District 5 Supervisor London Breed’s internship program provides a fascinating opportunity to participate in the daily operations of the City and County of San Francisco. Sworn in on January 8, 2013, Supervisor Breed represents the neighborhoods of Fillmore/Western Addition, North of the Panhandle, Lower Haight, Haight-Ashbury, Cole Valley, Inner Sunset, Hayes Valley, JapanTown and Alamo Square. Supervisor Breed chairs the Government Audit and Oversight Committee and serves on the Expanded Budget Committee and the Local Area Formation Commission. Regionally, she serves as a member on the Transportation Authority and the Golden Gate Bridge Board. Our office is dedicated to providing college and graduate student interns a hands-on, substantive learning opportunity on community and city politics.
• Assist with the official staff duties
• Work in a high paced environment
• Research current events and issues that impact District 5 residents
• Brief Supervisor Breed and staff on constituent issues
• Interact with various City and Community Based Organizations
• Perform research on policy issues
• Interacting with constituents via telephone or in-person
• Data entry
• Responding to constituent requests and casework
• Working closely with staff on committee assignments
• Perform outreach to neighborhood groups, community leaders, and constituents
• Other miscellaneous tasks, as required
Applicants who are well-organized, able to take initiative, follow instructions, and communicate well with others are highly valued in the District 5 office. Women, people of color, disabled individuals, members of the LGBTQ community and District 5 residents are strongly encouraged to apply.
Skills & Qualifications Required:
• Effective and professional phone manner
• Computer experience & proficient typing ability
• Punctuality and attention to detail
• Ability to follow instructions & complete tasks efficiently and thoroughly
• Interest in current events and issues
This is an unpaid internship. As such, we accommodate interns with a flexible schedule; nevertheless we ask for a minimum of 8 hours per week. The office will work with applicants who are requesting to receive undergraduate or graduate credit or work study grants.
Interested intern applicants, please email a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and fill out the following Application Form (doc). Please write about particular political/policy issues that interest you. For more information, please call (415)554-6758.
Spring Internship: (February – May)
DEADLINE: December 1st
Summer Internship: (June – August)
DEADLINE: May 1st
Fall Internship: (September – December)
DEADLINE: August 1st