The office of Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) is currently seeking a press intern for Spring 2017 to work in his Washington, D.C. office. Press interns will gain valuable Capitol Hill and communications experience, furthering their knowledge of the Congressional media landscape and the legislative process. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: compiling daily clips, drafting press releases and other written materials, editing and proofreading, maintaining press lists, and assisting with updates to Member’s official website and social media platforms. Press intern may also assist with answering phones, addressing constituent concerns, and helping other office staff as needed.
Strong writing skills are required and familiarity with social and digital platforms is recommended. Graphic design experience is a plus. The ideal candidate will be resourceful, motivated, creative, detail-oriented, and able to work quickly and efficiently under pressure. Press interns should be able to commit to at least three full days per week (9:00am-6:00pm). Women and minorities are highly encouraged to apply.
Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and 2 writing samples (no more than 2 pages each) to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Press Intern” by Monday, November 21st. No calls or walk-ins please.