Central ward internships

I'm So Glad You're Interested In Joining My Team!

My office has three different types of internships that offer valuable learning opportunities and insights into how municipal council offices and the legislative process works.

To be considered, please send a resume, cover letter, and a brief writing sample, and resume to CentralWard@ci.newark.nj.us. In the subject line, please include which program you are interested in (Policy, Press & Digital Marketing, Resident Services). MUST BE A COLLEGE STUDENT.

The deadlines for submission are:

  • June 30th for Summer 2022

  • August 30th for Fall 2022

  • December 30th for Spring 2023


 

Rolling acceptance: The deadlines are provided as guidance for those who may be looking at specific semesters. However, we are always accepting applications and will continue to consider applicants as they apply, with the potential to accept interns mid-semester. To ensure that you are considered for the semester or time that you would prefer, please note your availability in your subject line.


 

POLICY

Our municipal policy internships offer a valuable learning opportunity for better understanding how municipal offices and the legislative process work. We offer Policy Internships throughout the year to individuals who are enthusiastic to learn more about public service through legislation.

Policy interns' responsibilities include:

  • Answering phones and recording constituent concerns

  • Researching legislation for the Member and legislative staff

  • Attending hearings and briefings for staff and drafting memos

  • Responding to constituent letters on various legislative issues

  • Learning the legislative process through assisting staffers on projects

 

PRESS & DIGITAL MARKETING

Our communications team will work directly with you to get you hands on experience in a fast-paced municipal press shop. Instead of attending briefings and hearings, you'll be traveling to press conferences, drafting releases, and assisting with social media strategy.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Attending press conferences and assisting with videos and photos

  • Creating graphics and videos (you don't have to be an expert but you should be familiar with Adobe programs)

  • Drafting content and assisting with monitoring social media accounts

  • Assisting with press releases and floor speeches

 

RESIDENT SERVICES

My Council Office is located at City-Hall, 920 Broad Street. The hours are flexible to accommodate student's course schedules. Interns will be asked to assist with a variety of tasks that will help them gain better insights into the direct impact our Central Ward office has on the surrounding community.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Answering phones and recording constituent concerns

  • Assisting with casework intake

  • Writing letters and assisting with outreach programs

  • Attending community projects