Administrative Intern at the Office of Ayanna Pressley

Posted September 17, 2012 Employer: Ayanna Pressley's Office
Approximate Deadline: December 2012

Internship description

As an intern in Councilor Pressley’s office, you will have first-hand experience in the workings of city government, including learning about the Council’s legislative process and constituent services.

Intern responsibilities will include assistance with general office administration such as;

  • Answering constituent calls
  •  Assisting with the day-to-day management of the Councilor’s schedule
  •  Processing letters of support and resolutions
  •  Supporting staff on special projects and policy research, as needed.
  • Attending City Council, community, and other meetings, as appropriate
  •  Filing and managing incoming mail.
  • Qualifications

Successful candidates will have:

  • Excellent telephone etiquette, communication and organizational skills, as well as
  • excellent verbal and written skills;
  • Desire to learn and professionally grow;
  • General computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint;
  • Respect for details; ability to execute accurately at a high level without excess


  • A willingness to work in a fast-paced environment that demands all staff and interns

    value and contribute to all tasks of the office;

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously; and
  • An appreciation and commitment to uphold high standards of professionalism,

    compassion, and confidentiality of sensitive matters.

    To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume and short writing sample to Jackney Prioly, Director of External Relations,

  • Contact

    Department of Political Science
    301 Meserve Hall
    Northeastern University
    Boston, MA 02115
    617-373-2796 (Ph)
    617-373-5311 (F)
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