Friday, March 7, 2014
The office of Congressman Mike Rogers (AL-03) is looking to host an unpaid intern to serve the office. A qualified candidate is highly motivated, well-organized, responsible, dependable, and possesses good oral and written communication skills. Duties include greeting guests, answering phones, corresponding with constituents, sorting and distributing mail, leading Capitol tours, and aiding the staff as necessary. Interns must be willing to take on additional office responsibilities as their time in the office progresses. We would appreciate prior Hill experience, and we would like someone who is available to start immediately. Send info to: Haley.Wilson@mail.house.gov”
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Congressman Randy Neugebauer (TX19) is looking for a District Director. Candidates should be organized and have excellent writing and people skills. This position is based in Lubbock, Texas and includes extensive travel throughout a large district spanning 29 counties in West Texas. Must be a good public speaker, able to represent the Member at events he is unable to attend. Includes nights and weekends. Ideal candidate will have management experience and knowledge of issues before Congress. Texas ties a must. No calls please. Email resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
Tuesday, March 4, 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 March 3, 2014 MEM-147-14 Moderate New York Democratic Congressman’s office is seeking a full-time intern or fellow for the Congressman’s Washington, DC office. The position begins immediately. Qualified candidates will possess an interest in the legislative process, superior writing and communication skills, and the desire to work in a face-paced environment. Only full-time applicants will be considered. Responsibilities will include managing the front office, communicating with constituents, performing research requests, and administrative work. Our office’s interns and fellows work closely with our staff and should be professional, motivated and adept at multi-tasking. Preference will be given to applicants from the State of New York. Please send a cover letter stating your availability and a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org MEM-146-14 The office of Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (NC-02) is looking for interns on a full or part-time basis. This internship would be located in the Dunn, NC district office. A qualified candidate is highly motivated, well-organized, responsible, and possesses good oral and written communication skills and computer skills. Duties will include helping staff with correspondence and research, as well as greeting guests, answering phones, and assisting with other front-office duties. Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required; ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others; ability to use good judgment in responding to requests; and flexibility in assisting with daily tasks and projects. North Carolina ties are preferred. While this is an unpaid internship, the office is happy to assist interns who qualify for academic credit. All interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Pat.Fitzgerald@mail.house.gov. MEM-145-14 Internships – Congressman Benishek from Michigan’s First District seeks unpaid interns to fill positions for March through May 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. Michigan ties are preferred. Please e-mail your cover letter, resume, and references to Samuel Grossman at email@example.com. MEM-144-14 Moderate Democratic Congressman seeks applicants for full- or part-time unpaid congressional internship for Spring 2014 starting immediately. 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. San Diego residents or strong ties to California are preferred. Please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to Internships.CA52@gmail.com with “Spring Congressional Internship” in the subject line. MEM-143-14 Internships are currently available in Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren’s (D-CA) Washington, D.C. office for the 2014 Spring Semester. Congresswoman Lofgren represents the 19th Congressional District, which lies in the heart of California’s “Silicon Valley”. Interns will receive a well-rounded experience in this office and will have the chance to experience the fast-paced atmosphere of a busy Congressional office and gain invaluable work experience. Responsibilities include answering phones, attending hearings and briefings, researching legislation for legislative staff, answering constituent letters on various issues before the House, and assisting staff with projects as needed. Applicants should be enthusiastic, reliable, hardworking, and should possess excellent writing skills and the ability to function in a fast-paced environment. Full-time and part-time internship positions are available. Part-time interns must work at least three full days a week. Internships are unpaid. California ties are preferred but not required. Spring internships start mid-March and run through May or June 2014. Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to the Intern Coordinator at Angela.Ebiner@mail.house.gov. MEM-142-14 The DC office of Congressman Derek Kilmer, hailing from Washington’s 6th district, is looking for personable, diligent part-time and full-time interns to start in mid-March through the spring (flexible end date). 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 who may be eventually interested in working in a congressional office or for the federal government. To apply, please send a resume, contact information for two references, and cover letter outlining your interest in the position to firstname.lastname@example.org, and expect a response within a week. We look forward to hearing from you! MEM-141-14 The Washington, D.C. office of Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter (NY-25) is seeking a full-time press intern to work with Congresswoman Slaughter’s communications team. The press intern will work directly with the Press Secretary and Speechwriter & Director of Online Communications to carry out responsibilities including - but not limited to - creating graphics, developing press lists, collecting and distributing press clips, drafting releases and social media content, and contacting reporters. While the position is unpaid, the office will work with universities to accommodate applicants wishing to earn academic credit. First-hand experience in the congressional office will provide a unique opportunity into the functions of a fast-paced press operation for a senior Democratic member office. It will also offer a unique insight into legislative and parliamentary procedure, as Congresswoman Slaughter is Ranking Member of the Committee on Rules. The Rules Committee determines the parameters of debate for all major legislation before it can be considered on the House Floor, including which amendments can be offered. The ideal applicant will have strong graphic design skills, strong writing skills and should be an avid consumer of political media. 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-140-14 The Office of Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) is currently seeking candidates for a part-time, unpaid internship in her Washington, D.C. office to begin immediately. Candidates must be highly motivated and self-driven, with skills in communication, organization, and time management. Ties to the Ninth Congressional district of Ohio are preferred, but not required. Please note that housing is not provided during the duration of the internship. Intern duties will include, but are not limited to: answering phones, sorting mail, aiding in event planning, conducting research and compiling information for the Member and legislative staff, and attending hearings and briefings. Interns will have the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of the workings of a Congressional office, to learn about the legislative process, and to network on the Hill. Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to KapturIntern@mail.house.gov, with “Spring Internship” in the subject line. In your cover letter, please address your times and dates of availability. MEM-139-14 New Jersey Democratic Congressman Frank Pallone (NJ-06) seeks part-time, unpaid interns to cover Tuesdays & Thursdays for the remainder of the Spring 2014 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 required. A good sense of humor is a plus. Please email a resume, cover letter, and brief writing sample to email@example.com, and please include your dates and times of availability. No phone calls please. MEM-138-14 New York Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) is seeking an unpaid full time intern to start immediately and finish in late May. Full-time is preferred but part-time candidates will be considered. 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. 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 Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice. 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-137-14 House Democratic office is seeking current college students or recent college graduates for an unpaid Spring Internship. Duties will include, but are not limited to answering phones, processing mail, researching legislative issues, attending hearings and briefings, and conducting tours of the Capitol. Ties to New York are preferred but not required. If you are interested, e-mail a cover letter and resume to Shane.Smith@mail.house.gov with “Spring Internship 2014” in the subject line and include availability. MEM-135-14 New Jersey Democratic Congressman Frank Pallone (NJ-06) seeks full time and part time unpaid interns for the Summer 2014 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 required. A good sense of humor is a plus. Please email a resume, cover letter, and brief writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org, and please include your dates and times of availability. No phone calls please. MEM-134-14 The office of Congressman Buck McKeon (CA-25), Chairman, of the House Armed Services Committee, is seeking unpaid Interns to fill positions for Spring and/or Summer 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 that interest you. Candidates should be self-motivated, enthusiastic, flexible, and computer-literate. This is a great opportunity for college students seeking academic credit. Applicants must be able to make a minimum commitment of four days a week. California ties a plus, but not required. Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to Zach Fisher at Zach.Fisher@mail.house.gov. MEM-133-14 Congressman John Garamendi (CA-03) is seeking a highly motivated intern to join his Washington, DC office for the period 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. Please e-mail a resume, cover letter and dates of availability to Garamendi.Internships@mail.house.gov. MEM-132-14 Congressman Mike McIntyre is seeking full-time and part-time unpaid interns in his Washington D.C. office. Responsibilities will include assisting the administrative and legislative staff with writing, legislative research, and archiving. Qualified applicants will get the opportunity to participate in landmark archiving project. 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. North Carolina ties are preferred, but not required. If you are interested in this internship opportunity, please e-mail a cover letter and resume to Rayshon.Payton@mail.house.gov MEM-131-14 The Democratic Staff of the Committee on Science, Space and Technology is seeking interns for the spring and summer. Interns are asked to work with staff to help prepare for committee hearings and markups. Interns will work on substantive research projects and press matters. Additionally, interns are critical to the daily operation of the office including tasks such as answering phones, greeting visitors, and filing official documents. Interested applicants should visit the Committee’s website at http://democrats.science.house.gov/contact-us. Please fill out the application provided and send in a resume and two references. MEM-130-14 The Committee on Education and the Workforce, Democrats is currently seeking a graduate or legal intern or fellow for spring 2014 to work on labor policy. Applicants should be able to demonstrate some prior interest in labor policy. Legislative tasks may include, but are not limited to, legislative research, assembling data, assisting staff in hearing and markup preparation and execution, memo and legislative writing, and attending other hearings, markups, briefings and meetings on behalf of the Committee. Applicants should be able to start immediately and commit to a minimum four month internship. Interested applicants should email their application materials to email@example.com with “Labor Policy Internship’ in the subject line. Your application materials should include a resume, a cover letter, the internship applicant information form and two short, relevant writing samples. Please visit our website at http://democrats.edworkforce.house.gov/about for more information on the Committee and how to apply. MEM-128-14 The office of Congressman Jim Bridenstine (OK-01) is seeking candidates for a full-time, paid internship for the 2014 spring semester in his Washington, D.C. office. Candidates must be politically conservative, highly motivated, detail oriented, and possess strong communication and organizational skills, while having a strong work ethic to complete tasks on a deadline. Intern duties will include, but are not limited to, answering phones, running errands, researching legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attending hearings and briefings, and answering constituent letters on various issues before the House. Interns will learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office. First district of Oklahoma ties are preferred, but not required. To apply, please submit your one page resume and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org .
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 3, 2014 MEM-148-14 Congresswoman Renee Ellmers seeks Caseworker/Field Representative for District Office in North Carolina. Applicants must be motivated to serve the 2nd Congressional District of North Carolina and possess a strong work ethic. The Caseworker/Field Representative monitors and updates the Congressman and District Office staff on district and local issues. This position acts as a liaison to federal, district, and local agencies for the Congresswoman and constituents and answers casework correspondence and verbal communications with constituents. Duties also include answering phones and assisting walk-in constituents. Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required, ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others; ability to use good judgment in responding to inquiries and requests; and flexibility in assisting with daily tasks and projects. Experience with, and understanding of U.S. Military and Department of Veterans Affairs structure, the procedures, and policies is preferred. Submit cover letter and resume to Pat.Fitzgerald@mail.house.gov. LOC-001-14 The Congressional Research Service, a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, is seeking to fill several policy analyst positions across three of its research divisions. The Congressional Research Service (CRS) works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. In supporting congressional public policy analysis and information needs, CRS covers the full spectrum of issues before the U.S. Congress. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has 24/7 access to the nation’s best thinking on legislative issues. Applications are now being accepted for the following positions: Analyst in Telecommunications Policy Analyst in Agriculture Economics Analyst/Specialist in Health Care Financing and Insurance Analyst in Financial Accounting Analyst in Intelligence and National Security CRS is the public policy research arm of the United States Congress and is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online at http://www.loc.gov/crsinfo. MEM-136-14 Freshman Democratic Member of Congress seeks a motivated and detailoriented Press Secretary. Candidates must possess strong writing skills, creativity, a good sense of humor, strong political judgment, the flexibility to work quickly and carefully under tight deadlines, and the ability to work collaboratively with both DC and district staff to grasp and communicate legislative and local priorities. Responsibilities include coordinating day-to-day press operations; responding to media inquiries and interview requests; pro-actively pitching stories; organizing earned media events in DC and district; writing press releases, advisories, talking points, op-eds, e-newsletter and speeches; and managing website and social media platforms. The Press Secretary also helps manage a press assistant/special projects coordinator. Prior on-the-record experience, speech writing and Capitol Hill experience strongly preferred. Qualified candidates should send a resume and cover letter to NM01.Resumes@mail.house.gov with “Press Secretary” in the subject line. No phone calls, faxes or drop-ins, please. MEM-127-14 Legislative Correspondent: Senior Midwest Democrat seeks a Legislative Correspondent to handle issuespecific constituent communications and legislative research. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, drafting constituent correspondence, tracking legislation, meeting with constituents and interest groups, briefing the Congressman, and generally supporting the legislative and front office operations. Candidate must be highly dependable, flexible, and have superior organizational and writing skills. Knowledge of the legislative process and Indiana ties a plus. Please send a cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample to email@example.com. No calls, faxes, or drop-ins please. MEM-125-14 COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT— Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) is seeking a Communications Assistant in Washington, D.C., to assist with the Member’s external communications efforts. Responsibilities will include drafting media advisories and press releases; collating daily press clips and morning headlines; creating content for the Member’s social media accounts; developing graphic design and drafting constituent mail and managing the constituent mail program. The ideal candidate will be creative, have excellent written and oral communication skills, strongly proficient with digital and social media platforms, energetic and a detail-oriented team player able to multi-task and produce high-quality work on tight deadlines. Graphic and/or video editing skills are highly preferred. Michiganders are strongly encouraged to apply. Please e-mail resume, cover letter and two writing samples (no more than 1-page each) to firstname.lastname@example.org (subject line should read: Communications Assistant Application). No telephone calls, emails or walk-ins, please. MEM-123-14 Democratic Congressional committee seeks experienced tax attorney to advise on tax policy, brief Members and write Committee materials on budget implications of federal tax policies, and work with Congressional and outside experts on revenue options. Requires knowledge of corporate and individual tax policy, strong analytical and quantitative skills, strong written and oral communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work effectively under tight deadlines. Hill experience preferred. Email resume, two brief writing samples, and cover letter with subject line “revenue analyst” to email@example.com -- no phone calls or walk-ins.
JOB DESCRIPTION: Washington, DC based government affairs firm seeks experienced administrative assistant candidate. Must have excellent organizational and communication skills, be enthusiastic and able to multi-task. Responsibilities include: primarily scheduling, day-to-day office operations support and administration. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience, campaign experience a plus. Please send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, February 28, 2014
AYPF is currently seeking a new Operations Coordinator. We would greatly appreciate you forwarding the following job description to your friends and colleagues. To apply, please go to http://www.aypf.org/about/employment-opportunities/. Operations Coordinator The American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) is seeking an Operations Coordinator to join our nonprofit team dedicated to providing learning events to education and youth policymakers. The Operations Coordinator is a key member of the organization who works closely with other members of the operations teams and program staff in the design and execution of learning events. AYPF provides between 30-35 learning events each year. The Operations Coordinator is a key position responsible for the following: • Crafting and executing the logistical strategy of all major learning events, including forums, discussion groups, study tours, and webinars (specific responsibilities outlined in following paragraph). • Managing the master calendar across the organization to align human and physical resources to event needs. • Ensuring events are scheduled, planned, and implemented according to internal standards and established project budgets and timelines. • Organizing and producing all relevant materials for events including registration lists, nametags, participant materials, etc. • Coordinating with other support staff, including the Database Administrator, Website-Communications Associate, and administrative support, to provide information, materials, and resources to external audiences relevant to each event. • Working closely with the Database Administrator to oversee the quality of data entry, managing the invitation, confirmation, and registration process for each event. • Working closely with the Website-Communications Associate to create a master schedule of external communications for all events and ensure all relevant information is posted on the website in a timely manner as well as online forms are linked with data entry processes. Assisting in posting information if necessary. • Coordinating all aspects of the publication process from production to printing to dissemination including maintaining publication inventory and ensuring online ordering processes operate smoothly. • Communicating and systematizing best practices across the organization’s various learning events. For a typical forum, the Operations Coordinator will work with professional staff to develop an overall plan, timeline, and responsibilities for each event and will oversee the implementation of the event. Specific tasks will include arranging a room location on or nearby Capitol Hill; working with service providers to ensure appropriate set-up, food and beverage service; ensuring the availability of multi-media and presentation equipment; working with presenters to ensure their travel is made and presentation materials are available; ensuring the timely mailing of invitations with appropriate outreach to invitees and accurate RSVP counts; handling logistical issues at the event and assignment of staff; ensuring appropriate follow-up to the event; and entering into contracts and agreements with service providers after appropriate approvals. For study tours, in partnership with professional staff, the Operations Coordinator will develop an overall plan, timeline, and responsibilities; organizing travel, meals, and ground transportation for groups of approximately 20 individuals; ensuring the timely preparation of briefing materials and support documents; and entering into contracts and agreements with service providers after appropriate approvals. Travel on study tours is not required. The Operations Coordinator must be a highly motivated, self-directed, efficient individual, who enjoys detail-oriented work and doing whatever it takes to ensure a successful event. The position will require multi-tasking, as several events can occur in the same week or month. Professional and courteous interaction with a wide range of high level individuals is required. The Operations Coordinator will work closely with the Database Administrator, the Website-Communication Associate, and other administrative support. Qualifications • At least two years’ experience in event planning or similar work • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and writing skills • Strong attention to detail • Strong organizational, time-management, and problem-solving skills • Ability to prioritize a variety of tasks and anticipate next steps • Website management experience preferred • Database management experience preferred • B.A. preferred Qualities • Works well in a fast-paced environment with a small, dedicated staff • Is internally motivated to succeed and goes the extra mile • Has the ability to effectively work independently, as well as cooperatively on team projects • Believes in superior customer service • Is flexible and creative • Takes initiative and makes suggestions for improving the organization of work • Is committed to the mission of AYPF The Operations Coordinator will be supervised by senior staff, but ultimately reports to the Executive Director. AYPF is a nonprofit professional development organization based in Washington, DC. We provide nonpartisan learning opportunities for professionals working on education and youth policy issues at the national, state, and local levels. Our goal is to enable policymakers and their aides to be more effective in their professional duties. To find out more about us, please visit www.aypf.org. AYPF offers a comfortable work environment with excellent benefits. We are conveniently located two blocks from the Dupont Circle Metro station. The salary range is dependent on experience. EOE/AA. Please upload resume, cover letter indicating salary requirements, and a complete list of three references to our website using the link below by the closing date of March 14, 2014. We will only contact applicants selected for interviews, no phone calls please.