CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As shared staff to congressional committees and Members of Congress CRS experts assist at every stage of the legislative process—from the early considerations that precede bill drafting, through committee hearings and floor debate, to the oversight of enacted laws and various agency activities. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation’s best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and committees.
The program is open to students currently enrolled in an advanced degree program. Initial appointments of up to 120 days. Selectees who perform successfully may be considered for permanent placement with CRS when they complete their graduate degree requirements.
Application instructions and selection and evaluation criteria can be found in the vacancy announcement, https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/545344400. Applications must be received by October 9, 2019.
The Graduate Recruit Program seeks to attract a diverse pool of highly qualified candidates. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Please contact Eliamelisa Gonzalez at CRSGraduateRecruit@crs.loc.gov or (202) 707-6399 if you have any questions.