Revised: January 23, 2015 at 7:10 PM

The Senate Employment Bulletin is published as a service to Senate offices choosing to advertise staff vacancies. The listing is posted online at www.senate.gov/employment and revised throughout the week.

To apply for advertised positions, please follow the application instructions at the end of each advertisement. Indicate the job referral number associated with each ad and submit a separate resume for every position for which you wish to apply.

For more information, please consult the Placement Brochure on the Web site or contact the Placement Office at (202) 224-9167.

Offices within the United States Senate are equal opportunity employers.

222610 SPRING INTERNSHIPS -

The Minority (Democratic) Labor Office of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP) is seeking two unpaid interns for the spring semester. Interns will work closely with staff on a variety of tasks. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: answering phones, preparing for hearings, and assisting the staff with legislative research. Attention to detail and strong writing skills are required. An interest or background in labor/employment policy is also required. Washington state ties are preferred but not required. Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to sarah_cupp@help.senate.gov. No phone calls please. The office is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation.

 
222609 HEALTH LA -

Active Republican Senator on Finance Committee seeks health care subcommittee staff director.   Prior hill experience is strongly preferred.  The position will involve a significant amount of committee work.  A successful candidate will be an excellent writer, a team player, and have the ability to develop creative policy responses.  Please send (1) cover letter and resume, (2) writing sample, and (3) references to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line. Cover letter must include your salary requirement.

 
222607 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -

Democratic Senator seeks Legislative Assistant to manage issues under the jurisdiction of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee with a particular focus on energy policy, as well as some related issues. The successful candidate will have strong writing and interpersonal skills and significant experience with legislative and executive budget and policymaking process. Capitol Hill experience, advanced degree, and demonstrated legislative accomplishments are highly valued. Interested candidates should email a resume, 2-3 writing samples and a cover letter explaining their background on energy issues, to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222606 MILITARY LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -

Active Republican Senator seeks MLA to handle defense and veterans portfolios.   Military service strongly preferred.   A successful candidate will be an excellent writer, a team player, and have the ability to develop creative policy responses.  Must also be a good mentor to his or her Legislative Correspondent (LC).  Please send (1) cover letter and resume, (2) writing sample, and (3) references to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line. Cover letter must include your salary requirement.

 
222605 CORRESPONDENCE AND SYSTEMS MANAGER OR ONLY CORRESPONDENCE MANAGER -

Southern Republican Senator seeks an energetic, highly motivated and well-organized individual to serve as the DC Office Correspondence and Systems Manager. Responsibilities include: providing administrative and technology support to DC-based staff; assisting with implementation and maintenance of computer programs and operating systems; maintaining the Constituent Management System (CMS); and managing the constituent mail processing. Familiarity with the various systems used in Senate offices, including IQ, is required. Prior Hill experience or professional experience required as this is not an entry-level position. Qualified candidates should be organized and detail-oriented with a professional demeanor, strong written and oral communication skills, excellent deductive reasoning abilities, and a team player mentality for operating in a fast-paced environment. Salary commensurate with experience. Please e-mail a cover letter and a resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line. No writing samples, please. Application period closes January 30, 2015.

 
222604 MILITARY LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -

Senior Republican Senator seeks MLA to handle defense and homeland security portfolios.   Prior hill experience and an understanding of the federal budget process are required.  The position will involve a significant amount of Committee work.  A successful candidate will be an excellent writer, a team player, and have a proven record of delivering results under deadlines.  Please send (1) cover letter and resume, (2) writing sample, and (3) references to srrepsenopening@gmail.com

 
222603 DC OFFICE MANAGER/IT ASSISTANT -

Western Republican Senator seeks an energetic, highly motivated and well-organized individual to serve as the DC Office Manager/IT Assistant.  Responsibilities include:  providing administrative and technology support to DC-based staff; and assisting with implementation and maintenance of computer programs and operating systems.  Western ties and familiarity with the various systems used in Senate offices would be definite pluses.  Prior Hill experience or professional experience preferred but not required.  Qualified candidates should be organized and detail-oriented with a professional demeanor, strong written and oral communication skills and a team player mentality for operating in a fast-paced environment.  Salary commensurate with experience.  Please e-mail a cover letter and a resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.  No writing samples, please.  Application period closes January 30, 2015.

 
222602 LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDENT -

Progressive Senator is seeking a Legislative Correspondent to work on finance, housing, retirement security and infrastructure issues.  Qualified candidates will have strong writing, communication, and research skills and be able to multi-task in a fast-paced atmosphere.  Responsibilities include: writing letters to constituents, meeting with constituents and supporting the Legislative Assistant’s work on these issues.  Please submit a cover letter, resume and references to: centraldemlc@gmail.com. Application period closes January 30, 2015

 
222601 SENIOR DEFENSE ADVISOR -

Democratic Member of Senate Armed Services Committee seeks a Senior Defense Advisor.  Senator seeks a veteran, preferably of the Navy, with significant legislative or executive policy experience. Responsibilities will include leading the office’s defense and intelligence team, working with the Legislative Director to develop and implement the Senator’s legislative strategy on relevant issues, staffing the member in D.C. and on trips, researching and writing briefings, memos, and questions for hearings, professionally representing the Senator in meetings, and coordinating the Senator’s Armed Services Committee work. Ideal candidate will possess active duty military experience and several years of policy experience. Candidate must have a demonstrable history of successfully advocating for legislation, extensive knowledge of topical issues, strong writing and interpersonal skills, and excellent attention to detail; master’s degree strongly preferred. Candidate should be ready to work in a challenging, rewarding, and fast-paced environment.  Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222600 LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDENT -

Republican Senator seeks Legislative Correspondent to cover health issues.  Responsibilities include responding to constituent mail in a timely and correct manner, drafting form and individual letters, assisting Legislative Assistant with legislative work on an ad hoc basis, representing Senator at events and in constituent meetings, and he/she will be responsible for other duties as assigned.  Ideal candidate is detailed-oriented, well organized, has good research abilities, has excellent written and verbal communications skills, can produce high quality work under pressure and on deadline, and works well in a team environment. Prior Hill or related experience required.  Genuine interest in health related issues preferred.  This is not an entry level position.  No phone calls or emails outside of the ad response. Please e-mail cover letter including salary requirements and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222599 COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR -

Democratic Ranking Member and member of Democratic leadership seeks communications director. This individual will supervise a team of 5 and will work closely with the Senator to help develop strategic communications and messaging ideas for the caucus. Must be able to work collaboratively with personal, committee, and leadership staff. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222598 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -

Democratic Appropriator seeks a Legislative Assistant with strong writing, research and oral communications skills to advise the Senator on issues related to defense. Responsibilities include overseeing the Senator’s priorities in the Appropriations process, staffing the Senator in meetings and hearings, preparing materials for events in DC and in the state, providing policy and vote recommendations and drafting talking points, memos and outreach materials. Ideal candidates should be motivated, entrepreneurial, flexible, work well under pressure in an extremely fast-paced environment and have the ability to balance competing interests of a demographically and ideologically diverse constituency. Previous Hill experience required. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222597 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -

Senior Democratic Appropriator representing a state with agricultural interests seeks a Legislative Assistant to handle agriculture, environment, energy and animal welfare issues. Responsibilities include overseeing the Senator’s priorities in the appropriations process, staffing the Senator in meetings and hearings, preparing materials for events in DC and in the state, providing policy and vote recommendations and drafting talking points, memos and outreach materials. Ideal candidates should be motivated, entrepreneurial, flexible, work well under pressure in an extremely fast-paced environment and have the ability to balance competing interests of a demographically and ideologically diverse constituency. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222596 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -

The office of Senator Angus Kings seeks Legislative Assistant to cover Judiciary, Homeland Security, Transportation, Government Affairs and Rules Committee issues.  The best candidates will have regional ties and at least 2 years of Hill experience in a policy role.  This is an excellent opportunity for someone with an entrepreneurial approach to policy making who can be opportunistic.  Must be team player.  No calls please. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222595 SENIOR WRITER -

Western Democratic Senator seeks a Senior Writer in her Washington, DC office. The ideal applicant will have exceptional speechwriting skills, extensive experience in writing and editing in a fast-paced environment, several years of Capitol Hill or other relevant experience, and the ability to handle multiple tasks and work under tight deadlines. Duties include writing speeches, talking points, op-eds and press releases as well as drafting or editing other materials, including letters, Congressional Record statements, website content and constituent outreach. Applicants should send resume, cover letter and at least six writing samples of different types to demcomsdirector@gmail.com. This position reports to the Communications Director and Chief of Staff.

 
222594 MANUFACTURING POLICY FELLOW -

Democratic Senator seeks a Legislative Fellow to cover manufacturing and competitiveness issues.  Fellow will advance Senator’s current manufacturing agenda, generate new ideas, and build relationships with key stakeholders within Capitol Hill, the Administration, industry, labor groups, and academia.  Fellow will work on the Senator’s Economic Policy Team and must possess strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills, as well as an ability to operate effectively in a fast-paced, team-orientated environment. Ideal candidates will have experience in manufacturing, engineering, or competitiveness policy.  Real-world private-sector experience a plus.  This is a paid fellowship. This office is an equal opportunity employer.  Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222593 DATABASE MANAGER -

The Correspondence and Database Manager is responsible for maintaining the Constituent Management System (CMS) for the office. This position monitors and manages the system processes related to the CMS and other related technology in the office. The Correspondence and Database Manager has a role in the correspondence and outreach processes. Responsibilities include: serving as a liaison to our CMS vendor for any questions, problems, or projects relating to our CMS; serving as a point of contact for any 3rd party group facilitating constituent correspondence; create and run reports on incoming and outgoing correspondence; creating and running custom searches in database; cleaning and importing constituent lists; implementing a comprehensive strategy to review and correct errors in database; creating and managing user accounts in CMS and trains staff in its use. Familiarity with CMS systems, particularly Symplicity Voice, preferred. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222592 DEPUTY PRESS SECRETARY -

Republican Senator seeks Deputy Press Secretary to join fast-paced communications shop based in Washington, D.C. office. Ideal candidate is a quick learner and highly motivated, has strong writing and communications skills, and has experience creating and executing effective social media strategies. Duties include compiling daily clips; updating press lists; managing social media platforms; assisting communications team with press inquiries; video editing; drafting press releases, media advisories, and other written materials; and assisting with research. Qualified candidates will have previous Capitol Hill, campaign, public relations, marketing or other relevant communications experience. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222591 PRESS ASSISTANT -

Republican Senator seeks Press Assistant in Washington, D.C. office to join an active communications team. Duties include compiling and monitoring daily clips; drafting e-newsletter, media advisories, memos and other written materials; managing media contact lists; fielding press inquiries; producing creative social media strategies; updating and creating content for website; and assisting Communications Director and Press Secretary with research. Qualified candidates will have previous Capitol Hill, campaign, public relations or other relevant communications experience. Ideal candidate is detailed-oriented, has excellent writing and verbal communications skills, can produce high quality work under pressure and on deadline, has ability to work well in a team environment. Digital experience, graphic design and video editing skills are a plus. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222590 PRESS SECRETARY -

Senior moderate Republican seeks Press Secretary based in Washington, D.C office. Duties include assisting press staff with day-to-day operations of a very active press office, including drafting press releases, editing video, maintaining website, research and digital media support.  Ideal applicants will be a motivated team player, have excellent writing skills, and be willing to be extremely helpful. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222587 LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDENT -

Democratic Senator seeks Legislative Correspondent to cover health issues.  Responsibilities include responding to constituent mail in a timely and correct manner, drafting form and individual letters, assisting Legislative Assistants with legislative work on an ad hoc basis, representing Senator at events and in constituent meetings, and responsible for other duties as assigned.  Qualified candidates should be highly motivated, detail-oriented, well-organized, resourceful, and be able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced, changing environment. Prior Hill experience required.  Genuine interest in health related issues preferred.  This is not an entry level position.  This office is an equal opportunity employer.  Please e-mail cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222586 LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDENT -

Democratic Senator on Banking Committee seeks Legislative Correspondent to cover banking and other various issues.  Responsibilities include responding to constituent mail in a timely and correct manner, drafting form and individual letters, assisting Legislative Assistants with legislative work on an ad hoc basis, representing Senator at events and in constituent meetings, and responsible for other duties as assigned.  Qualified candidates should be highly motivated, detail-oriented, well-organized, resourceful, and be able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced, changing environment. Prior Hill experience required. This is not an entry level position.  This office is an equal opportunity employer. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line. 

 
222585 ASSISTANT SCHEDULER -

Republican Senator is seeking to fill the position of Assistant Scheduler in his Washington, DC office.  The primary duties include sorting and entering invitations, making travel arrangements, and occasional driving of the Senator.  The Assistant Scheduler will fill in when the Director of Scheduling is on leave.  Applicants must be highly organized, detail oriented, adaptable to the ever-changing schedule, strong interpersonal skills and have a valid driver’s license.  1-2 years prior Senate or scheduling experience is strongly preferred.  Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222583 COMMITTEE LAW CLERKSHIPS -

The Senate Judiciary Committee Majority is seeking law clerks for its Oversight and Investigations Unit.  This unit is part of the full Committee and offers students a unique opportunity to observe the oversight and investigations process and to work closely with Committee counsel on a wide variety of oversight projects.  Committee law clerks are also tasked with assisting in writing oversight letters, preparing materials related to Committee hearings, taking notes at witness interviews, and interacting with whistleblowers.  The clerkships are open to current law students and recent law school graduates only.  This position is unpaid.  Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222580 SPRING INTERNSHIPS -

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill's (D-MO) Washington, D.C. office is seeking applicants for a part-time unpaid press internship for Spring 2015. Applicants must be currently enrolled as either undergraduate or graduate students and should be available to intern on Mondays and Fridays. Duties include tracking press clips and traffic on social media networks, updating and maintaining press contact lists, writing short press releases, and assisting with the office's day-to-day communications operation. Applicants should have a strong interest in political communications, new media, or journalism. Missouri ties are a plus. Please send your resume and cover letter to Douglas_Wagoner@mccaskill.senate.gov by close of business on Monday, January 26, 2015

 
222579 PRESS SECRETARY -

Democratic Ranking Member seeks experienced Press Secretary for Senate Banking Committee. The position will work as part of an aggressive press shop and serve as the primary on-the-record spokesperson on issues facing the Banking Committee. The ideal candidate will have several years of Capitol Hill experience and be well-versed in issues before the committee. Applicants should have a thorough understanding of the legislative process, significant on-the-record experience, and the ability to master technical issues and make them understandable. The position requires a team player with strong communication skills, creativity, and the ability to produce quality work under pressure. Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to banking.democrats@gmail.com.

 
222578 SPEECHWRITER -

Democratic Senator seeks a Speechwriter with strong writing and communication skills for the Washington, DC office.  Duties include writing of speeches to be delivered in-state and in DC, drafting Web content, talking points, video scripts, and newsletters.  Qualified candidates must have knowledge of the state and legislative issues important to the Senator as well as the ability to prepare documents on short notice, while managing long-term assignments.  Speechwriting and Hill or other government/political experience preferred.  This office is an equal opportunity employer.  Please email resume and writing samples (briefing memo and speech, and/or opinion editorial) to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line. No phone calls please.

 
222573 SPEECHWRITER -

Senior East Coast Democrat seeks an experienced speechwriter to write speeches, op-eds and press statements. Candidate must be able to multitask and work efficiently, accurately and creatively. Excellent written and oral communications skills are essential, as is the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment. Hill or other government/political experience preferred. Please email resume and writing samples (press release, speeches and/or briefing memos to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222572 INTERNS -

The Minority Education Office of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP) is seeking interns for the spring semester. Interns will work closely with staff on a variety of tasks. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: answering phones, preparing for hearings, and assisting the staff with legislative research. Attention to detail and strong writing skills are required. Candidates with an interest or background in education policy are encouraged to apply. Washington state ties are preferred but not required. Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to ariel_evans@help.senate.gov with “Intern” in the subject line.

 
222570 MILITARY LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -

Northeastern Democratic Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee seeks an aide with a minimum of four years Capitol Hill experience to handle committee business. This Military Legislative Assistant will bring strong policy connections and political sensibilities to a very active and creative office. A successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual with excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong analytical skills, and an enjoyment of fast-paced work in a team-oriented environment. This is not an entry-level position; Capitol Hill experience strongly preferred. Salary commensurate with experience. Office is an equal opportunity employer. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to SenateMLApost@gmail.com 

 
222568 CONSTITUENT VISITOR ASSISTANT (PAID/PART TIME) -

Temporary position(s) available to assist Southern Republican Senate office leading tours of the United States Capitol this spring.  Ideal candidates will be enthusiastic, energetic, possess a positive attitude and have the capability to work in a high-paced team environment, with large groups.  Previous experience leading tours of historic buildings is a plus but not required. Training will be provided.  Qualified candidates must commit to working February 9th through May 22nd, including Spring breakPlease email resume and cover letter along with hours of availability to senatecva@gmail.com.

 
222564 DEPUTY PRESS SECRETARY -

Democratic Senator from the Pacific Northwest seeks Deputy Press Secretary based in Washington, D.C office. Duties include compiling daily clips; managing press list; responding to press inquiries; drafting press releases, advisories, speeches, talking points, and other written materials; helping to put together and pitch state press events; pitching stories; research support; and digital media support. Ideal applicant is detail-oriented, highly motivated, a strong and fast writer, very hard worker, and team player who is willing to pick up pieces of projects when needed as well as take ownership of projects and see them through to completion. Some travel will be required. Previous communications experience or other relevant experience strongly preferred. Pacific Northwest experience or connections preferred. Please send cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to westerndemcomms@gmail.com with the subject line "deputy press secretary." 

 
222561 SENIOR POLICY ADVISOR -

Senate Democratic Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry is seeking a Professional Staffer to manage a broad portfolio of issues related to conservation, sustainability, and natural resources.  The successful candidate should have significant experience either on the Hill or in a relevant agency with an understanding of legislative and regulatory processes.   This person must have a deep understanding of private land conservation and agriculture.  This person should also be comfortable speaking in public, coordinating with stakeholder groups and coalitions, as well as playing a leading role in a team environment. Juris Doctorate or advanced degree preferred.  Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume, explaining their background and interest to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222557 DIGITAL DIRECTOR -

Western Democratic Senator seeks a Digital Director to oversee digital communications across personal office and Senate Committee. Interested applicants should be innovative, hard-working, detail-oriented, creative, and a team player who can work closely with other members of the communications and policy teams to meet the office’s communications and engagement goals using digital platforms. Applicants must display a deep understanding of how digital strategies and technologies integrate into a Senator's goals, work, and communications in Washington, D.C. and in the home state—as well as how digital tools and platforms can be used to communicate and engage on complex issues to multiple audiences. Responsibilities include: developing a long-term digital strategy, analyzing online performance for future optimization, managing website, driving engagement on and maintaining all social media platforms, managing e-mail program, and creating video content and other compelling visual content including infographics and other shareable visuals. Please e-mail a 140 character cover letter, resume and five examples of digital work, including an original graphic and video, a writing sample (e-mail or similar), and work within a social media campaign to westerndemcomms@gmail.com.

 
222538 CASEWORKER -

U.S. Senator for Maryland seeks individual to be responsible primarily for veteran’s casework and outreach to veteran’s organizations from her Baltimore office. This position is full time including some work on evenings and weekends. Prerequisites include: college degree or equivalent; strong interpersonal written and oral skills; current IT skills and an outgoing personality. Preference given to candidates with strong casework management experience or a degree in social work. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send cover letter and resume to jobs@mikulski.senate.gov

 
222535 PRESS SECRETARY -

The Senate Agriculture Committee Democratic staff is seeking a Press Secretary with at least 4 years of experience. In close coordination with Chairwoman Stabenow’s personal office, the Press Secretary will serve as an on-the-record spokesperson and oversee the committee’s day-to-day media outreach efforts as well as long-term communications strategy. Responsibilities will include drafting and producing press materials, managing social media content, planning press events, coordinating activities with other offices and outside groups, briefing the Senator, staffing events, and performing or overseeing administrative and operational functions as needed. The ideal candidate will come with an existing network of press contacts, strong writing skills, and the ability to work to deadline. Familiarity with agricultural policy issues is preferred. Previous Hill, political communications, and/or campaign experience is required. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222528 LEGISLATIVE INTERNS -

Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) is accepting intern applications for winter/spring positions in his Washington, DC office. As the first in his family to go to college and having interned for former Senator Mark Hatfield in the 1970s, Senator Merkley has experienced firsthand the lifelong impact a Senate internship can have. He is looking for intern candidates from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences who similarly want a chance to see public policy making up close. Interns are integrated as part of the team and staff invests in facilitating interns' professional development. Interns are paired with legislative staff based on their interests and experience. Tasks include conducting research, drafting memos, attending briefings/hearings, and assisting staff in constituent services and administrative duties. Senator Merkley's program includes a shadow day - a day in which an intern has the opportunity to experience a day in the life of a senator. Interns work part - or full-time during the winter/spring period. To apply, please visit the website http://merkley.senate.gov/services/students/internships/. Click on the DC Internship Application link and follow the instructions.

 
222522 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -

Senior Democratic member seeks Legislative Assistant to manage judiciary, defense, foreign affairs, and immigration portfolio.  This is a senior level position. The successful candidate will have significant policy experience, demonstrated legislative achievements, and strong writing and interpersonal skills.  Capitol Hill experience and the ability to work in a collaborative environment is a must. Law degree and military experience a plus.  Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222519 MOUNTAIN STATE PRESS INTERNSHIP -

Senator Manchin seeks an enthusiastic, professional student or recent post-graduate to start an immediate Press Internship this spring to assist an aggressive and fast-paced press office. Tasks include compiling daily press and broadcast clips, organizing, maintaining and updating media lists, drafting press releases, assisting with social media, conducting brief research projects as well as additional tasks to assist the press team. Preference will be given to candidates with West Virginia ties and those who can commit to a fulltime internship. To apply, please e-mail cover letter, resume with references and one writing sample to internship@manchin.senate.gov

 
222518 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -

Senior Democratic Senator seeks Legislative Assistant to manage environment and energy issues, with a particular focus on issues related to water and conservation. The successful candidate will have strong writing and interpersonal skills and significant experience with demonstrated legislative accomplishments. This is a senior level position – at least 5 years of policy experience are required. Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume, explaining their background on water and conservation issues, to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222516 LEGISLATIVE FELLOW - HEALTH CARE -

Democratic Senator on the HELP Committee seeks unpaid fellow to work on health care issues.  The fellow will be an important part of the legislative team and will work closely with the health care legislative assistant to develop health legislation and support health priorities in the Senate and on the HELP Committee as well as draft talking points, letters and memos.  Qualified candidates will possess strong writing skills, be able to excel in a fast-paced environment, and have a basic understanding of the legislative process.  Qualifications: Master’s Degree in health policy or at least 2 years of substantive experience working on health policy.  The fellow would be expected to work for the office for 6-12 months.    
Please send resume, cover letter, references and a writing sample to DemHealthFellow@gmail.com

 
222515 LEGISLATIVE FELLOW - ECONOMIC POLICY -

Midwestern Democratic Senator seeks unpaid fellow to work on economic policy.  The priority areas of focus would include: manufacturing, trade and labor.  The fellow would work with the economic policy legislative assistant as a member of the legislative team and would help draft legislation and manage the Senator’s priorities as well as draft memos, talking points, and letters.  Qualified candidates will possess strong writing skills, be able to excel in a fast-paced environment, and have a basic understanding of the legislative process.  Qualifications: Master’s Degree or at least 2 years of substantive experience working on economic issues. The fellow would be expected to work for the office for 6-12 months.       
Please send resume, cover letter, references and a writing sample to MidwestDemFellow@gmail.com

 
222511 SPRING PRESS INTERN -

Senator Charles E. Schumer’s press office seeks full-time, unpaid interns in Washington, DC, starting in January. Part-Time interns will also be considered but candidates with full-time availability will be given preference. It is preferable, but not required, if the candidate is available to start at the beginning of January and can continue work through the Spring Semester to May/June. Responsibilities include compiling press clips, answering reporter inquiries, organizing press conferences, writing press releases, talking points and memos, conducting research and assisting the Press Staff with the day-to-day operations of a very active press office. Applicants must work well under pressure, have excellent written and oral communications skills and a desire to learn. Previous experience in politics and press are not required but candidates should have a general understanding of the governmental process, knowledge of the Northeast, and interest in communications. If interested, please send cover letter and resume via email to: SchumerPressInternship@gmail.com
 

 
222496 JUDICIARY COMMITTEE LAW CLERKSHIPS -

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), is seeking law clerks for the Summer 2015 semester to assist his Senate Judiciary Committee staff.   These substantive positions offer students a unique opportunity to observe the legislative and nominations process and to work closely with Committee counsel on a wide variety of projects.  Committee law clerks are typically tasked with conducting legal research, drafting memoranda and materials related to Committee hearings and votes, attending Committee hearings and executive business meetings, and providing assistance with other legislative matters.  The clerkships are open to current law students only; those from Vermont are strongly encouraged to apply.  For more information about Senator Leahy and the clerkship program, visit http://leahy.senate.gov/services/law_clerks/.  Please email resume, cover letter, legal writing sample, law school transcript, and list of three references to Patrick_Sheahan@Judiciary-Dem.Senate.Gov, with “Law Clerk” in the subject line of the email, by February 9, 2015.  Due to significant delays in mail processing in the U.S. Senate, please do not send an application by regular post.

 
222468 STAFF ASSISTANT -

Democratic Senator is seeking an energetic, highly motivated and well-organized Staff Assistant. Responsibilities include reception duties in the front office, answering phones, greeting visitors and coordinating tour requests. An ideal candidate has previous Capitol Hill experience, is extremely detail-oriented, has strong written and communication skills, possesses a professional demeanor and thrives in a fast-paced environment.  Northeast ties a plus.  Other duties assigned as necessary. Please e-mail a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.