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Spring Internship with Progressive New York City Councilmember Ben KallosBookmark This
Council Member Ben Kallos
244 East 93rd Street
New York, NY
Posted: October 05 2016
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 10 Part-time, Unpaid
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DescriptionCouncil Member Ben Kallos is accepting applications for spring interns. Interns will be asked to take part in all aspects of running a successful district office:
Constituent Services – providing assistance, responding to inquiries, and working with government agencies to resolve problems for constituents.
Organizing – attending community events and canvassing residents and small businesses.
Communications –newsletter articles, press releases and tracking, opinion editorials, press conferences, designing posters and infographics, photography, video and social media.
Event Planning – plan, coordinate and advertise community events such as forums.
Legislation –legislative research, attending legislative meetings and briefings, and developing legislative position memorandum.
In addition to the regular assignments outlined above, interns who commit more hours or do an exemplary job will have the option of proposing a special project. These projects range from organizing an event to drafting a policy proposal that may become law.
Fall interns are required to work a minimum of 15 hours per week with preference given to interns who work additional hours and can take on more responsibility. Interns are unpaid but encouraged to secure academic credit or independent funding from their schools. Please send applications with your cover letter and resume as a Word, ODF or PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ben Kallos is a progressive Democrat who represents the Upper East Side, Midtown East, El Barrio and Roosevelt Island. He is a lawyer, software developer, and previously ran a good government group. Council Member Kallos stands for affordable housing, women’s rights, marriage equality, investing in education, and government that is open, transparent and accountable. He serves on the Land Use, Education, State and Federal Legislation, and Women’s Issues Committees and chairs the Governmental Operations Committee which has broad oversight powers over 13 agencies including the Board of Elections, Campaign Finance Board, Citywide Administrative Services, Tax Commission and Law Department. Please visit BenKallos.com to learn more.