Revised: September 16, 2014 at 6:01 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.

222473 INTERNS -

Southern Republican Senator is seeking 2-4 full or part-time interns for the fall semester in the DC office. Responsibilities include a range of administrative and legislative work such as answering phones, giving capitol tours to constituents, letter writing, attending hearings and briefings, and assisting with writing and research for staff members, as well as special projects. This is an excellent opportunity to gain Hill experience and a valuable insight into the workings of Congress. Applicants should have strong written and verbal skills, and be able to multi-task in a fast paced environment. We will give preference to applicants from South Carolina and/or attend a South Carolina school; however, all applicants will be considered.  Please send your resume, cover letter and 3 letters of recommendation to internships@scott.senate.gov

 
222471 INTERNSHIP -

Democratic leadership office seeks full-time unpaid interns for immediate opening.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to: administrative tasks, handling constituent calls, and performing legislative research and drafting memos for staff members.  Candidates should possess strong writing and research skills and a demonstrated interest in public service.  Previous Hill internship experience is strongly preferred.  Please e-mail cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222470 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -

Progressive New England Senator on the HELP Committee seeks a Legislative Assistant to work on health care issues as part of the Senator’s health policy team.   Familiarity with Affordable Care Act implementation, FDA, and substance abuse and recovery issues helpful.  Candidates must have strong research and writing skills.  New England ties, background in health policy, and Hill experience are preferred.  Please e-mail cover letter and resume to healthpolicyla@gmail.com.

 
222469 COUNSEL -

Democratic HELP Committee member seeks Counsel. Individual must be knowledgeable of current legislative and non-legislative issues and have a thorough understanding of the legislative process and the Senate’s organization and procedures. Experience with and knowledge of education, judiciary-related issues, juvenile justice reform, and/or finance required. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, analyzing legislative developments and recommending strategies on bills and amendments, drafting legislation, advising the Senator, preparing memoranda and speeches, and representing the Senator in meetings with constituents and outside groups . The position requires outstanding oral communication and writing skills.  Successful candidate will possess excellent academic credentials, enjoy working in a team environment, and will have the ability to produce quality work under pressure. Please send a cover letter and resume to:  senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
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.

 
222467 CONSTITUENT SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE -

Senator seeks individual to be responsible for constituent services in the Baton Rouge State Office.  The individual will act as a liaison with federal, state and/or local agencies on behalf of constituents. Responsibilities will include answering phones, greeting visitors, answering casework correspondence and oral communications from constituents; communicating with various levels of government officials to apprise them of constituents’ problems and assist in their resolution.   The ideal candidate will have excellent oral/written communications and listening skills; the ability to efficiently multi-task, and be able to function effectively in a 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.

 
222466 LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDENT -

The office of Senator Mark R. Warner is looking for a Legislative Correspondent to work on defense and foreign policy issues.  The LC will be responsible for: managing constituent correspondence in his/her assigned issue areas (must be able to meet specific weekly mail targets), regularly meeting with constituent groups, drafting memos and talking points, attending briefings and summarizing materials for staff.  Applicant must be willing to work in a fast-paced environment, handling multiple responsibilities at one time.  She/he must possess strong analytic and research skills, and exceptional written and verbal communications skills.  Basic knowledge of defense policy, foreign policy and international issues is preferred.  Veterans and individuals with military backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. This is not an entry level position; applicant must have at least one year of Hill, military, or related experience.  Interested parties should e-mail a cover letter and resume to warner_resumes@warner.senate.gov with the subject line “Defense LC.”   This office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, disability, national origin, uniformed status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.  Application materials must be received by 5:00pm on Wednesday, September  17, 2014.  Applications received after that point will not be considered

 
222465 FALL HEALTH INTERNSHIP -

Democratic Committee staff seeks a fall intern or law clerk to assist the health team in policy research and related issues. This internship is unpaid but a valuable opportunity to see how a Senate Committee policy team operates. The position is ideal for motived, self-starting and quick-learning individuals. Responsibilities include writing memos for professional staff, researching policy issues, attending briefings, assisting with Committee hearings, and monitoring the Senate Floor when necessary.  A background in health policy is preferred, but not required. The ideal candidate would be to commit to full-time internship. Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, brief writing sample, and two references to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov, while indicating “Fall 2014 Health Internship” and job referral number in the subject line. This office is an equal opportunity employer.

 
222464 COMMUNICATIONS INTERN -

Senator Franken seeks a communications intern to start immediately and continue through the fall semester. The communications intern is actively involved in translating Senate policy and legislation into Minnesota news. The intern will learn how a communications shop operates and interacts with the other departments to create a succinct message. The intern will also attend daily communications department meetings, be responsible for aggregating news articles into daily clips for staff, media monitoring, helping with research projects, and some writing of news advisories and press releases. Minnesotans will be given priority. Strong writing skills and ability to work in a high-pressure environment a must. Early risers are encouraged to apply. Please submit a cover letter and resume to Interns@Franken.senate.gov by COB September 17, 2014.

 

 
222463 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -

Democratic Senator seeks highly motivated and energetic individual for Legislative Assistant position handling education, judiciary, and telecom issues among others.  Qualified candidates will have deep knowledge of the issue areas, and strong writing and analytical skills.  The successful candidate will also have a strong commitment to public service and be proactive, resourceful, well-organized, and able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced, changing environment. Prior Hill experience and an advanced degree strongly preferred.  We are 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.

 
222462 PRESS ASSISTANT -

The Press Assistant will support all functions of the press department, including both digital and traditional media. Candidates should have prior experience in political media, journalism or public relations or on the Hill. Superior writing and organizational skills are required. The Press Assistant will be responsible for maintaining a regular presence on social media, including conceiving and drafting social media content, designing graphics, and updating the Senator’s website with new content. He or she will also oversee the daily compilation of news clips and assist with the drafting and editing of press releases, advisories, e-newsletters, video scripts, and other forms of written communication as needed. Oregon connections encouraged. Please submit a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222461 FALL LEGISLATIVE INTERNSHIP -

Sen. Charles Schumer’s office seeks full-time, unpaid interns in Washington, DC, starting immediately for Fall 2014. Part-Time interns will also be considered but candidates with full-time availability will be given preference. Ideal candidates are self-motivated college students or recent college graduates. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: performing legislative research, attending hearings and preparing follow-up memos, answering constituent phone calls and inquiries, processing mail and assisting the Legislative Staff with portfolio-specific projects.  This internship presents an opportunity for both a unique learning experience and an inside look at the political process. Applicants must be hard-working, reliable, and have strong writing and communication skills and a demonstrated interest in public policy. New York ties a plus. Open to all majors. This is an unpaid internship. Please send a resume, cover letter, a 2-3 page academic writing sample and a filled out copy of our intern application (http://www.schumer.senate.gov/For%20Students/Internship%20Application.pdf) to SchumerPolicyInternships@gmail.com

 
222460 LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDENT -

Senior Democratic Senator seeks Legislative Correspondent to focus on defense, energy, foreign relations, and veterans affairs issues.  Primary responsibilities include responding to constituent correspondence, attending constituent meetings and conducting research.  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.  Hill experience and Northeast ties a plus.  Interested applicants should e-mail cover letter and resume to senatejobs@gmail.com

 
222459 HEALTH POLICY ADVISOR -

Democratic Senate Finance Committee member seeks a senior advisor to advance the office’s focus on complex health policy issues.  Experience dealing with minority populations’ health disparities is a plus.  A relevant advanced degree and several years’ experience dealing with federal health policy issues and legislation would be expected in a successful candidate.  Please send a cover letter, resume and references to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222457 PRESS INTERN -

Midwest Democratic Senator seeks highly motivated individual for full-time unpaid Press Internship, starting immediately. Responsibilities include compiling press clips and the Senator’s media mentions on a daily basis; answering the press line, fielding calls from reporters, and routing calls in the office as needed; compiling and maintaining press lists; pitching press conferences and events to reporters; drafting releases, collateral, and other press related documents; and other duties as assigned. Position requires a keen attention to detail, the ability to multitask and meet tight deadlines, and the ability to demonstrate professionalism and discretion at all times. Strong writing and grammar skills and proficiency of Microsoft Office applications required. We are an equal opportunity employer.  Please e-mail a cover letter that includes your available start date and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line. 

 
222455 FALL PRESS INTERN -

Senator Charles E. Schumer’s press office seeks full-time, unpaid interns in Washington, DC, starting immediately. 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 at the beginning of September and can continue work through the Fall. 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

 
222451 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -

The Office of Senator Mark Kirk is looking for a Military LA to work with his legislative team.  Qualified candidates will have 2-3 years of legislative/military experience and strong familiarity with Illinois.  Only qualified candidates will be considered.  Please email cover letter and resume to gopsenateoffice@gmail.com. No phone calls please

 
222450 STAFF ASSISTANT -

Democratic Senator is seeking an energetic, highly motivated and well-organized Staff Assistant. Responsibilities will include reception duties in the front office, answering phones, greeting visitors and coordinating tour requests. An ideal candidate has previous Capitol Hill and Intranet Quorum experience, is extremely detail-oriented, has strong written and communication skills, possesses a professional demeanor and thrives in a fast-paced environment.  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.

 
222448 DEPUTY SCHEDULER -

Senior Democratic Senator seeks a Deputy Scheduler to support the Director of Scheduling and Chief of Staff. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: accepting and organizing incoming scheduling requests, responding to or assigning scheduling requests, maintaining files of all scheduling requests, and performing a wide variety of executive, secretarial and administrative duties as required in the operation of a busy executive office. The ideal candidate will be highly organized, have careful attention to detail, and be able to work quickly and effectively under pressure in a fast-paced environment. Senate, Hill, or related experience in an executive office setting is a plus. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to job.senate@gmail.com with Deputy Scheduler in the subject line

 
222444 MIDWEST REPUBLICAN SENATE OFFICE SEEKING PRESS SECRETARY -

Candidates must have excellent writing and speaking skills and experience managing media relations. Candidates should be self-starters, but also have the ability to work well within a small team. The Press Secretary acts as the formal spokesperson and media liaison for the senator and develops and implements media, communications, and public relations strategies for the senator. Must work well under pressure. Must possess strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills; strong communication skills; and an understanding of print, broadcast, and online media. Duties also include: managing all press inquiries; drafting press releases and media advisories; tracking daily press coverage; implementing the senator’s press strategy; overseeing the press assistant; administering social media platforms; and assisting in speech and long-form writing. Previous Hill experience preferred. This is not an entry-level position.  Send resume and cover letter to senategoppress@yahoo.com.

 
222439 LEGAL FELLOW -

Progressive Northeastern Democrat on Judiciary Committee seeks a legal fellow to assist counsel with research, policy analysis, and drafting speeches and articles on judiciary-related issues, including criminal justice, campaign finance reform, civil rights, and nominations.  JD required and previous relevant policy experience preferred. The position is unpaid and a six month commitment is ideal. Please submit a resume and cover letter to judiciaryfellow@gmail.com.

 
222437 FALL INTERNSHIP -

The Office of Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) seeks interns for the fall semester to begin as soon as possible. Applicants should be able to competently handle telephone calls, be well-organized, possess strong writing skills, be generally knowledgeable of legislative issues, and be able to complete tasks as directed. Main duties include answering telephones, logging constituent calls, giving Capitol tours, opening and sorting mail, and assisting with other administrative tasks. Please send a cover letter and resume to CoburnJobs@gmail.com with “Fall Internship” in the subject line

 
222427 ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT -

The Office of Senator Mark Kirk is looking for an Administrative Assistant to support the Scheduler, Administrative Director and Chief of Staff.  The duties will include scheduling for the Senior Staff, assisting the Chief of Staff, event planning, organization, and working with the advance team.  Successful administrative experience is required, as are Illinois ties. This is an administrative position and allows no opportunity for a legislative move.  Please email cover letter and resume to gopsenateoffice@gmail.com. No phone calls please

 
222403 COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR -

The Democratic Staff of a joint Congressional committee seeks seasoned, media-savvy professional to manage all long-term communications strategy and daily press operations. The ideal candidate will have 5-8 years of prior Hill or political press experience, excellent written and verbal communications skills, exceptional political judgment, experience managing junior staff, a background in strategic media and communications planning and proficiency in leveraging social media platforms for maximum press exposure. Established contacts within the national and business/econ press corps a plus. Salary commensurate with experience. Equal opportunity employer.  Please submit cover letter, resume, and one short writing sample (preferably a press release) to demcommitteepressjob@gmail.com

 
222363 CONSTITUENT SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE -

U.S. Senator John Cornyn’s North Texas Regional Office, located in Dallas, is now accepting resumes for a full-time Constituent Services Representative to start immediately.  A background in government or public service is preferred.  Senator Cornyn’s Constituent Services staff works with the Senator to assist Texans having difficulties with various federal agencies.  For more information on constituent services, visit the “Help with Federal Agencies” section of Senator Cornyn’s website at http://cornyn.senate.gov/. This entry level position offers a unique opportunity to gain experience and valuable insight into Senate procedure in an office that handles a wide range of issues. The incumbent primarily assists with clerical duties that are essential to the Senator’s service to his constituents.  Duties include answering constituent telephone calls, sorting constituent mail, ordering office supplies, drafting letters, and assisting the Senator’s Constituent Services staff. Qualifications: Four-year college degree, must have graduated by start date; Strong written and oral communication skills; Proficient in Microsoft Office applications; Ability to be self-motivated and flexible while handling multiple tasks; Ability to complete tasks quickly and effectively with minimal supervision; Able to maintain a positive attitude and possess exceptional interpersonal skills in a deadline-driven work environment. Applicants should submit by email a resume (with GPA), college transcript, and a cover letter explaining why they are interested in working for Senator John Cornyn to:  972-239-2110 (fax)  or dallas_office@cornyn.senate.gov

 
222314 DEPUTY PRESS SECRETARY -

Senate Republican office is seeking a Deputy Press Secretary with 2-3 years’ experience in communications. The position requires strong writing skills, attention to detail, and the ability to multitask and execute under strict deadline, as well work in a team consisting of the communications director, press secretary, and press assistant. Deputy will be responsible for: aiding the drafting of press materials, social media posts, etc.; managing the website and social media efforts; developing strong background relationships with media, particularly in the state; overseeing press assistant duties (i.e., clips, press lists, special projects); and other administrative duties. Experience in social media trends, as well as expertise in digital media, such as video, audio and photo-editing software (i.e., Photoshop, MovieMaker, etc.) strongly preferred. Candidate should email cover letter (include your home/other state ties) and résumé to senate.republican.press.office@gmail.com