Vacancy Announcement

Member and Committee Offices

Position Available: Internship

Vacancy Announcement Number: MEM-190-17

Office/Location: U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.

Closing Date: August 6, 2017

Salary Level/Range: Unpaid

Proposed Starting Date: Immediate

Job Summary:

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY – Democratic Staff
POSITION DESCRIPTION


JOB TITLE:
Fall 2017 Intern

SUMMARY:
Interns are responsible for providing Senior and Professional Staff with legislative, policy and administrative support. The individual is required to demonstrate exceptional research and organizational skills.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
• Performs legislative and policy research.
• Assists with the coordination and production of hearings and bill markups by:
    o Researching background on witnesses and hearing topics.
    o Finalizing documents for Members and Committee Staff.
    o Delivering said documents to Members of the Committee.
• Oversees physical and digital Correspondence to and from the Committee.
• Conducts clerical work for the Office Manager and staff by:
    o Answering Phones
    o General office tidiness and maintenance
• Represents the Committee on Homeland Security during legislative and policy negotiations, discussions and other activities.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Must be at least a sophomore in college. Coursework and experience in Political Science, Government Affairs, Homeland Security Issues or a related field is preferred. Strong organizational skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; the ability to perform under pressure and tight deadlines. Must be familiar with Microsoft Office.

Applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to elise.phillips@mail.house.gov.