Intern with Representative Jack Lewis!
- Internship posted by Office of State Representative Jack Lewis
State House, Room 443
We are looking for high energy interns to assist our office with a variety of projects and tasks. We are happy to work with applicants to craft an internship experience that would best suit your skills and interests! Here is a list of potential responsibilities:
Social Media - Currently our facebook page is our main avenue of communication with our constituents. You would be responsible for drafting posts about legislative issues and priorities, events we are hosting/attending and any general updates from the office. We are also looking to do more regular posting on our Twitter page, and expand to other social media platforms.
Press - We currently have two local newspapers which we contribute columns to every other month. You would be responsible for helping to draft those, as well as other press releases with updates and announcements from our office. We will also
Media (TV) - The representative will be hosting two shows on local cable access. You would be responsible for helping to plan shows, coordinating with guests, and developing questions.
Graphic Design - We occasionally use infographics to highlight endorsements and legislative updates to be shared on social media. Your responsibility would be to help design and create these infographics.
Constituent Services- As an intern, you may be asked to work with residents of the communities in the Legislator’s district. This may include assisting constituents in resolving a problem, fielding calls regarding legislative inquiries, or drafting correspondence.
Legislative Research/Policy -
- Research Bills - the objective is to summarize what the proposal is and who are its proponents and opponents.
- Research Issues - your supervisor may have you research legislative issues and issues pertaining to the Legislator’s district.
- Attend Hearings - all legislation is heard before committees before coming to the floor for further action.
- Attend Briefings/Events - often there will be informational briefings and events in the building that the Rep. and his aide will be unable to attend. Your responsibility would be to take notes, provide updates, and collect any relevant materials.
- Observe Floor Action - according to the Constitution of Massachusetts, the Legislature is required to meet in their respective Chambers for either a formal or informal session every 72 hours. The President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House determine the days and times of the sessions.
- Administrative Duties - Other various administrative duties are central to the success of a legislator’s office and may include: answering phones, typing, filing, and preparing mailings, letter writing, copying data and performing office errands and reading and researching state and local news articles.
- Shadow the Rep. - It is often helpful when the representative is attending an event or a meeting to have someone who can take notes and pictures, among other things.
We are flexible with scheduling: ideally interns would be able join us at our Boston office at least once a week, with some remote work throughout the week.
Please contact Rep. Lewis' legislative aide Sara Fontes at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (617)-722-2460 with any questions.
How To Apply
If interested, please apply here: https://goo.gl/forms/TrheOqDqqS7iaG0R2.
Upon completion of the application, please submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample to email@example.com