The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), Labor Policy Office for Ranking Member Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), seeks two unpaid interns for the fall of 2015. The positions offer undergraduate students the opportunity to gain substantive experience while participating in the legislative process. Interns’ responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting Committee staff in performing office duties, conducting research, analyzing legislation, drafting memorandums, and organizing hearings. Interns play a key role in the office and will work closely with senior policy advisors.
HELP Committee: The Labor Policy Office of the HELP Committee works on a wide range of workforce-related matters, including: labor rights, pension and retirement issues, worker health and safety, equal employment opportunity and civil rights, wage and hour protections, and family and medical leave.
Qualifications: Applicants should have an interest in (i) labor and employment issues (ii) a desire to learn more about labor and employment policy. They also must have good attention to detail, work well under pressure, possess excellent written and oral communication skills, and have a desire to learn. Hours are flexible, but applicants should be willing to be in the office at least 24 hours a week.
Applications: Applicants interested should apply to this position by emailing a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to LaborPolicyInternsip@gmail.com. Washington state ties are preferred but not required. Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis. The deadline for the fall 2015 internship program is July 15, 2015. The office is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation.