Internship Openings: Winter application deadline: December 13, 2019.
*Summer application deadline: May 15, 2020
Council District Four: District Four of the City of Los Angeles covers diverse communities ranging from Sherman Oaks in the San Fernando Valley across to Griffith Park and the surrounding communities and stretching down to Miracle Mile and a sliver of Koreatown.
The Internship: The Council Office is looking for interns to serve in the Councilmember’s policy shop, district offices, the planning team and communications shop working to communicate the Councilmember’s agenda. The internship provides top undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to learn the legislative and community relations process while working on the pressing policy issues facing the City of Los Angeles. In particular, the Councilmember chairs the City Council Health, Education, Neighborhoods, Parks, Arts, and River Committee and sits on the following other Council committees: "Homelessness and Poverty", “Public Safety”, “Public Works & Gang Reduction”, and "Immigrant Affairs, Civil Rights, and Equity". The Office is looking for a 6-month commitment from January to June or July to December. All internships are unpaid.
The Role: Responsibilities for the position include, but are not limited to policy research and development, outreach to key stakeholder groups, working with community groups, briefing senior staff, working with press and social media outlets, documenting council and committee meetings, and helping with needs as they arise in a fast-paced political environment.
The Candidate: The ideal candidate possesses a passion for making meaningful, sustainable change in Los Angeles and is ready to work in a high-energy, openly collaborative work environment. Profiles of a successful candidate would likely have work experience in business, non-profit, or legal fields OR education experience in public policy, business, public administration, city planning, economics, or law. Candidates must be over the age of 18 and be able to commit a minimum of 10 hours each week.
To Apply: Please send the filled out internship application, resume, and writing sample to Andrew Suh, Legislative Deputy & Internship Coordinator at Andrew.Suh@lacity.org. Please include which term you are applying for in the subject line of your email. Missing documents or improper notation can delay the internship selection process.