Revised: September 18, 2020 at 02:20 PM

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225884 SPRING 2021 LAW CLERKS -

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) is seeking law clerks for the spring of 2021 to assist his Senate Judiciary Committee staff. This substantive position offers law students a unique opportunity to observe and participate in the legislative process working closely with Senator Leahy’s Committee staff on a wide variety of projects and issues. 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, nominations, and oversight matters. The clerkship is open to current law students only. Law students with Vermont ties are strongly encouraged to apply. Please email resume, cover letter, two writing samples, law school transcript, and a list of three references to by November 9, 2020.


The Democratic staff of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI), the chief investigative subcommittee of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, seeks current law students and recent law graduates for unpaid, part-time or full-time legal clerkships for spring 2021. The law clerks will participate in a variety of projects, including conducting legal research, drafting letters and document requests, conducting document review, and preparing memoranda and other materials for Subcommittee investigations and hearings. The clerkship provides a unique opportunity to participate in congressional investigations regarding a broad range of issues. Applicants must be self-motivated, hard-working, well-organized, detail oriented, and have strong written and oral communication skills. Applicants with a demonstrated interest in public service are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should submit a brief cover letter that includes anticipated availability, a resume, and a relevant writing sample of no more than 10 pages. All application materials must be submitted by email, to, in a single PDF document by 6:00 p.m. EST on October 16, 2020. Please include the job referral number in the subject line of your application submission email. No phone calls or drop-ins please. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Subcommittee is currently planning on having remote clerkships for the spring of 2021. However, public health developments could allow for in-person clerkships.


The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) is a congressionally mandated commission seeking a Congressional Fellow to contribute to the U.S.-China policy debate in Washington and the Commission’s efforts to support Members of Congress and staff in understanding the resources available from the Commission, including the Annual Report to be published this Fall. We are looking for an individual with a Capitol Hill background, a working understanding of Congress, and an interest in foreign affairs. Please visit for the full vacancy announcement and how to apply instructions.


Senator Feinstein is seeking current law students for unpaid, part-time or full-time law clerkships in her Senate Judiciary Committee office in Washington, D.C. The clerkship will begin in January and end in May.  Judiciary staffers advise the Senator in areas related to national security, terrorism, criminal and civil law, immigration, civil rights, privacy, intellectual property, and judicial nominations.  Law clerks assist staff with legislative and oversight responsibilities and engage in a range of activities, including, but not limited to, attending hearings, conducting legal research, and drafting briefing memoranda for the Senator.  Some general office support is also required.  Ideal candidates are current students who wish to learn about the legislative process, and are interested in government and public interest law. Candidates should have excellent writing and research skills, and the ability to work independently, as well as part of a team.  Strong written and oral communication skills and a good sense of humor are essential. Please e-mail your resume, a cover letter that includes your availability, your unofficial transcript, a short writing sample, and a list of at least three references to  All application materials must be submitted by 5:00 pm EST on October 9, 2020.

225860 LAW CLERK -

The Senate Committee on Rules & Administration Majority is seeking a law clerk for the spring 2021 semester, beginning January 2021.  Start and end dates are flexible, and all work may be completed virtually, depending on the needs of the Committee.  The law clerk will be responsible for performing legal research and will compose a variety of written materials related to nominations, oversight, and legislative matters. The law clerk will have the opportunity to interact with other professional staff members and attorneys on the Committee in a collegial and fast paced environment. Applicants should be interested in working for the federal government, particularly the legislative branch, and in public service. Classwork or work experience regarding the following is helpful: federal elections; oversight of legislative and executive branch agencies; legislative procedure and drafting; federal contracting regulations and accounting; and administrative law. The law clerk must demonstrate good judgment, be flexible, be able to work in a collaborative and positive manner, and be a self-starter. Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited juris doctor program. A stipend may be available. To apply, please submit the following:  a cover letter that includes possible start and end dates, as well as availability during the week; a resume; an unofficial transcript; and a short writing sample of no more than five pages to Applicants will be processed on a rolling basis. No phone calls or drop-ins, please.


The Office of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is looking for an individual who is interested in a full-time Press Internship, starting immediately. If accepted, you will work closely with the communications team and gain valuable experience. Interns help coordinate logistics for press conferences in the U.S. Capitol, answer press calls, assist with media monitoring, rapid response, and the Senator’s daily clips collection and distribution. Tasks require individuals to be detail oriented with strong writing and grammar skills. Recent graduates with a communication or political science background are encouraged to apply. This position is for immediate availability only. To apply: Please fill out the DC Press Internship Application which can be found at: HERE.