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Senator Ram Villivalam District Office Fellow

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OVERVIEW: The office of State Senator Ram Villivalam is now accepting applications for our Spring2022 Fellowship. Senator Villivalam has promised the 8th District progressive, effective leadership and top-notch constituent services. Our team needs detail-oriented, experienced individuals to help enact these promises and ensure we continue to reach all constituents through new and different tools needed during the COVID-19 pandemic.


ABOUT THE OFFICE: State Senator Villivalam represents the 8th State Senate District, made up of 217,000 people spread across 21 neighborhoods in the city of Chicago and five suburban municipalities. A State Senator’s role is twofold: passing state-level legislation in Springfield and providing constituent services to those living in the district. The office of Senator Villivalam is tasked with helping constituents navigate government programs, engaging in community outreach, planning programming for the district, and completing policy research among other responsibilities.


FELLOWSHIP DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

● Constituent Services. Work with staff members to engage with constituents, help with case intake, and provide critical services.

● Compiling and Organizing Vital Resources. Assist in compiling federal, state, and local resources to share with constituents.

● Volunteer Management. Help run our robust volunteer programs, which include senior wellness calls, grocery delivery, and more.

● Research. Write at least one policy proposal and present it to Senator Villivalam.


QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must be passionate, self-motivated, hardworking, and detail oriented. Strong writing and organizational skills are required. Prior service experience (in a government office or similar setting) preferred but not necessary.


TIME AND PAY:

The fellowship will run between January-May 2022. Work hours are approximately 20 hours per week. Exact schedule will be determined on a case by case basis. Pay will be $15/hour. Fellows will also be eligible for healthcare benefits!

OVERVIEW: The office of State Senator Ram Villivalam is now accepting applications for our Spring2022 Fellowship. Senator Villivalam has promised the 8th District progressive, effective leadership and top-notch constituent services…

Details at a Glance

  • Start Date
    January 14, 2022
  • End Date
    April 29, 2022
  • Application Deadline
    December 17, 2021
  • Internship Benefits
    Academic Credits
  • Payment
    Hourly
  • Stipend / Wage
    $15/hr
  • Hours Per Week
    20 hours per week

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Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Chicago, IL
Associated Location
3851 W Devon Ave, Chicago, IL 60659, USA

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