Internships in Washington, DC aren't just reserved for the summertime - they happen all year round! Check out these recently posted internship vacancies on the Hill.
INTERNSHIP VACANCY LISTING
Week of October 10, 2011
Immediate Internship Opening – A southern Republican Congressman is seeking applicants for an unpaid Fall internship. An internship in the office will provide a valuable hands-on experience and a greater understanding of the legislative process. Responsibilities include attending hearings, researching specific issues, compiling information to respond to constituents inquiries, handling incoming mail and data entry, giving visiting constituents tours of the Capitol, and performing general office duties. Southern ties are a plus, but not required. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your dates of availability.
The office of Rep. Ed Markey (MA-7) seeks college students or recent college grads for full-time, unpaid Internships. Preference will be given to motivated, organized, and reliable individuals with knowledge of or interest in the environment, energy, health care, telecommunications, or consumer rights issues. Students possessing outstanding writing, research and interpersonal skills would gain valuable hands-on experience in a busy legislative office, researching legislation, drafting replies to constituent correspondence, attending briefings and hearings, and various other tasks. Please send cover letter, resume and writing sample to email@example.com.
Committee Intern: The Democratic staff of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is seeking a highly-motivated, full-time fall intern (includes a stipend) to start immediately. Responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting staff with hearing preparation and research, as well as helping with administrative tasks (answering phones, checking the mail, greeting visitors, etc.) as needed. Intern duties may also include taking photos of Members and witnesses at hearings, uploading and selecting photos for the website, assisting in monitoring the Committee’s social media outlets, reviewing news clips, and possibly assisting in drafting press releases. Candidates should have strong oral and written communication skills, a professional demeanor, and work well under pressure. Please complete the application on the Committee’s website at http://democrats.science.house.gov/contact-us and follow instructions to submit the application.
Are you interested in politics and public service? Would you like to spend the summer living and working in the nation's capital? Congressman Denny Rehberg's Washington D.C. office is looking for two full time Interns for the spring of 2012. The ideal candidate will be a junior or senior in college with an interest in politics/government and possess the following skills: good phone etiquette, detail-oriented, friendly, motivated, self-starter, excellent research and writing skills and the ability to multi-task. Applicants with Montana ties are preferred. Main duties include daily front desk operations (answering phones, greeting visitors, assisting in constituent correspondence), attending committee hearings as well as working directly with the Communications and Legislative Teams on various projects. Spring internships typically run from January through May. The internship is unpaid but offers a great opportunity for students to learn the ins and outs of Capitol Hill. We can also help you find housing through one of the many intern housing programs in D.C. if necessary. Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Caitlyn Brady at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) is seeking undergraduate and graduate unpaid Interns for the Fall of 2011, to start immediately. Candidates must be energetic, hard-working, and be able to work in a fast-environment. Interns will have the responsibilities of opening mail, answering the telephone, welcoming visitors and constituents, supporting the legislative staff by drafting letters, memoranda, providing tours and general administrative support and other duties as assigned. Interns will be given opportunities to engage in substantive work, attend hearings and educational briefings, and will in all regards be treated as an integral member of the full-time staff. Applicants should be able to make a minimum commitment of four days per week. DeKalb, Gwinnett, or Rockdale county ties a plus. Please email your cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
The Majority Staff of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, is seeking undergraduate and graduate Interns for the fall of 2011, to start immediately. Candidates must be energetic, hard-working, flexible, able to work in a fast-paced environment, computer-literate and professional. Daily tasks include, but are not limited to: administrative duties, answering phones, processing mail, conducting research on Committee related topics, and attending meetings/hearings as needed. Strong oral and written communication skills are highly valued. While all internships are unpaid, interns will gain valuable Hill and office experience and will have access to unique Hill opportunities. Military ties are a plus. Please send your cover letter, resume, and completed application found on our website, http://veterans.house.gov/internship-opportunities to Jessica Eggimann at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) is seeking Interns for the Fall 2011 semester. Congresswoman Hartzler serves on the Armed Services and Agriculture Committees. Interns have varied responsibilities, including welcoming visitors and constituents, answering the telephone, supporting legislative staff with research, drafting letters, processing data, giving Capitol tours, and providing other administrative support as requested. All interns will be given opportunities to attend committee hearings and educational briefings to deepen their understanding of current policy debates. This is an unpaid internship opportunity. Candidates should be interested in working with a conservative Member with agriculture and military policy priorities. Missouri ties are preferred, but not required. Please submit resume and optional cover letter by email to email@example.com.
The office of Congressman Buck McKeon (CA 25), Chairman, of the House Armed Services Committee, is seeking unpaid Interns to fill positions immediately for Fall/Winter 2011 (September – December). Main responsibilities include answering phones, processing mail, drafting constituent correspondence letters, researching legislative issues, attending meetings/hearings as needed. There will also be opportunities to attend receptions and seminars that interest you. Candidates should be self-motivated, enthusiastic, flexible, and computer-literate. This is a great opportunity for college students seeking academic credit. Applicants must be able to make a minimum commitment of four days a week. California ties a plus, but not required. Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to Mimma Faudale at firstname.lastname@example.org
The office of Congressman Dan Boren (OK-02) is seeking current college students or recent college graduates for an unpaid Fall Internship. Duties will include, but are not limited to: answering phones, processing mail, researching legislative issues, drafting correspondence letters to constituents, attending hearings and briefings, and conducting tours of the Capitol. Ties to Oklahoma are preferred but not required. If you are interested, e-mail a cover letter and resume to Heather.Dumont@mail.house.gov with “Fall Internship 2011” in the subject line.
Intern – The Office of Congressman Sean Duffy (WI-07) is seeking interns for the fall semester in his Washington, D.C. office. Duties include but are not limited to: providing general constituent services including answering phone calls, sorting mail, and recording and reporting opinions on legislative matters; assisting constituents in their visits to Washington, D.C. including researching tourist locations, and giving tours of the Capitol; conducting research for staff members on various issues; working with the legislative team in drafting constituent correspondence; any other duties that may be assigned. Wisconsin ties and college students or recent grads are preferred, but not required. Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, and a list of references to Bobby Hamill at email@example.com with “Fall Internship” as the subject. Please note that the internship is unpaid and housing is not provided.
The Office of Rep. Scott Rigell (VA-02) is seeking politically Conservative candidates for an Unpaid Internship position in their Washington, DC office. The Office seeks an outgoing, enthusiastic person with Monday, Wednesday and Friday availability who would like experience working in a Congressional Office. Virginia ties are a plus. Interested persons should submit Cover Letter and Resume to VA02internships@gmail.com.
Ohio Congresswoman Betty Sutton is seeking current college students or recent graduates wishing to gain Capitol Hill experience in a fast-paced office for a full-time or part-time Fall Semester Internship. We are seeking motivated, organized, and reliable individuals to assist the legislative and administrative staff with day-to-day duties. Such duties include attending briefings, answering phones, giving Capitol tours, drafting constituent correspondence letters, doing legislative research and various other tasks. The internship is unpaid, but interns will gain valuable Hill and office experience and will have access to many unique Hill opportunities. Those with ties to Ohio or the 13th Congressional District are strongly encouraged to apply. Please send a resume, cover letter detailing availability, two short writing samples and at least 2 references to InternOH13@gmail.com.
The office of a senior Midwestern Republican Member of Congress is looking for Interns for the fall semester in the Washington D.C. office. Interns will work closely with the legislative staff to aide with research, office organization, constituent correspondence, and answering telephones. Position also involves tour responsibilities and the opportunity to attend legislative briefings, intern conferences, and seminars. The ideal candidate will be hard-working, detail-oriented, and professional. Strong oral and written communication skills are highly valued. We are interested in candidates of all academic disciplines. If candidates have any questions or wish to apply, please send your resume, writing sample and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The office of Congressman Todd Rokita (IN-04) is seeking current college students or recent college graduates for an unpaid Fall Internship. Duties will include, but are not limited to: answering phones, processing mail, researching legislative issues, drafting correspondence letters to constituents, attending hearings and briefings, and conducting tours of the US Capitol. Ties to Indiana are preferred but not required. If you are interested, e-mail a cover letter and resume to Jacqueline.email@example.com with “Fall Internship 2011” in the subject line. A phone interview may be required.
The office of Congressman David B. McKinley (WV-1) is currently seeking Interns for the fall semester in the Washington, DC office. We are looking for highly qualified candidates that are motivated, detail orientated, and personable. The ideal candidates will have excellent research and writing abilities, be able to multi-task and interact well with constituents. These are unpaid positions, but interns will have the opportunity to experience working on Capitol Hill, learn about the legislative process, and attend briefings of interest. We are also able to offer college credit to undergraduates or graduate students. Responsibilities for our interns include answering the phone, giving tours of the Capitol, assisting with constituent correspondence, and supporting the legislative staff on various projects. If you are interested in becoming an intern for Congressman McKinley this summer, please submit a cover letter and resume and email them to Mckinley.Scheduler@mail.house.gov. We are looking for interns to start at the beginning of September, 2011.
Congresswoman Linda Sanchez (CA-39) is seeking current college students or recent graduates for unpaid press internship in Washington, DC, to begin immediately. Part-Time interns will be considered but prefer candidates with full-time availability. Intern will be responsible for compiling press clips; helping answer reporter inquiries; organizing media events and press conferences; assisting with press releases and memos; conducting research; and assisting Communications Director with day-to-day operations in active press office. Successful applicants work well under pressure, possess excellent written and oral communications skills, have a good sense of humor, and are eager to learn. Previous experience in politics and press are not required but candidates need a basic understanding of government, knowledge of California, and interest in communications. If interested, please email cover letter, resume and references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Washington, DC office of Congressman Timothy Bishop (D-NY) is offering fulltime, unpaid Internship opportunities for college students or graduates beginning in August. Interns should be comfortable answering phones, giving capitol tours, sorting mail, and helping out the staff by attending hearings or briefings. Strong writing skills are necessary. Applicants should be hard working, intelligent, and enthusiastic. Long Island ties are a plus, but not required. Those interested should send a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample to email@example.com.
The office of Congressman Jim McDermott (WA-7) is seeking an unpaid Intern for the 2011 Fall semester. Duties include, but are not limited to, opening and sorting electronic mail, attending briefings, and providing assistance to the legislative staff, the communications staff, and the front office staff. Applicants must have excellent writing and communications skills. Interested applicants should email a cover letter, résumé and brief writing sample (500-1000 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The office of Congresswoman Diana DeGette (CO-01) has openings for Fall semester unpaid Interns. Duties include, but are not limited to, answering phones, sorting mailing, attending briefings, drafting constituent correspondence, and providing assistance to the legislative staff. We will only consider applications from currently enrolled students (undergraduate and graduate level). Applicants must have excellent writing and communications skills. Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume and brief writing sample to email@example.com with the subject line “Intern Application”.
Moderate Democratic Pennsylvania Congressman searching for a qualified applicant for a full-time or part-time Internship in Washington, DC office. Position will be for Fall 2011 and is unpaid. Duties include answering phones, running errands, researching legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attending hearings and briefings, and answering constituent letters on various issues before the House. Applicants should have excellent communication skills and good attention to detail. To apply for an internship, please send the following items to firstname.lastname@example.org:
· Application form (available at http://www.altmire.house.gov)
· Cover letter
· Two letters of recommendation from a professor, mentor or employer
· Short writing sample (2-3 pages)
· Dates of availability
If you would like more information on internships or have any questions, please email email@example.com.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-09) seeks a highly motivated, full-time Intern for fall 2011. Interns are responsible for both administrative and legislative duties. Administrative tasks include assisting the staff assistant with answering phones, greeting visitors, sorting mail, entering data, and drafting correspondence. Legislative support includes performing research, drafting public statements, prepping materials for hearings, attending hearings and briefings, reaching out to agencies and other congressional offices, and a host of various special projects. Candidates should be professional and possess strong oral and written communication skills, an ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, and a good sense of humor. Ties to California’s 9th Congressional District are a plus but not required. Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Democratic Congressman Brad Sherman (CA-27) seeks highly motivated, full-time Interns for fall 2011, with a start date of early August or September. Interns are responsible for both administrative and legislative duties. Administrative tasks include answering phones, greeting visitors, sorting mail, and drafting constituent correspondence. Legislative support includes prepping materials for hearings, attending hearings and briefings, reaching out to agencies and congressional offices, and researching legislation for the Member and legislative Staff. Candidates should be professional, possess strong oral and written communication skills, have the ability to multitask, and have a good sense of humor. Ties to California’s 27th Congressional District are a plus but not required. Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to email@example.com.
Moderate California Democrat is seeking college students or recent college for a full-time, unpaid Internship for this fall. We are seeking motivated, organized, and reliable individuals to assist the legislative and administrative staff with day-to-day duties. Such duties include attending briefings and hearings, answering phones, sorting mail, drafting constituent correspondence letters, doing legislative research and various other tasks. Interns will gain valuable Hill and office experience, as well as have access to many unique networking opportunities. California ties are preferred, but not required. However, a good sense of humor is mandatory. Please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.