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Intern Position Description
Position Title: Political/Legislative Aide (unpaid internship)

Name and Location of Agency/Department Requesting Intern:
County of Orange
Board of Supervisors
10 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Functions of Agency/Department:
The Board of Supervisors oversees the management of County government. It functions as both a legislative and executive body. In its legislative duties, the Board adopts ordinances and resolutions within the limits prescribed by State Law. As an executive body, the Board: establishes policy, approves the annual budget; appoints a CEO, approves contracts for public improvement projects, conducts public hearings on certain land-use matters and makes appointments to various boards and commissions. Please see the County’s Web site at www.ocgov.com for further details.

Intern Duties/Responsibilities:
Duties may include assisting staff in the day-to-day operations within a Board of Supervisor’s office; answering inquiries by phone and through written communications; preparing letters, certificates, resolutions, proclamations or reports; assisting with research assignments and special projects; attending meetings or community events; filing, faxing, photocopying, etc.

Educational Requirements:
This position is best suited for undergraduates, graduate students or recent graduates with backgrounds in: Political Science, Public Administration, Law, Public Affairs, Communications, Public Relations, Public Policy, History, Social Ecology or related fields.

Skills, Training or Qualifications:
Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to research information and prepare reports and other correspondence; experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel; reliable, outgoing and able to work independently. Previous office experience preferred. Professional appearance and business attire required.

Time Commitment:
Minimum 10 – 15 hours per week for 3 to 6 months. Hours must be scheduled in 3- to 5-hour blocks of time during regular business hours (Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.). Summer internships are available.

Benefits Available to Intern:
Although this is an unpaid internship, students and recent graduates are offered an excellent opportunity to:
  • Build resumes and explore career options
  • Apply skills and knowledge to the workplace
  • Fulfill college/university internship requirements
  • Network in their field of interest with professionals who are dedicated
    to making a positive difference in Orange County
  • Intern with one of the premier employers in the region
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