One of the best ways to learn the inner workings of government is through a State Assembly internship program. Assemblymember Richard Bloom is looking for bright, self-motivated, energetic individuals interested in learning the dynamics of working in a district office. Assembly District 50 includes the cities and communities of Agoura Hills, Bel Air, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills West, Malibu, Mid-City, Miracle Mile, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Topanga, West Hollywood and West Los Angeles.
One of the most important roles of a district office is to keep the local community connected with the legislative work taking place in Sacramento. This is accomplished through community based events, constituent casework, correspondence and everyday involvement with the community of the 50th Assembly District. As an intern you will provide support to District and Capitol staff with special events, constituent services and inquiries, and special projects related to general administrative duties of the district office.
The ideal candidate must be in high school or in an undergraduate or community college program. The ideal candidate will be majoring in Political Science, International Relations, Public Policy, Economics, English, Communications, Public Relations, or other similar major; however, all majors are welcome to apply.
- Possess excellent written and oral communication skills
- Strong organizational skills and ability to work with minimal supervision
- Critical thinking and creative problem solving
- Ability to manage multiple tasks and competing deadlines simultaneously
- Proficient in using Microsoft Word and Excel
- Active involvement in monitoring District and State issues, current events and relevant legislation
- Assist in research and planning of upcoming events and projects
- Provide accurate and complete information in response to constituent inquiries and community issues
- Assist with and maintain office procedures, routine correspondence, telephone inquiries, and special projects
- Assist with responding to a variety of constituent inquiries and issues
- Fluency in Spanish is beneficial.
Although unpaid, interns receive important benefits such as working directly with elected officials, community leaders, and local residents on issues and events related to the 50th Assembly District. Staff also plays a vital role in mentoring interns, which develops with the possibility of thinking about a career in the public service sector. Interns may also qualify for internship credit from their university or school, as well as have the opportunity to earn a letter of recommendation from the assemblymember.