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Summer 2020 Internship – DC Office


The Office of Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger (VA-07) seeks a driven, detail-oriented, hardworking, and engaged individual to join her DC staff for a summer internship lasting up to 12 weeks. The intern would work with her dynamic team to improve the lives of 7th district constituents and communities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Constituent services: assist the front office staff with answering constituent phone calls, sort and batch mail, draft correspondence, and address concerns of constituents;
• Legislative research: work with the legislative team to conduct research on issue areas, learn about the legislative process;
• Social media: collaborate with the Communications department to track, organize, and manage social media accounts;
• Tours: train to give staff-led tours throughout the Capitol; and
• Other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES: 

• Responsible, reliable, punctual
• Has knowledge of the district, its constituents, and its needs
• Able to problem solve, think quickly, adapt, and handle sensitive information

HOURS & COMPENSATION: This internship is 40 hours per week. Funding is available for applicants not supported by outside fellowships.

TO APPLY: Please submit a resume, writing sample, and a 1-page cover letter that answers the following questions in one PDF:

• What, do you feel, is the biggest problem facing VA-07?
• How do you want to impact the community? 

Please include the dates you are available in your application. 

Email this information to Spanberger.Inquiries@mail.house.gov with the subject line “Summer 2020 DC Internship.”

DEADLINE: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until March 25, 2020

The Office of Rep. Abigail Spanberger is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants and employees shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender (including pregnancy and gender expression) identity, color, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance. 



Summer 2020 Press Internship - DC Office


The Office of Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger (VA-07) is seeking a press intern to assist with an aggressive communications and constituent correspondence operation for Summer 2020 in her DC Office. This internship is a paid position. Qualified candidates will demonstrate a strong work ethic, pay close attention to detail, and have solid writing and editing skills. Applicants must have the ability to work cooperatively in a fast-paced environment. The intern will be expected to work a minimum of 20 hours per week.

Intern responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with the direct mail and constituent correspondence operation
  • Compiling press clips
  • Event photography
  • Creating graphics
  • Clipping videos including floor speeches and media interviews
  • Other duties as needed to support the communications team

Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume with dates of availability to spanbergerpressva07@gmail.com with “Summer 2020 Press Internship” in the subject line. We also recommend—but do not require—applicants submit 1-2 sample writing samples or sample graphics.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

The Office of Rep. Abigail Spanberger is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants and employees shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender (including pregnancy and gender expression) identity, color, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance. 

 

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