Senator Lewis Accepting Applications for Autumn 2021 State House Internship

Senator Jason Lewis is seeking civic-minded candidates interested in a fall 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.

Although unpaid, interns will obtain meaningful experience by witnessing and participating in the day-to-day functioning of a State Senate office with special focus on our work with the Education Committee. 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 range of tasks from constituent correspondence to legislative research to social media projects. Interns may also be assigned projects related to early childhood education including attending bill hearings and meetings of the Early Education Commission, researching childcare providers throughout the state, and following the progress of several pieces of priority legislation throughout the fall. 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. Demonstrated interest in education, early childhood education and/or childcare a plus. Applications from the Fifth Middlesex District are strongly encouraged. Internships generally span from September through December. Hours are negotiable, ranging from 10-14 hours per week.

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, September 20, 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.