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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The City of Cambridge’s Budget Office seeks an intern to assist with outreach for the City’s eighth Participatory Budgeting (PB) process, which will run from June-December 2021. PB is a democratic process in which residents directly decide how to spend part of a public budget. Cambridge residents ages 12 and older, including non-US citizens, will vote on how to spend the $1,000,000 on their favorite projects in December 2021. Winning projects from previous PB cycles include a public toilet in Central Square, resource kits for the homeless, Bioswales (stormwater absorption gardens), water bottle fill stations, bilingual books for children learning English, youth center upgrades, and several others. The PB intern will be instrumental in conducting outreach and gathering PB ideas from community members in June and July 2021 about how they wish to spend $1,000,000 of the City’s FY23 capital budget on projects to improve Cambridge. The intern will also assist in recruiting Budget Delegates – volunteers who work in committees to review all of the submitted ideas, research and evaluate those ideas, and ultimately develop the final list of projects that will appear on the next PB ballot. This internship is a great opportunity to learn about and become involved in city government, civic engagement, and community building. Cambridge residents are especially encouraged to apply. Please visit pb.cambridgema.gov for more information about Participatory Budgeting in Cambridge. The ideal candidate will be available starting in early June and work through Budget Delegate Orientation in August (usually the first week), with potential extension into the fall. Intern duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: Outreach: Reach out to nonprofit and community-based organizations to form partnerships to promote PB; expand and strengthen outreach efforts to involve more underserved communities in PB; distribute PB door hangers, flyers, and posters around Cambridge; draft social media posts to promote PB events. Event support: Help Budget Office staff schedule PB idea collection events; prepare materials for events; facilitate PB idea collection events; assist with event set up and clean up; take photos at PB meetings and events. Web content: Write blog posts for the City’s PB website. Data entry and management: Enter PB ideas into online mapping tool; enter PB event sign-in sheet information and survey data into Google sheets; manage multiple PB contact lists; compile notes from PB meetings. Administrative support: Photocopy and compile meeting and outreach materials; conduct inventory of PB supplies and order additional supplies as necessary; assist with translation of PB outreach materials if possible. Other: Assist Budget Office staff with other duties as necessary. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Undergraduate junior or senior, or graduate student preferred Extremely organized, reliable, detail-oriented, and able to work independently Outgoing and friendly; very comfortable speaking to the public one-on-one and in groups Ability to work well with people from diverse backgrounds Excellent writing skills Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Drive required; proficiency with Zoom, Teams, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and/or InDesign is a plus Fluency in Spanish, Chinese/Mandarin, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, or Amharic is a plus (to assist with translation of outreach materials) The City of Cambridge’s workforce, like the community it serves, is diverse. Applicants must have the ability to work and interact effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer. Answer telephones and maintain multiple files. May require minimal lifting of up to 10 pounds. WORK ENVIRONMENT: General office environment with air conditioning and fluorescent lighting. Noise level can be high as the office is active with phone calls and walk-ins. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest; external applicants submit both your resume and letter of interest via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or to the Personnel Dept., Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Please contact Jackson Price at email@example.com or (617) 349-4270 with any questions. THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS, MEMBERS OF THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. THE CITY IS COMMITTED TO ADVANCING A WORKFORCE CULTURE OF ANTIRACISM, DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION. CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ESPECIALLY ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. Department: Human Service Programs Job Title: Participatory Budgeting Intern Job Code: X088 Civil Service Position: Non Civil Service position Union Affiliation: None Hours Per Week: 15 hours per week; temporary 3-4 month position; June 2021 through August 2021 (with potential extension into the fall). POSTING DATE: June 7, 2021 RATE: $16.65 per hour