Stay Engaged with Council District 8


We are looking for energetic, creative and self-motivated interns to join our team and help serve Council District 8 residents. Opportunities are available in our City Hall Office and our District Office in South Los Angeles. The internship is unpaid and available for currently enrolled college students looking to gain experience in public service. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Councilmember Harris-Dawson represents parts of South Los Angeles. He is the Chair of the Homelessness and Poverty Committee and the Vice-Chair of the Planning, Land Use and Management Committee. He also sits on the following committees: Economic Development; Housing; Personnel and Animal Welfare; and Rules, Elections, Intergovernmental Relations and Neighborhoods.

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What Do Interns Do
Interns work in a variety of areas such as legislation, scheduling, communications, community outreach, casework and special events. Projects and assignments will vary depending on interest, but all interns should have basic administrative skills, strong customer service skills and a willingness to interact with constituents with diverse needs.

Intern duties may include:

  • Helping to answer phones, route calls, and take messages
  • Assisting constituents with requests for city services
  • Drafting letters, certificates, resolutions and briefing documents
  • Assisting office staff in projects and assignments related to policy, communications, urban planning, scheduling, special events and community outreach

What We’re Looking For
Preferred qualifications: Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a degree program. Students who are studying social work, political science, public administration, business, public policy, urban planning, architecture, communications or any other related field of study. Schedules are negotiable, but we require a minimum of 15 hours per week.

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