Campaign Internship & Fellowship with Ben Kallos for Manhattan Borough President
Students with progressive values who are interested in fighting for a better borough and learning how to win a campaign for Manhattan Borough President are invited to apply to Ben Kallos’ campaign.
Applicants should be committed to electing a progressive leader as Manhattan Borough President. Tasks may include but will not be limited to:
- Ballot Access – collecting petition signatures from Manhattan Democratic Voters to get on the ballot in February and March.
- Voter Outreach – connecting with voters by phone, mail, online, and wherever possible to tell them about our campaign and to ask for their vote.
- Organizing & Events – organizing residents and communities around common interests as well as planning and executing events.
Graduate students, post-graduates, and interns who excel in their responsibilities will have the opportunity to become fellows who assist with:
- Finance – fundraising, supporting zoom-raisers, and campaign finance compliance.
- Communications – social media, video, emails campaigns, correspondence with voters, mailings, letters to the editor, opinion editorials, and earned media.
- Policy & Research – researching policy positions, drafting policy proposals, completing questionnaires, and working with advocates and experts.
More on Council Member Ben Kallos
Manhattan Borough President Candidate and New York City Council Member Ben Kallos has been praised by the New York Times for his “fresh ideas” and elected in 2013. He grew up in Manhattan with a single-mother and his grandparents, who fled anti-Semitism in Europe. In the Council he Co-Chairs the Progressive Caucus where he has taken on corruption by authoring laws to eliminate outside income, lulus, and to get big money out of politics through a new public matching campaign finance system. Having refused money from corporations, lobbyists, and real estate developers he has taken on overdevelopment of buildings for billionaires winning rezonings to protect affordable housing throughout the city. He even authored the law to put hundreds of thousands of affordable homes back on the market for low- and middle-income New Yorkers. As a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science, he believes in public education having secured more than 1,000 pre-kindergarten seats and authored legislation to force the city to build more school seats including 824 in his district. As Co-Chair of the East River Esplanade Taskforce with Congress Member Carolyn Maloney he has secured $275 million to rebuild a resilient waterfront. In addition to cleaning up government, he’s cleaned up the district with a new large covered trash can on every corner. His office is open and transparent, with constituents invited to vote on how to spend one million dollars on local projects in the district as well as to join him in a conversation on the First Friday of each month, or he will go to them for “Ben In Your Building.” Learn more at Kallos.nyc.
The internship is unpaid, and applicants should attempt to secure academic credit. Due to the pandemic, this internship will be mostly remote, at least to start, though there is a preference for New York City residents. A minimum of 10 hours per week is required with a preference for applicants who can commit more hours as we approach the Democratic Primary on Tuesday, June 22nd.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and comply strictly with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Part-time hours: 10-20 per week