Internships

Company Name:The Office of Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Distance from St. Cloud:61 - 100 Miles from St. Cloud State University

Paid/Unpaid:Paid

Company Overview:We are seeking energetic and proficient interns in the St. Paul office of Congresswoman Betty McCollum. An internship in Congresswoman McCollum’s office will provide valuable experience to students as they prepare for their professional careers. Interns have the opportunity to work with and assist all members of the staff, including legislative, administrative, outreach and press duties. Interns will also have the opportunity to attend some local functions and meetings related to the Congresswoman’s work in the district. In addition, we are happy to work with your college or university to arrange for academic credit. Applicants should be highly motivated and enthusiastic, as there are far more applicants than available positions.

Responsibilities: Preferred Qualifications: • Excellent written and oral communications skills. • College juniors or seniors preferred (but not required). • Positive attitude and an ability to effectively handle a number of tasks at once. • Strong connections to Minnesota. Hours and compensation: Internships are available year-round. They are available on a part-time or full-time basis. In some cases, a stipend may be available. Transportation and housing are the responsibility of interns. Responsibilities Include: • Supporting administrative staff: answering phones, database entry, and sorting mail. • Various projects as assigned. • Assisting casework staffs in helping constituents resolve problems and navigate federal bureaucracies. • Compiling local news clips and distributing to district and DC office staff. • Promoting constituent outreach efforts by communicating with constituents and constituent groups, attending meetings and events, and drafting correspondence.

Apply to:The Office of Congresswoman Betty McCollum
Megan Thrasher
165 Western Avenue N, Suite 17
Saint Paul, MN 55102

Email: melissa.jamrock@mail.house.gov,
Phone: 651.224.3056

Application Information:Application process: Applicants should send a cover letter (indicating availability), a resume, and list of three references. Those interested in a St. Paul internship should fax materials to 651.224.3056, e-mail to: melissa.jamrock@mail.house.gov, or mail to: Office of Congresswoman Betty McCollum Attn: St. Paul Internship Coordinator 165 Western Avenue North, Suite 17 St. Paul, MN 55102 Deadline for applications is April 1, 2012.

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Please contact Internship Supervisor Bill Huntzicker, wehuntzicker@stcloudstate.edu


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