Revised: August 22, 2014 at 11:37 AM

The Senate Employment Bulletin is published as a service to Senate offices choosing to advertise staff vacancies. The listing is posted online at 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.

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The Office of Senator Al Franken is accepting applications from current law students for law clerk positions for the fall of 2014. Clerks will assist the counsels and staff of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law on a variety of policy issues, including privacy, antitrust, judicial nominations, crime, civil rights including LGBT rights, civil liberties, immigration, and campaign finance. We have a strong preference for 2Ls and 3Ls. This position is unpaid, but the office will support successful candidates' efforts to obtain outside funding. Minnesota applicants are strongly encouraged to apply, but all are welcome. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, 2-3 references, and a 5-page writing sample to Helen Gilbert at Please include "Fall Law Clerk Applicant" in the subject line of the email. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until Friday, August 29th.


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 with Deputy Scheduler in the subject line


Senator Casey seeks an extremely organized, detail-oriented, team player with excellent time management skills and an interest in administrative work to oversee a high-volume mailroom in a paperless office.  This position reports to the Deputy Chief of Staff and is responsible for: the sorting and routing of all incoming constituent correspondence for response; facilitating the outgoing mail process by monitoring the office’s letter approval process and coordinating with Legislative Correspondents on substantive, timely responses; preparing weekly reports on mail volume, processing time, and other metrics; drafting congratulatory notes on behalf of the Senator; and other duties as assigned.  The ideal candidate will be an excellent writer with 2-3 years of professional experience and a demonstrated ability to use technology to streamline processes.  This is NOT an entry-level position.  Self-described perfectionists are strongly encouraged to apply.   Hill experience and familiarity with Intertrac preferred.  Pennsylvania ties are a plus.  Interested parties should e-mail a cover letter and resume to with the subject “Mail Manager.”  Absolutely no calls or drop-bys please.  This office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, or sexual orientation.


Democratic Member of Senate Armed Services Committee seeks addition to active defense team.  The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, with relevant Hill or policy experience, to handle legislative correspondence for defense and veterans affairs issues. Responsibilities will include researching and drafting responses to constituent inquiries from a military-heavy state, greeting visitors and professionally representing the Senator in meetings, tracking legislation, and supporting SASC Military Legislative Assistant with preparation for meetings, briefings, and hearings. Ideal candidate will possess strong writing and interpersonal skills, excellent attention to detail, familiarity with the legislative process, and demonstrated interest and work experience in defense issues.  Candidate should be ready to work in a challenging, rewarding, and fast-paced environment.  Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.  Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to indicating job referral number in the subject line.


Senior Democratic Senator seeks a detail oriented, well organized Scheduling Assistant with superior judgment and interpersonal skills.  The ideal candidate must be proactive and have the ability to work well under pressure and in a fast-paced environment.  The Scheduling Assistant is responsible for vetting the initial intake of meeting requests, maintaining scheduling files, and overseeing room reservations.  The Scheduling Assistant will assist with coordinating the Senator’s travel, assembling the Senator’s nightly briefing materials, and other various tasks at the direction of the Director of Scheduling.  Flexible work hours required when the Senate is in session.  Please e-mail cover letter and resume to and put Scheduling Assistant in the Subject Line.


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


Democratic Committee staff seeks a fall intern or law clerk to assist the health team in policy research and related issues. This internship is 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 full-time, though part-time applicants will be considered. Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, brief writing sample, and two references to, while indicating “Fall 2014 Health Internship” and job referral number in the subject line. This office is an equal opportunity employer.


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


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 with “Fall Internship” in the subject line

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The Republican Office of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works is currently seeking a recent graduate for a fall internship (mid-August-December 2014). Responsibilities will include drafting memos for staff members, performing legislative research, answering calls and assisting the front office in administrative duties. Applicants must demonstrate excellent oral and written communications skills and work well in a fast-paced, team environment. Previous experience in government is not required, but applicants should have a general understanding of the legislative process. Internships are unpaid, but provide a great opportunity to gain legislative experience in a committee office. Applicants available full-time are preferred. Please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to with “Internship” in the subject line.


Western Democratic Senator seeks a self-motivated and enthusiastic Press Intern for an aggressive communications shop.  Duties include monitoring, clipping and distribution of relevant news stories, from TV, print and online.  Other press responsibilities include: research, writing memos, attending press conferences, and helping to organize news interviews and radio call-ins.  Previous experience with press is preferred, along with roots in the West.  Applicants should have a strong attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and an eagerness to learn about professional communications.   Full-time applicants are strongly preferred.  We are looking for someone to start in early September, with the exact start date flexible.  Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and two references to


Western Democratic Senator seeks Legislative Assistant to handle defense and foreign affairs issues.  This position will cover defense, foreign affairs and veteran’s affairs.  Qualified candidates will have strong writing, analytical, negotiation, and organizational skills; the ability to perform well under pressure while juggling multiple tasks; and sound political judgment.  The Legislative Assistant will be expected to handle relevant committee work and related constituent matters.  Equal opportunity employer. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to indicating job referral number in the subject line.


U.S. Senator Ron Johnson's office has openings for the 2014 Fall semester internship program in his Washington, DC office. College students and recent graduates who participate in this internship program have the opportunity to take part in a wide variety of activities in the legislative, communications and administrative departments of the office. To apply, send your resume, cover letter, three letters of recommendation, a college transcript, and a one-to two-page college writing sample to


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 No phone calls please


Senator Charles E. Schumer’s press office seeks full-time, unpaid interns in Washington, DC, starting at the beginning of August. Part-Time interns will also be considered but candidates with full-time availability will be given preference. It is preferable, but not required, if candidate is available at the beginning of August, 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:


Senator Tom Carper is accepting internship applications for Fall 2014. 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 final deadline to apply to the Washington, D.C. office is August 31st. To apply, please submit a completed application form (available on our website,, cover letter and resume to


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


The Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), is seeking law clerks for the Spring 2015 semester.   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 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, 2014. Due to significant delays in mail processing in the U.S. Senate, please do not send an application by regular post. 


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 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


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