Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Internship with Congressman Steny Hoyer

Congressman Steny Hoyer is extending invitations to highly qualified students interested in working in an Congressional office in Washington, D.C. Applications are excepted on a rolling basis, however the deadline for Fall internship applications is the last week in August. Students are encouraged to apply.

Congressman Hoyer’s Personal Office
1705 Longworth HOB
Supervisor: Caren Howard

Interns will work in a fast-paced Congressional Office, gaining valuable experience and knowledge of the United States Congress. Unique opportunity to learn the particular role and responsibilities of the U.S. House Majority Leader in Congress. Interns will gain practical experience while assisting personal office staff, and have the opportunity to acquire a working knowledge of the day-to-day operations of the Legislative branch.  Intern responsibilities include greeting constituents, handling constituent phone calls, assisting staff with administrative tasks, conducting legislative research, and assisting with correspondence. Opportunities to attend Capitol Hill briefings, congressional hearings, receptions, and press events.  

Interns must be sharp, have good inter-personal skills, and excellent written and oral communication skills.  Successful interns will be able to find information with little assistance, be observant and self-aware, require minimal supervision, and be able to both work independently and coordinate with others as necessary.  Applicants should have working knowledge of current events and policy topics, as well as a willingness to do mundane tasks as needed, as well as have an interest in public service or government.  Strong attention to detail and instructions a must. Fifth district residency a plus.

College-level students or recent college graduates.  Ability to commit at least two full days a week,  9-6pm from August to December. Proficiency in MS Office.

To apply, send resume and cover letter to:

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