Office of Governor Charlie Baker

*New to 2018*

Governor Charles D. Baker’s Office is seeking highly motivated undergraduate students interested in a hands-on learning experience in the following departments Cabinet Relations, Legislative Affairs, and the Governor’s Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence. Please read more about each department below:

Cabinet Relations

  • RESEARCH AND POLICY INTERN

Office Description: The Cabinet Relations team is an integral part of the Governor’s Office that helps to implement the priorities of the Governor, Lt. Governor, and Secretariats in order to improve services for the citizens of the Commonwealth. The Cabinet Relations team works alongside secretariats to help develop policy, improve business processes, support strategic operations, manage performance goals, and to research best-practices and innovation in government.

Interns Will:

• Collect and analyze internal and external data sources

• Conduct research on other states and best practices

• Perform Policy analysis

• Conduct research on current and proposed policies

• Recommend policy, operational or other solutions for consideration

• Prepare materials for workshops, presentations, reporting, and other support materials as needed

Candidate Criteria:

• High School diploma required; Bachelor’s degree in progress or compete required

• Master’s Degree students in business, public policy, organizational behavior or other relevant area will be considered for higher-level policy projects and considered “Fellows”

• Previous policy analysis experience preferred

• Excellent analytic abilities

• Excellent communication, writing, and people skills

• Strong computer skills and proficiency in using Microsoft Office: particularly Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint

• Ability to maintain trust and confidentiality

• Background check, writing and PowerPoint samples requested for those selected to interview

LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS

Office Description: The Office of Legislative Affairs focuses on moving the Governor’s legislative agenda forward by sustaining relationships with state, federal, and local elected officials as well as advocacy groups. This office ensures that the Governor and staff are fully informed about all legislative matters, and acts as a liaison between the Executive and Legislative branches of government. Interns in Legislative Affairs can expect to witness the detailed process of legislation, entailing how an idea can become a law that is passed and affective on every citizen of the Commonwealth.

Interns Will:

• Track legislation in progress

• Handle legislative inquiries and communicate with legislators and legislative staff on a regular basis

• Work closely with secretariats in tracking legislation and responding to inquiries from legislators

 

Candidate Criteria:

• Legislative Affairs interns should have an interest in the legislative process and implementation of public policy

• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral

• Must already exhibit high levels of maturity, professionalism, and discretion prior to their arrival in the office

• Prior knowledge of the basic legislative process is preferred but not required

 

GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL ON SEXUAL ASSAULT

AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Office Description: On April 27, 2015 Executive Order 563 established within the Office of the Governor a Governor’s Council to Address Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence to advise the Governor on how to help residents of the Commonwealth live a life free of sexual assault and domestic violence by improving prevention for all, enhancing support for individuals and families affected by sexual assault and domestic violence, and insisting on accountability for perpetrators. The Lt. Governor chairs the Council and its members consist of up to 30 members from the community, whom the Governor and Lt. Governor shall appoint or re-appoint for specific terms.

Interns Will:

• Work to identify current practices that are efficient and effective in advancing these goals

• Recommend ways of replicating and extending these best practices across all agencies and entities engaged with combatting the problems of sexual assault and domestic violence in the Commonwealth

• Consider methods of improving awareness of and access to services for those groups that may under-report incidents of sexual assault and domestic violence, sets annual goals and reports annually on the progress of the Council, including any findings or recommendations

Candidate Criteria:

• Interns must display strong communication skills

• Pay attention to detail

• Exhibit maturity, responsibility, and professionalism

As an intern in any of the Governor's Offices, you will gain insight about the various paths within public service and learn valuable skills that will prepare you for your future career, all while seizing a unique opportunity to give back to the Commonwealth.

We are always looking for motivated, hard-working interns to take part in our Internship Program. While the specific duties of interns are determined by the office directors, all internships have in common the expectation that interns will cover phones, do filing, mail processing, data entry, and routine office work, in addition to any specific projects as assigned.

Qualifications

Computer skills are necessary; some familiarity with Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook is expected. Previous office experience is strongly preferred.

Please specify which department you are interested in working with in your Statement of Interest.

Note: Finalists may also be asked to submit a 2-3 page writing sample.

 

Boston, MA / Cambridge, MA
Communications/Press, Federal /State and Local Government, Elected Officials