Working on Capitol Hill
In This Chapter
♦ The makeup of the legislative branch
♦ Job opportunities in the many arms of Congress
♦ It’s all about networking
♦ How to get connected
♦ What to know when applying for a Hill job
In the heart of our nation’s capital, thousands of jobseekers flock to Capitol Hill (aka the Hill) to take part in the making of legislative history. Work on the Hill is exciting, challenging, and inspiring. It’s also highly competitive.
In this chapter, we will give you a clear sense of what jobs are available on the Hill—from chief of staff in a Senate office to press assistant for your hometown representative—and how you can qualify for those jobs.