Revised: September 02, 2015 at 5:18 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.

222923 LEGISLATIVE STAFF ASSISTANT -

U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, Ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, is announcing the opening of a legislative staff assistant position on the Committee.  He or she will provide both substantive and administrative support to staff members working on energy policy, agriculture, environment, and other issues for the Judiciary Committee.  He or she will also assist Committee staff with the preparation of timely and accurate responses to constituent mail in assigned issue areas. Candidates should possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills and be detail-oriented.  In addition, the ability to absorb and analyze large quantities of information is essential to this position.  Also requisite are advanced research abilities, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills.  Qualified applicants should have Hill experience and must be able to work under pressure and maintain strict confidentiality.  This is a full-time, non-exempt position, requiring 40–45 hours or more per week.  Salary will be commensurate with experience.  A one-year commitment is desirable. Preference will be given to Vermont candidates. Qualified applicants should submit their cover letter, resume and writing sample by email to jobs@leahy.senate.gov.  Due to significant delays in mail processing in the U.S. Senate, please do not send an application by regular post.  Resumes must be submitted by close of business on September 18, 2015.

 
222922 FALL HEALTH INTERNSHIP -

Democratic Finance Committee staff seeks a full-time unpaid intern or law clerk to assist the health team in policy research and related issues this fall. This internship is a valuable opportunity to see how a Senate Committee policy team operates. The position is ideal for motivated, 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. Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, brief writing sample, and two references to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov, while indicating “Fall 2015 Finance Health Internship” and job referral number in the subject line. This office is an equal opportunity employer.

 
222921 PRESS INTERN -

Democratic Finance Committee staff seeks a full-time unpaid intern to assist the press team this fall. This internship is a valuable opportunity to see how a Senate communications office functions and ideal for motivated, self-starting and quick-learning individuals. Responsibilities include monitoring media coverage, compiling daily press clips, drafting press releases and other materials, assisting with social media and Committee hearings, and providing research and other support to the press team. A background in communications or journalism is preferred. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov, while indicating “Finance Press Internship” and job referral number in the subject line. This office is an equal opportunity employer.

 
222920 LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDENT -

Republican Senator is seeking a Legislative Correspondent whose portfolio would include tax, budget, banking, small business, and finance issues. Primary responsibilities include responding to mail, meeting with constituent groups, and providing assistance to the Legislative Assistant for these issues. The ideal candidate has the ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, and is able to prioritize and perform duties in a fast-paced environment. Midwest ties, Capitol Hill experience, and knowledge in these policy areas are strongly preferred. Minimum of one year of Hill experience. Please send resume and cover letter to midwestbankinglc@gmail.com.

 
222919 LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDENT -

Republican Senator is seeking a Legislative Correspondent whose portfolio would include agriculture, energy, trade, and hunger issues. Primary responsibilities include responding to mail, meeting with constituent groups, and providing assistance to the Legislative Assistant for these issues. The ideal candidate has the ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, and is able to prioritize and perform duties in a fast-paced environment. Midwest ties, Capitol Hill experience, and knowledge in these policy areas are strongly preferred. Please send resume and cover letter to midwestaglc@gmail.com. 

 
222918 PROJECTS ASSISTANT -

Senate Republican leadership office is seeking a Projects Assistant to manage live content, including video and website (WordPress). The position also manages the front office, interns, and special projects. Attention to detail and a high level of organization are necessary. The position works on multiple projects simultaneously and is a key part of weekly deliverables. The position will work closely with policy staff. Minimum of two years professional experience. Salary commensurate with experience. Email cover letter and resume to SenateDigitalJob@gmail.com.

 
222917 INTERNS -

Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) is accepting intern applications for fall 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 invest 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 fall 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.

 
222916 PRESS INTERN -

The Office of U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) seeks highly motivated individual for part-time or full-time unpaid Press Internship.  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 your resume and a cover letter that includes your available start date to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line. 

 
222915 INTERNS -

Busy Senate Committee front office is seeking part-time and full-time unpaid interns for the fall. This is a bi-partisan administrative internship and does not involve legislative duties. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: committee hearing and markup preparation and attending hearings, assisting bi-partisan staff with daily administrative tasks in reception, drafting letters and other projects, as assigned. This is a great learning opportunity to gain Senate experience.   Internships are open to undergraduate and recent college graduates. Please e-mail resume, cover letter and two references to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222912 SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR -

Republican Senator seeks a Systems Administrator to oversee operation of computer systems in D.C. and State offices. Major responsibilities include server, workstation and laptop administration, cellphone and mobile communication equipment, as well as maintenance and troubleshooting for all issues relating to computer systems and other office equipment. Qualified candidates will have knowledge of Microsoft Office, Windows and Office Suite, and Intranet Quorum.  Background in computer, server and network systems, a fine attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task in a busy environment a must.  Salary commensurate with experience. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222911 ADMINISTRATIVE INTERNSHIP -

Progressive Midwest Democratic Senator is seeking a paid administrative intern to start immediately and continue through the fall.  Intern will work directly with the Administrative Director on special administrative projects.  This is a great opportunity to see how a Senate office functions from top to bottom.  Interns will also have some opportunity to work with the Senator’s legislative staff on upcoming issues, as well as attend Senate hearings.  Applicants should be genuinely interested in the administrative functions of a Senate office, will  thrive on organization, be hard working, have strong written and verbal skills, and be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.  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

 
222910 FALL 2015 GRANTS INTERNSHIP -

Sen. Charles Schumer’s office seeks a fall grants intern to assist Grants Director with everyday tasks.  Responsibilities include drafting letters of support, researching funding opportunities, organizing files, and monitoring appropriations legislation.  Ideal candidates will have a thorough knowledge of the federal funding process, excellent writing and organizational skills, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment.  An immediate start date is preferred, and the internship will tentatively run through December.  Please send a resume and cover letter via email to SchumerPolicyInternships@gmail.com

 
222909 HEALTH POLICY FELLOW -

Office of Midwestern Democratic Senator looking for a fellow to work on health policy issues for a very active member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee.  The fellow will participate full as a staff member and will work closely with the Health Legislative Advisor and Legislative Aide as well as with the field representative who handles health care issues in the state.  The fellow’s portfolio will ultimately depend on the selected candidate’s strengths and interests. Responsibilities may include handling issues relevant to the HELP Committee’s Health Innovation Working Group, such as medical product regulation, health IT, public health/emergency preparedness, global health, and/or precision medicine. Particular attention will be given to FDA regulatory matters (i.e. drug/device oversight).  The fellow will likely serve as primary participant for one or more issue-specific subgroups under the HELP Innovation Working Group.  Additionally the fellow may assist with health-related Budget and appropriations issues and other ad hoc projects.
Other duties will include participating in meetings with external stakeholders, attending briefings and representing the Senator or staff at public events; conducting policy research; tracking legislation and federal regulations; and preparing written materials for presentations, hearings, constituent correspondence, etc.  Strong writing and communication skills, professional discretion and confidentiality, and ability to work independently are a must. Position is full time (40 hours/week); however applicants interested in working part-time and who can commit to working a minimum of 3 days per week will be considered.  Start date is flexible and duration are flexible; however preference will be given to applicants who are able to start in early/mid- September and who can commit to working at least 6 months.   Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter and 2-3 original writing samples to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.  No phone calls or drop-ins please.

 
222908 INTERNS -

The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), Office of Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA), seeks unpaid interns for the spring of 2016. The position offers undergraduate, graduate, and law students the opportunity to gain substantive experience in a Senate office while participating in the legislative process firsthand. Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting Committee staff in performing office duties, conducting research, analyzing legislation, drafting memorandums, and organizing hearings. Interns play a key role in the office and will work closely with senior policy advisors. Qualifications: Applicants should have an interest or experience in education-related matters. They also must have good attentional to detail, work well under pressure, possess excellent written and oral communication skills, be self-motivated, and have a desire to learn. Hours are flexible, but applicants should be willing to be in the office at least 16 hours a week. Applications: Interested applicants should apply to this position be emailing a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and application form (http://www.help.senate.gov/ranking/internships) to internshipD_HELP@help.senate.gov. In addition, two recommendation letters may be sent and will be accepted, but are not required. Washington state ties are preferred but not required. Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis. The deadline for the spring 2016 internship program is October 25, 2015. This 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.

 
222907 REGIONAL DIRECTOR (ABINGDON, VA) -

The office of Senator Mark R. Warner is looking to immediately hire a Regional Director to manage his Abingdon, VA office.  The Regional Director is responsible for overseeing the casework, outreach and administrative functions of the Abingdon office.  In addition to management responsibilities, the Regional Director will have an outreach and casework portfolio of his or her own.  Position requires strong written and verbal communications skills and an ability to work long hours.  Virginia ties, an undergraduate degree, and at least 3 years of professional experience are required.  This is not an entry level job.  The ideal candidate relishes working in a demanding, fast-paced environment and excels at managing multiple projects at one time.  To apply, interested parties should e-mail a cover letter and resume to resumes@warner.senate.gov with the subject line “Regional Director.”  Please save cover letter and resume in a single file (pdf preferred) and name the file Last name, First name.  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.  This job posting closes on Monday, August 31, 2015 at 5:00pm.  Applications received after that time will not be considered.

 
222906 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -

Senior Midwestern Democratic Senator seeks Legislative Assistant to manage Budget Committee, appropriations, education, telecommunications and tribal issues portfolio. Responsibilities will include: preparing committee hearing and markup materials, drafting briefing memos, staffing the Senator at meetings and other events, and representing the Senator before constituents, federal agencies, and other interested parties. This is a senior level position and candidates must have prior hill experience. Successful candidates must also possess excellent writing and communications skills.  Applicants should e-mail both cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222905 LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDENT -

Democratic Senator is seeking a highly motivated Legislative Correspondent whose portfolio would include tax, budget, banking, small business, trade, and finance issues.  Primary responsibilities include responding to constituent mail, keeping abreast of legislative developments,  meeting with constituent groups.  and providing assistance to the Legislative Assistant for these issues.  The ideal candidate has the ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, and is able to prioritize and perform duties in a fast-paced environment.  West Virginia ties, Capitol Hill experience, and knowledge in these policy areas are strongly preferred.  Interested applicants should send both cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222904 FALL INTERNSHIP -

The Majority Staff of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship is seeking interns for the fall 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 and oral communication skills are required. Candidates with an interest or background in small business policy are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to rachel_ledbetter@sbc.senate.gov. Please write "SBC Fall Internship" in the subject line of the email. This position is unpaid.

 
222903 LAW CLERKS -

The Minority Staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs seeks Law Clerks to work with its oversight unit during the 2015-2016 academic year. These unpaid internships offer current law students a unique opportunity to observe and work closely with Committee staff on a wide variety of oversight projects. The clerks will assist with legal and fact research, drafting, meeting/hearing preparation, and administrative tasks.  Please email a cover letter addressing your qualifications and the time commitment you can make (i.e., Fall and/or Spring semesters; number of days/hours per week); your resume; and your unofficial law school transcript to senatebankinglawclerk@gmail.com.  No phone calls or drop-ins please. 

 
222902 LAW CLERKS -

Democratic Senator on the Judiciary Committee is accepting applications for law clerks for Fall 2015 (September - December).  Clerks will assist the counsels and staff with issues in the jurisdiction of the Judiciary Committee, including commercial privacy, government privacy and transparency, antitrust, judicial nominations, criminal justice, civil rights, immigration, and campaign finance.  Applications from 2Ls and 3Ls will be accepted.  This position is unpaid, but the office will support successful candidates’ efforts to obtain academic credit and/or outside funding.  To apply, please send a resume, short cover letter, transcript, references, and a short writing sample (no more than 5 pages) to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov as soon as possible, and no later than August 21, 2015.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Please include “Judiciary Committee Law Clerk App. Fall 2015” in the subject line of the email.

 
222900 MOUNTAIN STATE PRESS INTERNSHIP -

Senator Manchin seeks an enthusiastic, professional student or recent post-graduate to start an immediate Press Internship this fall 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.

 
222899 INTERNS -

Senator Chuck Grassley is accepting internship applications for Fall 2015. Interns assist staff members with administrative, legislative and communications work, including that of Grassley's staff on the Committee on the Judiciary, where he serves as Chairman. Interns in Senator Grassley's office will find a wide range of learning experiences and exposure to Capitol Hill. Internships are open to undergraduate students and recent college graduates. Preference is given to applicants from Iowa. To apply, please email a completed application form available on the Senator's website, Grassley.senate.gov, to the Senator's intern coordinator at molly_foley@grassley.senate.gov.

 
222898 INTERNS -

U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) is currently seeking intelligent, hard-working college students to serve as fall interns in his Senate office in Washington, D.C.  Interns in Thune’s office will have the opportunity to witness the legislative process, give Capitol building tours, and attend Senate votes, hearings, and press conferences.  This internship will allow students to work with constituents, sharpen their research and writing skills, and learn a multitude of valuable office skills. College students who are interested in interning for Senator Thune should submit a resume and cover letter to: resumes@thune.senate.gov.

 
222896 ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR/OFFICE MANAGER -

Senior Democratic Senator is seeking a Senate experienced Administrative Director/Archivist. Person will report to the Chief of Staff and be responsible for the management of all administrative functions of the DC and state offices, including the oversight and implementation of the office budget; oversight and operations of all facilities and equipment, the management of all office accounts, including payroll accounts; personnel records, such as office leave and expenditure reports; procuring and maintaining all needed office equipment, furniture and supplies; oversight of intern program and acting as primary point of contact for Senate support agencies (SAA, AOC, Rules, USCP, etc.) regarding all non-legislative business. 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. Successful candidate will be a strong administrator with solid management experience and knowledge of Senate budgetary guidelines, human resource practices and ethics rules.  Please send resume to senate.office.posting@gmail.com. 

 
222895 FALL INTERNS -

Senator Tom Carper is accepting internship applications for Fall 2015. This internship presents an opportunity for both a unique learning experience and an inside look at the legislative process. Candidates should possess strong writing and research skills, and a demonstrated interest in American politics.  Preference is given to applicants from Delaware.  The priority deadline to apply to the Washington, D.C. office is August 31st. To apply, please submit a completed application form (available on our website, carper.senate.gov), résumé, cover letter, and writing sample to interncoordinator@carper.senate.gov

 
222893 INTERNSHIP -

The office of Senator John Boozman is accepting applications for fall 2015 internships in the Washington, D.C. office.  Prospective interns should be responsible, focused, self-motivated, and organized. Duties will include answering phones, giving US Capitol tours, maintaining the front office, processing mail, and attending hearings and briefings, as well as assisting staff with research, communications, and/or constituent services projects as needed. This is an excellent opportunity for college students who are interested in the political process and are seeking practical, hands-on experience in a Capitol Hill office. Start and end dates are negotiable.  Internships are unpaid, but academic credit is available for qualifying students.  Candidates must have completed at least two years of college work prior to their internship and must either be a U.S. citizen or in the U.S. legally.  Those interested should submit applications online at: http://www.boozman.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/internships.

 
222889 LEGISLATIVE AIDE -

Western Democratic Senator seeks Legislative Aide to support Legislative Assistants working on foreign policy, defense, and veterans issues.  Prior experience working on these issues, including global women’s issues, is preferred.   Candidate must be detail oriented, possess strong writing and communication skills, and work well within a team.   Please email a cover letter, two writing samples, and a resume to DemSenatorJob@gmail.com indicating “Legislative Aide” in the subject line.

 
222883 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -

Republican Senator seeks a Legislative Assistant with strong writing, research, and oral communications skills to advise the Senator on issues related to financial services, budget, taxes, business, and trade. Responsibilities include overseeing the Senator’s priorities in the appropriations process, staffing the Senator in meetings and hearings, providing policy and vote recommendations, and drafting talking points and memos. Ideal candidates will be self-motivated, possess a strong attention to detail, work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment, and have the ability to effectively function both independently and as a member of a team. Capitol Hill experience is preferred. This is not an entry level position. Please send a resume and a cover letter to gopsenatela@gmail.com.

 
222879 STAFF ASSISTANT (WV STATE OFFICE) -

Senator Joe Manchin seeks an energetic, friendly, and dedicated West Virginian to serve as an entry-level Staff Assistant for his WV state offices in Martinsburg and Charleston, WV. This person will possess a high-degree of organization with the ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Administrative duties include, but are not limited to answering and routing telephone calls, fulfilling various constituent requests, greeting visitors and responding to constituent opinion calls. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, work well in a team setting, be flexible in a demanding environment and have excellent oral and written communication skills. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222874 PRESS INTERN -

Western Democratic Senator seeks personable, dependable and professional individual for an unpaid press internship position for the upcoming Fall term beginning in August 2015. The press intern will work closely with the communications team on a variety of tasks. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: compiling daily press clips, updating the website, assisting with social media, answering the phone, drafting language and other administrative tasks as assigned. This internship is a valuable opportunity to see how a Senate communications office functions and ideal for motivated, self-starting and quick learning individuals. Attention to detail and strong writing and grammar skills are required. Interested candidates should email a resume, cover letter and writing sample to internship.press@gmail.com.

 
222873 TECH SERVICES INTERN -

The Senate Republican Conference seeks a Tech Services Intern to work in the Multimedia Services Department.  The intern will assist with all aspects of studio production, including but not limited to:  studio lighting,  studio setup,  studio camera placement and operation, teleprompter loading and operation,  control room operation,  audio board operation, and  satellite transmissions. The intern will also assist with all aspects of field production, including but not limited to:  carrying necessary gear to field locations, setup and breakdown of equipment in the field, lighting, audio, and video acquisition, mobile teleprompter operation,  Assist Senate Press Personnel in our office and remotely via the phone or email, become familiar with and assist with our Senate-wide video distribution platform Snapstream,  assist with video and audio editing. This position involves direct contact with Senators and their staff.  Individuals must be socially well-adjusted and be able to judge what is appropriate in conversation and dress.  Individuals must have attention to detail, be able to spell proficiently and have a grasp of sentence structure, be able to spot mistakes in teleprompter scripts, follow directions, possess problem solving skills, work well in a group or independently, be able to lift 35-50 pounds, and have the ability to communicate effectively over phone and email. Individuals may be needed between 9am and 6pm Monday through Friday, but help may be requested on special occasions outside of those times. To apply please email your resume and cover letter to resumes@src.senate.gov.

 
222871 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -

Democratic Appropriator seeks a Legislative Assistant with strong writing, research and oral communications skills to advise the Senator on issues related to financial services, budget, taxes and business. 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 and ties to Maryland are preferred. Please send resume and cover letter to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222867 PRESS SECRETARY -

Republican Senator is seeking an energetic, detail-oriented press secretary to assist the communications director in a busy press office. Responsibilities include: national and state media relations; helping develop long-term strategies, drafting and editing press releases, advisories, speeches and media briefings; pitching events and narratives; and working with team to manage press clips and digital presence. This position requires outstanding written and oral communication skills, the ability to work in a fast-paced team environment, effectively manage multiple tasks, and the ability to quickly, accurately, and thoroughly distill and communicate complex, rapidly-changing issues. Ideal candidate will have experience in a Congressional communications job or similar. Position is based in Washington, DC with occasional travel to the state.  Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222864 FALL INTERNS -

Senator Donnelly’s office seeks interns for his Washington, D.C. office for fall 2015. Responsibilities include researching legislative issues, attending hearings, writing memos and press-related materials, assisting with constituent services, and administrative duties. Applicants must be motivated, hard-working, and have strong communication skills. This unpaid internship is a great introduction to Capitol Hill. Indiana ties are preferred, but not required. To apply, please submit a completed application form (available on our website, http://www.donnelly.senate.gov/help/student-resources/internships.) Applications can be submitted via E-mail to Kasey_kendrick@donnelly.senate.gov.

 
222855 LEGISLATIVE AIDE -

Republican Senator on a national security committee is seeking a Legislative Aide to handle constituent correspondence and provide legislative support on defense and foreign policy issues.  The position will require significant research and writing, and a person who can effectively function both independently and as a member of a team.  The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and possess a background in defense and foreign affairs and strong attention to detail. Capitol Hill experience as a Legislative Correspondent preferred. Please send a cover letter and resume to gopsenateleg@gmail.com.

 
222852 JR. SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR -

Southern Republican Senator is seeking a an entry-level tech savvy Jr. Systems Administrator to coordinate and oversee the DC and State office computer systems and office equipment. This position coordinates with Sergeant-at-Arms staff to support the office computer system and equipment services and interacts with office staff throughout the day to facilitate problem resolution. Duties will include, but are not limited to, researching, recommending, and coordinating desktop and laptop PC purchases and installations as well as requisitions and returns for standard office equipment; creating and maintaining staff computer login accounts; setting up workstations; and assisting users with a variety of software applications. Manages procurement, maintenance, and inventory of computer hardware, software, BlackBerries, cell phones, and office equipment; monitors server logs, backups, operating system and application updates; troubleshoots equipment problems and coordinates repair or replacement; and provides customer service. Woks with website vendor on ensuring project completion. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222850 STAFF ASSISTANT -

Member of Congress from Maryland has an opening for a Staff Assistant/Driver. The position is responsible for driving the Member and assisting with planning and logistics for events. Ideal candidate is dependable, professional, well-organized, and thinks quickly on their feet.  Successful candidate must have a college degree, clean driving record, and be available to work flexible hours.  Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to hilljobs2015@gmail.com

 
222844 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -

Northeast Democrat and member of the Environment and Public Works Committee seeks a legislative assistant to handle oceans and coastal policy portfolio.  The portfolio also includes clean water, fisheries, flooding/flood insurance, conservation, and other issues as needed.  Previous Capitol Hill experience preferred.  Strong research, analysis, and communications skills are required, as well as the ability to work in a fast-paced, collegial environment.  This is not an entry level position.  Please email resume to senenvirola@gmail.com.  No phone calls please.

 
222843 FALL INTERNS -

Senator Blumenthal’s office seeks interns for his Washington D.C. office for fall 2015, starting at the end of August.  Responsibilities include researching legislative issues, attending hearings, writing memos, assisting with constituent services, and administrative duties.  Applicants must be motivated, hard-working, and have strong communication skills.  This unpaid internship is a great introduction to Capitol Hill.  Connecticut ties are preferred, but not required. Full-time applicants will be given preference.  To apply, please submit a completed application form (available on our website, https://www.blumenthal.senate.gov/services/internships), a one page statement of intent, current resume, school transcript (unofficial is acceptable), three letters of references and a short writing sample (500 words or less). Applications can be submitted via E-mail to DC_internships@blumenthal.senate.gov, or faxed to (202)224-9673.

 
222842 FALL INTERNS -

Senator Jon Tester’s office seeks interns for his Washington D.C. office for fall 2015.  Responsibilities include researching legislative issues, attending hearings, preparing follow-up memos, assisting with constituent services, and administrative duties.  Applicants must be motivated, hard-working, and have strong communication skills.  This unpaid internship is a great introduction to Capitol Hill.  Montana ties are preferred, but not required. Full-time applicants will be given preference.  To apply, please submit a completed application form (available on our website, tester.senate.gov), a cover letter, current resume, three references and 1-2 writing samples via fax to (202) 224-8594 or email to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov with the job referral number in the subject line. 

 
222840 FALL PRESS INTERN -

Senator Charles E. Schumer’s press office seeks full-time, unpaid interns in Washington, DC, starting at the end of August/beginning of September. 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 end of August and can continue work through the fall (November/December). 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.

 
222836 SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR/DIGITAL PRESS ASSISTANT -

Western Democratic office is looking for a Systems Administrator/Digital Press Assistant.  The position provides support for a variety of issues and identifies, researches, and resolves technical problems.  Duties include: responding to telephone, e-mail, and in-person requests for technical assistance; working with the Administrative Director to make recommendations for IT, office, and communications equipment purchases, shooting and editing video, audio and photos for press distribution, designing graphics for social media and maintaining the Senator’s website.  Knowledge of VOICE is helpful, ability to fix our various technical problems is a must.  Must be creative and be proficient in Final Cut and Photoshop. Please e-mail a cover letter, resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222835 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -

Northeast Democrat seeks a legislative assistant to handle defense, veterans, and foreign affairs issues.  The position includes managing the defense and foreign affairs portfolios, defense industrial base issues, and other constituent matters.  Previous Capitol Hill and/or military experience preferred.  Strong research, analysis, and communications skills are required, as well as the ability to work in a fast-paced, collegial environment.  Please email resume to defenselegassistant@gmail.com. No phone calls please.

 
222832 SPEECHWRITER -

Minority staff for Senate Budget Committee seeks Speechwriter.  Primary duties will include drafting and revising speeches (including floor speeches), talking points, opening statements, op-eds and video scripts, as well as conducting research to support high-quality and original speechwriting.  The Speechwriter may also assist in the drafting press statements as needed.  The Speechwriter will work with the policy staff and communications shop.  The speechwriter must be a good team player who is able to work closely across multiple departments to deliver a final product.  The ideal candidate is a hard worker who is detail-oriented, self-starting, and has a knack for translating complicated policy into compelling words and ideas.  Please provide 3 writing samples, preferably a speech, talking points, and an op-ed.  Prior speechwriting experience required; Hill or campaign experience strongly preferred.  Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and writing samples to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222831 HEALTHCARE POLICY ANALYST -

Minority staff for Senate Budget Committee seeks a motivated, resourceful individual to work with health policy director.  Candidates with strong health care knowledge and quantitative skills are encouraged to apply.  Duties include policy research, drafting legislation, detailed policy and budget analysis, staffing hearings, briefing members’ staff and writing memos, speeches, and talking points.  Interested applicants must be strong writers, independent self-starters, and work well in a collaborative, fast-paced environment. Prior Capitol Hill experience encouraged.  Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and writing samples to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222830 EDUCATION POLICY ANALYST -

Minority staff for Senate Budget Committee seeks a motivated, resourceful person as a Professional Staff Member to oversee issues related to federal education policy.  Candidates with strong education policy knowledge and quantitative skills are encouraged to apply.  Duties include policy research, drafting legislation, detailed policy and budget analysis, staffing hearings, and writing memos, speeches, and talking points.  Interested applicants must be strong writers, independent self-starters, and work well in a collaborative, fast-paced environment.  Prior Capitol Hill experience encouraged.  Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and writing samples to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222824 BANKING LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -

Senior Democratic member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee is seeking a highly motivated individual with extensive experience in banking, financial services.  The position will also include the housing portfolio.  Qualified candidates should have an in-depth knowledge of the issues and industries, as well as experience on the Hill.  Candidates must be able to meet short deadlines and juggle many priorities in a fast-paced environment.  This is not an entry level position. JD 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.

 
222779 SENIOR COUNSEL FOR EMPLOYMENT -

Senate Chief Counsel for Employment seeks a Senior Counsel (Attorney) who will serve as defense attorney in labor and employment law matters to offices of United States Senators, the Vice President, Committees, Senate Officers, and other Senate employing offices.  Work requires litigating cases as first chair in trial and appellate courts, the Supreme Court, and at administrative hearings; advising clients of their legal obligations; giving employment law seminars; and doing legal research and writing. Work requires high-level thinking in the application of law to facts.  Work is bound by Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Senate rules, and Secretary of the Senate policies and procedures, but requires independent judgment in setting priorities and handling unusual assignments.  This is a non-partisan position.  Please visit www.senate.gov/employment to see the complete vacancy announcement, apply online and submit your resume and cover letter.  This vacancy is open until filled.  No phone calls please.

 
222762 JUDICIARY COMMITTEE LAW CLERKSHIPS -

The Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), is seeking law clerks for the Spring 2016 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 September 15, 2015. Due to significant delays in mail processing in the U.S. Senate, please do not send an application by regular post.

 
222752 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. Western or noncontiguous state ties a strong plus. Please e-mail a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to demsenatorjobs@gmail.com with "Staff Assistant" in the subject line

 
222704 AUDIO AND VIDEO PRODUCER -

Senate Republican Conference seeks an Audio and Video Producer responsible for video editing, media asset archiving, and management.  Working together with internal staff, the A/V Producer will help conceptualize ideas and assemble media assets into high quality content that supports our production objectives. Other responsibilities include operation of equipment in our audio recording studio and working with senate press staff on deadline. Requirements include 5+ years of demonstrated professional experience working as a Video Editor utilizing Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premier;  2+ years of Motion Graphics experience such as Apple Motion or Adobe After Effects; knowledge of Adobe Photoshop; experience working within a television, video or digital media production environment; and creative editing for projects big and small. Please send a resume and cover letter to resumes@src.senate.gov