Internships and Fellowships

 

LEGAL INTERNSHIP

The Democratic staff of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform is seeking energetic and self-motivated law students for full-time or part-time internships.   The position offers current law students the opportunity to gain substantive experience on an exciting and fast-paced Committee, while participating directly in the oversight process and learning about the day-to-day administrative operations of the House of Representatives.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting Committee staff in preparing for congressional hearings, conducting legal and factual research, drafting memoranda, and attending various briefings and meetings with Executive-branch and private sector officials for the purpose of taking notes.  Law students play a key role in the office and will work closely with Committee counsel and staff.  Background: The Oversight and Reform Committee is the primary investigative committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, with jurisdiction to investigate any matter at any time. 

 

Qualifications:  Applicants should have (i) an interest in public service and (ii) a desire to learn.  They also must have superior attention to detail, work well under pressure, be self-motivated, and possess excellent written and oral communication skills.  Hours can be flexible, but applicants willing to be in the office full time are preferred.  Applications:  Interested applicants should apply to this position by emailing a cover letter and resume to OversightJobs@mail.house.gov with “Internship Application” in the subject line.  No phone calls or drop-ins please. The office is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.
 

CLERK INTERNSHIP

The House Committee on Oversight and Reform Democratic Staff is seeking college students wishing to gain Capitol Hill experience in a fast-paced office for full-time internships.  Successful candidates will be professional, detail-oriented, and work well under pressure.  Successful candidates will also have a sincere interest in public service and a desire to learn.  Primary responsibilities include administrative tasks such as answering phones and handling mail as well as assisting with Committee hearings.  Interns may also be asked to assist with investigative research or other projects as needed.  Candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences are strongly encouraged to apply.  To apply, please fill out all the fields in the following form with “Clerk” as the internship type or submit a cover letter and resume to Oversight_Clerks@mail.house.gov with “Clerk Internship Application” in the subject line.  No phone calls or drop-ins please. 


PRESS INTERN

The House Committee on Oversight and Reform Democratic Staff seeks a motivated, reliable, and detail-oriented undergraduate or graduate student with a passion for communications to fill a full-time press intern position this summer.  The ideal candidate should be a strong writer, team player, and voracious consumer of news who thrives in a fast-paced environment.  Press intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to, compiling press clips, maintaining press lists, and drafting press releases.  This position reports to the Communications Director.  Candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences are strongly encouraged to apply.  To apply, please send a resume and cover letter or writing sample to oversightpress@mail.house.gov.

 

DIGITAL PRESS INTERN

The House Committee on Oversight and Reform Democratic Staff seeks a motivated and reliable undergraduate or graduate student to fill a full-time digital intern position this summer.  Digital intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to, written content creation, graphic design, video editing, and performing other press and administrative tasks as necessary.  Successful candidates will possess familiarity with programs such as Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Canva, as well as compiling and interpreting social media analytics.  Ability to work in a fast-paced, rapid response environment and willingness to learn are a must.  This position reports to the Communications Director.  Candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences are strongly encouraged to apply.  To apply, please send a resume and portfolio to oversightpress@mail.house.gov.

 

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