Policy & Legislative Affairs Intern - OC Board of Supervisors (unpaid internship)


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

333 West Santa Ana Blvd.Santa Ana, CA 92701


About

The Board of Supervisors oversees the management of County government. It functions as both a legislative and executive body. In its legislative duties, the Board adopts ordinances and resolutions within the limits prescribed by State Law. As an executive body, the Board: establishes policy, approves the annual budget; appoints a CEO, approves contracts for public improvement projects, conducts public hearings on certain land-use matters and makes appointments to various boards and commissions.

Intern Duties/Responsibilities:

Duties may include assisting staff in the day-to-day operations within a Board of Supervisor's office; answering inquiries by phone and through written communications; preparing letters, memos, certificates, resolutions, proclamations or reports; assisting with research assignments and special projects; analyzing policy; attending meetings or community events; filing, faxing, photocopying, etc.

Education Requirements:

This position is best suited for undergraduates, graduate students or recent graduates with backgrounds in: Political Science, Public Administration, Law, Public Affairs, Communications, Public Relations, Public Policy, History, Social Ecology or related fields.

Skills, Training or Qualifications:

Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to research information and prepare reports and other correspondence; experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel; reliable, outgoing and able to work independently. Previous office experience preferred. Professional appearance and business attire required.

Time Commitment:

Minimum 12 - 20 hours per week for 1 - 2 semesters/quarters. Hours must be scheduled in 3- to 8-hour blocks of time during regular business hours (Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.). Summer placement of a shorter duration may be available. Applicants able to schedule the maximum hours/duration listed for this internship typically gain a more in-depth experience.

Benefits Available to Intern:

Although this is an unpaid internship that does not lead to permanent employment, students and recent graduates are offered an excellent opportunity to:

  • Build resumes and explore career options
  • Apply academic skills and knowledge to the workplace
  • Fulfill college/university internship requirements
  • Network in their fields of interest with professionals who are dedicated to making a positive difference in Orange County
  • Intern with one of the premier employers in the region

How to Apply:

E-mail resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcript to Jane.dawson@ocgov.com.

Skills

  • Legal (General)
  • Office Reception

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Excellent writing skills

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