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Company/Organization: Progressive NYC Campaign


An exciting opportunity to join a progressive campaign for New York City Council that is at the forefront of public policy, technology, and civic engagement. Following a close race in the Democratic Primaries, this is one of the few competitive general election races in New York City. This is not your average internship of copying, filing or field. You will join a team with experienced professionals where you will be able to participate in all aspects of a successful campaign and gain the necessary skills to secure a job. Interns are encouraged to pursue a project specific to their own interests.

The internship program with consist of weekly programs and trainings to improve interns’ understanding of New York City politics, how to run a successful campaign, and Ben Kallos’ platform. Weekly events will range from issue-based trainings to a visit to City Hall.

Duties will Include:
•Community Outreach and Organizing
•Social Media
•Voter and Donor Contact / Canvassing
•Public Policy Research
•Event Planning
•Authoring Campaign Materials
• Blogging
• Testimony
• Flyers
•Website Management
•Graphic Design, Photography, and Film

Benjamin Kallos is running to represent the Upper East Side and Roosevelt Island in the New York City Council where he is using unique skill sets in law, politics, public policy and technology to make New York City a better place.

He currently serves as the Executive Director of New Roosevelt where he is working to improve New York States Constitution and laws through better understanding and policies at EffectiveNY.org. His distinguished career includes serving Former Public Advocate Mark Green, Assembly Member Jonathan L. Bing, and the Open Government Foundation. He was recently recognized for his leadership by the New York Observer and City and State News for creating several civic websites including VoterSearch.org for voter education, OpenLegislation.org for legislative advocacy and transparency, and NYCPoliticalCalendar.com a crowd sourced political calendar.

You can learn more at KallosForCouncil.com

What Our Interns Have to Say:

“My time with Kallos for City Council has been a tremendous learning experience. I’ve had the opportunity to attend press conferences and clinics specific to my interests, organize a fundraising event, and recruit new interns and volunteers. With Kallos for City Council, I have never found myself going on a coffee run or making copies – I am out in the community, learning about New York City politics and working to improve our city.” – Taylor Digby, New York University Class of 2014

“My time working at Kallos for Council was both inspiring and educational. I was working on real aspects of a political campaign such as managing campaign contributions, organizing fundraisers, and increasing social media reach on Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr to help generate thousands in donations.” – Andrew Frank, Baruch College, Class of 2014

“The experience of working with Team Ben has been vastly different than most other internship programs because the team works to engage interns on a highly individual basis. The 20% project has allowed me not just to explore the topic of affordable housing, an issue that has long been of particular importance to me, but it has allowed me to have a more in-depth understanding of the issue itself. I have also begun to understand what it takes to appeal to voters, which is the most fundamental building-block of the political process. It has been a hands-on learning experience, a valuable foray into the world of politics.” – Brian Zimmerman, Oberlin College Class of 2015

“What makes this internship so unique is the freedom that it gives you to pursue your own interests and actually make a direct impact on the Upper East Side and Roosevelt Island communities. I’ve never experienced an internship that allows you to pursue a policy that you’re interested in and promote it at a citywide level.” – Tim Gumaer, New York University Class of 2014

Application Details:
This is an unpaid internship but interns are encouraged to secure academic credit or scholarships. We will assist in completing any necessary forms.

Applicants are required to work a minimum of 10 hours a week. Interns who work additional hours receive priority for more challenging tasks and individual projects.

Positions are available immediately and applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please send your resume and cover letter to internship@kallosforcouncil.com.


Minimum 10 hours per week

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