2024 Session Employment
Serve your community while building valuable experience, skills, and relationships -- the Hawai'i State Senate is now hiring for the 2024 Legislative Session.
Constituent Services, Administrative Services, Video Production, Communications, Policy, Legal Research, and Budget Analysis are examples of the primary areas and skills needed for dozens of temporary session positions.
Opportunities include working in a:
- Senator's office helping with administration, operations, constituent services, and communications;
- Committee Chair's office helping with Committee operations, conducting research, and writing policy;
- Support office helping with research and policy, IT, administration, operations, or communications.
Legislative experience is not required. Individuals with a variety of skills, experiences, and unique and varied backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Full-time and part-time temporary positions are available for an employment period spanning from December/January to April/May, with medical, dental, and vision benefits available for most positions and on the job training provided.
Click on the button below to apply for a General Session Talent Pool position below and be considered for one of the many opportunities available in a Senator's, Committee Chair's, and Senate Support office. Or, refer to the Current Openings section on the right side of this page to apply for specialized individual positions.
Learn about the legislative process and make a difference in your community!
The Senate is an equal opportunity employer.
To apply for a permanent position opening, please follow the instructions in the position description.
Phone: (808) 586-6720
Email: [email protected]
About Senate Employment
Where are the Senate offices located?
All Senate offices are in the State Capitol building, which is located in downtown Honolulu. You can find more information about the State Capitol here.
How long do temporary session jobs last?
Session jobs require a 4-6 month commitment, depending on the position. Most begin in January and end on the last day of the legislative session (late April or early May).
Are any of the positions with the Senate permanent?
Although a large number of the Senate staff during the legislative session are in temporary positions, the Senate employs a limited number of staff on a permanent year-around basis. All Senate staff, regardless of their position, are employed on an at-will basis.
Are any of the positions with the Senate part time?
Generally, permanent positions in the Senate are full time. However, part time session positions are sometimes available. If you are seeking a part time position, please note your availability in your cover letter.
Are Senate employees eligible for health insurance?
Senate employees working 20 hours or more per week are eligible for health insurance through the Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund (EUTF). Other options are available for employees working less than 20 hours per week.
Do you offer retirement benefits?
Permanent employees of the Senate are eligible for membership with the State of Hawaii Employees’ Retirement System (ERS).
I recently submitted my resume for a position with the Senate. When will I receive a response?
Due to the large volume of resumes submitted to the Senate, many applicants will not be contacted for an interview after submitting a resume.