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Internship opportunity at Senator Feinstein’s Los Angeles Office

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Internship opportunity at Senator Feinstein’s Los Angeles Office


Senator Feinstein's Los Angeles office is looking for highly motivated college students for the winter internship term.  To be considered for an internship position, please submit your completed application to Kristen Woodruff at kristen_woodruff@feinstein.senate.gov by Wednesday, December 28th.  


About Senator Dianne Feinstein:

As California's senior Senator, Dianne Feinstein has built a reputation as an independent voice, working with both Democrats and Republicans to find commonsense solutions to the problems facing California and the nation.

Since her election to the Senate in 1992, Senator Feinstein has worked in a bipartisan way to build a significant record of legislative accomplishments, helping strengthen the nation's security at home and abroad, combat crime and violence, battle cancer and protect natural resources in California and across the country.

In 2009, Senator Feinstein assumed chairmanship of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, where she oversaw the nation’s 16 intelligence agencies. She was the first female Senator to hold that position. As chairman, Feinstein oversaw the passage of six intelligence authorization bills following a five-year drought. The committee also approved a key bipartisan report on the Benghazi attacks and released key information about the CIA's detention and interrogation program following a six-year review. Today, Senator Feinstein serves as vice chairman of the committee, during which time the committee passed the first significant congressional legislation to address security flaws in our nation's cybersecurity. 

Senator Feinstein is a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee where she is ranking member on the Subcommittee on Energy and Water. She is also a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Rules and Administration Committee, which she chaired during the 110th Congress. In that capacity, Senator Feinstein was the first woman to chair the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies and presided over the inauguration of President Barack Obama on January 20, 2009.

In addition to her official committee assignments, Senator Feinstein is co-chairman of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, co-chairman of the Senate Cancer Coalition and co-chairman of the Senate Women’s Caucus on Burma. She is also a member of the Anti-Meth Caucus, the Congressional Dairy Caucus and the Congressional Former Mayors Caucus. She has served as a member of the Aspen Strategy Group since 1997.


About the Internship:

Tasks and Responsibilities:  Interns support the Senator and her field staff by drafting policy memos; scheduling and/or attending meetings; drafting letters on behalf of the Senator to constituents, organizations and other local leaders; conducting background research; answering constituent phone calls; accommodating document requests; compiling morning press clippings; conducting research projects; and attending events with the Senator when she is in the region.


Criteria:  For many citizens, contact with Senator Feinstein's office is their only experience with an elected representative. Therefore, we need professional and friendly students with a familiarity with the American political system and current events. Additionally, strong writing and communication skills are a must.


Commitment: During the school year, interns work 12-16 hours a week for a minimum of twelve weeks. For your information, the office is open Monday through Friday 8:30am to 5:30pm. The office does not use the quarter or semester schedule. Internship terms begin on the first day of work.  


Application Process:  Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample (no more than 3 pages) and unofficial transcripts to Kristen Woodruff at kristen_woodruff@feinstein.senate.govPlease submit all application materials by Wednesday, December 28th to be considered for the winter term.


Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.  If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Woodruff at kristen_woodruff@feinstein.senate.govNo calls please.


We look forward to hearing from you!


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