New York City Council Member Mark Levine is seeking dedicated, passionate interns to join his team and gain valuable experience in local government, public policy, advocacy, and community affairs. Our office is passionate about addressing inequality by supporting affordable housing, parks equity, education, and economic justice, and we are a group of energetic, friendly people who like to work hard, serve the public, and have fun. When you join our team, you’ll gain direct experience representing the Council Member in the community, organizing events, helping constituents, and drafting policy papers, as well as the opportunity to interact with players at all levels of government every day. Our office is looking for interns who are professional, committed to improving the lives of others, and supportive of our greater mission of building and maintaining a city that we are proud to call our home.
About the Council Member: Mark Levine is the Chair of the Parks and Recreation Committee, Chair of the Jewish Caucus, and a member of the Education, Finance, Governmental Operations, Housing and Buildings, and Rules, Privileges, and Elections Committees.
About the District: District 7 spans Morningside Heights, Hamilton Heights, West Harlem, and parts of Washington Heights and the Upper West Side, from 96th to 165th Street. It covers diverse communities with a wide range of concerns.
Administrative: Help run the office, assist with scheduling and data management. Attention to detail hugely important and appreciated.
Constituent: Participate in outreach, help refer and assist constituents in navigating government services.
Legislative: Assist at the legislative office and research policy for council-related efforts by Mark Levine and staff.
Communication: Write and respond to constituents, organizations, and governmental workers. Help put together newsletter, press releases and media communication.
Community Affairs & Social Media: Record videos, take pictures, and edit media for the office. Update office media accounts, engage with community at events and represent the office. Help organize community events.
Positions open to all levels of education
Well organized and detail oriented
Strong written and oral communication skills
Superb customer service skills, including the ability to interact with a diverse population and a variety of community groups
Spanish skills are extremely helpful
We are currently accepting applications for Spring and Summer internships that begin in August 15th. To apply, please send a current resume, cover letter specifying the top three positions you would like to apply for, and a 1-2 page writing sample to Erik Cuello at ECuello@council.nyc.gov. Applications without all the documents will not be considered.