The Democratic staff of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform 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 Reform 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Legal Internship” in the subject line. Please attach the resume and cover letter with the file name using the following format: “LastName.FirstName.Resume” and “LastName.FirstName.Cover Letter.” No phone calls or drop-ins please. The office is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.