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City of Jersey City - Council Office | Jersey City, NJ
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City of Jersey City - Council Office


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Published 19 days ago

February 10, 2020
May 29, 2020
January 31, 2020
8-24 hours, minimum of two days per week.

JOB OPENING: Council Intern

The City of Jersey City is looking for a organized and dedicated candidate to assist a Councilmember with various tasks to better serve Jersey City residents. This position is a valuable opportunity for individuals with a strong interest in local politics. This internship is unpaid.

Job Duties:

  • Answer phone calls and receive guests.
  • Sort incoming mail and communications.
  • Plan and organize work to meet schedules and deadlines.
  • Draft correspondences such as emails and memos to ensure efficient and effective communications.
  • Coordinate and schedule meetings, as well as ensure agendas are prepared in a timely manner.
  • Data entry, analysis and organization for reporting purposes.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. 

*Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Required Educational Background: Undergraduates heading into their junior or senior year and beyond. Preferred fields of study include planning, sociology, urban studies, public administration, public policy or another related field.

Essential Skills: 

  • Knowledge and proficiency with Google Drive and Google Sheets.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).  Ability to maintain confidential reports and materials.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Strong attention to detail and organization skills.
  • Strong note-taking skills.

Extra Consideration will be given to candidates with any of the following:

  • Previous experience working, interning, or volunteering in an administrative capacity.
  • Bilingual (in addition to English), especially in Spanish, Tagalog, and Arabic;
  • Graphic art and design skills;
  • Social Media and or Communications experience;
  • Community Outreach experience.


The City of Jersey City is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all applicable federal and state laws, rules and regulations relating to anti-discrimination and anti-harassment.


Please note that this role is subject to the residency requirements set forth by NJ First Act, as well as you may be expected to eventually pass and qualify for a designated Civil Service title.

JOB OPENING: Council Intern

The City of Jersey City is looking for a organized and dedicated candidate to assist a Councilmember with various tasks to better serve Jersey City residents. This position is a valuable opportunity for…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Academic Credits

How to Apply

To apply for this job with the City of Jersey, please email a resume, cover letter, and 2-4 page writing sample to intern.jccouncil@gmail.com. In the subject line, please write "Council Intern Application".

In your cover letter, please explain why you want to work in Jersey City's Council Office, and how your skills are applicable to the work you will be doing. Applications without a cover letter will NOT be considered.

To apply for this job with the City of Jersey, please email a resume, cover letter, and 2-4 page writing sample to intern.jccouncil@gmail.com. In the subject line, please write…

Location

280 Grove Street, 202, Jersey City, NJ 07306

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