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The Progressive Caucus of the New York City Council is dedicated to creating a more just and equitable New York City, and advancing public policies that prioritize working New Yorkers over corporate interests; fighting economic, racial, and social inequities; and advancing civil liberties. The Caucus is committed to helping progressives, inside and outside of City Hall, work together to more effectively achieve our collective goals.


Hourly rate of $15.00 to $18.00


The Progressive Caucus seeks an Intern with an interest in progressive politics, public service, city government, legislation and public policy. The Internship is an excellent opportunity to learn about the inside workings of city government and gain hands-on experience working in politics, legislative organizing, and co-governance with progressive grassroots organizations and labor unions. The Intern will support the Executive Director in furthering local policy and legislation, projects related to media relations and social media engagement, and scheduling PC meetings and briefings with Council Members and divisions, City agencies and external partners.

Responsibilities and duties include:

  • Follow key issues relevant to local and national progressive politics and policy; develop and execute communication tactics such as social media posts and press releases.
  • Staff press conferences and public events, taking photos and doing live social media.
  • Assist with event and meeting scheduling for PC Members and staff.
  • Research relevant progressive policies and draft summaries of findings for PC Members and staff.
  • Aid in the planning of rallies, advocacy events, Caucus meetings.
  • Coordinate regularly between Members’ offices, grassroots advocates, and PC staff on shared priorities.


The Intern must be a self-starter and have the ability to work with minimal supervision. Interns must have excellent oral and written communication skills, strong organizational skills, and the ability to manage several projects at once. Students currently enrolled in undergraduate studies in policy, political science, public administration, or other fields related to government and politics are encouraged to apply. The hourly commitment and start and end dates are flexible, but at least 15 hours per week is recommended.


New York City residency required within 90 days of appointment.

For eligible employees, health, dental and vision insurance coverage are offered upon hire. Retirement plans, deferred compensation plans, group life insurance, paid time off and paid holidays, training resources, health & fitness reimbursement and wellness programs are also available. 

The New York City Council makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact


Qualified candidates should forward their resume and a cover letter to:


MAIL:                   New York City Council

Attn: Personnel Services/Recruiting (PROG)

250 Broadway, 26th Floor

New York, New York 10007

FAX:                     12124014711

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The New York City Council is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual’s sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.