Revised: July 31, 2014 at 5:03 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.

222437 FALL INTERNSHIP -

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

 
222436 INTERN -

The Republican Office of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works is currently seeking 1-2 law students or law school graduates for a fall internship (mid-August-December 2014). Applicants should have strong analytical and writing skills. Legal background and experience in environment and energy issues a plus. Applicants must also demonstrate excellent research abilities and work well in a fast-paced environment. Previous experience in government is not required, but applicants should have a general understanding of the legislative process and an interest in environment and energy issues. 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 kathryn_eden@epw.senate.gov with “Legal Internship” in the subject line.

 
222435 INTERN -

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 kathryn_eden@epw.senate.gov with “Internship” in the subject line.

 
222434 STAFF ASSISTANT (Charleston, WV office) -

Senator Joe Manchin seeks an energetic, friendly, and dedicated West Virginian to serve as an entry-level Staff Assistant for his Charleston, WV state office. 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.

 
222433 PRESS INTERN -

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 westerndempressintern@gmail.com.

 
222432 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -

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

 
222431 COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR -

Senator is seeking a senior communications professional experienced in working on international issues with domestic and international media.  Candidate will be working with bipartisan House and Senate members to creatively promote common international goals and messages using the widest variety of communications tools available.  This is a high-level position; a successful record of working in Washington on international messaging and communications is essential.  Interested applicants should e-mail a resume, cover letter, and 2-3 writing samples to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222430 SENATOR RON JOHNSON FALL 2014 INTERNSHIP -

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 internships@ronjohnson.senate.gov

 
222427 ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT -

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

 
222426 FALL INTERNS -

Senator John Boozman (R-AR) is seeking hard-working individuals interested in gaining hands-on experience in public service for spring internships. During the fall, we offer a semester-long internship and the upcoming session is August 25 – December 19, 2014. Our program provides a great opportunity for students interested in learning more about the workings of the United States Senate and federal legislation affecting Arkansans, as well as an unforgettable experience working in our nation’s capital. While internships are unpaid, students will receive valuable experience and knowledge that will serve well in future employment and endeavors.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to: attending briefings and drafting memos for staff members, answering constituent calls, performing legislative research, assisting the front office in administrative duties, and assisting the correspondence director in mail management.  No Capitol Hill experience necessary.  To apply, please visit http://www.boozman.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=internship-form

 
222425 SUMMER/FALL PRESS INTERN -

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: SchumerPressInternship@gmail.com

 
222424 FALL INTERNS -

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, carper.senate.gov), cover letter and resume to interncoordinator@carper.senate.gov

 
222421 LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL -

Senior Democratic Senator seeks experienced Legislative Counsel to handle Judiciary and related domestic policy issues. Responsibilities include tracking legislation and policy proposals, preparing background memos, speeches, and floor statements and regularly collaborating with staff and constituents.  The Legislative Counsel will coordinate with the State’s junior Senator and the bi-partisan Judicial Nominating Commission to fill federal judicial vacancies. Ideal candidates will be highly organized with the ability to quickly analyze information and write concisely.  Relevant Hill, academic, and professional experienced preferred. This is not an entry level position.   Send resume and cover letter to employment@billnelson.senate.gov. No walk-ins, please

 
222420 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -

Progressive New England Senator seeks a junior Legislative Assistant to work on economic and commerce issues.  Responsibilities will include assisting senior legislative staff and handling a portfolio of issues including small business, trade, manufacturing, labor, and pensions.  Candidates must have strong research and writing skills.  New England ties, background in economic policy, and Hill experience are strongly preferred.  Please e-mail cover letter and resume to jreconla@gmail.com. 

 
222419 COUNSEL -

Democratic Judiciary Committee member seeks counsel to handle immigration portfolio.  Individual must be knowledgeable of current legislative and non-legislative issues and have a thorough understanding of the legislative process and the Senate’s organization and procedures.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, analyzing legislative developments and recommending strategies on bills and amendments, advising the Senator during hearings and markups, and the preparation of memorandums, floor statements and speeches.  The position requires outstanding oral communication and writing skills, as well as the ability to conduct strong legal research and analysis.  Successful candidate will possess excellent academic credentials and will have the ability to produce quality work under pressure and in an extremely fast-paced environment.  Interested applicants should e-mail cover letter and resume to senatejobs@gmail.com, with Counsel Job in the subject line. 

 
222403 COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR -

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

 
222402 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -

Moderate Democratic Senator seeks a Legislative Assistant to handle a portfolio of issues including taxes, budget, Social Security, labor, pensions, and homeland security. Responsibilities include implementing the Senator's legislative agenda, developing policy ideas around relevant issues, meeting with constituents, producing briefing material for the Senator, and staffing the Senator at relevant events. Individuals should have strong interpersonal and writing skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Previous experience in relevant policy areas or on Capitol Hill is strongly preferred. Please send resumes to ModDemLAOpening@gmail.com

 
222380 JUDICIARY COMMITTEE LAW CLERKSHIPS -

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 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, 2014. Due to significant delays in mail processing in the U.S. Senate, please do not send an application by regular post. 

 
222363 CONSTITUENT SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE -

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

 
222334 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. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

 
222314 DEPUTY PRESS SECRETARY -

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

 
222309 PRESS ASSISTANT -

Senate Republican office is seeking a Press Assistant. The position requires strong writing skills, attention to detail, and the ability to multitask and execute under strict deadline, as well as work in a team consisting of a Communications Director and Press Secretary. The Press Assistant will be responsible for: compiling, distributing, and archiving daily press clips; tracking press coverage; administering and updating the website; uploading and editing video and photographs; generating content for social media; coordinating photography/videotaping. Proven experience with digital media is required, including knowledge of video, audio and photo-editing software (i.e., Photoshop, MovieMaker, etc.). Candidate should email cover letter and résumé to senategoppress@yahoo.com