Legislative Intern — New York, NY
Organization: New York State Assembly Office of Brian Kavanagh
Job Title: Legislative Intern
Location: New York, NY
Hours and Compensation: Unpaid – full/part time
Position Dates: open
Application Deadline: open
Posted On: Sep. 12, 2012
Brian Kavanagh has served as a member of the New York State Assembly since January 2007. He represents 130,000 residents of the 74th Assembly District on the East Side of Manhattan, which runs from Delancey Street to the United Nations and includes parts of the Lower East Side, Union Square, Gramercy, Stuyvesant Square, Stuyvesant Town, Peter Cooper Village, East Midtown Plaza, Waterside Plaza, Kips Bay, Murray Hill, Tudor City, and Turtle Bay.
Through two decades of work in government, law, and community service, Brian has shown that he can tackle our toughest problems and stand up for progressive values. In the Assembly he has fought to reform State government and make it more responsive to the needs of ordinary New Yorkers. He has focused on legislation and policy changes to create a fairer and more open political process, support affordable housing, protect the environment, promote social and economic justice and a more humane society, prevent gun violence, and provide for greater accountability in the ways government delivers services and spends our tax dollars. Brian has introduced well over 200 bills in the Assembly. Dozens of these bills have passed the Assembly and 18 have been signed into law as of the close of the 2010 legislative session. Brian’s work has earned him the League of Conservation Voters Eco-Star Award, the highest rating of any legislator in 2010 from Environmental Advocates of New York, the City University of New York’s Baruch College Legislator of the Year Award, and a perfect rating from the League of Humane Voters.
Brian is Chair of the Assembly Subcommittee on Election Day Operations and Voter Disenfranchisement and a member of the Committees on Housing; Environmental Conservation; Corporations, Authorities and Commissions; Labor; Election Law; and Cities. He is also a founder and steering committee member of the New York Chapter of State Legislators Against Illegal Guns, and a member of the American-Irish Legislators Society and the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force, which includes legislators with a significant number of Latino constituents.
Seeking interns to participate in the full range of activities of a busy district office. Interns will assist in meeting with community and advocacy groups; researching and responding to correspondence; drafting testimony and talking points; working on community based projects, events, and initiatives; assisting and organizing press conferences, and attending events and meetings.
We seek interns with a genuine commitment to public service, strong written and oral communication skills, ability to conduct research and think analytically, and computer proficiency. Experience with spreadsheets and databases is especially valuable. Interns must be able to multi-task and work in a team setting as well as independently.
How to Apply
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