ACT LOCALLY TOO!
Intern with Berkeley City Councilmember Jesse Arreguin
VOTED BEST INTERNSHIP SITE OF 2010 BY CAL IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT!
Councilmember Jesse Arreguin's office is looking for energetic interns to help research and write public policy, engage in community outreach and provide constituent services.
Councilmember Arreguin and Anthony Sanchez (center and center left) with interns receiving the 2010 Best Internship Placement Site Award by Cal in Local Government
The District 4 office relies heavily on the work of dedicated interns and volunteers. Interning in local government can be a valuable and rewarding experience, not only to gain important research, writing, and communication skills but also to help improve people's lives and directly see the impact of your work.
Our interns, working directly with Councilmember Arreguin, not only work on long term research projects, but also help research and write City Council items, organize community meetings and events, help in outreaching to residents. Here are a few of the issues our interns have worked on in years past:
- Municipal Identification Card for Berkeley residents
- Policies to limit the towing of cars of undocumented drivers
- Urban agriculture
- Legislation to limit excessive apartment application fees charged to renters
- Vacancy Registration Fee for vacant commercial space
- Commuter shuttles
- Racial profiling, and police reforms to protect civil liberties
Many of the issues our interns have worked on have become city law! You can have a direct role in shaping city policy and making a difference right here in your community.
Make a difference today in your own community. Get first hand policy experience. We accept interns year-round. To apply, email your resume to Chief of Staff Stefan Elgstrand at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at (510) 981-7140.