Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms - Atlanta, GA

Office of Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms

Office of Innovation and Performance​

***FINALIST APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: All applicants are required to submit a resume (one page), statement of interest (one page), and two references by the application deadline on Sunday, February 7 at 11:59pm ET. If selected as a finalist, applicants to this host organization may be required to submit the following additional materials directly to the host organization after the application deadline: 

LOCATION: Atlanta, GA

INDUSTRY: Federal / State / Local Government

ABOUT US: The Mayor’s Office of Innovation and Performance is charged with driving meaningful progress and tangible results on the Administration’s top priorities, in partnership with City departments and external partners. The Office houses the Budget and Performance Team, and the Special Projects and Innovation Team.

RESPONSIBILITIES & PROJECTS: Community Engagement for police reform. Supporting and working with the project lead for police reform. More information found at https://justicereform.atlantaga.gov/police-reform

SPECIALIZED SKILLS:

  • Social Media Management & Marketing
  • Statistical & Data Analysis
  • Ability to communicate (speaking and written) with individuals from a variety of demographics, backgrounds, etc.


REMOTE WORK ENVIRONMENT: Meetings are held using Microsoft Teams.

TIME ZONE: ET

WORKING HOURS: Normal business hours, may include flex time of non-business hours too.

EQUIPMENT & SOFTWARE: 

  • Access to high-speed Wi-Fi

  • Personal laptop
  • Laptop on loan from host organization
  • Web Camera
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel)

2020 Intern Reflection:

When I first received my internship, my work with the Mayor's Office of Atlanta was focused solely on the Reimagining ACDC project. The purpose of Reimagining ACDC is to close the Atlanta City Detention Center and transform it into a Center for Equity. But working in the Mayor Office, I learned quickly how fast job descriptions can change. Within my first two weeks, the heinous murder of George Floyd led to a Police Advisory Task Force being formed in Atlanta. My work with the Mayor's Office then extended past Reimagining ACDC and into analyzing police use of force in the city of Atlanta. During such a historic, pivotal time, I have been reminded that the work I am doing is necessary and important to secure a future where Black people are free from the abuse of police and prisons. My daily tasks usually center around communications, policy, and programmatic response.

Prior to beginning my internship, I was terrified, concerned that I did not have the skills necessary to be successful. My fears were quickly put to rest by supportive supervisors and coworkers who continually push me to reach my personal and professional development goals. This internship is best fitted for students who are personable and community-oriented. It is necessary to recognize the weight of the job you are doing. This internship continually reminds me of the power local government has on marginalized communities. To treat this job as "just an internship" would be doing it a great disservice.

-Ryyan Pritchett '23

Atlanta, GA