Intern Positions with the Offices of Supervisor Ahsha Safaí

Intern, District 11, Offices of Supervisor Ahsha Safaí. This Internship is an unpaid position and every attempt will be made to accommodate applicants with flexible work schedules. The office will work with applicants requesting undergraduate or graduate credit or work study grants.

Job Description:
The intern position is designed to supplement support staff in the offices of a San Francisco District Supervisor. Interns will assist in manning the front desk, answering phones, responding to correspondence, processing mail, greeting constituents or members of the public who call or come to the Supervisor’ office. Under Supervision, Interns may be asked to research legislative issues, draft copy for press releases, write newsletters and certificates of honor, etc. Interns will work closely with staff on committee assignments and outreach to neighborhood groups, community leaders and constituents.

Minimum Requirements:
Ability to demonstrate a positive, friendly and professional attitude in an office environment. Ability to interact with a diverse range of constituents, follow instructions and complete tasks thoroughly. Must be punctual, have strong time management skills with attention to detail. A strong command of oral and written communications skills. Basic computer skills specifically a proficiency in Microsoft Office, internet research and basic typing skills.

Desired Skills:
Demonstrated interest in local government and politics. Previous work experience working in direct services in the community. Demonstrated skill with social media platforms. Bilingual Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish, and/or Tagalog applicants encouraged to apply. Work Location and Hours: At City Hall, 1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Place, and in District 11. Offices Hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm. Minimum of 4 hours per shift, preferred 8-15 hours per week. There is a 12 week minimum, January thru April, May thru August, Sept thru December with opportunities for extensions for well
qualified applicants, and/or, as earned.

Application Process:
1. Please send a cover letter and resume to Cathy Mulkey Meyer, (Cathy.mulkeymeyer@sfgov.org) with the subject line “Internship Application”. Your cover letter should include the particular social and political issues that interest you (e.g., homelessness, budget & finance, land use/housing, etc.), what you hope to
accomplish during your time as an intern (e.g., Are you hoping to build city experience? Is this for school credit?) and your available time commitment (e.g., Mon/Wed/Fri mornings, afternoons, etc.). If you are available to/interested in interning for longer than one semester, please indicate that in your letter.

2. Applications will be evaluated. Selected applicants will be invited to participate in a phone interview.

3. Successful candidates will advance to an in-person interview. This office is dedicated to providing High School, College and students recently graduated, with hands on substantive learning opportunities in a fast paced and dynamic office environment. Supervisor Safaí is a passionate advocate for children and workings families. He is dedicated to safe neighborhoods, environmental justice, revitalizing the commercial corridors, and creating affordable housing. Interested Intern applicants with questions or concerns may contact Cathy Mulkey Meyer via Cathy.mulkeymeyer@sfgov.org or at 415-554-7910.

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