Hourly pay/College credit
Hours per week
25- 35 hours
1932 Arthur Avenue
Bronx Community Board 6 is looking for motivated undergraduate, graduate students, and recent graduates to serve as interns this summer. Interns will be expected to work 3-5 days and between 20 - 35 hours each week.
Interns are strongly urged to seek funding and/or academic credit from their school. Preference will be given to students who can receive funding and/or academic credit. There will be limited (2-3) paid positions available as well.
The community board planning internship is suited for someone with an entrepreneurial spirit to lead public service initiatives in an underserved community. You will learn much more here than in a typical government office and given greater responsibility. Bronx Community Board 6 has several iconic locations such as Arthur Ave., the Bronx Zoo, The Botanical Garden, Fordham University, and the East Tremont commercial strip. Interns will work directly with the District Manager and assist with constituent cases, city agency interaction, local business outreach, elected official outreach, the planning of community board committee and general board meetings, and help organize district budget requests. Past interns have gone on to Graduate School, positions with elected officials, and other non-profit organizations.
Here are a few links of Bronx CB6 in the news:
New CB 6 District Manager looks to ready area for future growth
New Community Center Proposed for Tremont Park
Community Board 6 Pushes for East Tremont Business Improvement District
CB 6 Highlight Video
NY Jets Stars Sponsor Youth Football Program
Blending Fordham and the Bronx
www.bronxcb6.org has additional information
- Survey the district to look for quality of life issues (Sanitation, NYPD, Dept. of Transportation, Parks Dept. etc.)
- Track developments in his or her assigned issue areas (Economic Development, Housing, Youth Engagement, etc.)
- Community outreach to business owners, clergy, and other stakeholders to strengthen relationships with the board
- Attend 1-3 community events per month (note several of these will be on the weekends)
- Help prepare District Service Cabinet and Community Board Meeting agendas
- Perform special projects assigned by the District Manager/Community Assistant;
- Provide information on and generate ideas for an enhanced social media presence
- Answer constituent letters and help constituents on matters;
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Ability to perform the essential job functions;
- Self-starter attitude
- Ability to work together in a team
- Passion for service
- Willingness to learn and take initiative
- Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in the formulation and recommendation of policy positions for the Community Board
- Temperament to communicate with a variety of personalities in a tactful, pleasant, and professional manner;
Spanish speakers and Bronx residents are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please e-mail John Sanchez at firstname.lastname@example.org your resume and cover letter if interested. Applications without cover letters will NOT be reviewed.
How To Apply
Please e-mail John Sanchez at email@example.com with a resume and cover letter if interested. Applications without cover letters will NOT be reviewed.