Volunteer Internship Opportunity at the Congressional Research Service (Office of Technology)

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    Celia Mendive

    Volunteer Internship Opportunity
    Congressional Research Service
    Office of Technology
    Washington DC

    The Congressional Research Service (CRS), the public policy research arm of the United States Congress, is currently seeking a volunteer intern for its Office of Technology. CRS is located on Capitol Hill and is a service unit of the Library of Congress.

    If selected as an intern this summer, you would be responsible for:

    • Researching and documenting topics for major or significant projects using various sources including internet, periodicals, and Gartner Group.

    • Preparing documentation packets for meetings including agendas, action items, and related documents; coordinating meetings with internal and external players and stakeholders as directed; taking meeting minutes and tracking status and updates to activities/items using automated systems designated.

    • Managing, coordinating, and tracking communication and project-related activities among several internal/external groups. Duties may include scheduling, preparing related documentation, minutes, action items, etc.

    • Developing processes and procedures, workflows, and guidance documents

    • Inputting tasks, milestones, and deliverables into Microsoft Project or Excel Work Breakdown.

    • General filing of paper-based and electronic documents including organizing into directories and folders by subject/topic/other.

    • Managing calendars including scheduling meetings and working through the GroupWise system to coordinate meetings. Creating meeting agendas and facilitating the distribution of consistent information to all stakeholders.

    • Assisting with correspondence (formatting, production, initial drafting)

    • Assisting in the creation and editing of project management and system development life-cycle documentation.

    The ideal candidate is enrolled in a Business, Public Administration, Information Technology or Computer Science program (other majors might also be considered). Although the position is unpaid, this is a great opportunity to gain valuable skills while contributing to our mission of supporting an informed national legislature. If interested, please fax cover letter and resume to 202-707-4094 or email both documents to employment[email protected].

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