City Government Internship

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New York City’s Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA)
42 Broadway
New York, NY
Application Deadline: No Deadline
Position: 20 Part-time, Unpaid
Timeframe: 09/01/14 — ? (Flexible)

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New York City’s Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA)
Work Location: 42 Broadway, New York, NY

As the first municipal consumer protection agency in the country, the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) has ensured that businesses and consumers benefit from a fair and vibrant marketplace for over 40 years. Today, DCA regulates 55 industries and licenses and inspects almost 80,000 businesses throughout the five boroughs. The Department enforces the City’ s landmark Consumer Protection Law and related City and State laws; mediates thousands of consumer complaints; and prosecutes law-breaking businesses through our Administrative Tribunal. DCA is committed to educating, empowering and protecting consumers; holding businesses to high standards of marketplace behavior; and achieving excellence in the delivery of innovative agency programs and services. As a small agency with a big mission, every staff member at DCA plays a critical role in ensuring success.

Job Description:
Office Title: Interns (hiring for Fall ’14 and Spring ’15 semesters)
Divisions: Communications/Marketing, Outreach, Policy/Strategy, Legal, Finance/Administration
Compensation: Unpaid

The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) is seeking interns across many Divisions. This is an excellent opportunity to gain college credit (if approved by your college or university) and gain valuable, real-world experience that will enrich your experience and enhance your resume. All candidates should have a strong academic record, be highly organized with a keen attention to detail, possess the ability to manage multiple tasks and most importantly have commitment to excellence. Division-specific qualifications are noted below.
COMMUNICATIONS/MARKETING
 Responsibilities: track pertinent media coverage of DCA, execute graphic design projects, draft social media content, maintain media lists
 Qualifications: strong research and computer skills, proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite
OUTREACH
 Responsibilities: organize events to inform communities about new Paid Sick Leave Law, handle communication, research, schedule and PR around these events
 Qualifications: experience with issues-driven campaigns not required, but useful
POLICY/STRATEGY
 Responsibilities: conduct research across multiple platforms to obtain information, assist with drafting proposals
 Qualifications: self-motivated, strong written, oral and interpersonal skills
FINANCE/ADMINISTRATION
 Responsibilities: work on a variety of project in Finance, Human Resources and Collections departments
 Qualifications: ability to maintain strict confidentiality, high proficiency in Excel

Requirements

To Apply:
Email cover letter and resume to Marti Speranza, Director of Strategic Initiatives: msperanza@dca.nyc.gov

Candidates for the internship should be prepared to devote at least 12 weeks to the position and work a minimum of
15-20 hours. Applicants should either be currently enrolled in a college or university, or have already graduated.

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