Sen. Cheryl Kagan is seeking interns for her office! The internship provides college/university students and professionals with the opportunity to gain experience in politics and policy. College students may be eligible for academic credit. The ideal intern will have:
- Superior writing skills;
- Excellent attention to detail;
- Facility with various platforms (e.g. Excel, Word, Google Docs, database management, data entry);
- The capacity to work both independently (including remotely) – and as a member of a team;
- Professional demeanor & attire for an office environment; and
- Creativity, good judgment, and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
While many interns are political science majors, we welcome applications from students working toward degrees in any areas. Professionals or retirees who are interested in learning firsthand about the legislative process and State government are also encouraged to apply.
Responsibilities may include: conducting research; accompanying the Senator in the District (depending on the status of recommended public health and safety protocols); drafting correspondence; preparing, recording, and reporting testimony; contacting witnesses; attending committee hearings and briefings; taking notes on various online meetings; compiling background memos for Sen. Kagan’s podcast– “Kibbitzing with Kagan;” and responding to constituent inquiries.
Depending on office needs, timing, staff availability, and public health restrictions, the internship may be primarily remote. Ideally, applicants should have their own laptop, phone, and consistent access to the Internet.
To apply, send a resume and comprehensive cover letter that indicates your availability, skills, and policy interests to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please PDF these two documents together and title it with your first and last name. It would be easiest if you use “Internship Application” as the subject line of your email.
Be sure to carefully proofread your letter and resume. We will contact you if you are selected for an interview. Thanks for your interest– good luck!