28th Ward Aldermanic Public Policy
Summary of Position:
Alderman Jason C. Ervin
represents the residents of the 28th Ward in the City of Chicago City
Council. The duties of the Alderman
range from dealing with legislative issues and budget issues to community
relations and intergovernmental relations.
The Office of the 28th Ward Alderman is offering an
internship for undergraduate students interested in public policy.
with all tasks required in a busy government office such as answering phones, taking
notes, researching policy issues and legislation, editing web pages, attending
meetings, handling mailings and email blasts, coordinating programs and events,
and working on general constituent services.
In addition to work in the Ward Office, interns participate in City
Council and Council Committee meetings, as well as briefings and other
activities at City Hall. Successful
candidates must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills, good
interpersonal skills, and a willingness to work as a team member.
Duties of an Aldermanic Public
Policy Intern include attending Chicago City Council committee hearings and
Council meetings on proposed ordinances. After attending each meeting, the Public
Policy Intern will create a summary report of the city council and committee meetings
for the Alderman and office staff. The
Aldermanic Public Policy Intern will also assist with communications to
residents of the 28th Ward about policy issues in the City of
- Research and analyze proposed City ordinances
- Perform various administrative functions to support program activities Draft informational materials and correspondence in response to inquiries
- Distribute informational materials at meetings and community events
- Perform office clerical functions including answering phones, taking service requests from constituents, and providing basic information
- Use various software packages to type documents, create spreadsheets and maintain databases
- Participate in the set-up and operation of special events and program activities
- Maintain records and prepare work reports
- Perform related duties as required
- Excellent experience with many city government projects and with officials and staff working within city government
- Involvement in a variety of community, education, development, and youth programs
- Exposure to the decision making process within city government
- Experience in planning, conducting, and evaluating government and community programs
- Opportunities to contribute to improvement of city services, programs, and the quality of life within the 28th ward
- College credit, if appropriate
- Letters of recommendation provided upon successful completion of the internship, if appropriate
be a student in good academic standing currently enrolled in an accredited
college or university offering an Associate, Baccalaureate or graduate degree
program OR a student in good academic standing currently enrolled in an
accredited business or data processing/information technology school.
have knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications – Word, Excel, PowerPoint
written and oral communication skills
to work flexible schedule
in city government sector areas such as education, business, community
development, technology, transportation, environment, etc.
conducting, reviewing and analyzing research and/or policy (helpful but not
- General office environment
- Outside environment (e.g., community events)
cover letter, letter of academic standing, and letter of recommendation to: email@example.com.
Friday, May 16 at 3:30 PM
Monday, June 9, 2014
Friday, August 15, 2014
Undergraduates $8.50 per hour
Graduates and Law Students $9.50 per hour