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Senator Brian Schatz is hiring a staffer to serve in a one-year clerkship/fellowship.  This staffer will help to research and organize a record of the senator’s accomplishments and support the legislative team to expand staff capacity on major legislative initiatives.

Experience and Skills

The successful applicant will:

  • be driven and detail-oriented;
  • have excellent communication, analytical, and organizational skills;
  • work well as part of a team; and
  • have public policy or legal experience.

This position requires a law or other advanced degree.  Capitol Hill experience and/or Hawaii ties are preferred but not required.

The Office of Senator Brian Schatz

Senator Schatz’s office is a great place to work.  The office is made up of more than 50 driven, talented, personable staffers, and it is one of the most diverse and highly educated offices in the U.S. Senate.  Staffers help to advocate for the people of Hawaii, make sure the federal government does what it should, and communicate how government works for people.  Most staffers are based in offices in Washington, D.C., and Honolulu—though some staffers work on the islands of Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui.


The position is based in the senator’s Washington, DC, office.

Start Date

This position will start as soon as possible.

Salary and Benefits

This position will be paid at a rate of $50,000 to $60,000 per year.  U.S. Senate employees are eligible for a number of benefits including student loan repayment, employer contribution for health care insurance, transit subsidy, car and bicycle parking, retirement plans, life insurance, borrowing privileges from the Library of Congress, access to the Senate staff gym, and personal and professional development courses.

How to Apply

All applications must be submitted through this link.  Please submit your application as soon as possible.