The Democratic Staff of the House Committee on Natural Resources is currently seeking a full-time, remote intern for Summer 2021 (May - August). Applicants must be organized, detail oriented, and dependable. Above all, we seek candidates who are passionate about issues within the Natural Resources Committee’s jurisdiction, demonstrate exceptional interpersonal skills, and are eager to learn about the committee process. Interns will conduct legislative research, prepare for hearings, assist with administrative duties, perform outreach, and aide communications. The position comes with a monthly stipend.
To apply, address your application materials to Heather Pacheco at NRD.Internships@mail.house.gov with the subject line “Summer Internship Application – First Name Last Name” by COB April 23, 2021. Please include a cover letter, resume, short writing sample, and dates of availability.
Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis. Due to the volume of applications, we will only be reaching out to candidates who are being actively considered for this position. No phone calls or drop-ins please. This posting will be removed from the Committee’s website when the position has been filled.
Women, LGBTQ+, and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, disability, or age.
Policy Aide, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations – Majority Staff
The Policy Aide will be responsible for managing the logistics of hearings, providing administrative services to Members and staff, and assisting the Subcommittee or Office team with oversight, outreach, and press projects. The position requires strong organizational, time management, verbal, and written communications skills, as well as the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations. The candidate also understands how the work of the Committee intersects with racism, economic, and social inequality in the U.S. and has a passion for working to dismantle these systems. In addition, the candidate contributes to recruiting, hiring, developing, and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce.
- Serving as the face of the Subcommittee or Office by greeting visitors, taking calls, and scheduling meetings.
- Contacting hearing witnesses and managing their hearing materials.
- Drafting, editing, and/or organizing hearing memoranda.
- Drafting, editing, and/or organizing hearing statements and/or questions for Members.
- Preparing Member binders and press packets.
- Coordinating with Member offices.
- Circulating all hearing materials to Member staff prior to and after proceedings.
- Preparing the Committee hearing room for proceedings.
- Managing the administrative aspects of hearings.
- Cleaning up the hearing room after proceedings.
- Drafting, editing, and/or organizing Subcommittee or Office information for Committee bill reports.
- Filing and archiving all materials from proceedings.
- Drafting, editing, and/or organizing Committee letters and document requests.
- Coordinating schedules with the Subcommittee or Office Chair and the Chief Clerk.
- Editing approved transcripts for final GPO print.
- Assisting the Chief Clerk during Full Committee Markups, as needed.
- Coordinating with other Member offices, executive agencies, and private/non-profit sectors.
- Coordinating with other Subcommittees, Offices, and the Full Committee, including the Communications team.
- Assisting the Committee Staff Assistant with their duties.
- Drafting, editing, and/or organizing Member memoranda.
- Drafting, editing, and/or organizing Member speeches.
- Drafting, editing, and/or organizing Member correspondence.
- Holding meetings on behalf of Subcommittee or Office staff.
- Assisting with Subcommittee, Office, and/or Full Committee oversight projects.
- Coordinating and planning field hearing travel.
The position is based in Washington, D.C., although it is currently remote (telework). The Policy Aide will be expected to work in office when we resume normal operations. Women, LGBTQIA+, and racial/ethnic minority candidates are encouraged to apply. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, disability, or age.