Vacancy Announcement

Member and Committee Offices

Position Available: Internship

Vacancy Announcement Number: MEM-315-17

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

Closing Date: October 6, 2017

Salary Level/Range: Unpaid

Proposed Starting Date: Immediate

Job Summary:

Florida Republican Congressman is seeking motivated and hardworking interns to fill positions for Fall 2017. Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to, answering phones, conducting Capitol tours, sorting incoming mail, attending briefings, conducting legislative research, and performing other legislative tasks as necessary.

Candidates should possess excellent written and oral communication skills; a strong attentiveness to detail; an ability to work in a fast-paced environment; and an eagerness to learn about the political process and congressional affairs. Candidates with a strong interest in foreign affairs, defense, terrorism, and/or Israel affairs will find additional insight into these issues as part of the internship, but is not required. We welcome candidates with any policy interests.

While the internship is unpaid, we strive to provide a meaningful and purposeful internship for successful candidates. This position will help you understand the inner workings of Capitol Hill in a way that is impossible to get otherwise. You will finish your internship with in-depth knowledge about an issue that you care about. If you are a student, we are happy to work with your college or university to arrange for academic credit.

Successful interns will be self-starters, take and listen to direction, and be willing to work both independently as well as part of a team environment. Florida ties are a plus but not required. Send a resume, cover letter, and a very brief statement (one paragraph at most) on policy areas that interest you. Please compile these documents into a single PDF or Word document and email to FL06.internships@mail.house.gov. No phone calls or drop-ins, please.