Here's your chance to work at top-tier DC Metro organizations

YOU’LL LOVE OUR CLIENTS

They consist of non-profits, political consultants, public relations firms, major companies, and special-interest organizations.

Working through PoliTemps allows candidates a bridge between opportunities or a chance to gain experience in a new field. Many short-term assignments transition to permanent positions, and our clients count on us for technologically and politically savvy candidates. We look for confident candidates with solid computer skills, a professional bearing, and an interest in the political world.

Placement Variety

The nature of politics is rough and tumble but fun. PoliTemps will help you with this quick primer:

  • With many organizations based in Washington, D.C., we use “political or public affairs” to define many of these working with non-profits, political consulting, government relations, public affairs, lobbying, and public relations.
  • At PoliTemps, we place candidates in a variety of organizations in the Washington, D.C., metro area.
  • The positions may be administrative, legislative, research, PR-related, or helping with a fundraiser on Capitol Hill. We also place senior-level personnel for consulting and permanent placement.
  • Our clients are wide-ranging. We work with nonprofits, lobbying firms, corporations, political consultants, associations and government offices. Our clients range from multi-national companies with a global presence or small “mom and pop” political consulting firms.
  • Because our staff has a background in politics, campaigns, and/or recruiting, we’ll work hard to place you at organizations that are a good match.

Welcome aboard! We look forward to working with you.

APPLYING

Before submitting your application, please confirm that your background and experience reflect one or more of the following:

  • Political campaign experience (state or federal)
  • Legislative/congressional experience (state or federal)
  • Media, PR, communications, marketing, events and conferences, public affairs experience
  • Political science or government degrees
  • College, volunteer, or internship experience reflecting an interest in the political process or field

Also, it is necessary that you currently reside in the Washington, D.C., metro area. After submitting your resume/application to PoliTemps, our placement team will review it and decide if it’s a suitable match for our agency and clients.

If your background and skills are what we’re looking for, we will contact you for an interview and to see if you would like to register with our agency.

Unfortunately, due to the volume of resumes and inquiries we receive, we are unable to contact each individual to let them know the status of their application.

FREQENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

PoliTemps seeks candidates with legislative, political, campaign, public relations, media, press, fundraising, and Washington, D.C., experience. We place these individuals with selected clients in the area. We place staff with political consultants, lobbying firms, media, associations, non-profits, government affairs, and other organizations that need our “temps with a clue.”

That’s doubtful. We highly recommended that you establish residence in the metro D.C. area with a phone number and address before you contact us and/or send a resume. If you anticipate moving to town soon, submit a resume indicating your availability date and local phone number. Note: In most cases, potential employers will choose to contact local candidates rather than someone living out of the area.

Most staffing agencies in the D.C. area pay between $13 to $20 an hour for admin-type assignments. PoliTemps assignments usually fall in the middle range for admin/clerical-type positions. Factors we consider are type and duties of position, professional level of temporary staff, and the budget of the organization where placed. Professional level assignments vary on a case-by-case basis.

Yes, many of our associates (temporary staff) have landed full-time jobs through us, through outright perm placement or often temp-to-perm. We’ve staffed permanent positions in public relations, media, polling firms, associations, non-profits, and others. Many of our assignments, however, are temporary in duration, and last from two weeks to six months.

No. Our associates work for (are employed by) PoliTemps and are paid by PoliTemps. Any additional charges for screening and other services — overhead, Workers’ Compensation insurance, Social Security, and Medicare — are passed on to our client companies.

We recommend that you submit it via this web site.

We do have placements for professional public relations/affairs, press, media, research, fundraising, and legislative-type positions. They are usually about 10 to 20% of our overall requests by clients.

Unfortunately, we’re a niche agency that specifically recruits for these types of positions. However, we often look for entry-level staff with degrees in political science, government, mass communications, international affairs, and foreign policy backgrounds. Also, our recruiters look favorably upon internship and volunteer experience. Note: If you’re interested in getting involved in politics, we always recommend that you volunteer on campaigns or get involved with issues and causes you feel strongly about.

Sometimes. Due to an overabundance of volunteers and interns and interested qualified candidates, it is our opinion that Capitol Hill is not ready for PoliTemps. But we’re standing by!

As with Capitol Hill, campaigns have an abundance of talent. Political campaigns are usually staffed by volunteers and select professionals in media, press, fundraising, and campaign management.

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