The Senate Employment Office assists Senate Member and Committee offices with filling entry-level through professional staff vacancies. The office administers the Senate Resume Bank and publishes the Senate Employment Bulletin and Internship Opportunities Bulletin as a service to Senate offices choosing to advertise staff vacancies.
In the 118th Congress (2023-2024), there are 49 Republican, 48 Democratic, and 3 Independent (caucus with Democrats) senators.
There are approximately 5,000 Senate staff who work across the 100 Member and 24 committee offices. For more information, read the Congressional Research Service’s report on Senate Staff Levels in Member, Committee, Leadership, and Other Offices.
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Due to the unique nature of the Senate, it is important to consider your state ties and political preference when applying. Senate staff are representatives of their office, so hiring managers often look for applicants who exemplify the political and ideological interests of their Member.
Additionally, Senate hiring managers may consider your state or regional connections, especially when filling entry-level positions. Your strongest state ties may include places where you have lived, studied, worked, or were stationed while in the military. Please note that state ties are often preferred, and may not be a requirement.
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