The House Committee on Education and Workforce Democrats seek highly-motivated and dedicated individuals for the following positions:
Education Policy Advisor to manage K-12 issues related to special education, students with disabilities, and civil rights in education generally. Candidate must possess a minimum of 3 years of professional experience working in education policy or civil rights or disability policy. Prior Hill experience is a plus. Candidate must be a self-starter, with critical and creative thinking skills and excellent writing skills.
Labor Policy Advisor/Counsel to manage issues related to traditional labor law (e.g., collective bargaining, organizing, NLRA, LMRDA, etc.) and wage and hour matters (e.g., minimum wage, overtime, Davis-Bacon, etc.). Candidate must possess a minimum of 2 years of professional experience working with labor law or labor policy. Candidates with law degree preferred, and prior Hill experience is a plus. Candidate must be a self-starter, with critical and creative thinking skills and excellent writing skills.
Staff Assistant to manage administrative functions in the Committee’s main office, including answering phones, handling logistics for hearings and other committee-related events, scheduling meetings, and providing research assistance to policy and legal staff. Candidate must have a bachelor’s degree.
Please submit a brief cover letter, resume, short writing sample and the contact information for two references to email@example.com. The application deadline for these positions is April 19, 2013.
NOTICE: The Committee on Education and the Workforce Democrats is currently accepting applications for undergraduate internships and graduate internships/fellowships to assist Democratic staff for the summer. If you are applying for a graduate internship/fellowship, please include two short, relevant writing samples in your application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your interest in interning with the Education and Labor Committee Democrats. On this page you will find application instructions and a description of typical intern duties.
Typical Intern Duties
Interns with the Education and Labor Committee Democrats perform a variety of tasks that support our staff in our legislative and media work. Legislative tasks may include legislative research, assembling information, assisting lead staff in the Committee hearing room, and attending hearings and markups of other Committees for the purpose of taking notes. (Our interns are also encouraged to attend other congressional hearings and meetings in which they may have a personal interest.) Media tasks may include helping organize and staff Committee press conferences and assisting with production of daily news clips relating to Committee issues. Interns also perform administrative duties, such as answering phones, and sorting and distributing mail.
Internships generally mirror college semesters, running from January-May for spring internships, May-August for summer internships, and September-December for fall internships. Our office hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Many interns work part-time, but please note that we most need intern assistance on our busiest legislative days: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Unfortunately, our office space is limited, so we are unable to bring on more than a few interns per year.
Internships are unpaid, though many interns receive course credit through their schools or universities.
How to Apply:
Send the Internship applicant form (see link below), a cover letter, and your resume to jobs_EWdems@mail.house.gov with the word "Internship” and Fall, Spring, or Summer Semester in the subject line. Be sure to include the dates of your availability in your cover letter.
Graduate interns and fellows should also include two short, relevant writing samples