December 07 2018,  Malden

Sen. Lewis accepting applications for 2019 Winter/Spring State House Internships

State Senator Jason Lewis is looking for civic-minded individuals interested in a winter-spring internship in his State House office. He proudly represents the people of the Fifth Middlesex District of Massachusetts, which includes the cities and towns of Malden, Melrose, Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield and parts of Winchester. He has been a leader in shaping public policy on a range of issues important to his district, region and the state, including healthcare, education and economic opportunity for all.

Interns will have the unique opportunity to experience policymaking, politics and government from the inside. Although unpaid, interns will obtain meaningful experience by witnessing and participating in the day-to-day functioning of a State Senate office.

Interns will report mainly to Constituent Affairs Director Lizzi Tran and will be responsible for assisting with a variety of tasks, ranging from constituent correspondence to legislative research to database management to communications and social media projects. In addition, interns will have the opportunity to attend events, hearings and meetings in the State House. Interns in Senator Lewis’s office will gain the satisfaction of serving the Commonwealth and will be able to add valuable experience to their resume.

Interns must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, a high level of attention to detail, and good overall professionalism. Candidates must also be comfortable with Microsoft Office, Google applications, and major social media platforms. Preference will be given to college students and young adults, but high school students will also be considered. Winter/Spring internships generally span from late January to early April. Hours are negotiable, ranging from 10-14 hours per week.

Candidates should send a resume, brief letter of interest, and writing sample to Elizabeth.Tran@masenate.gov by Friday, January 4, 2019. Candidates with a particular interest in communications, public relations, graphic design, video production or social media should indicate so in their application. References should be available upon request. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so interested parties are encouraged to apply promptly. For questions, please call (617) 722-1206.

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