Spring 2021 Intern Position
With Democrats holding large majorities in both houses of the legislature, Senator Kavanagh and his colleagues are advancing sweeping progressive change through legislation, policy advocacy, and effective representation of our diverse communities.
Senator Kavanagh chairs the Senate Housing Committee and looks to advance an ambitious housing and homelessness agenda in 2020 and 2021, building on the nation-leading tenant protection laws enacted in 2019. Additional priorities include responses to the COVID-19 crisis, gun violence prevention, environmental protection and climate change, election and campaign finance reform, economic and social justice, and privacy and consumer rights–as well as the many community issues we tackle on behalf of residents of Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn.
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We seek Interns for Spring 2021. This internship is based in New York City but work may be performed remotely, and other accommodations may be made, to ensure safety until COVID-19 pandemic restrictions are lifted. The internship is unpaid, though we will support steps to obtain academic credit or any funding that may be available from an external source. The internship will run from January-May, with flexible start and end dates. Interns report to our Special Projects Coordinator, with additional supervision from our Chief of Staff.
Interns will have the opportunity to learn about a variety of functions in our office, including:
· Researching legislative, policy, and local issues,
· Drafting correspondence, briefings, presentations, newsletters, and other materials, and
· Developing relationships with communities, and planning and executing events.
Interns will have the opportunity to attend hearings and meetings, join staff and community groups in planning and strategy conversations, and touch a range of projects.
Interns with experience in government and community building, in or out of government, as well as good communication skills and judgement, preferred. Hours are flexible and can be part-time.
Check with your Internship Coordinator BEFORE accepting to determine how you might do this internship for credit.
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To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample — as a single PDF — to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the words “NYC Spring Intern” in the subject line. Do not submit an application through this website. The deadline to submit Spring 2021 applications is December 6th at midnight. Interns will be selected by December 31st.
All applications for the position will be kept confidential. The New York State Senate is an equal opportunity employer, and all are encouraged to apply. No calls please.