By Ethan Duran
State Representative LaKeshia Myers is looking for high school, college graduates and undergraduate students to intern in her Madison office over the summer. Interns will work in the State Capitol for at least eight hours a week and interact with a spectrum of state government agencies. They will learn political communication and gain insight into state government while on the job. Hard work, reading and writing skills are expected from this fast-paced internship.
Myers was sworn in January of this year to represent the 12th District of Milwaukee and is one of the two African-American women currently serving in the Wisconsin State Assembly. During her campaign, college students had volunteered to knock on doors and spread awareness for her. Though interns will not knock on doors for this job, they will write and talk to government officials.
Myers said that the internship this summer isn’t specific to any major but would suit people who wanted to learn about government. “[I’m looking for] a person who commits to their schedule and is willing to learn,” Myers said. “There’s quite a bit to learn when you’ve never worked in government before.”
According to the press release, interns will have the ability to work on many different issues and take the lead on tasks that interest them the most.
The press release also stated that “if you care about economic development, education and criminal justice reform, then this is the internship for you.”
There are plans for a satellite office for Milwaukee-based staff inside of Senator Lena Taylor’s district office so interns could work in Milwaukee as well. The satellite office will be set up this year.
Applicants should be well organized, detail-oriented and possess critical reading and writing skills. They must have strong communication skills and should be able to operate both independently and in a team.
Applicants must send an e-mail with their resume and cover letter to Kenya Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Summer Internship” in the subject line. The deadline for applications is Friday, May 17.