Jobs and Internships | Representative Josh Harder
Case Officer – District Office
Congressman Josh Harder is looking for a motivated and energetic individual to serve as a social worker in his local district office. The primary role of the social worker is to act as a liaison with federal and local agencies on behalf of constituents. This entry level position involves responding to requests for support from individuals who require assistance in resolving grievances with government agencies.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES OF THE JOB:
- Acts as the representative of the Congressman in his area of responsibility, including responding to case correspondence and verbal communications with constituents, and serving as a liaison with federal, district, and local agencies;
- Responds to telephone and written inquiries and serves as the voter’s advocate with government agencies such as the Veterans Administration, Social Security, Immigration, and Unemployment;
- Continuously screens active cases and liaises with constituents to ensure their cases are handled responsively;
- Records all incoming and outgoing mail and incoming phone calls related to records;
- Works well under pressure;
- Willing to work a flexible schedule, including long hours, nights and weekends; and
- Performs other assigned duties.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
- Strong oral and written communication skills;
- Ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others;
- Rigor and attention to detail;
- Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in carrying out case handling responsibilities;
- Ability to use basic office computer applications.
The office of Congressman Josh Harder is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. It encourages candidates from all political, professional, cultural and identity backgrounds to apply. Please send your resume and brief introduction to District Manager, Rhodesia Ransom at firstname.lastname@example.org for exam.
Gold Star Scholarship – District Office
Congressman Josh Harder Hires Gold Star Family Member to Serve One-Year Paid Congressional Fellowship Based in California’s Central Valley through the House Representatives Gold Star Family Scholarship Program. The fellow will work full-time for Congressman Harder as part of his district outreach and casework team.
The Gold Star Family Fellows program was created to create employment opportunities for families of deceased military personnel within the House of Representatives. This one-year paid scholarship provides Gold Star families with experience and exposure to expand career opportunities.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES OF THE JOB:
- Acts as the congressman’s representative, including responding to case correspondence and verbal communications with constituents, and serving as a liaison with federal, district, and local agencies
- Responds to telephone and written inquiries and serves as the voter’s advocate with government agencies such as the Veterans Administration, Social Security, Immigration and Unemployment
- Continuously screens active cases and liaises with constituents to ensure their cases are handled responsively
- Applicants must be a child/stepchild, spouse, parent or sibling of a Veteran who: 1. Died in the line of duty while serving in the Armed Forces; or 2. died of a service-related disability within the four-year period within the final discharge date.
- Attention to detail; excellent sense of organization; excellent communication skills; strong computer skills; ability to complete projects on time and under minimal supervision.
- Ability to work well under pressure and maintain a professional and courteous work attitude; ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in handling sensitive information; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
The office of Congressman Josh Harder is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. It encourages candidates from all political, professional, cultural and identity backgrounds to apply. Please send your resume and brief introduction to District Manager, Rhodesia Ransom at email@example.com for exam. PLEASE REFER “Gold Star Family Fellow” in your email.
Internships – Washington, D.C.
The 2022 summer internships in our Washington, DC office will be in person.
The deadline for summer applications is Sunday March 20, 2022 at the end of the day. This is a paid position: successful applicants will receive a prorated stipend.
Office of Representative Josh Harder offers paid internships in our Washington office throughout the fall, spring, and summer terms. Our practical internship program offers highly motivated undergraduates and recent graduates the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in government and politics. During their service, interns will gain a deeper knowledge of the federal government and strengthen their communication, writing, problem-solving, and time-management skills.
We do our best to meet college credit requirements.
Responsibilities vary but may include:
- Communicate with voters by mail, email and telephone
- Conduct research to use for floor speeches, memoranda, committee hearings and other legislative matters
- Tracking media coverage, news and House affairs
- Participation in briefings and hearings
- Assigned administrative tasks
All individuals are encouraged to apply. Women, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, people with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.
How to register:
Summer internships: Can until the end of August
Fall internships: from September to the end of December
Spring internships: from January to the end of April
To apply for an internship with Congressman Josh Harder’s office, send your resume, cover letter, and 1-2 page writing sample in PDF format to Archibald.Fraser@mail.house.gov. Please include the days and times you will be available for the internship, your desired start date, and any requirements from your school for you to receive credit in your cover letter. Please format the subject line of your email “DC Internship – First Name Last Name – Spring/Summer/Fall”.
Internships – District Office
At the district office, interns may be asked to perform a variety of duties, including day-to-day office work, such as answering phones, writing letters, and assisting with writing media clips. In addition, interns may be assigned to assist with various constituent files or work on important district-based projects.
To apply for a district internship, please submit an application, cover letter, resume, and letter of recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please format the subject line of your email “District Internship – First Name Last Name – Spring/Summer/Fall”.