Description: The Office of Councilor Michelle Wu is looking for enthusiastic, dependable, and driven interns. As an intern, students will have the opportunity to focus on public policy work, attend Council meetings, and assist with researching and writing legislation and memos. Duties may also include attending community meetings, managing and responding to constituent services requests, and providing staff support to the Councilor and the staff in general.
In addition to gaining research, legislative, and administrative knowledge and experience, students will have the opportunity to build relationships with City officials and learn the function of many key City Departments, such as the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, the City Clerk’s Office, the Boston Redevelopment Authority and the Zoning Board or Appeals.
Academic Credit: Students seeking academic credit must make arrangements with their academic advisor, professor, or department chair.
Compensation: This is an unpaid internship.
Qualifications and Experience: Students should be familiar with Microsoft Office products and proficient in Google Apps for Work, have exceptional written and oral communications skills, and be able to conduct independent research. Areas of study including but not limited to: Political Science, Government, Public Policy, Public Administration, and Community Development.
To Apply: Please fill out this application form.
Questions: If you have any questions, please contact Melanie Alba at Melanie.Alba@Boston.gov.
Note: The City Council handles a wide range of public issues that are vetted through a committee structure, and each Councilor chairs his or her own committee. The Council will do its best to assign students to the various offices based on interest and focus of study. For more information on the City Council and its committees, please visit https://www.boston.gov/departments/city-council.
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