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Full Time Positions: The GOP Job Bank posts a variety of open positions at the U.S. House of Representatives with Republican Members and Committees. The Job Bank is regularly updated as openings become available. Typical job positions include the below. For more information on them, a description of each is available from the Congressional Management Foundation.
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Special Assistant to the Staff Director - 10/18/2016
The House Committee on Homeland Security, Majority Staff, is looking to fill the position of Special Assistant to the Staff Director. Among other duties, the person filling this role will assist the Staff Director in the performance of the following: providing administrative support to the Staff Director and Committee staff as needed; maintaining the Staff Director’s calendar; organizing staff meetings; scheduling meetings with internal and external stakeholders; coordinating travel arrangements; working closely with the Chairman’s personal office; drafting memos and briefing papers; handling sensitive and confidential information with discretion; as well as performing other administrative and policy-related duties as assigned. The ideal candidate for this position is detail-oriented, a self-starter and works well independently as well as with others. Previous experience in a Capitol Hill office is strongly preferred. Please send resumes to: Resumes.CHS@mail.house.gov.
Scheduler/Executive Assistant - 10/3/2016
Midwest Conservative Republican is seeking an experienced, highly-organized scheduler/executive assistant who possesses excellent attention to detail. Scheduling and/or Executive Assistant experience required. Salary commensurate with experience. This is a high-paced, mission-oriented organization. Primary duties include processing all Washington, D.C. scheduling requests, coordinating Member travel to and from the District, arranging the daily schedule in an efficient and effective manner while ensuring the Member has all materials needed for the day’s events. Applicants must be willing to work outside of normal business hours in coordination with the Member and Chief of Staff as needed. Must be highly organized, detail oriented, self-motivated, have the ability to accept criticism and adapt to changing circumstances all while displaying a friendly, professional attitude. Please send resume and cover letter along with the total number of unread emails currently in your inbox to firstname.lastname@example.org and include “Scheduler/Executive Assistant” in the subject line.
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (CA-48) - 10/25/2016
The Office of Congressman Dana Rohrabacher seeks a full-time intern to begin in early January for the spring semester. Applicants must be driven and hold strong written and verbal communication skills. Duties include, but are not limited to, performing administrative tasks, attending Congressional hearings, leading Capitol tours, corresponding with constituents, and assisting the legislative staff with research. This is an unpaid internship position, but we are happy to work with the student to receive college credits. Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter indicating availability and duration of internship to Andrew Eisenberger: Andrew.Eisenberger@mail.house.gov.
Rep. Bruce Westerman (AR-04) - 10/25/2016
Congressman Bruce Westerman is currently accepting applications for his Spring and Summer 2017 internship program in his Washington, D.C. and Hot Springs offices. He is seeking highly qualified candidates who are motivated, detail-oriented, and personable. The ideal candidates will have excellent research and writing abilities, be able to multi-task and interact well with constituents. Interns will have the opportunity to experience working on Capitol Hill, learn about the legislative process, and attend briefings of interest. In the DC office, responsibilities will include answering the phone, giving tours of the Capitol, assisting with constituent correspondence, and supporting the legislative and communication staff on various projects. Although internships are unpaid, the office is happy to fill out any necessary forms for students to receive credit at their respective college or university. Arkansas ties are preferred, but not required. Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Jordan.Garcia@mail.house.gov.
Rep. Dan Donovan (NY-11) - 10/25/2016
The Washington, D.C. office of Congressman Dan Donovan is seeking applications for full- or part-time, unpaid interns for the Spring 2017 semester. The internship is scheduled to run from mid-January to late-May/early-June, but the months of the internship can vary depending on the availability or school schedule of the applicant, if need be. Applicants must be willing to work at least two full days a week. Candidates should possess interest in the legislative process, excellent organizational and communication skills, and attention to detail. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, answering phones, talking with constituents, scheduling and giving tours of the U.S. Capitol, attending and summarizing briefings and hearings for legislative staff, and supporting the office with any additional duties. Interested candidates should email a current resume and a list of three references, with the subject line “Spring Internship” to NY11Resumes@mail.house.gov.
Rep. John Ratcliffe (TX - 04) - 10/25/2016
Rep. John Ratcliffe is seeking a press intern for the spring semester in his Capitol Hill office. Preferred candidates will have a background in journalism or public relations, strong writing skills and attention to detail, and the ability to actively generate creative messaging ideas. The press intern will be immersed in the office’s day-to-day press operation by serving as an assistant to the press secretary. Responsibilities include: press clipping and mention tracking, social media content composition, measuring outreach impact, creating graphics, managing press lists, composing and editing written materials, and updating the official website. Ties to Texas’ Fourth District or the state of Texas are strongly preferred but not required. Interested candidates should e-mail their resume, cover letter, and two published writing samples to email@example.com by Nov. 15, 2016.
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (LA-01) - 10/24/2016
The Office of the House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is looking for full and part-time interns for the Spring 2017 semester. The internship will offer students and young professionals invaluable experience with our nation’s legislative process, along with exposure to the fast pace of a congressional leadership office. Interns contribute to the daily operations of the office and are expected to act in a reliable, professional manner at all times. Duties include (but are not limited to) greeting visitors, answering phones, leading tours of the Capitol, opening and sorting mail, attending briefings, performing legislative research and various other tasks to assist staff. At the beginning day of the legislative week, interns are expected to work into the evening to assist staff in facilitating member meetings. Congressman Scalise supports students requesting credit for their internship through their school or university. If interested please submit a resume, cover letter, and one reference to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arizona Republican - 10/21/2016
Arizona Republican is seeking interns for his Washington D.C. office for the Fall and Spring Semesters. Interns will be exposed to a wide array of the daily activities of a Congressional office – engaging with constituents, assisting members of the staff with projects as needed and giving tours of the Capitol Building. Additional duties of interns include answering telephones, greeting visitors and sorting mail. While this position is unpaid, the benefits of interning on Capitol Hill can’t be overstated. This position will help you understand the inner workings of Capitol Hill in a way that’s impossible to get otherwise. Applicants should have excellent time management and writing abilities, have strong organizational skills with a keen eye for details, and should be motivated self-starters who can produce results with minimal supervision. Arizona ties and previous Hill experience a plus but not required. Please send a cover letter, one-page resume, and a two- to three-page writing sample to GOPinternshipAZ@gmail.com with “Internship Application” in the subject line. No phone calls please.
Rep. Steve King (IA-04) - 10/20/2016
The office of Congressman Steve King is seeking candidates for a full-time, unpaid internship for the 2017 spring semester in his Washington, D.C. office. The duration of the internship will be discussed when a candidate is selected to advance through the interview process. Candidates must be pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, highly motivated, detail oriented, and possess communication and organization skills, while having a strong work ethic to complete tasks on a deadline. Interns' duties will include, but are not limited to, answering phones, running errands, researching legislation for the Member and legislative staff, assisting the Communications staff, attending hearings and briefings, and answering constituent letters on various issues before the House. As a result, interns learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office. Iowa ties are preferred, but not required. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
Rep. Joe Barton (TX-06) - 10/19/2016
Congressman Barton’s D.C. office is seeking full-time interns for the spring of 2017. While this position is unpaid, your time here will strengthen your understanding of the legislative process and give you invaluable experience of the operations necessary to be an effective member of a Congressional team. Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to, phone assistance, conducting tours of the U.S. Capitol, researching federal legislation and assisting legislative staff in various research projects. Interns will also have the opportunity to attend legislative briefings, congressional hearings and receptions on Capitol Hill. Candidates with a strong work ethic and great communication skills are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be highly motivated, have excellent oral and written communication skills, be able to accomplish a variety of tasks and pitch in where needed, and be responsible, dependable and eager to learn. Ties to Texas are preferred, but not required. Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rep. Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) - 10/18/2016
The office of Representative Bruce Poliquin is accepting applications for unpaid internships in Washington, D.C. for Spring 2017. The internship will offer students and young professionals invaluable experience with the legislative process. Interns work side by side with experienced full-time staff, and play an integral part in the daily operations of the office. A typical day for our interns includes welcoming folks to the office, researching legislation for the Congressman and policy staff, and answering constituent calls and letters on various issues before the House. Ties to Maine are preferred, but not required. Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to Poliquin.email@example.com.
Republican Congressman - 10/18/2016
Republican Congressman’s DC office is currently seeking unpaid interns for Spring 2017 where interns will gain valuable exposure to and knowledge of the legislative process, communications, and the United States Congress. Duties include: Drafting constituent correspondence; Greeting constituents and answering phones; Drafting social media posts and press releases; Performing legislative research; Leading tours of the Capitol; Attending policy briefings and meetings; Conducting research and additional tasks to assist the communications and legislative teams. We are seeking hard-working and detail-oriented college students with outstanding communication and time management skills. Applicants should have an ability to work in a fast-paced environment, have basic computer skills, possess excellent writing skills, and have an enthusiastic attitude. Interns are accepted throughout the year on both a full and part-time basis. To apply for an internship in the DC office, please submit a resume to Taylor.Elliott@mail.house.gov
Rep. Greg Walden (OR-02) - 10/18/2016
Congressman Greg Walden is seeking a paid intern in his Washington, D.C. office to start immediately. Walden is a member of the House Republican leadership and the chairman of a very active subcommittee on Energy & Commerce, so the office is always very active. Ideal candidates will be college students or recent graduates who are outgoing, proactive, hard-working, detail-oriented, enthusiastic, able to multi-task, and have customer service experience. Willingness and ability to give enthusiastic tours of the U.S. Capitol is a must. Interns will assist with many of the daily activities related to constituent relations. Although no two days are the same, an intern will be expected to lead tours of the U.S. Capitol, answer phones, greet Oregonians, and assist in managing constituent correspondence and administrative operations. Interns will be immersed in the congressional process and their work will provide valuable experience for future endeavors. Prior interns in our office have gained excellent connections, learned about the many issues affecting our state and country, gained expertise in a wide array of policy areas, and gotten a detailed look at what makes the United States the most enduring democracy in the world. Please submit an application at https://walden.house.gov/internships.
Rep. Steve Chabot (OH-01) - 10/17/2016
Congressman Steve Chabot is seeking unpaid interns for the spring 2017 semester. Interns will have the opportunity to enrich their understanding of public policy by attending hearings and briefings on behalf of staff, as well as researching and drafting constituent correspondence, giving tours of the US Capitol building, and providing general office support. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, a self-starter, and a team player who works well under pressure and has strong attention to detail, a positive attitude, and a courteous demeanor. Academic credit is available. Internships usually run from mid-January until early May, however start and end dates are flexible. Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter to Mark Erste, Jr. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rep. Mike Coffman (CO-06) - 10/17/2016
Congressman Coffman seeks hard-working, enthusiastic legislative interns for the Spring 2017 semester in his Washington, DC office. Interns are responsible for: giving tours of the U.S. Capitol, answering constituent calls, sorting constituent correspondence, assisting legislative staff with research and writing, processing U.S. flag requests, attending Congressional briefings and hearings, and attending events with the Congressman as necessary. Applicants should have strong written and oral communication skills, exceptional interpersonal skills, and have demonstrable interest in public policy and government. Attractive applicants will have completed at least 60 credit hours of undergraduate coursework. Those with Colorado ties and professional proficiency in Spanish are encouraged to apply. Applicants should be aware that this is an unpaid internship that tentatively lasts from January through May 2017. For more information and application, please visit: http://coffman.house.gov/services/internships
Rep. Tom Reed (NY-23) - 10/13/2016
The Washington D.C. office of Congressman Tom Reed is currently seeking full – or part – time interns for the spring 2017 semester. The internship runs from January 2017 through the beginning of May. Ideal candidates should be professional, dependable, and possess strong communication skills. Intern responsibilities include answering phones, giving guided tours of the Capitol, constituent correspondence, attending hearing and briefings, and other legislative projects. Internships are unpaid, but are a great opportunity to gain professional and educational experience. Candidates must be willing to work in a fast-paced environment and be interested in learning more about the legislative process. New York ties are a plus, but not required. Interested applicants should send their resume, cover letter, and a writing sample with the subject line “Spring Internship” to email@example.com.
Rep. John Moolenaar (MI-04) - 10/13/2016
Congressman Moolenaar is seeking full-time interns for the spring of 2017. Interns will work in the Washington, D.C. office and gain valuable knowledge about Congress and the legislative process. Intern responsibilities include conducting tours of the U.S. Capitol, constituent data entry, researching federal legislation and assisting legislative staff. Interns will also have the opportunity to attend legislative briefings, congressional hearings and receptions on Capitol Hill. Candidates with a strong work ethic and great communication skills are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be highly motivated, have excellent oral and written communication skills, be able to accomplish a variety of tasks and pitch in where needed, and be responsible, dependable and eager to learn. To learn more information or to send in a resume contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
House Budget Committee - 10/13/2016
The Majority Staff of the House Budget Committee is currently accepting applications for Spring 2017 Policy Interns. We are seeking dependable, politically conservative and professional individuals with a positive attitude and strong work ethic. As an intern with the Committee, you will provide vital support by assisting staff in assignments that include but not limited to: compiling daily budget news clips, sorting and processing mail, answering phone calls, assembling reference material, administrative support, and special policy based projects. Full and part-time positions are available. College students pursuing a Political Science and/or Economics degree, or those interested in government are encouraged to apply. Recent graduates are also welcome to apply. Course credit may be available through your school. The deadline to apply is November 1st, 2016. Applicants should email their resume, cover letter, one page writing sample and completed application to email@example.com. Please visit budget.house.gov for the application and more information. Late and incomplete application packets will not be considered. Paid internships are available to any student working full time and not receiving course credit.
Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) - 10/12/2016
The office of Congresswoman Jackie Walorski is seeking a full-time legislative intern for her Washington D.C. office for the spring of 2017. Ideal candidate would be professional, dependable and possess a strong work ethic and writing skills. Responsibilities include phone assistance, constituent correspondence, Capitol tours and other legislative projects. Positions are unpaid and serve to provide professional and educational value to participants. Office is flexible in allowing interns to attend hearings and briefings as well as work with LA’s on issues of their interest. Candidates must be willing to work in a fast-paced environment and be interested in learning more about the legislative process. Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Legislative Intern” in the subject line. Please include your approximate dates of availability. No phone calls, please.
Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) - 10/12/2016
The office of Congresswoman Jackie Walorski is seeking a full-time communications intern for her Washington D.C. office for the spring for 2017. Ideal candidate must possess strong writing skills, be detail-oriented and professional. Intern will work directly with the communications director and members of the media. Responsibilities would include writing releases, monitoring social media and developing media strategies. Position is unpaid and serves to provide professional and educational value to participants. Office is flexible in allowing intern to attend hearings and briefings as well as work with LA’s on issues of their interest. Potential applicants must be willing to work in a fast-paced environment and be interested in learning more about the legislative process. Candidates with photography and graphic design experience strongly encouraged to apply. Please send resume and cover letter to email@example.com with “Communications Intern” in the subject line. Please include your approximate dates of availability. No phone calls, please.
Rep. Glenn Grothman (WI-06) - 10/11/2016
The Office of Congressman Glenn Grothman is currently seeking full-time interns for spring of 2017 in the Washington D.C. office. Ideal candidates would be professional, dependable and possess strong writing and communication skills. Responsibilities include answering phones, constituent correspondence, Capitol tours and other legislative projects. Internships are unpaid, but serve to provide professional and educational value to participants. The office is flexible in allowing interns to attend hearings and briefings, as well as work with Legislative Assistants on issues of their interest. Candidates must be willing to work in a fast-paced environment and be interested in learning more about the legislative process. Wisconsin ties preferred, but not required. Interested applicants should send resume, cover letter and availability to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) - 10/7/2016
Congressman Adam Kinzinger is looking for unpaid interns in his Washington, DC office to begin in early January for the 2017 Spring semester. Interns will observe the inner workings of a Congressional office while gaining firsthand knowledge of the legislative process. Responsibilities include leading Capitol tours, answering phones, greeting constituents, assisting staff with legislative projects, and attending briefings and hearings. Ideal candidates should have a strong work ethic, be energetic and engaging, and possess a positive attitude. Candidates with Illinois ties are encouraged to apply. Please send resume and cover letter (with availability) to internsIL16@gmail.com.
Southwestern Republican Congressman - 10/7/2016
Southwestern Congressman is seeking 3 month paid fellows with a business, financial or hard science background/degree. The position would start this upcoming November. The ideal candidate will have at minimum a Bachelor’s degree in business (business administration, accounting, international business, etc.), a hard science, computer science, or engineering. The ideal candidate will be proficient in Microsoft Office Applications, able to work independently as well as in a team, available to work full time, have an attention to detail as well as good writing skills. The fellow will work with staffers to research and aid in the development of legislation. The fellow will be conducting research through a variety of sources, drafting memos, attending relevant hearings, and analyzing data and tables from various sources as well as reading and understanding previous legislation. This three month fellowship will pay a monthly stipend. The aim of this fellowship is to give promising applicants real life legislative experience, taking creative ideas through the entire legislative process, as well as a chance to network on Capitol Hill. If interested – please send your cover letter, one 3-5 page writing sample and resume to email@example.com.
California Republican Congressman - 10/6/2016
A California Republican Congressman’s DC office seeks applications for a paid full-time intern. Responsibilities include maintaining the office’s organizational order, answering phones, assisting staff members in legislative research, giving tours, greeting visitors and overall office assistance. Candidates should have keen attention to detail, a self-starter work ethic, and quick adaptation skills. If interested, please send a resume, brief cover letter, your availability, and a writing sample to CAgopinterns@gmail.com. Applications will be accepted on a rolling-basis. The office is looking for applicants for late October through January.
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) - 10/6/2016
The office of Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart is currently seeking applications for our spring internship program running from January 2017 through the beginning of May. This position requires greeting guests and constituents, leading Capitol tours, attending hearings, drafting constituent correspondence letters, and assisting in general day to day activities. While unpaid, this position will strengthen your understanding of the legislative process and give you firsthand experience of the operations necessary to run a Congressional office. Qualified candidates will be hard working, possess strong written and oral skills, and have the ability to work in a professional environment. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Sarah.Hodgkins@mail.house.gov.
Republican Congresswoman - 10/3/2016
A Republican Congresswoman’s DC office seeks applications for a part-time graphic design intern. Responsibilities include creating graphics and engaging digital media content. Digital design experience required; photography experience preferred. Candidates should have keen attention to detail and must meet deadlines. If interested, please send a resume, brief cover letter, your availability, and 3 graphics you have designed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling-basis.