Senator Phil Boyle’s Internship Program
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The Office of Senator Phil Boyle is looking for full-time and part-time legislative and communications interns for this summer. The internship length depends on the intern’s availability, and the hours are flexible, but the preference is full-time. The internship is offered to college students, recent college grads, or others who are interested in government. The purpose of the internship is to give the interns first-hand experience of the dynamics of a New York State Senate office’s operations on a daily basis, which includes participating in the legislative process and further developing strong research, writing, and communication skills.
The internship program consists of the following primary components:
- Research and Administration: Interns will assist with working on special research projects, researching policy, creating and updating databases, answering phone calls, record-keeping operations, drafting letters, handling constituent inquiries, corresponding directly with the Senator, shadowing the Senator at meetings, etc.
- Legislation: Interns will assist the Legislative Team with preparation for session and committee meetings, handling co-sponsorship requests, observing floor proceedings, talking to constituents about legislative issues, responding to legislative emails, monitoring the Senator’s schedule, taking notes at meetings, drafting constituent replies, writing policy memos, facilitating the bill introduction and reintroduction process, etc.
- Communications: Interns will assist the Communications Team with gathering news clippings, drafting social media posts, drafting Op-Eds, writing press releases and media advisories, working with the Outreach Director to promote events, monitoring the news/media, preparing Daily News Briefings, helping organize press events (such as press conferences), organizing webinars and debates, reaching out to local papers, communicating with journalists, working on email blasts/newsletters and mail piece designs, etc.
Work Environment: The work environment is very open-minded, and interns are encouraged to take initiative, propose specific ideas for projects, and givefeedback. It is a very dynamic and diverse work environment.
Location: Interns typically work from the District Office (94 West Main Street, Suite 205, Bay Shore, NY). Remote work is optional. For those who choose to come into the office, please note that COVID-19 safety protocols are in place at all times.
Supervisor: Nicole Kiprilov, Legislative Director and Communications Director.
Contact Nicole directly at email@example.com or 347-409-4635.
-Required: High school diploma required, college degree (or in the process of) preferable
-Required: High academic standing (GPA 3.0+)
-Required: Strong writing skills, strong research skills, strong leadership skills, responsiveness, effective communication.
-Preferred: Some background in policy and/or communications. Pre-law or law preferred, but not required.
Application Process: Please submit an updated resume, cover letter, and writing sample(s) to Nicole Kiprilov at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is followed by an interview with Nicole.