Revised: November 25, 2014 at 2:44 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.

222532 PRESS ASSISTANT -

Centrist Democrat seeks Press Assistant. Duties include daily media monitoring, drafting and editing advisories and releases, being the first point of contact for reporters, setting up interviews, pitching media events and maintaining media contact lists.  You need to be able to schmooze with reporters, perform under deadline pressure, and not be concerned with selling yourself to a senator.  You have to pay attention to detail, be able to multitask and always be discreet.  E-mail cover letter, resume, and three writing samples to  dan_mclaughlin@billnelson.senate.gov, and ryan_brown@billnelson.senate.gov by Dec. 3. Please put “press assistant” in the subject line.

 
222531 CORRESPONDENCE MANAGER/ARCHIVIST -

Democratic Senator seeks individual to manage office correspondence and archives.  Ideal candidate will demonstrate effective communication skills as he/she will work closely with the Legislative Correspondents, Legislative Assistants, and Legislative Director to expedite timely responses to constituent correspondence as well as assist the Legislative Director with special and routine projects. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: sorting and distributing incoming communications; data entry into the Constituent Services System (experience with IQ preferred); managing mailing projects; producing weekly mail reports for Chief of Staff; coordinating letter sign off for both constituent mail and executive correspondence; developing plans to decrease mail turnaround time; organizing and maintaining archive database of office documents; and responding to inquiries from staff and constituents regarding materials in the archives.  Applicants should have strong writing skills, attention to detail, interpersonal skills, broad-ranging interest in the workings of Congress and knowledge of public policy debates.  Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222530 PRESS SECRETARY -

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

 
222529 COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR -

Moderate and energetic Democratic Senator seeks seasoned, media-savvy professional to manage all long-term communications strategy and daily press operations.  The ideal candidate will have 6-8 years of Hill, campaign, or political press experience, excellent written and verbal communications skills, experience managing junior staff, a background in strategic media planning, and a desire to build-out a communications operation.  Must have excellent judgment, proficiency in leveraging social media platforms to maximize exposure, and an ability to work with colleagues to generate wins.  Should have proven national-level experience, and be eager to work in a collaborative and collegial environment. No drama. Salary commensurate with experience.  Equal opportunity employer. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222528 LEGISLATIVE INTERNS -

Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) is accepting intern applications for winter/spring positions in his Washington, DC office. As the first in his family to go to college and having interned for former Senator Mark Hatfield in the 1970s, Senator Merkley has experienced firsthand the lifelong impact a Senate internship can have. He is looking for intern candidates from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences who similarly want a chance to see public policy making up close. Interns are integrated as part of the team and staff invests in facilitating interns' professional development. Interns are paired with legislative staff based on their interests and experience. Tasks include conducting research, drafting memos, attending briefings/hearings, and assisting staff in constituent services and administrative duties. Senator Merkley's program includes a shadow day - a day in which an intern has the opportunity to experience a day in the life of a senator. Interns work part - or full-time during the winter/spring period. To apply, please visit the website http://merkley.senate.gov/services/students/internships/. Click on the DC Internship Application link and follow the instructions.

 
222527 JUNIOR CASEWORKER (HARTFORD, CT OFFICE) -

Democratic Senator seeks a team member to work directly with constituents having problems or difficulties with government agencies. Duties will include, but are not limited to written and oral communication with constituents as well as with various levels of government officials to apprise them of constituents’ problems and assist in their resolution; as well as contacting agencies to obtain information to assist constituents. Additional responsibilities include monitoring casework for problems which might be resolved by legislative action; screen cases to determine whether they are appropriate for reference to other area offices within the state; and prepares weekly report for the Casework Director, State Director and other staff members on pending casework activities; other duties as assigned. The ideal candidate will be a team player, compassionate, and service-oriented. The position requires excellent oral and written communication skills, attention to detail, computer proficiency (i.e. Word, Intranet Quorum, Outlook), and the ability to perform efficiently in a fast-paced environment. Training provided as needed. Connecticut ties are a plus but are not required. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222526 SPRING LEGISLATIVE INTERNSHIP -

Sen. Charles Schumer’s office seeks full-time, unpaid interns in Washington, DC, starting January 2015 for the Spring 2015 semester. 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 to SchumerPolicyInternships@gmail.com.
Application: http://www.schumer.senate.gov/For%20Students/Internship%20Application.pdf

 
222525 CASEWORKER (FAIRMONT, WV OFFICE) -

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

 
222523 SPRING INTERNSHIP -

An unpaid internship in Senator Jon Tester’s Washington, D.C. office provides a unique opportunity to observe the workings of the U.S. Senate first-hand and to learn about government through public service. Interns work side-by-side with Capitol Hill staffers – applying knowledge gained in the classroom to real-world situations. To apply for an internship, it is important to complete and submit the following by December 15th: a resume with cover letter;  a completed application (applications can be found at www.tester.senate.gov under the “Services” tab);  3 references; and a writing sample of up to two pages (optional)

 
222522 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -

Senior Democratic member seeks Legislative Assistant to manage judiciary, defense, foreign affairs, and immigration portfolio.  This is a senior level position. The successful candidate will have significant policy experience, demonstrated legislative achievements, and strong writing and interpersonal skills.  Capitol Hill experience and the ability to work in a collaborative environment is a must. Law degree and military experience a plus.  Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222521 EDUCATION AND HEALTH CARE LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -

Democratic Senator seeks a Legislative Assistant to handle education, health care and labor issues.  The portfolio will focus especially on college access, education reform and implementation of the Affordable Care Act.  Individuals must possess strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills and the ability to operate effectively in a fast-paced, team-orientated environment. Ideal candidates will be detail-orientated, have 3-5 years of Hill, relevant non-profit, or private sector experience and a background in finding creative ways to promote student achievement for low-income populations.  This is not an entry level position. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222519 MOUNTAIN STATE PRESS INTERNSHIP -

Senator Manchin seeks an enthusiastic, professional student or recent post-graduate to start an immediate Press Internship this spring to assist an aggressive and fast-paced press office. Tasks include compiling daily press and broadcast clips, organizing, maintaining and updating media lists, drafting press releases, assisting with social media, conducting brief research projects as well as additional tasks to assist the press team. Preference will be given to candidates with West Virginia ties and those who can commit to a fulltime internship. To apply, please e-mail cover letter, resume with references and one writing sample to internship@manchin.senate.gov

 
222518 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -

Senior Democratic Senator seeks Legislative Assistant to manage environment and energy issues, with a particular focus on issues related to water and conservation. The successful candidate will have strong writing and interpersonal skills and significant experience with demonstrated legislative accomplishments. This is a senior level position – at least 5 years of policy experience are required. Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume, explaining their background on water and conservation issues, to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222517 PRESS INTERN -

Western Democratic Senator seeks personable, dependable and professional individual for an unpaid press internship position for the upcoming Winter term beginning in December 2014. 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.

 
222516 LEGISLATIVE FELLOW - HEALTH CARE -

Democratic Senator on the HELP Committee seeks unpaid fellow to work on health care issues.  The fellow will be an important part of the legislative team and will work closely with the health care legislative assistant to develop health legislation and support health priorities in the Senate and on the HELP Committee as well as draft talking points, letters and memos.  Qualified candidates will possess strong writing skills, be able to excel in a fast-paced environment, and have a basic understanding of the legislative process.  Qualifications: Master’s Degree in health policy or at least 2 years of substantive experience working on health policy.  The fellow would be expected to work for the office for 6-12 months.    
Please send resume, cover letter, references and a writing sample to DemHealthFellow@gmail.com

 
222515 LEGISLATIVE FELLOW - ECONOMIC POLICY -

Midwestern Democratic Senator seeks unpaid fellow to work on economic policy.  The priority areas of focus would include: manufacturing, trade and labor.  The fellow would work with the economic policy legislative assistant as a member of the legislative team and would help draft legislation and manage the Senator’s priorities as well as draft memos, talking points, and letters.  Qualified candidates will possess strong writing skills, be able to excel in a fast-paced environment, and have a basic understanding of the legislative process.  Qualifications: Master’s Degree or at least 2 years of substantive experience working on economic issues. The fellow would be expected to work for the office for 6-12 months.       
Please send resume, cover letter, references and a writing sample to MidwestDemFellow@gmail.com

 
222511 SPRING PRESS INTERN -

Senator Charles E. Schumer’s press office seeks full-time, unpaid interns in Washington, DC, starting in January. Part-Time interns will also be considered but candidates with full-time availability will be given preference. It is preferable, but not required, if the candidate is available to start at the beginning of January and can continue work through the Spring Semester to May/June. Responsibilities include compiling press clips, answering reporter inquiries, organizing press conferences, writing press releases, talking points and memos, conducting research and assisting the Press Staff with the day-to-day operations of a very active press office. Applicants must work well under pressure, have excellent written and oral communications skills and a desire to learn. Previous experience in politics and press are not required but candidates should have a general understanding of the governmental process, knowledge of the Northeast, and interest in communications. If interested, please send cover letter and resume via email to: SchumerPressInternship@gmail.com
 

 
222509 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -

Senior Democratic Senator on the Appropriations and Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committees seeks a Legislative Assistant with strong writing, research and oral communications skills to advise the Senator on issues related to judiciary, immigration, homeland security, telecommunications and judicial confirmations. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to 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 law degree preferred.  Please send resume and cover letter to job.senate@gmail.com

 
222508 HEALTH FELLOW -

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

 
222505 COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR -

The Office of Senator Brian Schatz is looking for a Communications Director for the Washington, D.C. office.  The ideal candidate will have several years of media experience, including service as an on-the-record spokesperson.  Capitol Hill experience is strongly preferred.   Knowledge of Hawaii and the Pacific is desirable.  Strong written and oral communications skills are a must as well as an ability to develop and execute an effective communications strategy.  Although the position is based in Washington, D.C., occasional travel will be required.  The Communications Director will have supervisory authority over a press secretary and press assistants in both D.C. and Hawaii and will work in collaboration with the communications operation in the home state. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222503 PRESS INTERNSHIP -

The Office of U.S. Senator Brian Schatz seeks a personable, dependable, and professional candidate for a press internship position.  The press intern will work closely with the communications team on a variety of tasks.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: compiling daily press clips, drafting social media content, designing graphics, updating the Senator’s website, drafting language and other administrative tasks as assigned.  This internship is a unique opportunity to see how a Senate communications office works.  The successful applicant must have a positive attitude and the ability to work and set priorities in a fast-paced and challenging environment.  Attention to detail and strong writing skills are required.  Please email a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to  senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222502 LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDENT -

The office of Senator Gillibrand seeks a Legislative Correspondent to draft responses to constituent mail and assist the legislative staff on the issues of defense, foreign policy, veterans and intelligence. This position requires excellent writing, research and communications skills, as well as the ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced, changing environment. Qualified candidates should be highly motivated, detail-oriented, well-organized, resourceful, and work well as part of a team.  Military or Defense Department experience preferred.  Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to jobs@gillibrand.senate.gov with "Military Legislative Correspondent" in the subject.

 
222499 SPRING INTERNSHIPS (UNPAID) -

Senator Ron Johnson's Washington, DC office is seeking full- and part-time interns for spring 2015. The spring session begins mid-January and continues into May. Interns may assist with legislative research, attend committee hearings, conduct Capitol tours, and help with administrative duties. Duties may be tailored to a student's career goals and policy interests. To apply, please send the following to internships@ronjohnson.senate.gov: A one-page resume, three letters of recommendation, a college transcript (unofficial is acceptable), and a writing sample in response to the following statement: Senator Ron Johnson's office is guided by the following 5 core values: teamwork, respect, integrity, professionalism, and loyalty. Choose one of these, and in two to three paragraphs, discuss what that value means to you and how you demonstrate it. Please submit applications by December 5th, 2014.

 
222496 JUDICIARY COMMITTEE LAW CLERKSHIPS -

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), is seeking law clerks for the Summer 2015 semester to assist his Senate Judiciary Committee staff.   These substantive positions offer students a unique opportunity to observe the legislative and nominations process and to work closely with Committee counsel on a wide variety of projects.  Committee law clerks are typically tasked with conducting legal research, drafting memoranda and materials related to Committee hearings and votes, attending Committee hearings and executive business meetings, and providing assistance with other legislative matters.  The clerkships are open to current law students only; those from Vermont are strongly encouraged to apply.  For more information about Senator Leahy and the clerkship program, visit http://leahy.senate.gov/services/law_clerks/.  Please email resume, cover letter, legal writing sample, law school transcript, and list of three references to Patrick_Sheahan@Judiciary-Dem.Senate.Gov, with “Law Clerk” in the subject line of the email, by February 9, 2015.  Due to significant delays in mail processing in the U.S. Senate, please do not send an application by regular post.

 
222495 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -

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 demsenatejobposting@gmail.com.

 
222494 LEGISLATIVE FELLOW -

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 senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222483 SENATE LEGAL INTERNSHIP (UNPAID) -

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 andrew_dockham@hsgac.senate.gov indicating “Internship” in the subject line or fax to (202) 224-7042.

 
222474 LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDENT -

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 demlcjob@gmail.com.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.