Posted Date 1 week ago(3/9/2018 4:14 PM)
Req ID
Regular Full-Time
Boston City Council
Cco City Council Members
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This will be a full-time internship, lasting 8-10 weeks. Start and end dates to be finalized. 


To Apply:  Please submit resume and personal statement in a single PDF or Microsoft Word file.


Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):


Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu serves as an At-Large Councilor representing all of Boston’s neighborhoods. To support Councilor Wu’s work to promote diversity within local government, especially on her focus areas of climate change, income inequality, and systemic racism, her office is seeking a positive, passionate, hard-working, local undergraduate student to participate in a paid, 8-10 week summer internship. This internship opportunity is open to current undergraduate students who will be residing in Boston during the summer


About the City Council

The City Council is the legislative body of the City of Boston; it creates, passes, and amends local laws, and approves the City's budget every year to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of city services for all Boston residents, businesses, and agencies. The City Council is made up of 9 District Councilors and 4 At-Large Councilors. Councilors are elected every two years to be the voice of the citizens and to establish public policy to meet the continuous and changing needs of Boston. To learn more and to get a full list of all the legislative committees, please visit


The selected intern will have the opportunity to contribute to public policy work, attend Council meetings, and assist with researching and writing legislation and memos. The internship may also include attending community meetings, managing and responding to constituent services requests, and providing staff support to the Councilor.


Performs related work as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

Please submit a personal statement (500 words or fewer) describing your qualifications for the position, including, potentially, a description of your academic and personal strengths; exceptional contributions, through community service or otherwise, to the cause of diversity and inclusion; and/or how you have overcome adversity, such as a personal or family history of educational or socioeconomic disadvantage, and have demonstrated the tenacity and talent to excel. Please also include a brief description of your future professional career goals or plans.

  • Open to undergraduate students from all disciplines, including but not limited to: Political Science, Government, Public Policy, Public Administration, Community Development; and
  • Exceptional oral and written communication and interpersonal skills; and
  • Demonstrated contributions to campus or community diversity initiatives or to diversity and inclusion more generally, such as in the area(s) of racial or ethnic diversity, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, and/or other areas underrepresented or otherwise important to diversity in public service; and/or
  • Demonstrated ability to overcome adversity, such as first-in-family college attendance or socioeconomic disadvantage; and
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job; and
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to attend occasional meetings in the evenings.

Please submit resume and personal statement.


Boston Residency Required during internship period.


Compensation; Academic Credit


The selected intern will be paid a stipend equivalent to $525 per week (up to a $5,250 stipend for a 10-week internship). Students seeking academic credit must make arrangements with their academic advisor, professor, or department chair.


Hours per week :   35


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