Tuesday, August 26, 2014

US House Job Vacancy List -- August 25, 2014

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 August 25, 2014 MEM-295-14 Legislative Correspondent- Republican Member seeks Legislative Correspondent with strong Tennessee ties to manage all aspects of constituent correspondence. In addition, this position works with the scheduler to coordinate Member’s schedule in the Washington office. Other duties include: sorting incoming letters and emails, tracking and assigning mail through constituent management software, drafting and sending timely responses. Successful candidates must demonstrate exceptional writing ability, attention to detail, and organizational skills. Hill experience, familiarity with IQ ties are a plus. Send resume and cover letter to TNHousejob@gmail.com MEM-286-14 Staff Assistant: We are seeking a highly energetic, motivated, and organized individual to join the team of a Senior Democratic member of Congress. The candidate will have strong interpersonal skills, be comfortable with managing multiple tasks and work well under pressure. The staff assistant is responsible for preparing letters of greetings, condolence and congratulations on behalf of the Member; answering the phones; coordinating mail and casework distribution; making room reservations for meetings. Light casework assignments will include post office problems and requests for expedited passports and as assigned by the District Director. The staff assistant also serves as intern coordinator by recruiting training, scheduling and assigning duties. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, significant experience interacting with the public, excellent writing and communication skills and a working knowledge of the District of Columbia. Candidate must be a resident of the District of Columbia or willing to move immediately to D.C., if hired. The closing date for this until fillee. Salary is based on skill and experience level. Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, references and two writing samples to: DC00.NortonResume@mail.houe.gov or fax to (202) 225-1129 Absolutely no phone calls will be accepted! MEM-281-14 California Democrat is hiring a Scheduler/Executive Assistant for a fast paced and team-oriented Washington, DC office. Duties of the position include but are not limited to: DC and district offices. arrangements. about the Member’s schedule. g all front office operations in the Washington DC office. Qualifications and Skills for the position: interpersonal skills. -task in a fast-paced environment. district while managing the schedule. Member’s needs, while being creative. ability to work well as an individual and as a member of a team. If interested, please email a resume, cover letter, and references to CAJobs@mail.house.gov with “Scheduler/ Executive Assistant” in the subject line. Previous scheduling experience is strongly preferred. Salary will be commensurate with experience. This is not an entry level position.

US House Internship Vacancies List -- August 25th, 2014

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 August 25, 2014 MEM-302-14 The Office of Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson is seeking full-time and part-time unpaid interns for the Fall 2014 semester in the member’s Washington D.C. office. Responsibilities will 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 writing sample to DCintern.tx30@gmail.com. Please no phone calls or walk-ins. MEM-301-14 The office of Congressman Albio Sires (NJ-08) seeks motivated, well-organized interns for our Washington, DC office on a full or part-time basis for the fall semester. Excellent writing and communication skills as well as good judgment are essential. Duties will include assisting staff with correspondence and research, attending hearings and briefings, greeting guests, answering phones & other duties as needed. If you are interested, please fax a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to 202-226-0792. MEM-300-14 The House’s most unique and courageous conservative seeks smart, happy interns (of all ages and backgrounds) for the reminder of the year. Alas, we cannot pay you. Schedules and start/end dates are negotiable if you’re worth it. We do not insist on specific, arbitrary submissions: send us whatever personal materials you think will give us reason to hire you, even if that’s just a standard boring resume and canned cover letter. Writing samples are encouraged, but not required, because even a short cover letter belies and betrays a lousy writer. Brevity is the soul of wit. This Member is not a jerk, and neither loathes nor avoids interns, but loves them, and actually speaks to them. If you are selected for this internship you will have extraordinary access to the Member and to meaningful projects that go well beyond the standard intern grunt work (or your money back). Personality and ideology are important. Please bring a confident, vigorous intellect and no drama. Ideal candidates will be true patriots who can count up to 17 in trillions, and care more about future generations than they do about sucking up to current leadership. Mushy pleasers/appeasers keep walkin’. HINT: vapid granolas who fear guns, hate babies, are ashamed of America, and think Islamic terrorists and illegal aliens are just misunderstood will not be comfortable here. Reply to: kim.tape@mail.house.gov. MEM-299-14 Congresswoman Candice S. Miller (R-MI) seeks legislative interns for the Fall 2014 (September-December) 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, managing constituent phone calls, and assisting staff with administrative tasks. Interns will also have the opportunity to conduct legislative research, 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. To apply, please send cover letter and resume to MI10Intern@gmail.com . MEM-298-14 The Office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) is seeking a full-time or part-time Press and Social Media intern for the fall of 2014. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to compiling press clips, monitoring daily news, drafting talking points and press releases, updating social media and working closely with the communications director. The ideal candidate will have previous experience in public relations or journalism, possess strong written communications skills, ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and professional manner. Please note that the internship is unpaid and housing is not provided, but student can qualify for academic credit depending on the requirements of the college or university. Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, short writing sample (in the form of a speech or press release) and dates of availability with "Norton Internship" in the subject line to Jason.spear@mail.house.gov. No phone calls or drop-ins please. MEM-297-14 The Office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) is seeking a full-time or part-time intern for the fall of 2014. 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 will include, but are not limited to, attending Congressional briefings, giving tours of the Capitol, conducting research, responding to constituent inquiries, and processing tour and flag requests. Qualified applicants should possess a professional and courteous demeanor, excellent communication skills, the ability to multi-task, fastidious attention to detail, and interest in the legislative and governmental process. To apply, please send a resume, contact information for three references, writing sample, and cover letter to Jason.spear@mail.house.gov, with the subject Norton Internship. No phone calls or drop-ins please. MEM-296-14 The Washington, DC office of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-NY) is offering internship opportunities for students and recent graduates starting immediately. First-hand experience in Congresswoman Slaughter’s office will provide interns with an unparalleled knowledge and understanding of the development of public policy and government affairs. Intern responsibilities include drafting letters to constituents, attending committee hearings, writing summary briefs, researching various issues for the legislative staff and assisting with additional office duties. Interns will receive unique insight into the legislative process and parliamentary procedure as a result of Congresswoman Slaughter’s position as the Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee. The Rules Committee determines the parameters of debate for all major pieces of legislation before it can be considered on the House Floor, including which amendments can be offered. The internship provides different opportunities with staff to discuss their experiences on the Hill and future employment strategies. Applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, and a one to three page writing sample to James Blum at NY25.InternApplications@mail.house.gov. Please do not hesitate to contact James at (202) 225-3615 with any questions. MEM-294-14 Nevada Congressman Steven Horsford is seeking current college students or recent college graduates wishing to gain Capitol Hill experience for a full-time or part-time semester internship to begin in August and/or September 2014. We are seeking motivated, organized, and reliable individuals to assist the legislative and administrative staff with day-to-day duties. Such duties include assisting the legislative and communications staff, attending briefings and hearings, answering phones, drafting constituent correspondence letters, doing legislative research and various other tasks. The internship is unpaid, though interns will gain valuable Hill and office experience and will have access to many unique Hill opportunities. Nevada and District 4 ties are preferred, but not necessary. Please send a resume and cover letter to NV04Internships@mail.house.gov. Your application should include your anticipated start date and availability. Please no drop bys or phone calls. MEM-293-14 Internships are currently available in Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren’s (CA-19) Washington, D.C. office for the 2014 Fall Semester. Congresswoman Lofgren represents California’s 19th Congressional District, which lies in the heart of California’s “Silicon Valley”. Interns have the chance to experience the fast-paced atmosphere of a busy Congressional office and gain invaluable work experience. This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in the legislative process. Interns’ responsibilities will vary—in addition to answering phones and running errands around the Capitol, interns will have the opportunity to attend hearings and briefings, research legislation for legislative staff, and answer constituent letters on various issues before the House. Qualified applicants must possess excellent writing and analytical skills, a demonstrated work ethic, and ability to function in a fast-paced environment. A successful candidate will be motivated, able to multitask, and have the ability to work well under pressure. Full-time and part-time internship positions are available beginning September 3, 2014. Part-time interns must work at least three full days a week. Internships are unpaid. California-19 and/or California ties are preferred but not required. Interested applicants should apply through http://lofgren.house.gov/. Please cite Brad Traverse as source of this lead. MEM-292-14 Congressman Dan Kildee’s Washington, D.C. office is always seeking motivated and hard-working college students for fall internships. Although internships are unpaid, students will gain valuable work experience in a fast-paced congressional office. QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must be highly motivated, have excellent oral and written communications skills, responsible, dependable, and eager to learn. JOB DESCRIPTION: Interns are expected to carry out any task assigned to them. Tasks include and are not limited to the following: Researching legislative issues, preparing constituent correspondence, data entry, and helping maintain the efficient day-to-day operations of an active Congressional office. If interested, please send a resume and letters of recommendation to Ghada Alkiek at ghada.alkiek@mail.house.gov For more information on Congressman Dan Kildee and Michigan’s 5th Congressional District, please visit our website at www.dankildee.house.gov MEM-291-14 New York Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) is seeking unpaid Interns for the fall semester, preferably to begin in late August and finish in December. Interns will:  Assist with office administrative tasks including, sorting incoming mail, greeting visitors, and answering the telephone.  Assist in the preparation of constituent responses, bills, and amendments.  Perform legislative research.  Respond to requests from constituents.  Attend briefings, hearings, and special events where they may have the opportunity to meet with Members of Congress, leaders of industry, and the press.  Gain valuable Hill experience and learn about the federal legislative process. Currently, 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. Applicant Instructions: Please e-mail or fax a resume, brief cover letter, and 1-2 page writing sample to: Email: Gabriella.Libby@mail.house.gov Fax: 202-225-6923. MEM-290-14 Congressional Black Caucus Internship- Fall 2014 - The Congressional Black Caucus is accepting applications for internship positions available for fall 2014. This unpaid internship will provide valuable hands on experience in developing and executing initiatives for a Congressional Caucus and will provide an understanding the Caucus’s role in the legislative process. This is an excellent opportunity for college students and recent graduates seeking Capitol Hill experience. All majors are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should e-mail a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Charlyn.Stanberry@mail.house.gov with “Fall 2014 Internship” in the subject. Please also include dates of availability. MEM-289-14 Fall Legal Fellow - Energetic NY Freshman Democrat is seeking a highly motivated Legislative Fellow to assist with a number of issues, including criminal justice, intellectual property, and financial services. Responsibilities include analyzing policy issues, drafting memos, researching policy positions, and assisting extremely active legislative staff as needed. The ideal candidate should possess strong communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to operate in a fast-paced environment. Candidates with New York ties and previous internship/work experience are strongly encouraged to apply. This fellowship is unpaid but is eligible for school credit where applicable. Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to NY.ResumeInbox@mail.house.gov with “Legal Fellowship” in the subject line. Equal opportunity employer. No calls or walk-ins please. MEM-288-14 The office of Congresswoman Diana DeGette (CO-01) is seeking applications for internships during the Fall. As a fast-paced office for an active member of the Democratic leadership, we expect a lot from our interns and pride ourselves on an excellent internship program. Duties include, but are not limited to, answering phones, sorting mail, attending briefings, drafting constituent correspondence, and providing assistance to the legislative staff. Applicants must have excellent writing and communications skills. Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample (2-3 pages) to tom.gibson@mail.house.gov with the subject line “Intern Application.” MEM-287-14 The Washington, DC office of Congressman Peter DeFazio (OR-04) seeks highly motivated interns, full time or part time, for Fall 2014. 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 matt.leasure@mail.house.gov. Candidates with Oregon ties are strongly encouraged to apply. No phone calls or drop-ins, please. MEM-284-14 The office of Congresswoman Suzan DelBene seeks full and part-time interns for her Washington, D.C. office. Interns will work in a fast-paced congressional office, gaining valuable experience and knowledge of the United States Congress. Intern responsibilities include greeting constituents and handling constituent phone calls, assisting staff with administrative tasks, conducting research, and assisting with constituent correspondence. Washington, D.C. interns will have the opportunity to lead tours of the U.S. Capitol as well as attend hearings and briefings for the legislative staff. The ideal candidates will possess exceptional written and oral communication skills, a high degree of professionalism, as well as a strong interest in public service. Washington state ties are a plus, but are not required. Interested applicants should email a current resume and cover letter to Internship.DelBene@mail.house.gov. MEM-283-14 Congressman John Lewis, Representative for the 5th District of Georgia, seeks fall interns for his Washington, D.C., office. Interns will work in a fast-paced setting and gain valuable experience and knowledge of the United States Congress. Responsibilities include greeting constituents and visitors, handling phone calls, supporting staff with administrative tasks, conducting legislative research, aiding communications staff, and assisting with special projects and assignments. Preference will be given to those with Georgia connections and those available full-time. If you would like to receive more information or apply to our internship program, please complete the application at http://johnlewis.house.gov/. For immediate consideration, please send the application, resume, and writing sample to William.Feeney@mail.house.gov. MEM-282-14 Congressman Tim Walz (D-MN) seeks interns for the Fall 2014 semester. Applicants should be highly-motivated, well-organized, and eager to assist with legislative and administrative needs of the staff. Such duties include but are not limited to attending briefings, answering the phones, drafting and responding to constituent letters, assisting in research, giving tours of the capitol, and various other administrative tasks. Applicants should possess an interest in the legislative process, as well as strong written and verbal communications skills. Minnesota ties a plus. Veterans and active military encourage to apply. Applications accepted for both full-time and part-time positions (min. 16 hours per week). This is an unpaid position. To be considered, please send a resume and cover letter by August 22nd to denise.fleming@mail.house.gov with “Fall Internship” in the subject line. MEM-279-14 The office of Congressman Keith Ellison seeks unpaid interns to fill positions for August through December 2014.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. Minnesota ties strongly preferred. If interested, please send resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to zach.freed@mail.house.gov MEM-278-14 Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL) is now accepting applications for highly motivated interns to join her Washington, DC for a full time, unpaid internship in the Fall of 2014. Interns will work in a fast-paced Congressional office, gaining valuable experience and knowledge of the United States Congress. Candidates should be proactive, professional, dependable, and have an interest in the legislative process. Excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to multi-task, and attention to detail are critical for this position. Internships are open to all majors and designed for undergraduate students and recent graduates with an interest in public service. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA or higher, be enrolled in or have graduated from college, and be 18 years of age or older. Starting and ending dates are flexible, depending on academic calendar, with a preferred start date of September 2nd. Main responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting Congressional Staff, preforming research, answering telephones, processing mail, data entry, and general office duties. Interns will also have the opportunity to attend special events, such as committee meetings and seminars. Candidates with Alabama ties are strongly encouraged to apply. Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, a short writing sample, and a transcript (unofficial is okay) to sewell.interns@mail.house.gov by August 20th, 2014. No calls or walk-ins please. MEM-277-14 The office of Congresswoman Susan Davis (CA-53) is accepting applications for interns in Washington, DC on a full or part-time basis for the fall semester. Qualified candidates must be highly motivated, well-organized, detail-oriented, and possess excellent communication skills. The ability to work in teams and use good judgment is critical. Duties will include helping staff with correspondence and research, greeting guests, answering phones, scheduling tours and assisting with other front-office duties. Applicants with an interest in Education Policy are encouraged to apply. Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required. All interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to CA53DCInternApp@mail.house.gov. MEM-276-14 Long-serving, southern Republican is seeking fall interns. Duties include, but are not limited to: staffing front office and greeting visitors, answering phones, coordinating and executing flag and tour requests, assisting with mail processing, and helping with other projects as needed. Strong organizational skills and a positive, team-oriented attitude are required. Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to congressionalofficejobs@gmail.com MEM-275-14 The Office of Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) is seeking interns fall semester for the DC office. Qualified candidates will be able to multi-task and thrive in a fast-paced work environment, while providing high-quality “customer service” to our constituents. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, handling constituent correspondence, answering phones, booking and leading constituent tours, attending hearings and briefings, and assisting legislative staff where needed. Students and recent graduates with ties to California’s 14th district are strongly preferred; general California ties are a must. Interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to speier.internships@mail.house.gov no later than August 15. Interns will begin August 25 or September 2 depending on their availability, and end in mid-December. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interview. No phone calls, please. MEM-274-14 The Washington, D.C. office of Congressman Tim Bishop is currently seeking interns available to begin August and September 2014. Interns should be comfortable answering office phones, greeting office visitors, giving tours of the U.S. Capitol, assisting the legislative staff with research, sorting mail, taking notes at hearings and briefings, and assisting with general office work. Strong writing and interpersonal skills are necessary. Applicants should be hard working, intelligent, and enthusiastic with an interest in politics, history and government. Long Island or New York ties are a plus, but not required. Those interested should send a resume to ny01.internapplications@gmail.com. Qualified applicants will be sent an application packet. College students and recent graduates encouraged to apply. Please note this is an unpaid position. The office of Congressman Tim Bishop is happy to work with colleges and universities for credit. MEM-271-14 A Democratic California Congressman is seeking highly motivated interns to join his Washington, DC office for a part or full time unpaid internship for the autumn term (September-December). Candidates should be organized, professional, quick learners, and team players. Strong oral and written communication skills and close attention to detail are important. Main responsibilities include but are not limited to 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. Candidates with California ties and previous internship/work experience are strongly encouraged to apply. Please e-mail a resume and cover letter to Intern.Resume@mail.house.gov. MEM-270-14 The Washington, DC office of Rep. Mark Sanford (SC-01) seeks applicants for unpaid fulltime internships for the fall semester to begin immediately. Applicants should be able to competently handle telephone calls, be well-organized, have an eye for detail, possess strong writing skills, be generally knowledgeable of legislative and related issues, and be able to complete tasks as directed. Main duties include answering telephones, logging constituent calls, giving tours of the Capitol to visitors, opening and sorting mail, and assisting with other administrative tasks. Interns will have many opportunities to take on additional responsibilities within the office, at the discretion of staff. Anyone interested should send a resume to Martha@mail.house.gov. MEM-269-14 Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-01) is currently seeking full- or part-time interns for the 2014 fall semester in her Washington, DC office. Interns will assist in the day-to-day operations of a DC Congressional office by supporting members of staff with constituent communication, legislative research, and administrative activities. They will also serve as a tour coordinator and occasionally act as a guide of the United States Capitol to Maine constituents visiting Washington. Qualified candidates will possess an interest in the legislative process, excellent writing and communication skills, strong attention to detail, and a willingness to learn and take on new tasks. The internship is unpaid, though interns will be an essential component to the effectiveness of the office and will be considered an integral member of the team. Maine ties are preferred, but not necessary. Please send a resume, cover letter, and brief writing sample to evan.johnston@mail.house.gov with the subject line Fall Internship. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Please no drop bys or phone calls. MEM-268-14 Congressman Steve Israel (D-NY) is seeking unpaid interns for his Washington, DC office for the fall term (August/September - December, full or part time). Intern duties include answering the phone, writing letters, attending legislative briefings, and assisting staff members with special projects. Attention to detail and strong writing and grammar skills are required. Candidates from the 3rd Congressional District of New York are especially encouraged to apply, although all applications will be considered equally regardless of state or district ties. Prospective candidates should apply online and submit a resume and cover letter to repisraelinterns@gmail.com. No phone calls or drop ins, please. MEM-267-14 Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) is seeking highly-motivated, self-starting, and detail-orientated individuals for his Fall 2014 internship program to begin as early as August 18th. Opportunities include answering phones, processing mail, drafting constituent correspondence letters, researching legislative issues, attending Congressional hearings/briefings/seminars, and assisting in administrative operations. The internship is unpaid. Work may qualify for academic credit, depending on the requisites of the college or university. Please e-mail your cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample to Christian Sy at Christian.Sy@mail.house.gov. MEM-265-14 Senior Democratic Congressman Brad Sherman (CA-30) seeks highly motivated, full and part-time interns for Fall 2014. Interns are responsible for both administrative and legislative duties. Legislative support includes preparing materials for hearings, attending hearings and briefings, reaching out to agencies and congressional offices, and researching legislation for the Member and Legislative Staff. Administrative tasks include answering phones, greeting visitors, leading tours and sorting mail. Candidates should be professional, possess strong oral and written communication skills, have the ability to multitask, and have a good sense of humor. Ties to California’s 30th Congressional District are a plus but not required. Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter and resume to luke.stone@mail.house.gov with “CA-30 Internship” as the subject. Please do not hesitate to contact Luke with any questions by sending him an email or calling (202) 225-5911. MEM-264-14 Congressman Vern Buchanan (R-FL-16) has full-time and part-time, unpaid internships available for the fall session (August-December) in his Washington, DC office. Qualified candidates should possess excellent organizational and communication skills, should have a positive attitude, and a strong work ethic. Although internships are unpaid, our office is happy to fill out any necessary forms for students to receive credit at their respective college or university. All interested individuals should submit a cover letter and resume to jillian.gates@mail.house.gov with “2014 Fall Internship” in the subject line. MEM-263-14 The Office of Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster (NH-02) is seeking qualified candidates to intern full time and part time in our Washington, D.C. office starting in August/September 2014. Candidates with ties to the Northeast—especially New Hampshire—are especially encouraged to apply. Interns will assist the staff with a variety of tasks, including office administration, legislative research, constituent correspondence, and other duties as assigned. Administration will include daily tasks such as welcoming guests, being aware of the Congresswoman’s and staff schedules, answering phones, constituent tours, mail administration, and other duties. Legislative research and constituent correspondence will include being aware of current and pending legislation, researching legislation for constituent correspondence, attending briefings, and other duties. Candidates should have excellent writing and communication skills, strong organizational abilities, a good work ethic, an ability to work independently, and a drive to take initiative. If candidates have any questions or wish to apply, please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references to the ATT of Scott Elias at NH02.Internship@mail.house.gov or call 202-225-5206. Please include “Your Last Name-Internship App” in the subject line and include your availability in your cover letter and/or email. MEM-262-14 Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) is currently seeking an unpaid intern to start work in August or September in his Washington, D.C. office. Interns perform a variety of front office responsibilities, including answering phones, receiving guests, and providing tours of the Capitol Building. They will also research legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attend hearings and briefings, write memos, and answer constituent letters on various issues before the House. Interns should possess strong research, writing, analytical, and interpersonal skills. Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter to internshipsIL10@gmail.com. MEM-261-14 The Washington, DC office of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-NY) is offering internship opportunities for students and recent graduates starting immediately. First-hand experience in Congresswoman Slaughter’s office will provide interns with an unparalleled knowledge and understanding of the development of public policy and government affairs. Intern responsibilities include drafting letters to constituents, attending committee hearings, writing summary briefs, researching various issues for the legislative staff and assisting with additional office duties. Interns will receive unique insight into the legislative process and parliamentary procedure as a result of her position as the Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee. The Rules Committee determines the parameters of debate for all major pieces of legislation before it can be considered on the House Floor, including which amendments can be offered. The internship provides different opportunities with staff to discuss their experiences on the Hill and future employment strategies. Applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, and a one to three page writing sample to Jack Spasiano at NY25.InternApplications@mail.house.gov. Please do not hesitate to contact Jack at (202) 225-3615 with any questions. MEM-260-14 The Office of Representative Kevin Brady (TX-08) is currently seeking full-time fall interns for 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. Though start date is flexible, a mid-August start date is ideal. Interested Candidates should send a resume and cover letter to: TX08intern@gmail.com MEM-259-14 Fall Intern – The Office of Congressman David Price (NC-04) is seeking qualified candidates to intern in our Washington, D.C. office for the fall semester (September through the end of November.) This unpaid internship will provide valuable hands-on experience in a Congressional office and a greater understanding of the legislative process. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: attending Congressional briefings, conducting research for staffers, responding to constituent inquiries, operating the phones, sorting the mail, and giving tours of the Capitol. The internship program is open to college undergraduates, regardless of major, who are attending a DC-area college or who are participating in a semester program in Washington sponsored by a college or university. NC ties are required. Please fill out the application by September 1st and follow the submitting instructions at http://price.house.gov/internships/. MEM-258-14 Congresswoman Candice S. Miller (R-MI) seeks legislative interns for the Fall 2014 (September-December) 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, managing constituent phone calls, and assisting staff with administrative tasks. Interns will also have the opportunity to conduct legislative research, 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. To apply, please send cover letter, resume and writing sample to MI10Internship@gmail.com . MEM-257-14 The Office of Congressman Robert A. Brady (PA-01) seeks interns for fall 2014 (Sept-Dec). Internship responsibilities will include: assisting with research, processing mail, data entry, reception duties, office errands, and other duties as assigned by Intern Supervisor. Ideal candidate will have strong social skills, good oral and written communication abilities, a willingness to learn, basic knowledge of the political process, and a firm opinion on the best cheesesteak in Philadelphia. Pennsylvania ties preferred. Please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Liz Leibowitz at liz.leibowitz@mail.house.gov. Please no phone calls or drop-ins. MEM-256-14 The Office of Congresswoman Elizabeth H. Esty is seeking qualified candidates to intern in our Washington, D.C office. Start date: Immediately through November with flexibility Interns will assist the staff with a variety of tasks, including office administration, legislative research, constituent correspondence, and other duties as assigned. Administration will include daily tasks such as welcoming guests, being aware of the Congressman’s and staff’s schedules, answering phones, constituent tours, mail administration, and other duties. Legislative research and constituent correspondence will include being aware of current and pending legislation, researching legislation for constituent correspondence, attending briefings, and other duties. Candidates should have excellent writing and communication skills, strong organizational abilities, a good work ethic, an ability to work independently. Connecticut ties preferred but not required. Hours will be Monday-Friday 9:00am-6:00pm If candidates have any questions or wish to apply, please send resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Nakia.Mulley@mail.house.gov MEM-255-14 Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler’s office is currently accepting applications for internships in the Washington D.C. and the Vancouver offices. This is a great opportunity for college students, recent graduates, military veterans and others who are interested in an insider’s view of the legislative process and the daily operations of a congressional office. Typical intern responsibilities in the D.C. office include: leading tours of the U.S. Capitol, fielding calls from constituents, administrative tasks, attending congressional hearings and briefings, and assisting staff in a variety of projects including research, writing and editing. Intern tasks in the Vancouver office include: fielding calls from constituents, administrative tasks, assisting staff in a variety of projects and events, sorting and delivering mail, and entering data. All candidates should possess great oral and written communication skills, be highly motivated, demonstrate knowledge of computer applications, maintain a positive attitude and show initiative. Applicants must be able to make a commitment of at least 10 weeks. Those with Washington state or Pacific Northwest ties are preferred, but all may apply. Internships are unpaid; however, if academic credit can be awarded through your school, the office will be happy to assist in that process. To apply, please submit the following materials to Breanna.Deutsch@mail.house.gov: Do not hesitate to contact the office if you have any questions regarding our internship program. MEM-254-14 Nevada Congressman Steven Horsford (NV-04) is currently seeking an intern for the Fall of 2014. Applicants must be at least a high school junior/senior, college student, or recent college graduate wishing to gain legislative experience for a full-time or part-time semester internship to begin in August and/or September 2014. We are seeking motivated, organized, and reliable individuals to assist the district office staff with day-to-day duties. Such duties include assisting the staffers and communications staff, attending congressional outreach events, answering phones, working with the constituents of NV-04, doing legislative research and various other tasks. The internship is unpaid, and will take place in the Congressman’s District office in Nevada. Interns will gain valuable congressional and office experience and will have access to many unique opportunities. Nevada and District 4 ties are preferred, but not necessary. Please send a resume and cover letter to NV04Internships@gmail.com. Include your anticipated start and end dates and have “DO Internship” as the subject of your email. Please no drop bys, phone calls, or emailing staff members. MEM-223-14 Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) is currently accepting applications for Fall semester internship positions in his Washington D.C. office. This unpaid internship will provide valuable hands-on experience in a Congressional office and a greater understanding of the legislative process. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, attending Congressional briefings, giving tours of the Capitol, conducting research, responding to constituent inquiries, and processing tour and flag requests. Qualified applicants should possess a professional and courteous demeanor, excellent communication skills, the ability to multi-task, fastidious attention to detail, and interest in the legislative and governmental process. This is an excellent opportunity for college students and recent graduates seeking Capitol Hill experience. All majors are encouraged to apply. Ties to California’s Ninth Congressional District are preferred, but not required. Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to nick.sullivan@mail.house.gov with “CA-09 Internship” in the subject line. Include dates of availability.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Director of Foundation Relations University of Maryland -- Washington D.C. Metro Area

Director of Foundation Relations University of Maryland - Washington D.C. Metro Area https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/28020 Job description Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Corporate and Foundation Relations, the Director will provide leadership in and have primary responsibility for foundation fund raising for gifts and grants between $100K to $1 million. This is a dynamic role at a major research university with great career growth potential. The University of Maryland is one of the nation’s premiere research universities with many highly-ranked programs located just nine miles from the U.S. Capital with significant interaction with many government agencies and private funders. The Director will be required to create thoughtful strategies that align University strengths, initiatives, and priorities with foundation programs, and play a key role in positioning the University on the leading edge within a myriad of disciplines. Desired Skills and Experience Education (include licenses, certifications, etc.): Bachelor’s degree required. Experience: Three to five years of experience working with private foundations, government grants and/or corporate foundations is required. Experience preparing reports on revenue projections, and monitoring progress of all grant submissions is required. Experience writing proposals is required. Strong communication and interpersonal skills is required. Experience working in a deadline-driven environment is required. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of the foundation community. Understanding and appreciation of the University of Maryland and its diversity of graduate and undergraduate programs in all disciplines. Able to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines. Strong written and oral communication skills. Knowledge of fundraising information sources. Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies. Knowledge and familiarity with prospect research. Additional Information: Physical Demands of the Position: Traditional office environment with much time spent working at a computer. Must be willing to travel as much as 10 % of the time. For best consideration, please apply by Monday, August 11, 2014. **Applicants are required to submit two professional writing samples demonstrating the ability to present complex ideas in a written format are required. Examples of documentation used to solicit and/or secure partnerships or funding support are preferred. The salary range for this position is $94,000s to $ 118,000s. Benefits offered: The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including 22 Days Annual Leave; 15 Days Sick Leave; 3 Days Personal Leave; 15 Paid Holidays; Tuition Remission; Health, Dental, Vision and Prescription coverage. Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No Visa sponsorship is offered for this position. Documents should be uploaded in PDF format. If you need assistance uploading documents, please contact the University Human Resources eTerp Help Desk at 301-405-5600. About this company The University of Maryland, College Park (often referred to as The University of Maryland, UM, UMD, UMCP, or Maryland) is a public research university located in the city of College Park in Prince George's County, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C. Founded in 1856, the University of Maryland is the flagship institution of the University System of Maryland. Maryland is the largest university in the state and the largest in the Washington Metropolitan Area.It is a member of the Association of American Universities and a founding member of the Atlantic Coast Conference athletic league. The University of Maryland's proximity to the nation's capital has resulted in strong research partnerships with the Federal government. Many members of the faculty receive research funding and institutional support from agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Department of Homeland Security. As of fiscal year 2009, the University of Maryland, College Park's operating budget was projected to be approximately US$1.531 billion.[10] For the same fiscal year, the University of Maryland received a total of $518 million in research funding, surpassing its 2008 mark by $117 million.[11] As of December 1, 2011, the university's "Great Expectations" campaign had exceeded $900 million in private donations.

Director, Communications and Strategy -- US Chamber of Commerce

Director, Communications and Strategy US Chamber of Commerce Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) OVERVIEW: Lead GIPC’s day-to-day media outreach and broaden awareness and increase visibility of the Chamber and GIPC and its intellectual property (IP) policy agenda. RESPONSIBILITIES: Work with executive director to initiate, develop, and deliver short- and long-term media campaigns to build press awareness and coverage of GIPC issues, programs, and events; draft and clear written reports, including press releases, media advisories, op-eds, and executive briefings; research and implement ways to leverage new and emerging media technologies to strengthen public awareness of key issues; work with the Chamber’s Communications Division and board to develop and oversee GIPC’s communications strategy; prepare staff for media interviews and draft communications; and develop and manage budgetary and other resources to achieve goals. REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree and 8-10 years’ related experience in communications, multimedia, or public relations; excellent written and verbal communications skills; creative self-starter with experience pitching and landing stories; ability to develop unified messages around policy issues under tight deadlines; strong proofreading and organizational skills; the ability to effectively interact with senior-level executives and outside contacts and vendors; familiarity with IP issues; knowledge of website management and social media; and proficiency in MS Office products. Background in journalism and/or content and project management preferred. Apply here: https://www4.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/USChamber/PublicJobs/Intranet/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=11022&esid=az

Crain's Career Strategy Weekend -- Chicago

Crain's Career Strategy Weekend • Explore a fundamentally different way to chart your career path • Participate in self-assessments with analysis from Chicago’s leading career experts • Be part of a connected, supportive, accountable group of like-minded professionals September 19 – 21, Chicago www.chicagobusiness.com/careered Questions? Contact us at ccbevents@crain.com or 312-649-5472

Mike Mansfield Fellowship Program -- Applications

August 20, 2014 Now Recruiting for the Mike Mansfield Fellowship Program The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation is now recruiting for the Mike Mansfield Fellowship Program. The Fellowship Program was established by the U.S. Congress in 1994 to build a corps of U.S. federal government employees with proficiency in the Japanese language and practical, firsthand knowledge about Japan and its government. The Mansfield Fellowship Program includes a seven-week homestay and language training program in Ishikawa Prefecture and ten months of placements in the Government of Japan and private organizations. During the one-year program, Fellows will develop an in-depth understanding of Japan’s government and its policymaking process and develop networks of contacts with their counterparts in the government of Japan and the business, professional and academic communities. Program Structure • Seven-week homestay and language training program in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan • Ten months of placements in the Government of Japan and other organizations Eligibility • Fellows must be federal government employees with at least two consecutive years of federal government service by, and immediately preceding, July 1, 2015 • Fellows must obtain agency approval before applying • Fellows must be detailed by their home agency to the Foundation from July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016 • After completing the program, Fellows are required to serve at least two years in the federal government, where it is anticipated they will continue to work on projects and issues concerning Japan and U.S.-Japan relations Application Process Applications are due on December 1, 2014. Please click here (http://mansfieldfdn.org/program/exchanges/fellowships/applicants/) to find out more about the application and selection procedures. The Foundation will hold information sessions in its Washington, D.C. office (1401 New York Ave NW, Suite 740, Washington, D.C. 20005) at 12:00-1:00 p.m. on the days listed below. We encourage applicants to visit or call in to an info session and visit our website to learn about alumni Fellows in their field.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Graduate School Information Fair -- American Political Science Association

The American Political Science Association will be holding their annual meeting in Washington, D.C. this year. One of the highlights of our meeting is a graduate school informational fair, where potential applicants for graduate school can meet and interact with the faculty, graduate directors, and current students at some of our member departments. The fair will be held Saturday, August 30, 2014 from 12 to 2 PM. Registration fees for the meeting will be waived for attendees to the Graduate School Information Fair, but an RSVP is requested in order to do so. Potential attendees to this event can RSVP here: https://apsa.wufoo.com/forms/2014-graduate-school-information-rsvp/. I ask that you please forward this information to members of your staff who might find this event helpful to their professional development.