Harlem Interns Sought For Government Position

February 6, 2014

levineProgressive New York City Council Member Mark Levine is seeking several Rock Star intern to learn, help and experience working in local government first-hand. The district is based in Morningside Heights, Hamilton Heights, West Harlem, and parts of Washington Heights and the Upper West Side.

What You Get:
Knowledge – Renowned Brown bag series with speakers from the New York Government, Policy, and Nonprofit world
An ‘in on the ground floor’ – This is our first year in office and you will get to experience how to build and operate a legislative office from day one

Access – New York City politics is a small world and we like to introduce people around. You will have the chance to interact with players at all level of governments every day.
Experience – There is nothing like doing the work. You will be making copies (we all do) but you will also be representing the council member in community meetings, interacting with constituents, attending legislative meetings, drafting policy papers, etc. This is the real deal.

Fun – We believe in working hard and enjoying ourselves in the process. We are a group of fun, energetic and friendly people who like to work, triage, serve, create policy, talk and have fun. If you match this description you will fit right in.

What YOU Give:
Commitment – be willing to roll up your sleeves and do the work. We are looking for folks who want to dive-in, learn and excel. Minimum time commitment for part-time internship is 15 hours per week, 25 hours for full-time internship. Credit is available.
Professionalism- If you join our team we think of you as a representative of the Council Member. As such, you have to practice the utmost of professionalism and respect in your internal and external conduct.
Team player – Be part of a greater mission in building and maintaining a city that we continue to be proud to live in and call home.
Credentials – High achieving rock stars!!

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Ability to be well organized with solid attention to detail
Strong communication skills – both oral and written
Ability to work with a variety of community groups and to interact with constituents
Strong team player
Spanish skills are extremely helpful
Currently enrolled at a College or University or recent graduate
For the Legislative Internship only: Strong research and analytic skills. Must have Bachelors and/or working towards a Master’s.

To Apply:
Please send a current resume, cover letter and a writing sample to District7@council.nyc.gov

Sabine Franklin M.A
History and Political Science

Darryl Downing

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