Office of Council Member Helen Gym

Internship with Councilwomen Helen Gym’s Office (Work Study/Course Credit Preferred)

Posted on November 26, 2019

As an office, we are passionate about equity, economic justice, public education, juvenile justice reform and many other issues involving children and youth in Philadelphia. Applications should display a strong interest in equity and justice and a strong familiarity with Councilwoman Gym’s story and platform. Applicants should be eager to work and receptive to constructive criticism as you learn the workings of the office. It is expected that interns be punctual and dependable. This internship will expose interns to Council office operations including policy and legislation, communications, outreach, and research.

Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a university in the Philadelphia Area
  • Ability to commit to part-time (8-16 hours/week)
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong writing skills
  • Ability to keep up with a fast paced environment
  • Ability to complete work without constant direction and structure
  • Have general work experience
  • We prefer students who can receive work study funding or course credit through this internship.

The priority deadline is December 15, 2019 but application are accepted on a rolling basis until positions are filled. Due to limited capacity, only short listed candidates will be contacted.

LGBTQ+ students, students of color, and/or have ties to Philadelphia, and/or attended Philadelphia public schools and universities, and/or have had prior community organizing experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please contact Councilmember Gym’s staffer Bach at Bach.Tong@phila.gov with any question.

The link to the application is here: https://forms.gle/6PxiaBG6aG9nvgor5

 

LGBTQ+ students, students of color, and/or have ties to Philadelphia, and/or attended Philadelphia public schools and universities, and/or have had prior community organizing experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

 


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