Revised: October 17, 2014 at 12:19 PM

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.


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  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.


Western moderate seeking a Legislative Assistant with strong writing, research and oral communication skills to advise and assist the Senator on issues related to trade, homeland security, appropriations, transportation and labor.  The Legislative Assistant must be motivated, creative, self-disciplined and organized.  In addition to a strong grasp of policy, ideal candidates should have a keen political sense and the ability to balance the competing interests of a demographically and ideologically diverse constituency. Previous Hill experience preferred. Please send resume and cover letter to


A Democratic Senator on the Senate Finance Committee seeks a full-time Legislative Fellow to assist with an active health care portfolio. Ideal candidate will have experience in one or more of the following issue areas: Medicare; Medicaid; prevention and wellness; pediatric health, Affordable Care Act provisions, or primary care.  Fellow could 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 six-month to twelve-month commitment.  This position is unpaid. We are an equal opportunity employer.  Please send cover letter and resume to indicating job referral number in the subject line.


The Senate Republican Conference seeks undergraduate students or recent graduates for a semester internship beginning early-January and lasting through mid-April to assist a professional staff.  Responsibilities include conducting research, assisting with press events and website maintenance, and strategically thinking with staff members regarding different political issues.  Candidates should possess strong writing and research skills.  Prior political experience is preferred.  Only full-time, unpaid internships are available.  You can learn more about the SRC by going to  Visit to learn more about Senator Thune who chairs the Conference.  To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, brief writing sample, one letter of recommendation, and two references to  Deadline for applications is November 12, 2014


Democratic Member of Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees seeks addition to active defense and foreign relations team.  The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with relevant Hill or policy experience in defense and foreign affairs.  Expertise in both defense and foreign policy issues strongly preferred. Responsibilities will include researching and drafting briefings, memos, and questions for hearings, professionally representing the Senator in meetings, tracking and coordinating legislation, occasionally staffing the Senator, and supporting senior Military and Foreign Relations Legislative Assistants.  Ideal candidate will possess strong writing and interpersonal skills, excellent attention to detail, familiarity with the legislative process, and 3-5 years’ work experience in defense or foreign relations. 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 Republican Senator is seeking full time interns for the spring 2015 semester (Jan through May). Internship responsibilities include answering phones, greeting constituents and guests, assisting legislative staff with research, supporting the goals of the communications staff, conducting tours of the U.S. Capitol, and more. An interest in politics and legislation is essential. Must have strong conservative beliefs. Successful applicants should be self-starting, reliable, organized, detail-oriented and professional with discretion. Strong writing and communication skills required. A small stipend is available for qualified and successful applicants. Please send your resume, cover letter, and a short writing sample detailing your career aspirations along with why you would like to work for a Senator 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 unpaid but 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, 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, while indicating “Fall 2014 Health Internship” and job referral number in the subject line. This office is an equal opportunity employer.


Republican member is looking for law students and recent graduates to work on issues related to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (HSGAC), including oversight and legislation, as well as covering congressional hearings and briefings.  The position requires the ability to operate in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision, excellent research and writing skills, and willingness to perform clerical duties.  Minimum of 20 hours per week; full-time given preference.  Please e-mail a brief cover letter, including the time commitment you are able to make, a resume, and an unofficial transcript to indicating “Internship” in the subject line or fax to (202) 224-7042.


Democratic Senator on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee seeks an experienced staffer to handle foreign relations and defense issues.  Individual must possess policy expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa and have Hill, Administration, or relevant NGO experience.  The position requires excellent analytical and writing skills and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.  Advanced degree preferred. This is NOT an entry-level position. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to indicating job referral number in the subject line.


Senior Democratic Senator seeks legislative assistant to handle banking, finance, tax, and labor issues.  SIGNIFICANT RELATED EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED, and Hill experience is preferred.  Must have strong communication skills and work well as a team player.  Send resume and brief, 1-3 page writing sample to


Progressive Northeastern Democrat and H.E.L.P. Committee Member seeks a Legislative Correspondent to handle constituent mail on health, education, and labor issues, and to assist legislative policy staff as required.  Previous Hill experience strongly preferred and regional ties are a plus.  Candidates must have strong writing and research skills, and a demonstrated interest in one or more relevant issues areas.  Please send a resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to


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 indicating job referral number in the subject line.


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


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 indicating job referral number in the subject line.


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 indicating job referral number in the subject line.


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 indicating job referral number in the subject line. 


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:


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 indicating job referral number 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


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


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


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


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