Internships and Fellowships

 

LEGAL INTERNSHIP

The Democratic staff of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability 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 Accountability 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 Accountability Democratic Staff is seeking dynamic college students wishing to gain Capitol Hill experience in a fast-paced office for full-time in-person internships.  Successful candidates will be professional, detail-oriented, and work well under pressure as well as share a sincere interest in public service and a desire to learn.  
 

Primary responsibilities include administrative tasks such as answering phones, processing incoming mail, and assisting with Committee proceedings and events.  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.  Be sure to specify which semester you are applying for (see deadlines below) and provide approximate dates of availability.  No phone calls or drop-ins please. 
 

•             Spring semester:  applications due by November 1

•             Summer semester:  applications due by March 1

•             Fall semester:  applications due by June 15
 

DIGITAL AND PRESS INTERN

The House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Democratic Staff seeks a motivated and reliable undergraduate or graduate student to fill a full-time digital media and traditional press intern position this fall. The 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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