Revised: December 19, 2014 at 4:50 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.

222562 ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR/SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR -

New GOP Senate office seeking an experienced Administrative Director/System Administrator to manage office payroll, procurement and develop/maintain an information management strategy. Incumbent will update and maintain all office computers and computer network. Other duties of the position may include coordination of the filing and indexing of correspondence and mass mailings; consulting with users to determine hardware, software, and/or system specifications; and serving as the liaison between the office and technical support vendors. Please send inquiries to gopsenateresume114@gmail.com

 
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.

 
222560 COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR -

Senior Democratic Senator seeks experienced Communications Director for a very busy and active press office. Responsibilities include direct supervision of four team members, planning, and approving copy in a deadline driven environment. The successful candidate will have significant experience crafting winning messages and leading teams. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222559 PRESS SECRETARY -

A Western Senate Democrat is immediately hiring a Press Secretary.  In order to apply, candidates must have prior experience working on the Hill, strong writing skills, an ability to work quickly under pressure, experience using social media and multimedia, creative ideas, and excitement about joining a proactive press team.  Duties will include drafting speeches, press releases, talking points, and memos, responding to media requests, managing social media accounts, staffing the Senator, maintaining organized media databases, and contributing ideas about how to deliver message. Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222558 DEPUTY SPEECH WRITER/PRESS ASSISTANT -

A senior Senate Republican is seeking an individual who is eager to work on an active press team as a deputy speechwriter and press assistant. The person would be responsible for working with policy staff to edit speeches, op-eds, and white papers as well as assist with writing press statements and media advisories. The person would also assist press operations with issuing press material, maintaining the website, and writing content for new media. It is essential the candidate has a proven record of strong written communications skills, excellent organization skills, and strong attention to details. The individual will report to the Communications Director and be responsible for collaborating and assisting the Press Secretary as well as working with a team of policy experts. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree; a firm commitment to conservative principles; and Capitol Hill experience. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume 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.

 
222556 DEPUTY SCHEDULER/ASSISTANT TO THE CHIEF OF STAFF -

Senator Deb Fischer seeks a Deputy Scheduler/Assistant to the Chief of Staff to join an energetic and talented team. Applicants must be detail oriented, highly organized, have Nebraska ties, and be able to work in a fast-paced environment. Dependability, friendliness, and exceptional interpersonal skills are a must! Responsibilities include archiving, organizing meeting and event requests, working with the Director of Scheduling, and facilitating office or Senator-directed projects. Duties also include handling all communications for the Chief of Staff, booking his travel, and assisting with logistics. The position involves driving the Senator each day in Washington. Please email a resume and cover letter expressing your interest in the position to senategopjob383@yahoo.com.

 
222555 SENIOR DEFENSE ADVISOR -

Democratic Member of Senate Armed Services Committee seeks Senior Defense Advisor.  The ideal candidate will have active duty military experience, preferably in the Navy, and a minimum of 5 years of 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 strong writing and interpersonal skills, excellent attention to detail, and a demonstrable history of successfully advocating for legislation; 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.

 
222554 SENIOR FOREIGN POLICY ADVISOR -

Democratic Member of the Foreign Relations Committee seeks Senior Foreign Policy Advisor.  The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with a minimum of 5-7 years of policy work related to foreign policy.  Experience in the Middle East and Western Hemisphere preferred. Experience with the Department of State, the Department of Defense, and the National Security Council strongly preferred. Responsibilities will include developing and advancing legislative priorities for the Senator, organizing international trips, coordinating the member’s Foreign Relations Committee work, researching and writing briefings, memos, and questions for hearings, staffing the Senator in D.C. and on trips, and professionally representing the Senator in meetings. The ideal candidate will have superior written and oral communication skills, familiarity with the legislative process, 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.

 
222553 ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR/ARCHIVIST -

Senior Republican Senator seeking Administrative Director/Archivist. Major duties include managing all accounts, including office billing and payroll, ensuring paperwork is handled in an accurate and timely manner. Position is responsible for assisting Chief of Staff in developing and maintaining annual budget and administrative policies and procedures for the office, maintaining personnel records; managing room reservation requests for Senator and constituents; managing special events; and coordinating with Architect of the Capitol, Superintendent of the Senate, Sergeant At Arms and other departments on facility issues in Washington and the state. The office manager serves as the Office Emergency Coordinator. The Archivist responsibility includes maintaining archiving records/inventory, managing the archival system and working with Senator and staff to add to/retrieve from archive collection throughout the year. Preferred candidates will have experience as office manager in Senate or House office. Position requires experience managing a budget; good attention to detail and deadlines; ability to work well in a team-oriented environment in a fast-paced office setting. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222552 REGIONAL ASSISTANT (New York City) -

Office of U.S. Senator Gillibrand seeks a dependable, patient, organized, and professional Regional Assistant for office management duties in her New York City office. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, coordinating the internship program, handling constituent walk-ins, managing front office and correspondence operations, and assisting with Senator Gillibrand’s events in New York City. Applicants must be self-motivated team players; able to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality; have strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills; and be proficient with computers. Past or current residency in New York preferred. Senator Gillibrand's office is an equal opportunity employer; people of color, women, gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender people, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Please send cover letter, resume and references to: Jobs@gillibrand.senate.gov. Please include “NYC REGIONAL ASSISTANT” in the subject line of your email. No calls, please.

 
222551 SPRING LEGISLATIVE INTERNSHIP -

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein is accepting internship applications for Spring 2015. This legislative internship presents an inside look at the lawmaking process on Capitol Hill.  Candidates should be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and possess excellent writing and research skills.  Tasks include conducting research, drafting memos, attending briefings/hearings, and assisting staff in constituent services and administrative duties.  A demonstrated interest in American politics is a plus.  Undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, are encouraged to apply. This internship is unpaid with full and part time positions available. Applicants should submit a completed application form (available on our website, feinstein.senate.gov), to internapp@feinstein.senate.gov by December 31. Please, no drop-ins or phone calls.

 
222550 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT (COMMERCE/TECHNOLOGY) -

Senator Joe Manchin seeks Legislative Assistant or Senior Policy Advisor for the Senator’s role on the Commerce, Science, and Technology Committee. Responsibilities will include constant monitoring of legislative developments, professionally representing the Senator, formulating strategic policy agenda, preparing materials for meetings, briefings, and hearings, working closely with state offices and ensuring senior staff and the Senator are kept abreast of important developments. This position requires excellent communication, research and writing skills, as well as the ability to work well under pressure and in a fast-paced environment. Additionally, qualified candidates should be experienced in the issue areas assigned. West Virginia ties are preferred, but not required. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222549 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT (BUDGET/TAX) -

Senator Joe Manchin seeks an energetic individual to handle a legislative portfolio which consists of tax, budget, small business, and trade issues. Responsibilities will include constant monitoring of legislative developments, professionally representing the Senator, formulating strategic policy agenda, preparing materials for meetings, briefings, and hearings, working closely with state offices and ensuring senior staff and the Senator are kept abreast of important developments. This position requires excellent communication, research and writing skills, as well as the ability to work well under pressure and in a fast-paced environment. Additionally, qualified candidates should be experienced in the issue areas assigned. West Virginia ties are preferred, but not required. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222548 RETIREMENT AND TAX COUNSEL -

Senior Republican Senator seeks counsel to handle tax and retirement security portfolio.  The ideal candidate will be an excellent writer with a proven ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment, while meeting tight deadlines.  This position will involve a significant amount of Committee work.  The successful candidate will have significant policy experience and strong interpersonal skills.  Prior hill experience strongly preferred.  Please send resume and writing sample to srrepsenopening@gmail.com

 
222547 HEALTH CARE LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -

Senior Republican Senator seeks health care LA.  The ideal candidate will be an excellent writer with a proven ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment, while meeting tight deadlines.  This position will involve significant Committee responsibilities.  The successful candidate will have significant policy experience and strong interpersonal skills.  Prior hill experience strongly preferred.  Please send resume and writing sample to srrepsenopening@gmail.com

 
222546 COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR -

High profile Republican Senator seeks seasoned communications/PR professional to serve as Communications Director.  The ideal applicant will be an excellent writer and editor with a proven ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment, while meeting tight deadlines. Responsibilities include:  planning and implementing national and local media strategies, including social media; writing press releases, talking points, op-eds and other materials.  Candidate must build and maintain excellent relationships with members of the national and local media and editorial boards and have on-the-record experience as a spokesperson.  This is not an entry-level position; hill and/or prior experience with a public relations organization are highly desired. Please send resume and writing sample to srrepsenopening@gmail.com

 
222542 LEGAL/GRADUATE FELLOW -

The Washington, D.C. office of Senator John Thune (R-South Dakota) seeks a legal or graduate fellow for Spring 2014 to work on a variety of legislative issues.  This person will actively work with our legislative team to draft memos, review legislation, and learn how Capitol Hill functions. The ideal candidate can be in the office as close to full time as possible. South Dakota or midwest ties preferred but not required. Please send your resume and cover letter to resume@thune.senate.gov

 
222541 EDITOR -

A Republican Senate office is looking for an Editor. Candidates must have at least two years of professional editing or writing experience, general knowledge of domestic and world affairs, and an exceptional ability to communicate complex ideas to the public and press. Excellent writing skills and precise attention to detail are required.  Candidates should send a resume and two original writing samples to senategoppress@yahoo.com.  

 
222540 PRESS SECRETARY -

Western Senate Democrat accepting applications for entry-level press secretary position. Duties will include lots of writing — everything from press releases to talking points to formal memos — staffing the senator during interviews and events, pitching in-state and Washington media, developing relationships with reporters, working with in-state and Washington staff to plan and stage events, and helping develop content for social and multimedia sites. The ideal candidate will have an enthusiastic positive attitude, a sense of humor and a willingness to work hard until the job is done well -- as well as 2+ years of experience on the Hill or in a similar environment, preferably as a press secretary or deputy press secretary, in which he or she regularly wrote press releases and talking points, organized press events with or without supervision, and had some exposure to staffing a principal. Multimedia skills are extremely helpful, especially video editing ability. Spanish is a plus. In-state experience is strongly preferred. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, 3-5 writing samples (MUST include a press release or very similar material), and 3 recent professional references to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
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

 
222536 SPRING LEGISLATIVE INTERNSHIP -

U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) is accepting internship applications for Spring 2015. This legislative internship presents an opportunity for both a unique learning experience and an inside look at the lawmaking process on Capitol Hill. Candidates should possess strong writing and research skills, and a demonstrated interest in American politics. Undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, are encouraged to apply. Delaware ties are a plus. This internship is unpaid. Applicants should submit a résumé, cover letter, short writing sample, and a completed application form (available on our website, carper.senate.gov), to interncoordinator@carper.senate.gov by January 9. Please, no drop-ins or phone calls.

 
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.

 
222534 SPRING PRESS INTERNSHIP -

U.S. Senator Tom Carper’s (D-Del.) Washington, D.C. office is seeking a full- or part-time press intern for February through May. This press internship is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in a busy Capitol Hill press office, as well as accrue skills and participate in educational experiences beneficial to a career in communications. Duties include assisting with daily news clips, compiling news research, drafting media releases/advisories, maintaining press contact lists, creating social media content, and managing web content. This position requires attention to detail, creativity, strong writing ability and grammar skills, and a willingness to learn. Proficiency in the Microsoft Office and Adobe suites and familiarity with social media is preferred. A background in journalism or communications is a plus, but not required. Undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, are encouraged to apply. Delaware ties are a plus. This internship is unpaid. Applicants should email a résumé, cover letter, and writing sample to northeastdempressintern@gmail.com by January 9. Please, no drop-ins or phone calls

 
222530 PRESS SECRETARY -

Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Republican) seeks Press Secretary. This individual will be responsible for day-to-day operations as the point person for press, drafting statements, releases and speeches, helping explain the chair’s agenda to national and home state press and working closely with the chair's personal office. The position requires excellent writing skills, ability to multitask and produce significant product under pressure and meet tight deadlines. This is not an entry or mid-level position. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222529 COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR -

Moderate and energetic Democratic Senator seeks seasoned, media-savvy professional to manage all long-term communications strategy and daily press operations.  The ideal candidate will have 6-8 years of Hill, campaign, or political press experience, excellent written and verbal communications skills, experience managing junior staff, a background in strategic media planning, and a desire to build-out a communications operation.  Must have excellent judgment, proficiency in leveraging social media platforms to maximize exposure, and an ability to work with colleagues to generate wins.  Should have proven national-level experience, and be eager to work in a collaborative and collegial environment. No drama. Salary commensurate with experience.  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.

 
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.

 
222525 CASEWORKER (FAIRMONT, WV OFFICE) -

Democratic Senator seeks a team member to work directly with constituents having problems or difficulties with government agencies. Duties will include, but are not limited to communicating with various levels of government officials to apprise them of constituents’ problems and assist in their resolution; as well as contacting agencies to obtain information to assist constituents.   Additional responsibilities include monitoring casework for problems which might be resolved by legislative action while developing and maintaining relationships with local businesses, governments, and community organizations to provide assistance/intervention regarding appropriate actions and will occasionally represent the office at hearings, meetings, or other functions where particular casework problems are under discussion. The ideal candidate will be a team player, compassionate, and service-oriented. The position requires excellent oral and written communication skills, computer proficiency (i.e. Word, Intranet Quorum, Outlook), and the ability to perform efficiently in a fast-paced environment.  West Virginia ties are a plus but are not required. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
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
 

 
222508 HEALTH FELLOW -

Senator Carper seeks a Legislative Fellow to assist with health care policy. Ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience in one or more of the following issue areas: Medicare, Medicaid, Affordable Care Act, medical malpractice reform, prevention and wellness, and/or health IT.  Fellow will be asked to spearhead legislative agenda items for the Senator. Strong writing skills, as well as the ability to multitask and work under tight deadlines, are musts. Looking for a 6-month to 9-month commitment.  This position is unpaid.  Please send cover letter and resume to healthfellow@carper.senate.gov.

 
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.