Thursday, December 22, 2011

Internship with Representatitive Allyson Y. Schwartz


A Congressional internship provides an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience, and observe first-hand how our government operates. I welcome and encourage all that are interested in either full or part-time internships in my Washington, D.C. or District offices to submit their resumes. Interns gain practical work experience by undertaking a variety of administrative and legislative responsibilities in the office.

Interns in the Washington office draft constituent correspondence, attend briefings and Congressional hearings, and prepare memoranda for me and members of my staff. Interns in the District offices conduct research, assist with constituent casework and draft correspondence. Interns in both offices maintain large responsibility for answering phones, data entry and general office systems operations. Interns are an important part of my staff.

Internships are available expressly for the purpose of furthering educational and professional objectives, therefore they are unpaid and usually awarded to undergraduate students and recent graduates.

Application Process

Both my Washington and District Offices are currently accepting applications for next semester.
Priority is given to applicants from Pennsylvania's 13th Congressional District, although all interested persons are encouraged to apply. Selection is based on an applicant's general office and computer experience, as well as an interview.

Please apply no earlier than three months prior to your start date. Congresswoman Schwartz’s office will not review applications until that time.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to:

David Linn
Staff Assistant

David N. Linn, Staff Assistant
U.S. Representative Allyson Y. Schwartz
1227 Longworth House Office Building
Tel: 202-225-6111 | Fax: 202-226-0611

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Congressional Internship

The Office of Congressman Barney Frank seeks a full-time press intern to assist in a broad range of communications-related tasks. Duties including tracking broadcast radio and television stories, helping to set up press conferences, tracking press requests, maintaining the press calendar, drafting or copy-editing materials, transcribing and summarizing interview segments, conducting general or legislative research, updating the web site using a content management system, recording audio or video at events, processing video for upload to YouTube, and other tasks as needed.

The position requires strong writing and editing skills. General knowledge of the political process and national issues is essential. Additional familiarity with financial issues, economics, and LGBT issues is helpful.

Massachusetts experience is a plus.

This person will work closely with the Communications Director and Deputy Communications Director. A four to six-month commitment required.

This position will be excellent training for individuals wishing to pursue a career in political communications.
Interested candidates should send a resume and brief cover letter to with the word “Internship” in the subject line.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Internship Opportunity with Congressman Larry Kissell (D, NC-8th)

We are currently accepting applications for internship openings in Congressman Kissell’s fast-paced Washington, D.C. office during the upcoming SPRING term (approximately early January through late May, 2012). Internship duties include, but are not limited to:

n  sorting mail;
n  drafting constituent response letters;
n  conducting legislative research;
n  answering phones;
n  compiling and entering data;
n  attending Congressional hearings and briefings;
n  leading Capitol visitor tours; and
n  performing other administrative tasks.

Successful interns will be goal-oriented self-starters with a professional demeanor and a good sense of humor. Additionally, excellent communication skills are highly valued in this position.  

While the internship is unpaid, interns will gain invaluable knowledge about Capitol Hill and the legislative process. This is a great educational opportunity for anyone interested in government, politics, public policy or law, and interns will be able to take advantage of the unique learning opportunities that abound throughout the Washington, DC area.

 Applicants can submit their resume with a cover letter stating their interest, experience, and availability to