By: OC Supervisor Todd Spitzer
Supervisor Todd Spitzer’s office has openings for interns for winter and spring. Interning in Supervisor Spitzer’s office provides the opportunity to learn how local government works and to make a difference in the community.
“We all learned ‘the business’ by answering phones, stuffing envelopes and proofreading letters,” said Spitzer. “We all started doing great work to reach our goals.”
Duties include assisting staff in the day-to-day operation of the office, answering phones and preparing letters, memos and other communications. Interns will attend meetings and briefings with the office staff and Supervisor Spitzer from time to time. Interns may also be asked to work with constituents. Research skills and strong communication abilities are important for this role.
In the present economy, employers are looking for not only a college degree but also work experience. Internships are an excellent way to gain work experience before applying for full-time employment in the job market.
In the past, Supervisor Spitzer interned in Sacramento, Washington, D.C., and with nearly every one of his local elected officials when he was in college and graduate school. Multiple members of Supervisor Spitzer’s staff also interned for elected officials while pursuing their education.
If you or someone you know wants to learn more about unpaid internships in Supervisor Spitzer’s office, contact Chris Nguyen at firstname.lastname@example.org.