The Democratic staff of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, Subcommittee on Government Operations, is seeking an energetic and self- motivated graduate student for a full-time internship through December 2021.
The position offers the opportunity to gain substantive experience on an exciting and fast-paced Subcommittee, while participating directly in the oversight process and learning about the day-to-day operations of the House of Representatives.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting staff in preparing for congressional hearings, writing floor speeches, conducting legal and factual research, drafting memoranda, and attending various briefings and meetings with Executive Branch and private sector officials. Interns play a key role in the office and will work closely with Committee counsel and staff.
Background: The Committee on Oversight and Reform is the primary investigative committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, with jurisdiction to investigate any matter at any time. The Subcommittee on Government Operations has jurisdiction over issues related to the federal civil service, whistleblower protections, the U.S. Postal Service; government management and accounting measures; the economy, efficiency, and management of government operations and activities; government reorganization; intergovernmental affairs, including state and local governments; federal information technology security, acquisition policy, and management; and federal property.
Qualifications: Applicants should have (i) an interest in public service; (ii) a desire to learn; and (iii) exceptional analytic skills. They also must have superior attention to detail, work well under pressure, be self-motivated, and possess excellent written and oral communication skills. Applicants must be pursuing an advanced degree to be eligible for this internship. Applicants should be willing to work full time.
Applications: Interested applicants should apply to this position by emailing their resume and cover letter in one PDF titled “last name, first name, Internship GovOps” to Government.Operations@mail.house.gov with “2021 Internship Application” in the subject line. No phone calls or drop-ins please. Only applicants who are selected for an interview will receive a response.