Mayor Peter Buttigieg, South Bend, IN

In January 2012, at age 29, Peter Buttigieg became the youngest mayor to serve a U.S. city of more than 100,000 people, and he quickly established South Bend as a model for municipal innovation and smart government. He is a 2004 graduate of the College and a 2015 recipient of the John F. Kennedy New Frotier Award. 

The Office of Mayor Peter Buttigeig is seeking a Director's Intern to assist the Mayor and staff with administrative, staffing, and special projects as needed. Duties include: responding to constituent concerns via telephone, email and traditional correspondence in timely, efficient manner and redirecting to other city departments or outside agencies when necessary; creating and maintaining records relating to the assistance provided; creating informational briefings for the Mayor and staff for internal meetings and public events; assisting the Director of Communications with media research; organizing and coordinating city outreach efforts and other public events; and conducting in-depth policy research on areas as assigned. Interns will also have opportunities to staff the Mayor and his executive staff at public events and meetings as they arise.
Required Qualifications:
-Experience with Microsoft Word, and Excel
-Ability to work with a degree of autonomy
-Enjoyment of working and interacting with
variety of people
- Must be flexible, courteous, and interested
in public service as well as a wide variety of
public functions
Other Qualifications:
-Excellent communication, writing, and
analytical skills
-Quick learner
-Ability to work well with others
-Foreign language skills (especially Spanish) a

South Bend, IN
Elected Officials, Federal /State and Local Government