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July 29, 2014

Company:
LegiStorm
Industry: Other
Experience: Not Specified
Location:
District of Columbia
Salary: Not Specified
Ad Expires:
February 17, 2014
Job ID: 1551367

About LegiStorm

LegiStorm, launched in September 2006, is a disruptive new company in the congressional information market.  We are committed to creating products to help make American democracy work better. LegiStorm Pro, our subscription-based congressional staff intelligence service, goes beyond everything else available in the market today to provide the deepest, most accurate and up-to-date information on staffers. We track more data points than anyone and we make information available in ways no one else does. While other companies make promises, LegiStorm has delivered major new features based on subscriber feedback every quarter since we launched LegiStorm Pro in September 2011.  

LegiStorm Pro gives subscribers access to the most in-depth biographical data on congressional staffers available anywhere. We provide accurate, verified and up-to-date contact information; full-text searching and downloading of policy reports from CRS, GAO, CBO and OMB; and, we track the revolving door between Congress and K Street, all in real time.  We're adding new data sets and expanding our offerings constantly.  Only our service allows government affairs professionals, academic researchers, and political campaign staffers to get the detailed information they need to work effectively in one place.

LegiStorm continues to create innovative ways to deliver our information to subscribers and we add new functionality and upgrade existing features constantly. We combine sophisticated technology with hard-nosed research and we maintain demanding standards of thoroughness and accuracy required by our users. Our commitment to accuracy makes us a widely quoted source among top journalists, from the Wall Street Journal to the Washington Post and beyond.

LegiStorm remains fiercely non-partisan. We receive no funding from any political group apart from their paid subscriptions to our products. We have no political agenda.  For more information about LegiStorm and LegiStorm Pro, visit www.legistorm.com. 

Please note that LegiStorm does not accept telephone calls about position openings. If the position currently is listed on this page, it has not yet been filled. All position applications sent to LegiStorm require a cover letter. Applications without cover letters are immediately discarded and are not reviewed. LegiStorm is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply for any open position and all position applications may be emailed to congress at legistorm dot com. 

 

Internship Opportunities
 

LegiStorm offers positions to motivated interns who want to learn the about how Congress works and gain experience with data in a congressional context. Interns that join our team will help uncover and release new treasure troves of data about Congress. With that new data, we hope to continue to push the boundaries of what kind of research is possible about how Congress works. Undergraduate and graduate interns have come to us from disciplines as varied as political science, economics, statistics, journalism, physics, business and law, among others. 

We currently are seeking both paid and unpaid interns. Paid interns receive a modest stipend to help defray expenses and they will work a full 40 hour work week during normal business hours. Unpaid interns should work at least 20 hours per week and will receive a modest travel stipend; unpaid intern schedules are flexible. Internship beginning and end dates also are flexible but all internships are expected to run for at least 10 weeks. All work will be performed on site at our offices on Capitol Hill and may require periodic visits to congressional offices, located a few blocks away. Academic credit for internships is strongly encouraged but interns must arrange for credit through their own programs. Interns are mentored by senior staff and individual academic plans may be tailored for each intern and staff mentor. EEOC.

 

Congressional Research Internship

 

Our ideal Research Intern is a matriculating undergraduate or graduate student who is motivated, organized, self-directed, fast, accurate, diligent, politically interested, always questioning, and who has the beginnings of some hard-core research skills. Journalism students who want to focus more on research than writing are particularly welcome (although some limited writing opportunities will be available to someone who shows interest and talent). Those pursuing history, statistics, economics or library science careers may also particularly benefit from the intense research focus we provide. Regardless of degree, anyone who loves research - mostly web-based or document-based - is a suitable candidate.

LegiStorm currently is seeking Congressional Research Interns. To apply, submit a resume; a writing sample no more than 300 words in length; and, a cover letter that details your academic and professional/intern-type research experience, includes your current G.P.A., and provides your answer to the following puzzle:

LegiStorm's founder's wife currently is Commissioner of Education for her state of residence. That state's largest zoo shares the same name as a current member of Congress. That member's birthplace hosted the first NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship. The lifespan, in days, of the coach of that championship's winning team forms a ZIP code. Which current members of Congress represent the ZIP code formed?

Email applications to congress at legistorm dot com with a subject line of "YourLastName Intern Application." No calls, please.

 
Benefits
 

Our internships are full- or part-time, for a minimum of 10 weeks (flexible begin and end dates). Full-time interns (40 hours per week) will be paid a stipend. Part-time interns are unpaid but will receive commuter benefits to offset the cost of commuting to our office .

All internships are performed on site at our offices in the historic Pierce School on Capitol Hill. We are 12 short blocks from Union Station or 11 short blocks from Potomac Avenue Metro, with multiple bus lines converging within a block of our office. The X8 from Union Station drops off at our front door. We also are one block from the emerging Atlas District/H Street corridor featuring many diverse restaurants and bars. Lunch is provided daily and our building has a small gym on-site. We offer a casual dress, high energy yet professional work environment. Interns typically have the opportunity to interface with congressional staffers and interns on a daily basis.

Contact e-mail: congress@legistorm.com