2019-20 Internship at Office of Councilmember Gym (Undergrad & Law Students)
Thank you for your interest in interning with the office of Councilwoman Gym. We are excited to offer a few students the opportunity to work closely within the City Council of Philadelphia throughout the 2019-20 school year. This internship will expose interns to Council office operations including policy and legislation, communications, outreach, and research.
As an office, we are passionate about equity, economic justice, public education, juvenile justice reform and many other issues involving children and youth in Philadelphia. Applications should display a strong interest in equity and justice and a strong familiarity with Councilwoman Gym's story and platform. Applicants should be eager to work and receptive to constructive criticism as you learn the workings of the office. It is expected that interns be punctual and dependable.
- Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a university in the Philadelphia Area
- Ability to commit to part-time (8-16 hours/week)
- Strong communication skills
- Strong writing skills
- Ability to keep up with a fast paced environment
- Ability to complete work without constant direction and structure
- Have general work experience
We prefer students who can receive work study funding or course credit through this internship.
*To apply please fill out this survey, AND send a copy of your resume with cover letter to Bach at Bach.Tong@Phila.gov.
**We are no longer accepting applications for Fall 2019 internship. We are accepting applications for internship at our office during the Spring 2020 semester.
***The priority deadline is December 1, but application are accepted on a rolling basis until positions are filled. Due to limited capacity, only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Please contact Councilmember Gym's staffer Bach at
with any question.
LGBTQ+ students, students of color, and/or have ties to Philadelphia, and/or attended Philadelphia public schools and universities, and/or have had prior community organizing experience are strongly encouraged to apply.
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