District Office Internship Opportunities

 

State Sen. Nancy Skinner was elected in 2016 to represent the East Bay cities along the I-80 corridor from Rodeo to San Leandro. Sen. Skinner serves as the majority whip and chair of both the Public Safety Committee and the Budget Sub-Committee on Public Safety.  A social justice advocate and accomplished legislator, she has successfully passed many progressive laws to prevent gun violence, reform the criminal justice system, alleviate the state’s housing crisis, and fight climate change.

Sen. Skinner is committed to training, mentoring, and exposing young leaders to government and public service and offers interested high school and college students a hands-on and engaging internship opportunity. She seeks individuals with strong organizational skills, commitment, and a passion to learn.

In the District office, intern duties may include:

  • Answering constituent phone calls and requests, and following up accordingly;
  • Reviewing constituent emails and correspondence, and drafting constituent letters;
  • Conducting research on current and future legislation;
  • Attending community events, select committee hearings, and various meetings;
  • Shadowing Sen. Skinner at events, briefings, and internal meetings; and
  • Monitoring news sources and conducting research for media projects.

Season

Internship Dates*

Application Due Date

Summer

May - Aug

April 16

Fall

September – December

Rolling

Winter/Spring

February – May

Rolling

*Internship may vary by school

To Apply:

Send a resume and the attached application to Tasha.Henneman@sen.ca.gov using the the subject line Skinner Internship Application.

Internships are designed to be an educational experience and are unpaid. They require a commitment of at least eight hours/week.  

Download Internship Application