Vacancy Announcement

Member and Committee Offices

Position Available: Press Internship

Vacancy Announcement Number: MEM-313-17

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

Closing Date: October 5, 2017

Salary Level/Range: Unpaid

Proposed Starting Date: Immediate

Job Summary:

Press Internship Announcement

Mid-Atlantic member seeks a press intern to begin immediately in the Washington, D.C. office. The role of the press intern is to help support the Communications Director and Press Assistant in day-to-day tasks in the press shop, from special projects to copy editing to assisting with digital communications. This is an unpaid internship, but is an excellent opportunity for students seeking academic credit.

Responsibilities include:

  • Research to support office communication and legislative efforts;

  • Compile daily clips;

  • Draft social media, newsletters and other written communication;

  • Manage and update press lists;

  • Attend briefings and press events;

  • Answer phones and log constituent mail;

  • Give Capitol tours and;

  • Assist with general office duties.

Requirements and expectations: Ideal candidates must be strong writers, possess acute attention to detail, have a thorough understanding of all social media and digital platforms and be able to work quickly and efficiently. Graphic design skills, relevant course work, and/or experience in media are appreciated. Applicants should have a working knowledge of current events, policy subjects and issues affecting the Mid-Atlantic region. Interested candidates should submit their resume, cover letter and writing sample to sean.gogolin@mail.house.gov. The subject line should read “Fall Press Internship Application.” Maryland ties preferred, but not required. No phone calls or drop-ins, please.