Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer (CA-AD-59) Internship Program
January 24, 2013
Overview: One of the best ways to learn the inner workings of government and your community is through a State Assembly internship program. Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer is looking for bright, self-motivated, energetic students that are interested in learning the dynamics of working in a legislative district office. Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer represents the South Los Angeles district that includes his alma mater, the University of Southern California. Among the chief roles of a district office is to keep the local community connected with the legislative work taking place in the State Assembly in Sacramento. This is accomplished through community based events, constituent correspondence and everyday involvement with the community of the 59th Assembly District. As an intern you will be prepared to and provide support to staff with special events, constituent services, and special projects related to general administrative duties of the district office.
- A commitment of 8-20 hours per week at the District Office
- Proficient in using Microsoft Word and Excel
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Strong organizational skills and ability to work with minimal supervision
- Critical thinking and creative problem solving
- Assist in research, planning, and attendance (where appropriate) of upcoming events
- Provide accurate information in response to constituent inquiries and community issues
- Assist with administrative office procedures and telephone inquiries
- Develop clear knowledge and understanding of functions and practices of the California State Legislature
Desired Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have an interest in political science, public policy, public administration, community organizing, economics, communications, public relations or a similar area of study. Fluency in Spanish is a plus.
Benefits: Although unpaid, interns receive important benefits like working directly with elected officials, community leaders and local residents on issues and events related to the 59th Assembly District. Interns may also qualify for internship credit from their university or college, as well as earn letters of recommendation from the Assemblymember and his staff. Transportation and other expenses are the responsibility of the intern.
To Apply: Please e-mail a resume, cover letter and availability to CAAD59intern@gmail.com or fax to 213-744-2122. Applications and inquiries are accepted on a rolling basis, and positions are based on availability.