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City Internship: Community Engagement Intern (PAID)

The Office of the Common Council is hiring for the position of Community Engagement Intern through the Affirmative Action Student Professionals in Residence (AASPIRE) internship program.

This person will work collaboratively with the Community Engagement Strategist and the Legislative Analyst on projects to:

  • Generate awareness of the Common Council;

  • Assist in research that impacts local decision-making;

  • Assist in the planning and deployment of alder engagement events.

The community engagement strategist will be the intern's primary staff mentor. The Chief of Staff and Legislative Analyst will also actively provide mentorship and guidance.


The ideal candidate will have a passion for reaching historically underserved community members in creative and innovative ways to increase civic engagement with local government.

Preferred skills include:

  • A strong understanding of project management;

  • digital media marketing and social media;

  • content creation;

  • collecting and organizing data;

  • interest in the planning and execution of accessible and diverse initiatives designed to increase community participation.

  • Writing and communication skills.

  • Experience with Canva a plus.


The work involves:

  • Assisting Council staff with developing and implementing a comprehensive communication strategy

  • Working closely with Council members in the planning and execution of community engagement activities for the Common Council within a citywide strategic and equity focused context.

  • This work also involves working within a collaborative structure with not only City staff and officials but with the community at large, providing the intern with a vast range of experience for anyone who wishes to be pursue a career in government and marketing/communications.

Pay: $19.47hr

For questions about the Community Engagement Intern position, please contact Lorissa at



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