Job Openings

To build a diverse team reflective of California’s 45th Congressional District, our office strives to make the hiring process inclusive, accessible, and transparent. One policy implemented by the office to help achieve this is requiring all open job and internship positions to posted publicly. For information about internships, visit this page

We are currently hiring for the below positions. To apply for an open position, please email resumesCA45@mail.house.gov with the title of position as the email subject line. If there are no openings, please check back later, as this page is updated on a regular basis.


Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) seeks a Legislative Assistant to handle environmental issues and support her work on the Natural Resources Committee. The portfolio will also include energy, transportation, infrastructure, emergency management, tribal affairs, agriculture, and other issue areas as assigned by the office. The ideal candidate must have 2-4 years of Hill or comparable advocacy experience working on environmental policy or issues relevant to the legislative portfolio, familiarity with congressional process and procedure, and a demonstrated ability to design and execute legislative projects. The ideal candidate will have the creativity, drive, and confidence to propose original and compelling oversight work, including drafting hearing questions, oversight letters, and staff reports that resonate with our ideologically diverse constituents. This is not an entry level position.

Responsibilities include: preparing and staffing the Member for committee hearings and markups, developing and advancing legislation and other policy priorities, representing the Member in meetings, building and maintaining positive relationships with congressional staff, advocacy groups and key stakeholders (both DC and CA based), and drafting constituent correspondence and press materials.   The office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. To apply, send a resume and a short writing sample to ResumesCA45@mail.house.gov with “Legislative Assistant” in the subject line.


Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) seeks a Staff Assistant to serve in her Washington, DC office. The ideal candidate will have the creativity, drive, and interest in supporting the constituent outreach work of the office. The position will be responsible for welcoming office visitors; processing constituent casework; drafting constituent correspondence, processing flag and tour requests; managing a DC based intern; logging constituent mail; and other administrative duties as assigned. Additional responsibilities may include drafting meeting memos, conducting research for staff reports and policy memos, and assisting the scheduler.

The ideal candidate will have a solution-oriented personality, be able to work in a fast-paced environment, be highly organized, detail-oriented, and an excellent writer. Familiarity with a second-language, Intranet Quorum (IQ), and ties to CA-45 or Orange County are preferred. The office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. We strongly value the diversity of our employees. The salary for this position is expected to be $40,000. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to ResumesCA45@mail.house.gov with “Staff Assistant” in the subject line. The deadline for submission is June 11, 2021.