Citizens Union was established in 1897, and has been working for a municipal democracy ever since, encouraging New York City residents to be active in the election process through efforts such as its Voter’s Guide. This nonpartisan group works to better public policy and monitors the actions of the city council. GothamGazette.com, an award- winning news website about NYC policy and politics, is published each weekday by Citizens Union Foundation of the City of New York, the nonprofit research and education affiliate of Citizens Union. It functions as three publications in one—a daily digest of news about New York City, a news operation in itself and a reference tool for students and serious researchers alike.
Interns work in the voting, public policy and city council departments, assisting staff with writing position papers and educating the voting public about the process and the issues. Some interns work in the foundation assisting with research projects or publishing materials on voting and New York City politics. The company is also looking for web-savvy researchers, reporters, writers, illustrators photographers and editors who will work for GothamGazette.com.
Writing, editing, research, interviewing and phone skills are relevant. Interest in New York City and state politics, policy and civic life is necessary.
299 Broadway, Suite 700
New York, NY 10007
Number of Interns: Less than 10
Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Unpaid
Academic Level: High School Students, College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students
New York, NY