Senator Lewis Accepting Applications for Summer 2021 State House Internships
Senator Jason Lewis is looking for civic-minded individuals interested in a summer internship in his State House office. State Senator Jason Lewis proudly represents the people of the Fifth Middlesex District of Massachusetts, which includes the cities and towns of Malden, Melrose, Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield, and parts of Winchester. He currently serves as the Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Education, and he has been a leader in shaping public policy on a range of issues important to his district, region and the state, including education, healthcare, and economic opportunity for all.
Interns will have the unique opportunity to experience policymaking, politics and government from the inside. Although unpaid, interns will obtain meaningful experience by witnessing and participating in the day-to-day functioning of a State Senate office. Due to Covid-19 precautions, operations may occur remotely for part or all of the duration of the internship.
Interns will report mainly to Sarah Zeiberg, Constituent Affairs Director, and will be responsible for assisting with a variety of tasks, ranging from constituent correspondence to legislative research to database management to communications and social media projects. In addition, interns may have the opportunity to attend events, hearings, and meetings in the State House. Interns in Senator Lewis’ office will gain the satisfaction of serving the Commonwealth and will be able to add valuable experience to their resume.
Interns must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and a high level of attention to detail. Candidates must also be comfortable with Microsoft Office, Google applications, and major social media platforms. Preference will be given to college students and young adults, but high school students will also be considered. Applications from the Fifth Middlesex District are strongly encouraged. Summer internships generally span from May to August. Hours are negotiable, ranging from 10-14 hours per week.
Candidates with a particular interest in communications, public relations, graphic design, video production or social media should indicate so in their application.
Our office does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, or age. Applicants of color strongly encouraged to apply.
Candidates should send a resume, brief letter of interest, and writing sample to Sarah.Zeiberg@masenate.gov by Monday, April 19, 2021. References should be available upon request. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so interested parties are encouraged to apply promptly. With questions, please call (617) 722-1206.