Member and Committee Offices
Position Available: Press Internship
Vacancy Announcement Number: MEM-314-17
Office/Location: U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
Closing Date: October 6, 2017
Salary Level/Range: Unpaid
Proposed Starting Date: Immediate
The Washington, D.C. office of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-25) is seeking a full-time press intern to work with the communications team in the Congresswoman’s personal and Rules Committee offices for the Fall of 2017.
The press intern will work directly with an award-winning communications staff to carry out responsibilities including – but not limited to – creating digital content, developing press lists, collecting and distributing press clips, drafting press releases, and contacting reporters. Special skills such as photography or graphic design are a plus. Standard schedule begins with aggregating news clips at 7:45 am and ends at 3:45 pm.
Congresswoman Slaughter is the top Democrat on the House Committee on Rules. The Rules Committee <http://democrats.rules.house.gov/> determines the parameters of debate for all major legislation before it can be considered on the House Floor and is a hotbed of activity.
Applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample, and if applicable, a portfolio sample to Sam Menchel at NY25.InternApplications@mail.house. <mailto:NY25.InternApplications@mail.house.gov>. Please do not hesitate to contact Sam at 202-225-3615 with any questions.