The Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti, Department of External Affairs is accepting applications for internship positions this coming spring and summer. External Affairs works with community stakeholders to reach out to and engage a broad spectrum of residents and build coalitions. External Affairs develops projects and events related to intergovernmental relations, community and constituent services. External Affairs also encompasses the Office of Immigrant Affairs.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Interns assist the Mayor’s Central and South Area Representatives and External Affairs staff by conducting background research on special projects, building coalitions with community leaders, drafting memorandum to Mayoral staff, and organizing events for the Mayor. Interns will gain first hand experience in community engagement, outreach and education, and will interact will all levels of city government.
Applications will be accepted from current undergraduate students, graduate students, or recent graduates of a two- or four-year college, university, or vocational school. Ideal candidates must be able to communicate well, display a record of academic achievement, demonstrate a commitment to public service, and be able to work in a fast-paced environment. Interns must be highly motivated with an ability to be flexible to staff needs and handle multiple projects. Strong writing and communication skills are required. No prior political experience is necessary, and all majors are welcome to apply.
Flexible hours (12-16 hours/week) during the school year. Internships are unpaid, but academic credit is available.
Interested applicants should apply via our online application website at their earliest convenience. Application materials include a one-page resume, writing sample and cover letter. Cover letters may be addressed to to Kimberly Rodriguez, South L.A. Area Representative. Once the online application is complete, please send a confirmation email to email@example.com. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.