Saturday, January 29, 2011

Congressional Internships

Congressional Internships

The Office of Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards (D-MD) is seeking qualified interns for the upcoming spring semester to serve in the Washington, D.C. office and District Offices. Applicants should have a familiarity with the legislative process, have a desire to learn while being a part of a hardworking team, and be dedicated to serving the citizens of Maryland. Interns from the 4th Congressional district strongly preferred.

The Washington, D.C. intern experience is designed to immerse interns in all areas of a Congressional work environment. Interns are required to exhibit strong written and verbal communication skills and will be expected to conduct capital tours, research current legislative topics, and assist with administrative duties. In addition, interns will respond to constituent letters and requests, attend hearing and briefings, and complete projects in specific issue areas as requested.

Constituent Service Internship
In addition to many of the responsibilities above, constituent service interns will work primarily in our District Offices to assist Constituent Service Representatives. Responsibilities include assisting with constituent files, gathering information from different agencies, and answering constituent calls. Students or recent graduates with Social Work degree preferred but not required.

Outreach Internship
The Outreach Intern supports the team with a variety of outreach projects and activities, including event planning, and advocacy communications. The Outreach Intern also conducts project research using the web and traditional sources such as booth set up at events. S/he helps develop several databases and lists of state, local/civic, and federal organizations and government agencies. S/he must monitor local and national media through print, online/blog and television news media. The Outreach Intern also responds to outreach-related initiatives and assists with general outreach efforts.
· Strong written and verbal communications skills
· Extremely well organized and ability to research
· Attention to detail; ability to manage many projects simultaneously
· Community involvement or volunteer experiences

If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, a maximum 2-page writing sample, transcripts and, 2 letters of recommendation (former employer and educational reference) to

The Washington, D.C. office of Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) is currently seeking full or part-time interns for the spring 2011 semester to begin immediately. Candidates should be collegial and professional, possess strong oral and written communication skills, be quick learners and possess excellent attention to detail. Duties include but are not limited to assisting with front desk duties, sorting and distributing mail, assisting staff with administrative and legislative projects, and conducting tours of the Capitol and Senate offices.

This internship is an excellent opportunity to learn about, contribute to, and gain experience in the daily workings of a busy U.S. Senate office. Interns are assigned to legislative staff and work closely on substantial legislative projects related to their interests and educational goals as possible. Current college students or recent college graduates with availability Wednesdays, Thursdays, and/or Fridays preferred. Candidates with northeastern ties are strongly encouraged to apply. Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, and a short writing sample to with the subject
line “Spring 2011 Internship”.

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