office of Congressman Peter DeFazio (OR-04) seeks a highly motivated part-time intern to begin immediately for Winter/Spring 2015. Successful candidates will demonstrate that they are organized, detail-oriented, and professional. Strong written and oral communication skills are essential. Intern responsibilities will include but are not limited to assisting staff with legislative, administrative, constituent relations, and press activities. Interns will: answer phones; sort, distribute, and respond to constituent mail; lead tours of the US Capitol building; attend hearings and briefings; and assist with legislative research. Please send a resume, cover letter, and brief writing sample to michael.trujillo@mail.house.gov. Candidates with Oregon ties are strongly encouraged to apply. No phone calls or drop-ins, please. MEM-053-15 The office of Congressman Ken Buck (CO-04) is seeking an intern to start immediately. Responsibilities include, but aren’t limited to, answering phone calls, assisting with the mail program, providing constituent tours, drafting correspondence, attending various briefings, providing research for the legislative staff, and assisting front office staff. Applicants should have strong conservative values, exceptional writing skills, strong communication skills, a committed work ethic, and have an interest in learning more about the legislative process. Interested candidates should email their resume to Nicole.Kirsch@mail.house.gov. MEM-051-15 The Office of Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) is seeking a full- or parttime national security intern for our Washington, D.C. office. Candidates should be well organized, have good oral and written communication skills, and possess a strong interest in learning about the legislative process, homeland security, defense, and intelligence issues. The intern will assist in the day-to-day operations of a DC Congressional office by supporting members of staff with constituent communication, and will also assist with legislative research and administrative activities. National security policy experience and Hawaii ties are appreciated but not necessary. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter detailing availability to Christine.Wagner@mail.house.gov. No calls or walk-ins please. MEM-050-15 Congressman Benishek from Michigan’s First District seeks unpaid interns to fill positions for February through May 2015. Main responsibilities include answering phones, processing mail, drafting constituent correspondence letters, researching legislative issues, and attending meetings/hearings as needed. There will also be opportunities to attend receptions and seminars of interest. Candidates should be self-motivated, enthusiastic, flexible, and computer-literate (with a good understanding of MS Office). This is a great opportunity for college students seeking academic credit. Michigan ties are preferred. Please e-mail your cover letter, resume, and references to Samuel Grossman at samuel.grossman@mail.house.gov. MEM-047-15 The DC office of Congressman Derek Kilmer, hailing from Washington’s 6th district, is looking for personable, diligent full or part-time interns to start for the upcoming Spring term. This is an opportunity to learn about the inner-workings of a congressional office on the Hill in a fast-paced work environment. The internship allows access to briefings and interesting events related to a wide range of important issues. Responsibilities include assisting with constituent correspondence, producing daily press clips, and leading tours of the Capitol. This is a unique opportunity and prime for students or recent grads who are interested in learning about the legislative process or may eventually want to work for the federal government. To apply please send a resume, contact information for two references, and a cover letter outlining your interest in the position to nwcongressionalinternship@gmail.com, and expect a response within a week. Those with Washington state ties strongly encouraged to apply. We look forward to hearing from you! MEM-046-15 New York Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) is seeking unpaid interns for the spring semester, preferably to begin in mid February and finish in late June. Interns will: • Assist with office administrative tasks including, sorting incoming mail, greeting visitors, and answering the telephone. • Assist in the preparation of constituent responses. • Perform legislative research. • Respond to requests from constituents. • Attend briefings, hearings, and special events. • Gain valuable Hill experience and learn about the federal legislative process. Congressman Jerrold Nadler represents New York's 10th Congressional District, which includes the residents of most of the Upper West Side, Lower Manhattan and sections of Brooklyn. Congressman Nadler serves on the Judiciary Committee and on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, where he is the highest ranking member from New York. He is the Ranking member of The Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet. To Apply: Please e-mail or fax a resume, brief cover letter, and 1-2 page writing sample to: Email: Janice.Siegel@mail.house.gov Fax: 202-225-6923 MEM-042-15 The Office of Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson is seeking unpaid interns to start immediately in the Washington D.C. office. Responsibilities include assisting the administrative and legislative staff with writing, legislative research, constituent services, and attending various briefings and hearings. Candidates should be self-motivated, detail oriented, and possess strong oral and written communication skills. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience on Capitol Hill while learning about the legislative process. Texas ties are preferred, but not required. If you are interested in this internship opportunity, please e-mail a cover letter, resume, references and a short writing sample to Nawaid.Ladak@mail.house.gov. Please no phone calls or walk-ins. MEM-036-15 New Jersey Democratic Congressman Frank Pallone (NJ-06) seeks full time and part time unpaid interns for his personal office during the spring 2015 semester. We are seeking personable, hardworking and motivated individuals with excellent oral and written communication skills. Job duties will include, but are not limited to: answering phones, assisting staffers with general administrative duties, attending briefings, drafting letters to constituents, and conducting congressional research. New Jersey ties are strongly preferred, but not necessary. A good sense of humor is a plus. Please email a resume, cover letter, and references to thomas.egan@mail.house.gov, please include your dates and times of availability. We have immediate vacancies to be filled. MEM-032-15 The Committee on Education and the Workforce, Democratic Staff is currently seeking a press intern who would be able to start immediately. Applicants can be undergraduate or graduate and be willing to commit through mid-May. Interns perform a variety of tasks that support the staff in our legislative and media work. Media tasks may include helping organize and staff Committee press conferences, events and calls, updating and maintaining social media accounts, press list and contact management, drafting of talking points and press releases and assisting with the production of daily news clips relating to Committee issues. Press interns also perform administrative duties related to running the front office. Interested applicants should email their cover letter and resume to jobs_ewdems@mail.house.gov. Please include two short, relevant writing samples in your application materials. Please visit our website at http://democrats.edworkforce.house.gov/about/internships for more information. MEM-031-15 The Office of Congressman John Ratcliffe (TX-04) is currently seeking interns for the Washington, D.C. office for the Spring 2015 semester. Intern responsibilities include but are not limited to, assisting staff with general office duties, attending hearings/briefings for staff members, answering phones, sorting through mail, drafting response letters, and giving tours of the U.S. Capitol. Candidates should be highly motivated and have good communication skills. This position is unpaid, but does offer a great educational experience for anyone with aspirations of working on the Hill. Having Texas ties is a plus. All interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Robert.peters@mail.house.gov. MEM-029-15 Arizona Democrat seeks full-time hard working intern for immediate hire. Responsibilities include, but aren’t limited to, answering phone calls, assisting with the mail program, providing constituent tours, attending briefings, or providing research for the legislative staff. Qualified candidates will have exceptional writing skills, strong communication skills, ability to work in a fast paced working environment, and have an interest in learning more about the legislative process. Send a resume and a cover letter to azdcinternships@gmail.com. Individuals with Arizona ties, women, and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. MEM-028-15 The Republican Office of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology seeks energetic and self-motivated undergraduate or graduate level students, as well as recent graduates, with an interest in government and public policy for Summer 2015 internship. Working closely with Committee staff, interns will have the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of the inner-workings of a congressional committee and learn about the day-to-day administrative operations of the House of Representatives. Interns are responsible for assisting Committee staff with official proceedings (hearings/markups), oversight, research, assisting with phone inquiries and providing support to all Committee staff. Background in science a plus. To apply, please send resume and cover letter to ashley.smith@mail.house.gov. MEM-027-15 Michigan Office seeks intern who will report to the Intern Coordinator and Chief of Staff. CORE RESPONSIBILITIES: • to assist in performing research, processing the mail, data entry, reception duties and other office errands. QUALIFICATIONS: • good oral and written communication skills; • ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others; • flexible schedule – Wednesday work day required; • able to work at least 12 hours a week; • ability to maintain calm in a high stress environment; • preference for students from Michigan • good organizational skills; and • responsible, dependable and willing to learn. DUTIES: • performs research (CRS, the Library of Congress, MIN, or other available resources); • sorts and distributes mail; • attends committee meetings, intern conferences, and seminars; • performs data entry, which involves logging in letters and constituent requests, including names and addresses of constituents; • answers the telephones; • checks faxes; • notes constituent opinions, including their full names, addresses, and all relevant information; • greets visitors and signs for deliveries; and performs other duties as assigned. SEND ALL RESUMES AND ONE WRITING SAMPLE TO: CapitolHill14@gmail.com MEM-024-b Spring Internship. The office of Representative Stephen Fincher (TN-08) is looking for motivated interns for the 2015 Spring semesters in the Washington, D.C. office. Intern responsibilities include assisting the staff with general office duties, attending briefings and hearings, answering phones, sorting mail, giving Capitol tours, and performing various other tasks based on ability and interests. Applicants must possess strong communication skills, have a positive attitude and be well-organized. Internship may be full-time or part-time to fit applicant's schedule. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and résumé to TN08.Intern@mail.house.gov.Tennessee ties preferred, but not required. MEM-021-15 The Republican office of the Committee on House Administration seeks energetic and self-motivated individuals with an interest in government and public policy, to apply for its full-time Spring 2015 internship program. Working closely with Committee staff, interns will have the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of the inner-workings of a congressional committee and learn about the day-to-day administrative operations of the House of Representatives. Interns are responsible for assisting Committee staff with official proceedings (hearings/markups), oversight, research, assisting with phone inquiries, and providing support to all Committee staff. This is a paid internship. To apply, please send a cover letter and one page resume to CHARep.Intern@mail.house.gov. MEM-019-15 The office of Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-2) is seeking full-time, paid and/or unpaid interns for Spring 2015 with immediate availability. Ideal candidates should be strong conservatives with excellent verbal and written communication skills. West Virginia ties are preferred, but not required. Responsibilities include answering phones and greeting visitors, sorting and inputting mail into IQ, facilitating Capitol tours, attending meetings/hearings, and assisting staff. Interested candidates should email their resume to Sean McMahon at sean.mcmahon@mail.house.gov with the subject line “Internship Application”. MEM-016-15 Democratic Member of the House seeks unpaid intern in Washington, DC. Interested applicants submit a resume to Bklynny09@gmail.com. Core Responsibilities:  To assist in performing research, processing the mail, data entry, reception duties and other office errands, and  To draft floor statements, speeches and memorandums on legislative issues. Qualifications:  Must be a current student – with student identification  Good oral and written communication skills;  Ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others;  Good organizational skills; and  Responsible, dependable and willing to learn.  Flexible schedule – a minimum of 12 hours of work per week, Wednesday work day required. Duties:  Performs research (CRS, the Library of Congress, MIN, or other available resources);  Sorts and distributes mail;  Attends committee meetings, intern conferences, and seminars;  Performs data entry, which involves logging in letters and constituent requests, including names and addresses of constituents;  Answers the telephones;  Notes constituent opinions, including their full names, addresses, and all relevant information;  Greets visitors and signs for deliveries; and  Performs other duties as assigned by the Intern Supervisor. MEM-015-15 Democratic Member of the House seeks unpaid intern in Washington, DC, starting in January. Responsibilities include assisting with social media campaigns and strategies, writing press releases, talking points and memos, conducting research and assisting the Press Staff with the day-to-day operations. Candidate should be energetic, enthusiastic and able to thrive in a fast-paced working environment. Creativity is a must. Previous experience in politics and press are not required but candidates should have a general understanding of the governmental process, knowledge of North Carolina, and interest in communications. If interested, please send a cover letter and resume via email to: NCCongressionalJobs@gmail.com (subject line should read: Social Media Intern). Absolutely no phone calls, e-mails or walk-ins, please. Minorities and women encouraged to apply, North Carolina ties preferred but not required. MEM-013-15 The Office of Representative Sam Farr (CA-20) is looking for a full-time press intern to start immediately. Intern will be responsible for accumulating daily press clips, monitoring local news outlets, drafting social media statements and press releases and generally assisting the Communications Director. Intern will also be asked to assist staff with phones, mail, research, mail correspondence, and constituent tours. CA ties a plus. Sense of humor mandatory! Students welcome to apply. Please send resumes and a brief writing sample to Morgan.Keese@mail.house.gov MEM-012-15 The office of Representative Marcia L. Fudge is looking for a motivated unpaid intern in the Washington, D.C. office. Intern responsibilities include assisting the staff with general office duties, attending briefings and hearings, answering phones, sorting mail, giving Capitol tours, and performing various other tasks as assigned. Applicants must possess strong communication skills, have a positive attitude and be well-organized. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, résumé, and writing sample to District11resumes@mail.house.gov. Ohio ties preferred, but not required. MEM-011-15 Chairman Candice S. Miller (R-MI) seeks legislative interns for the Winter/Spring 2015 semester. Interns will work in a fast-paced congressional office, gaining valuable exposure and knowledge of the legislative process and the United States Congress. Intern responsibilities include legislative research and writing, constituent relations, and assisting staff with administrative tasks. Interns will also have the opportunity to conduct historical tours of the Capitol, assist with constituent correspondence, and attend legislative briefings, congressional hearings, receptions, and press events. Interns must have a good attitude, strong work ethic, and excellent 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. Applicants should have working knowledge of current events and policy topics, as well as a willingness to perform a variety of tasks and administrative functions. Michigan ties are strongly preferred; however, candidates from outside the state will be considered. Undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to apply. This is an unpaid position but a great opportunity for students seeking academic credit, and the hours are flexible to accommodate the intern’s schedule. Send a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample to MI10Intern@gmail.com MEM-008-15 Democratic Congressman seeks applicants for full- or part-time unpaid congressional internship for Spring 2015. Duties will include conducting legislative research, drafting memos, assisting with front office duties, and performing basic administrative tasks. Candidates must exhibit strong writing and communication skills. California residents or strong ties to San Diego are preferred. Please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to ca52internships@gmail.com with “Spring Congressional Internship” in the subject line. MEM-005-15 The Office of Representative Kevin Brady (TX-08) is currently seeking paid fulltime interns to start immediately in our Washington, D.C. office. Qualified candidates are well organized, with good oral and written communication skills, and possess a strong interest in learning about the political process and congressional affairs. Duties include but are not limited to, answering phones, compiling briefing binders, batching mail, performing legislative research, and attending briefings. Interns interact heavily with constituents so a positive attitude is a must. Applicants must be detail oriented with a strong work ethic and an eagerness to represent the 8th district of Texas. Previous Hill experience not required. Interested Candidates should send a resume and cover letter to: TX08intern@gmail.com. MEM-002-15 Florida Republican seeks an intern for the Spring 2015 semester. Interns will work in a fast-paced Congressional Office, gaining valuable exposure and knowledge of the legislative process and the United States Congress. Intern responsibilities include greeting constituents, handling constituent phone calls, opening and sorting mail, and assisting staff with administrative tasks. Interns will also have the opportunity to conduct legislative research, as well as attend Capitol Hill briefings, congressional hearings and receptions. Our office is looking for an intern with a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and excellent written and oral communication skills. Successful interns will be self-starters, take and listen to direction, and be willing to work both independently as well as part of a team environment. Applicants should have a willingness to assist with daily office tasks. Florida ties preferred, but not required. Interns must be able to commit three full days a week (9:00am-6:00pm during Session and 9:00am- 5:00pm during Congressional Recess) at minimum. Students welcome to apply. Those interested please send resume and cover letter to FL26Internships@gmail.com.

PLEN Director

PLEN Director PLEN seeks a dynamic, motivated candidate interested in women’s leadership, program delivery, and nonprofit management to join small team. The Director will oversee program development and delivery, fundraise and develop resources, and manage the organization’s operations. Knowledge of higher education institutions, success in fundraising and development, and/or some management experience is strongly preferred, but not required. Candidate should be attentive to detail and have demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups. The Director will report to the Board of Directors. This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position. Key Areas of Responsibility: A. Program Development and Oversight: Design and oversee established and new programs/seminars (8-10 annually), identify program speakers, develop program recruitment goals, conduct program evaluations and analysis, design program curriculum, oversee scholarship program, candidate selection and funding, and oversee student ambassador program. B. Fundraising and Resource Development: Provide leadership on fundraising and development efforts, identify sponsors for PLEN programs, build donor base, oversee grants program, cultivate and maintain relationships with member schools, recruit new member institutions, create all marketing materials for various campaigns, development materials, and annual report, and oversee fundraising and implementation strategies. C. Organizational Management: Oversee daily operations of organization, support management of employee benefits, review website content, work with vendors/service-providers, prepare the annual budget and oversee finances, provide regular financial reports to Board Treasurer and Board of Directors, oversee all purchasing and expenditures, oversee recruitment and employment of program staff, support annual review process, and hire and supervise interns (5-7 per year). Requirements: · Undergraduate degree (graduate degree strongly preferred), 5-7 years of professional work experience, ideally in nonprofit programs and evaluation, and public speaking experience · Proven fundraising experience and/or success in building relationships, cultivating supporters and expanding recognition of programs and/or an organization · Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a small office setting · Outstanding oral and written communication skills · Strong financial management and budgetary skills · Demonstrated organization skills; ability to manage/prioritize multiple projects · Management and/or supervisory experience Salary and Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience – range upper $50s to low $60s. Competitive benefit package including health coverage; paid annual, sick, and holiday leave; and other benefits. To Apply: Submit cover letter, resume, and 3-5 references (include one supervisor and one direct report) in one PDF file to PLENCareers@gmail.com. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews - no phone calls. PLEN is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Scheduler -- House Member Personal Office

Position Available: Scheduler Office/Location: U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C. Closing Date: Until Filled Salary Level/Range: Commensurate with experience Proposed Starting Date: Immediate California Republican seeks a high energy, highly-organized, detail-oriented Scheduler to manage the Member’s District and DC schedule. Responsibilities include organizing and tracking invitations, meetings, speaking engagements, in District tours and meetings, and scheduling requests for the Member and managing travel reservations. Candidates must be on call and available to assist the Member after regular business hours. Additionally, the Scheduler will work closely with the Chief of Staff and District Director to ensure efficient and seamless office operations. Qualified applicants should be high energy, a very positive attitude, strong organizational skills, orientation to detail, possess strong verbal and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, savvy political instincts, poise and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and the ability to multi-task. California ties are a plus. Interested parties should email a cover letter and resume to CARepublicanJobs@gmail.com. No phone calls or walk-ins please.

US House Internship Opportunities -- February 23rd, 2015

House Vacancy Announcement and Placement Service (HVAPS) B-235 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 202-226-5836 Vacancy Bulletins are available for pick-up in Longworth HOB - B-227 (CAO First Call Customer Service Center) or in the CAO Human Resources Office - Ford HOB 102 To Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the Vacancy Listserv visit: http://www.house.gov/content/jobs/ Job Line: 202-226-4504 _____________________________________________________________________________ INTERNSHIP VACANCY LISTING Week of February 23, 2015 MEM-068-15 Congressman John Garamendi (CA-03) is seeking a highly motivated intern to join his Washington, DC office from March through June. Candidates should be collegial, professional, quick learners, and phenomenal team players. Strong oral and written communication skills and close attention to detail are imperative. Duties include assisting staff with legislative, administrative, and press related projects, writing memos and talking points, attending hearings and meetings, answering constituent phone calls, leading tours of the US Capitol, assisting with scheduling, sorting and distributing mail, and managing tour and flag requests. Full-time candidates with California ties and previous internship/work experience are strongly encouraged to apply. This is an unpaid internship. Please e-mail a resume, cover letter and dates of availability to Garamendi.Internships@mail.house.gov. MEM-067-15 The Republican office of the Committee on House Administration seeks energetic and self-motivated individuals with an interest in government and public policy, to apply for its full-time Summer 2015 internship program. Working closely with Committee staff, interns will have the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of the inner-workings of a congressional committee and learn about the day-to-day administrative operations of the House of Representatives. Interns are responsible for assisting Committee staff with official proceedings (hearings/markups), oversight, research, assisting with phone inquiries, and providing support to all Committee staff. This is a paid internship. To apply, please send a cover letter, one page resume, and a writing sample to CHARep.Intern@mail.house.gov with “2015 Summer Internship” in the subject line. MEM-066-15 Democratic Member of the House seeks an unpaid intern for their DC office. Responsibilities include assisting staff with general office duties, drafting constituent correspondence, attending briefings and hearings, answering phones, researching legislative issues, giving Capitol tours, greeting visitors and performing various other tasks. Candidate should be energetic, enthusiastic and able to thrive in a fast-paced working environment. Strong communication skills are a must. Candidates should have a general understanding of the governmental process, knowledge of North Carolina, and interest in the legislative process. If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample via email to: nc12internjobs@gmail.com. Absolutely no phone calls or walk-ins. Minorities, LGBT and women encouraged to apply, North Carolina ties preferred but not required. MEM-064-15 Congressman Jim Renacci (R-OH) seeks full time hard working intern for immediate hire. Responsibilities include, but aren’t limited to, answering phone calls, assisting with the mail program, providing constituent tours, attending various briefings, providing research for the legislative staff. Qualified candidates will have exceptional writing skills, strong communication skills, ability to work in a fast paced working environment, and have an interest in learning more about the legislative process. Send a resume and a cover letter to Stephen.Hostelley@mail.house.gov. Ohio candidates are strongly preferred. MEM-063-15 The House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific seeks interns for the spring 2015 term. The subcommittee intern is expected to be motivated and entrepreneurial, have strong written and oral communication skills, be detail-oriented, technically savvy, and perform a variety of tasks. The intern will assist with daily subcommittee operations such as research, database maintenance, fact checking, content editing, and proofreading. The intern will also assist with preparation and execution of subcommittee hearings such as conducting research and analysis, scheduling, and organizing documents for staff and members. Proactive interns will be able to take advantage of this opportunity by participation in hearings, briefings, and meetings, as well as other opportunities to enhance their knowledge of Asia policy and professional life on Capitol Hill. Interns are expected to demonstrate a high level of professionalism and reliability. All internships are unpaid. Information about the subcommittee’s membership and recent activities can be found at http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/subcommittees/asia-and-pacific. Interested candidates should send a resume and a cover letter explaining interest in the subcommittee’s work and qualifications for the position to hfac.asia.internship@gmail.com. Applications are due by March 13, 2015. MEM-062-15 Democratic Congressman seeks applicants for full- or part-time unpaid press internship for Summer 2015. Duties will include tracking press clips and traffic on social media networks, updating and maintaining press contact lists, maintaining website, and assisting with the office’s day-to-day communications operation. Applicants should have a strong interest in political communications, news media, or journalism. Please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to md06.internships@mail.house.gov by March 24th with “Summer Press Internship” in the subject line. MEM-061-15 Democratic Congressman seeks applicants for full- or part-time unpaid congressional internship for Summer 2015. Duties will include conducting legislative research for staff, drafting memos on hearings and briefings, assisting with front office duties, answer constituent correspondence on matters related to the House, and performing basic administrative tasks. Candidates must exhibit strong writing and communication skills. Maryland residents or strong ties to Maryland are preferred. Please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to md06.internships@mail.house.gov by March 24th with “Summer Congressional Internship” in the subject line. MEM-060-15 The Washington, D.C. office of Representative Buddy Carter (GA-01) is currently seeking applicants for the remainder of the spring semester. Internships are available to qualified college students seeking college credit or recent college graduates. Positions are unpaid and serve to provide professional and educational value to participants as well as an understanding of our federal legislative process. Georgia ties are preferred, but they are not required. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: providing tours of the Capitol, answering phones, helping staff process constituents’ mail and inquiries. Other responsibilities may include assisting staff with legislative research, writing meeting briefings, and attending committee hearings. Candidates should possess an interest in the legislative process, strong communication skills, along with a motivation and organization. If you are interested in being considered for an internship, please send your resume, cover letter, and any relevant writing samples to Hart.Thompson@mail.house.gov. No drop-ins please. MEM-057-15 Moderate Southern Democrat seeks applicants for part-time and full-time unpaid congressional internships in Washington, DC. Duties will include conducting legislative research, drafting memos and responses to letters from constituents, assisting constituents and visitors to the office, assisting with day-to-day operations at the office, answering phones, leading tours of The US Capitol, running errands and performing basic administrative tasks. Candidates should possess superior written and verbal communication skills and an interest in learning the intricacies of the legislative process. Part-time interns will be expected to commit to at least two full day shifts (9:00am to 6:00pm) per week, Monday through Friday. Ties to Florida are preferred, though not required. Interested parties should submit a resume as well as two professional references to FloridaDemResumeRepository@gmail.com. MEM-056-15 Congressman Kurt Schrader’s Washington, D.C. office is now accepting internship applications for the spring term. Interns will be responsible for assisting the team with phones, mail, tours, flag-requests, and related front office duties. Additional tasks, including drafting correspondence, research projects, and attending hearings may be assigned on a case by case basis. Undergraduate and post-graduate students are eligible to apply. Positions are unpaid and serve to provide professional and educational value to participants, but students have the opportunity to gain academic credit. Oregon ties are preferred. If interested, please contact our office at Julia.Stafford@mail.house.gov with "Spring Internship" in the subject line. Please include cover letter, resume and a writing sample. MEM-055-15 Congressman Ron Kind (WI-03), a member of the House Ways & Means Committee, seeks full or part-time interns to start immediately in his Washington, DC office. Primary responsibilities include issue and legislative research, writing constituent mail, composing statements and press releases, administrative duties, and various other assignments. Washington, DC interns will have the opportunity to attend staff issue briefings and committee hearings to gain firsthand knowledge of how the legislative process works. The position is unpaid and interns are responsible for finding their own housing. Preference is for an individual who can work full-time from now through June but will also consider a flexible part-time schedule. Wisconsin ties are preferred, but not necessary. If interested, please send cover letter and resume to alex.eveland@mail.house.gov. MEM-054-15 The Washington, DC office of Congressman Peter DeFazio (OR-04) seeks a highly motivated part-time intern to begin immediately for Winter/Spring 2015. Successful candidates will demonstrate that they are organized, detail-oriented, and professional. Strong written and oral communication skills are essential. Intern responsibilities will include but are not limited to assisting staff with legislative, administrative, constituent relations, and press activities. Interns will: answer phones; sort, distribute, and respond to constituent mail; lead tours of the US Capitol building; attend hearings and briefings; and assist with legislative research. Please send a resume, cover letter, and brief writing sample to michael.trujillo@mail.house.gov. Candidates with Oregon ties are strongly encouraged to apply. No phone calls or drop-ins, please. MEM-053-15 The office of Congressman Ken Buck (CO-04) is seeking an intern to start immediately. Responsibilities include, but aren’t limited to, answering phone calls, assisting with the mail program, providing constituent tours, drafting correspondence, attending various briefings, providing research for the legislative staff, and assisting front office staff. Applicants should have strong conservative values, exceptional writing skills, strong communication skills, a committed work ethic, and have an interest in learning more about the legislative process. Interested candidates should email their resume to Nicole.Kirsch@mail.house.gov. MEM-051-15 The Office of Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) is seeking a full- or parttime national security intern for our Washington, D.C. office. Candidates should be well organized, have good oral and written communication skills, and possess a strong interest in learning about the legislative process, homeland security, defense, and intelligence issues. The intern will assist in the day-to-day operations of a DC Congressional office by supporting members of staff with constituent communication, and will also assist with legislative research and administrative activities. National security policy experience and Hawaii ties are appreciated but not necessary. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter detailing availability to Christine.Wagner@mail.house.gov. No calls or walk-ins please. MEM-050-15 Congressman Benishek from Michigan’s First District seeks unpaid interns to fill positions for February through May 2015. Main responsibilities include answering phones, processing mail, drafting constituent correspondence letters, researching legislative issues, and attending meetings/hearings as needed. There will also be opportunities to attend receptions and seminars of interest. Candidates should be self-motivated, enthusiastic, flexible, and computer-literate (with a good understanding of MS Office). This is a great opportunity for college students seeking academic credit. Michigan ties are preferred. Please e-mail your cover letter, resume, and references to Samuel Grossman at samuel.grossman@mail.house.gov. MEM-047-15 The DC office of Congressman Derek Kilmer, hailing from Washington’s 6th district, is looking for personable, diligent full or part-time interns to start for the upcoming Spring term. This is an opportunity to learn about the inner-workings of a congressional office on the Hill in a fast-paced work environment. The internship allows access to briefings and interesting events related to a wide range of important issues. Responsibilities include assisting with constituent correspondence, producing daily press clips, and leading tours of the Capitol. This is a unique opportunity and prime for students or recent grads who are interested in learning about the legislative process or may eventually want to work for the federal government. To apply please send a resume, contact information for two references, and a cover letter outlining your interest in the position to nwcongressionalinternship@gmail.com, and expect a response within a week. Those with Washington state ties strongly encouraged to apply. We look forward to hearing from you! MEM-046-15 New York Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) is seeking unpaid interns for the spring semester, preferably to begin in mid February and finish in late June. Interns will: • Assist with office administrative tasks including, sorting incoming mail, greeting visitors, and answering the telephone. • Assist in the preparation of constituent responses. • Perform legislative research. • Respond to requests from constituents. • Attend briefings, hearings, and special events. • Gain valuable Hill experience and learn about the federal legislative process. Congressman Jerrold Nadler represents New York's 10th Congressional District, which includes the residents of most of the Upper West Side, Lower Manhattan and sections of Brooklyn. Congressman Nadler serves on the Judiciary Committee and on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, where he is the highest ranking member from New York. He is the Ranking member of The Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet. To Apply: Please e-mail or fax a resume, brief cover letter, and 1-2 page writing sample to: Email: Janice.Siegel@mail.house.gov Fax: 202-225-6923 MEM-042-15 The Office of Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson is seeking unpaid interns to start immediately in the Washington D.C. office. Responsibilities include assisting the administrative and legislative staff with writing, legislative research, constituent services, and attending various briefings and hearings. Candidates should be self-motivated, detail oriented, and possess strong oral and written communication skills. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience on Capitol Hill while learning about the legislative process. Texas ties are preferred, but not required. If you are interested in this internship opportunity, please e-mail a cover letter, resume, references and a short writing sample to Nawaid.Ladak@mail.house.gov. Please no phone calls or walk-ins. MEM-039-15 Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-4) seeks full-time or part-time unpaid interns for his Washington D.C. office for the spring semester. Intern duties will include, but are not limited to, answering the phone, providing constituent Capitol tours, assisting with the mail program, attending various briefings and hearings, and data entry. Qualified candidates will possess a strong sense of timeliness, excellent written and verbal communications skills, a positive attitude, and a solid work ethic. Ideal candidates will also have Alabama or Southern ties. Those interested should email their resumes with the subject line “Internship Applicant” to Chris Lawson at chris.lawson@mail.house.gov. MEM-036-15 New Jersey Democratic Congressman Frank Pallone (NJ-06) seeks full time and part time unpaid interns for his personal office during the spring 2015 semester. We are seeking personable, hardworking and motivated individuals with excellent oral and written communication skills. Job duties will include, but are not limited to: answering phones, assisting staffers with general administrative duties, attending briefings, drafting letters to constituents, and conducting congressional research. New Jersey ties are strongly preferred, but not necessary. A good sense of humor is a plus. Please email a resume, cover letter, and references to thomas.egan@mail.house.gov, please include your dates and times of availability. We have immediate vacancies to be filled. MEM-032-15 The Committee on Education and the Workforce, Democratic Staff is currently seeking a press intern who would be able to start immediately. Applicants can be undergraduate or graduate and be willing to commit through mid-May. Interns perform a variety of tasks that support the staff in our legislative and media work. Media tasks may include helping organize and staff Committee press conferences, events and calls, updating and maintaining social media accounts, press list and contact management, drafting of talking points and press releases and assisting with the production of daily news clips relating to Committee issues. Press interns also perform administrative duties related to running the front office. Interested applicants should email their cover letter and resume to jobs_ewdems@mail.house.gov. Please include two short, relevant writing samples in your application materials. Please visit our website at http://democrats.edworkforce.house.gov/about/internships for more information. MEM-031-15 The Office of Congressman John Ratcliffe (TX-04) is currently seeking interns for the Washington, D.C. office for the Spring 2015 semester. Intern responsibilities include but are not limited to, assisting staff with general office duties, attending hearings/briefings for staff members, answering phones, sorting through mail, drafting response letters, and giving tours of the U.S. Capitol. Candidates should be highly motivated and have good communication skills. This position is unpaid, but does offer a great educational experience for anyone with aspirations of working on the Hill. Having Texas ties is a plus. All interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Robert.peters@mail.house.gov. MEM-029-15 Arizona Democrat seeks full-time hard working intern for immediate hire. Responsibilities include, but aren’t limited to, answering phone calls, assisting with the mail program, providing constituent tours, attending briefings, or providing research for the legislative staff. Qualified candidates will have exceptional writing skills, strong communication skills, ability to work in a fast paced working environment, and have an interest in learning more about the legislative process. Send a resume and a cover letter to azdcinternships@gmail.com. Individuals with Arizona ties, women, and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. MEM-028-15 The Republican Office of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology seeks energetic and self-motivated undergraduate or graduate level students, as well as recent graduates, with an interest in government and public policy for Summer 2015 internship. Working closely with Committee staff, interns will have the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of the inner-workings of a congressional committee and learn about the day-to-day administrative operations of the House of Representatives. Interns are responsible for assisting Committee staff with official proceedings (hearings/markups), oversight, research, assisting with phone inquiries and providing support to all Committee staff. Background in science a plus. To apply, please send resume and cover letter to ashley.smith@mail.house.gov. MEM-027-15 Michigan Office seeks intern who will report to the Intern Coordinator and Chief of Staff. CORE RESPONSIBILITIES: • to assist in performing research, processing the mail, data entry, reception duties and other office errands. QUALIFICATIONS: • good oral and written communication skills; • ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others; • flexible schedule – Wednesday work day required; • able to work at least 12 hours a week; • ability to maintain calm in a high stress environment; • preference for students from Michigan • good organizational skills; and • responsible, dependable and willing to learn. DUTIES: • performs research (CRS, the Library of Congress, MIN, or other available resources); • sorts and distributes mail; • attends committee meetings, intern conferences, and seminars; • performs data entry, which involves logging in letters and constituent requests, including names and addresses of constituents; • answers the telephones; • checks faxes; • notes constituent opinions, including their full names, addresses, and all relevant information; • greets visitors and signs for deliveries; and performs other duties as assigned. SEND ALL RESUMES AND ONE WRITING SAMPLE TO: CapitolHill14@gmail.com MEM-024-15 Spring Internship. The office of Representative Stephen Fincher (TN-08) is looking for motivated interns for the 2015 Spring semesters in the Washington, D.C. office. Intern responsibilities include assisting the staff with general office duties, attending briefings and hearings, answering phones, sorting mail, giving Capitol tours, and performing various other tasks based on ability and interests. Applicants must possess strong communication skills, have a positive attitude and be well-organized. Internship may be full-time or part-time to fit applicant's schedule. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and résumé to TN08.Intern@mail.house.gov.Tennessee ties preferred, but not required. MEM-021-15 The Republican office of the Committee on House Administration seeks energetic and self-motivated individuals with an interest in government and public policy, to apply for its full-time Spring 2015 internship program. Working closely with Committee staff, interns will have the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of the inner-workings of a congressional committee and learn about the day-to-day administrative operations of the House of Representatives. Interns are responsible for assisting Committee staff with official proceedings (hearings/markups), oversight, research, assisting with phone inquiries, and providing support to all Committee staff. This is a paid internship. To apply, please send a cover letter and one page resume to CHARep.Intern@mail.house.gov. MEM-019-15 The office of Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-2) is seeking full-time, paid and/or unpaid interns for Spring 2015 with immediate availability. Ideal candidates should be strong conservatives with excellent verbal and written communication skills. West Virginia ties are preferred, but not required. Responsibilities include answering phones and greeting visitors, sorting and inputting mail into IQ, facilitating Capitol tours, attending meetings/hearings, and assisting staff. Interested candidates should email their resume to Sean McMahon at sean.mcmahon@mail.house.gov with the subject line “Internship Application”. MEM-016-15 Democratic Member of the House seeks unpaid intern in Washington, DC. Interested applicants submit a resume to Bklynny09@gmail.com. Core Responsibilities:  To assist in performing research, processing the mail, data entry, reception duties and other office errands, and  To draft floor statements, speeches and memorandums on legislative issues. Qualifications:  Must be a current student – with student identification  Good oral and written communication skills;  Ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others;  Good organizational skills; and  Responsible, dependable and willing to learn.  Flexible schedule – a minimum of 12 hours of work per week, Wednesday work day required. Duties:  Performs research (CRS, the Library of Congress, MIN, or other available resources);  Sorts and distributes mail;  Attends committee meetings, intern conferences, and seminars;  Performs data entry, which involves logging in letters and constituent requests, including names and addresses of constituents;  Answers the telephones;  Notes constituent opinions, including their full names, addresses, and all relevant information;  Greets visitors and signs for deliveries; and  Performs other duties as assigned by the Intern Supervisor. MEM-015-15 Democratic Member of the House seeks unpaid intern in Washington, DC, starting in January. Responsibilities include assisting with social media campaigns and strategies, writing press releases, talking points and memos, conducting research and assisting the Press Staff with the day-to-day operations. Candidate should be energetic, enthusiastic and able to thrive in a fast-paced working environment. Creativity is a must. Previous experience in politics and press are not required but candidates should have a general understanding of the governmental process, knowledge of North Carolina, and interest in communications. If interested, please send a cover letter and resume via email to: NCCongressionalJobs@gmail.com (subject line should read: Social Media Intern). Absolutely no phone calls, e-mails or walk-ins, please. Minorities and women encouraged to apply, North Carolina ties preferred but not required. MEM-013-15 The Office of Representative Sam Farr (CA-20) is looking for a full-time press intern to start immediately. Intern will be responsible for accumulating daily press clips, monitoring local news outlets, drafting social media statements and press releases and generally assisting the Communications Director. Intern will also be asked to assist staff with phones, mail, research, mail correspondence, and constituent tours. CA ties a plus. Sense of humor mandatory! Students welcome to apply. Please send resumes and a brief writing sample to Morgan.Keese@mail.house.gov MEM-012-15 The office of Representative Marcia L. Fudge is looking for a motivated unpaid intern in the Washington, D.C. office. Intern responsibilities include assisting the staff with general office duties, attending briefings and hearings, answering phones, sorting mail, giving Capitol tours, and performing various other tasks as assigned. Applicants must possess strong communication skills, have a positive attitude and be well-organized. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, résumé, and writing sample to District11resumes@mail.house.gov. Ohio ties preferred, but not required. MEM-011-15 Chairman Candice S. Miller (R-MI) seeks legislative interns for the Winter/Spring 2015 semester. Interns will work in a fast-paced congressional office, gaining valuable exposure and knowledge of the legislative process and the United States Congress. Intern responsibilities include legislative research and writing, constituent relations, and assisting staff with administrative tasks. Interns will also have the opportunity to conduct historical tours of the Capitol, assist with constituent correspondence, and attend legislative briefings, congressional hearings, receptions, and press events. Interns must have a good attitude, strong work ethic, and excellent 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. Applicants should have working knowledge of current events and policy topics, as well as a willingness to perform a variety of tasks and administrative functions. Michigan ties are strongly preferred; however, candidates from outside the state will be considered. Undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to apply. This is an unpaid position but a great opportunity for students seeking academic credit, and the hours are flexible to accommodate the intern’s schedule. Send a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample to MI10Intern@gmail.com MEM-008-15 Democratic Congressman seeks applicants for full- or part-time unpaid congressional internship for Spring 2015. Duties will include conducting legislative research, drafting memos, assisting with front office duties, and performing basic administrative tasks. Candidates must exhibit strong writing and communication skills. California residents or strong ties to San Diego are preferred. Please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to ca52internships@gmail.com with “Spring Congressional Internship” in the subject line. MEM-005-15 The Office of Representative Kevin Brady (TX-08) is currently seeking paid fullPage time interns to start immediately in our Washington, D.C. office. Qualified candidates are well organized, with good oral and written communication skills, and possess a strong interest in learning about the political process and congressional affairs. Duties include but are not limited to, answering phones, compiling briefing binders, batching mail, performing legislative research, and attending briefings. Interns interact heavily with constituents so a positive attitude is a must. Applicants must be detail oriented with a strong work ethic and an eagerness to represent the 8th district of Texas. Previous Hill experience not required. Interested Candidates should send a resume and cover letter to: TX08intern@gmail.com. MEM-002-15 Florida Republican seeks an intern for the Spring 2015 semester. Interns will work in a fast-paced Congressional Office, gaining valuable exposure and knowledge of the legislative process and the United States Congress. Intern responsibilities include greeting constituents, handling constituent phone calls, opening and sorting mail, and assisting staff with administrative tasks. Interns will also have the opportunity to conduct legislative research, as well as attend Capitol Hill briefings, congressional hearings and receptions. Our office is looking for an intern with a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and excellent written and oral communication skills. Successful interns will be self-starters, take and listen to direction, and be willing to work both independently as well as part of a team environment. Applicants should have a willingness to assist with daily office tasks. Florida ties preferred, but not required. Interns must be able to commit three full days a week (9:00am-6:00pm during Session and 9:00am- 5:00pm during Congressional Recess) at minimum. Students welcome to apply. Those interested please send resume and cover letter to FL26Internships@gmail.com.

US House Job Vacancies -- February 23rd, 2015

House Vacancy Announcement and Placement Service (HVAPS) B-235 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 202-226-5836 Vacancy Bulletins are available for pick-up in Longworth HOB - B-227 (CAO First Call Customer Service Center) or in the CAO Human Resources Office - Ford HOB 102. To Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the Vacancy Listserv visit: http://www.house.gov/content/jobs/ Job Line: 202-226-4504 MEMBER AND COMMITTEE VACANCY LISTING Week of February 23, 2015 MEM-065-15 New England Democrat seeks a high energy, highly-organized, detail-oriented Scheduler to manage the Member’s District and DC schedule. Responsibilities include organizing and tracking invitations, meetings, speaking engagements, in District tours and meetings, and scheduling requests for the Member; occasional driving; and managing travel reservations. Candidates must be on call and available to assist the Member after regular business hours. Additionally, the Scheduler will work closely with the Chief of Staff and District Director to ensure efficient and seamless office operations. Qualified applicants should have a car, high energy, a very positive attitude, strong organizational skills, orientation to detail, possess strong verbal and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, savvy political instincts, poise and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and the ability to multitask. Connecticut ties and willingness to work from Connecticut a plus. Interested parties should email a cover letter and resume to CT05Jobs@gmail.com. No phone calls or walk-ins please. MEM-059-15 Southern Democrat and Member of the Small Business Committee, seeks Legislative Assistant to handle a broad legislative portfolio including Small Business, Financial Services, Judiciary, Healthcare, and Immigration. Qualified candidates must have strong writing, analytical, and organizational skills; a proven ability to perform under pressure while juggling multiple tasks with competing priorities; and sound political judgment. The Legislative Assistant will be expected to handle relevant committee work. This is not an entry level position. Absolutely no phone calls, e-mails or walk-ins. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply, North Carolina ties preferred but not required. Please email cover letter and resume to: NCCongressionalJobs@gmail.com (subject line should read: Legislative Assistant). MEM-058-15 GA04 is seeking a senior level staffer to serve as Director of Intergovernmental Relations. Incumbent will interface with Governor’s office, other constitutional officers, DeKalb, Rockdale, Gwinnett, Newton delegations in the Georgia House and Senate, state and local elected governmental agencies. Incumbent will develop and maintain relationships with government and constituent groups and monitor State legislation for their impact on federal policies and programs and will advocate for the legislative priorities of the Member in the District. The incumbent will draft speeches, public relations (i.e., congratulatory letters, letters of greeting, etc.) and serve as point person on local appropriations, ACA, and other issues. The incumbent will also assist the Communications Director and the DC office on messaging, providing original copy and editing, as needed, provides detailed reports on activities to DC and District staff, and must be willing to perform other duties as assigned. This is a senior staff appointment located in the District office reporting directly to the Congressman, Chief of Staff and District Director. Salary Range is $50,000 – 60,000. Interested persons should email ga04position@gmail.com. MEM-052-15 Senior Republican seeks to interview candidates for the position of Press Secretary for a fast-paced office. The successful candidate will have excellent written and verbal skills as well as the proven ability to manage multiple communications projects. She/he will be responsible for developing, managing and coordinating all communications activities, including writing press releases, op-eds, mail pieces, talking points, organizing press events, maintaining the official website including design, implementing social media strategy including Facebook, Twitter, etc., maintaining press database, writing e-newsletters & coordinating Tele-town halls. Duties will also include early daily news clips, briefing the Member for radio interviews, writing and implementing PSA's from the Member, interacting with the press as the Member’s principal spokesperson and coordinating the Member’s overall press relations. The ideal candidate will have Hill experience and familiarity with New Jersey. Must be able to work extended hours and under time pressure. Please email a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to pressopportunity2015@gmail.com. MEM-049-15 Pennsylvania Republican seeks press secretary in Washington, D.C. office. Duties include performing day-to-day operations of an active press office, including new media, drafting press releases, e-newsletters, talking points, and columns. Candidates must have Hill or campaign experience. PA ties preferred. Send resume, writing sample, and cover letter to PA.Resumes@mail.house.gov. MEM-048-15 North Carolina Democratic Congresswoman seeks an experienced Communications Director. The ideal applicant will be an excellent writer and editor with a proven ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks in a fastpaced environment, while meeting tight deadlines. Responsibilities include: planning and implementing national and local media strategies, managing social media platforms, writing press releases, talking points, op-eds and other materials. Candidate must build and maintain excellent relationships with members of the national and local media and editorial boards and have on-therecord experience. This is not an entry-level position; Hill experience is highly desired. Please send resume and two writing samples to NCCongressionalJobs@gmail.com. No phone calls, e-mails or walk-ins, please. Minorities and women encouraged to apply, North Carolina ties preferred. MEM-044-15 Florida Democrat seeks Communications Director to serve in his D.C. office. The Communications Director will coordinate all press activities, serve as the primary spokesperson for the Representative, and manage national media. The Communications Director will work with the Orlando-based Press Secretary to execute messaging strategies and media activities in the district. Candidates should be proactive, and possess superior written and oral communication skills (including strong writing, editing, and proofreading capabilities). The ideal candidate will have prior political experience and at least two years of professional communications work with national media experience. Primary Responsibilities: • Establishing and maintaining relationships with national and D.C.-based media • Coordinating all media efforts and communications-related events • Drafting and distributing press releases and media advisories; drafting, editing, and placing op-eds • Pitching stories to reporters, responding to press inquiries, and serving as the point-of-contact for national press • Monitoring media narratives and identifying opportunities to promote the Member • Overseeing franked communications strategy, including: the drafting, design, and distribution of franked mail content; executing telephone town hall events; and managing congressional e-newsletter • Managing the congressional website and ensuring that it features timely content • Coordinating and staffing the Congressman for interviews and events (including night and weekend commitments) To apply: Please send a current résumé, cover letter, salary requirement, two writing samples (not to exceed one page each), and three references to FL09job@gmail.com. No calls, emails or walk-ins, please. MEM-041-15 The Joint Economic Committee Democratic staff seeks a Communications Director with 5 or more years of experience in political communications or a closely-related field. He or she must have a proven ability to work with national print and broadcast reporters – a deep rolodex is a big plus. A successful candidate must be an innovative thinker with an ability to turn complex issues into stories suitable for print, television and radio. He or she must demonstrate excellent writing and editing skills and must possess a strong portfolio of press releases, statements, op-eds and other pieces. Knowledge of economic issues as well as significant coursework in economics is strongly desired. Experience with social media and graphics design is helpful but not required. Salary is commensurate with experience. Equal opportunity employer. Please submit a cover letter, resume and two short writing samples to: joint_economic_committee-dems_press@jec.senate.gov. MEM-038-15 Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards seeks a Legislative Correspondent for an active mail program. Individual will be responsible for drafting all constituent correspondence and potentially providing policy support to the Legislative Assistants. Candidate should have excellent writing ability, superior researching skills, and understanding of the legislative process in order to provide thoughtful and substantive responses to constituent correspondence. Hill background, experience with Intranet Quorum, and Maryland ties a plus. Please send your resume, a cover letter (include salary requirements), two writing samples (maximum of two-pages each), and a list of three references to chris.schloesser@mail.house.gov with “Legislative Correspondent Position” in the subject line. No phone calls or drop bys, please. MEM-034-15 The Office of Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) seeks a bright, creative, and hardworking legislative assistant to join our Washington, D.C.-based policy team. The legislative assistant will draft legislation, analyze bills, and meet with constituents concerning policy matters, among other duties. The legislative assistant will be expected to handle a diverse portfolio of policy issues, which can be tailored somewhat to the staffer's expertise and interests. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to individual liberty, economic freedom, and the defense of the Constitution. He or she also must be an excellent writer and clear thinker willing to take on the most serious impediments to a freer, more prosperous America. Candidates who prefer staid and steady work or who avoid challenges (and the occasional failure) may be more comfortable elsewhere. Candidates must have a B.A. or equivalent, and we prefer candidates with some policy experience, although Hill experience is not required. This is not an entry-level position. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to mi03.apply@gmail.com. MEM-030-15 Seeking Legislate Assistant for Small Business & Finance. CORE RESPONSIBILITIES: • to develop and plan legislative initiatives especially around small business and tax issues; • to monitor legislative developments within Committees and on the House floor; • to write floor speeches for the Member; • extensive knowledge of federal/state workforce issues and organized labor; • ability to draft statements for the Member; • to draft constituent correspondence for the Member; and • to meet with constituents and special interest groups on behalf of the Member. QUALIFICATIONS: • at least two (2) years of legislative experience not including internships; • strong academic credentials focused on business, tax and/or energy; • excellent oral and written communication skills; • thorough knowledge of the legislative process; • ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in the formulation and recommendation of policy positions for the Member on small business, federal tax and/or energy issues; • ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others; • ability to work well under pressure; • able to support a progressive caucus agenda; • reliable transportation; • ability to work in, and support a team environment; • thoroughness and careful attention to detail; and • availability to work long hours during the week and occasionally on weekends. DUTIES: • formulates legislative initiatives for assigned issue areas which includes: - devising a legislative plan; - drafting the plan into legislative form; - planning, coordinating and scheduling introduction of legislation in the House (or offering it on an appropriate vehicle if it is an amendment); - gathering support for a bill or amendment from other Members, as well as appropriate interest groups; - working with committees on legislation; - coordinating legislative support to get the bill passed in the House. • tracks legislation and other developments in his or her assigned issue areas and briefs the Member for floor work, committee work, work in the district, and outside House-related activities; • monitors legislative developments within committees; • plans and coordinates co-sponsorship and support of other legislation; • monitors legislation on the House floor, providing the Member with information on each vote; • writes Floor speeches for the Member; • if assigned to issues pending before a specific committee, prepares for and attends committee meetings and hearings with or without the Member (i.e., keeps in contact with committee staff and meets with interest groups and constituents with interests in such meetings); • acts as liaison with committee and agency staffs; • performs special projects assigned by the Member or Chief of Staff / Legislative Counsel; • meets with constituents and interest groups; • provides information on and generates ideas for press, mass mailings, and newsletters; • answers constituent letters and helps constituents on federal matters; • performs other duties as assigned; and • Preference for applicants from Michigan. SEND RESUMES AND ONE WRITING SAMPLE TO: CapitolHill14@gmail.com MEM-023-15 Republican Committee Staff is seeking applications for a Legislative Assistant position to serve as the junior member of the Committee's tax policy group. Primary responsibilities include administrative and clerking duties, active responsiveness to Member office requests, and contribution to materials for member meetings, hearings, markups, draft legislation, and other committee business. JD, CPA, and/or tax experience preferred. Recent law school graduates with a strong interest in tax welcome to apply. Please submit a resume and one brief writing sample to GOPTaxLA@gmail.com. MEM-020-15 Senior, Progressive, Democratic Ways and Means Committee Member has an opening for a Tax and Finance Counsel/ Advisor to handle tax, pension, financial services, small business, immigration, and homeland security policy. This is not an entry-level position. Ideal candidates have Congressional experience and substantive tax policy/ legal knowledge. Applicants should be strong writers with the abilities to learn quickly, multi-task, and work independently in a fluid environment. Great interpersonal skills and a good sense of humor are a requisite. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Candidates should be prepared to start as soon as possible. Please email a cover letter, resume, and references to leg.job@mail.house.gov. No phone calls or drop-ins. MEM-009-15 Senior Democrat seeks candidates for the position of Communications Director/Policy Advisor for a fast-paced and highly engaged office. The successful candidate will have excellent written and verbal skills, the proven ability to manage multiple communications projects, and the ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in the representation of the Member’s position on policy issues. S/he will be responsible for developing, managing and coordinating all communications activities, including writing press releases, op-eds, mail pieces, talking points, organizing press events, maintaining the official website, implementing social media strategy, maintaining press database, writing e-newsletters & coordinating Tele-town halls. Duties will also include briefing the Member for interviews, writing and implementing PSAs, interacting with the press as the Member’s principal spokesperson and coordinating the Member’s overall press relations. The ideal candidate will have Hill experience, a depth of legislative and policy knowledge including that of the appropriations process, and Ohio connections of benefit. Candidates must be able to work extended hours and under time pressure, while maintaining a positive attitude and demeanor. Please submit resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and salary requirements to Midwestern.Resume@mail.house.gov with “Communication Director/Policy Advisor” in the subject line. No walk-ins or phone calls. MEM-007-15 Progressive Senior Appropriator seeks a Legislative Director to lead staff in a team-oriented office and serve as liaison to DHS appropriations subcommittee. Responsibilities: supervise day to day activity of legislative staff; contribute to office communications plan; proactively promote the office legislative agenda; manage a personal legislative issue portfolio which may include homeland security, defense, civil rights, judiciary, trade and foreign affairs among others; and perform other related duties as assigned. Candidates should possess thorough knowledge of the legislative process and House procedures; previous supervisory experience; excellent organizational and communication skills; ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines; flexibility with priorities and ever changing deadlines; detail orientation; and ability to meet attendance requirements including a varied and often unpredictable work schedule. Pluses include knowledge of immigration/DHS issues, California ties and Spanish proficiency. People of color, women and LGBT persons strongly encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should submit via email the following documents: cover letter, resume and one writing sample. Care should be taken to include each document as a separate attachment in the same email to: SoCalDCstaffOpening@mail.house.gov.