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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Getting Government Jobs by Partnership for Public Service

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What Kind of Jobs Are Available on the Hill?

Within each member’s personal office are administrative and policy jobs, and the number of staffers in each office varies widely. For House members, there are generally around 10 staff positions in the Washington, D.C., office and 3 to 5 staffers back home in their congressional district. Although it’s hard to pin down an exact figure, Senate offices generally have between 15 and 35 employees in Washington, D.C. The number of staffers back home depends on the size and population of the senator’s state.
Unlike the work that occurs in the personal offices of representatives and senators, which is heavily focused on each member’s state or district, committees are where most of the serious policy work ...

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