The Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti seeks qualified and motivated college students, with an interest in public service, to join its Census 2020 Initiative team as non-paid interns.
Every ten years, the United States takes a census of its population and its characteristics as mandated by the Constitution. The Federal government uses the U.S. Census to determine how to distribute more than $600 billion dollars annually in federal funds among local communities and for the apportionment of government districts.
As the City of Los Angeles is within the hardest-to-count State and County in the nation, the critical objective of the Mayor’s Census 2020 initiative is to achieve a full and accurate count to ensure the City receives its fair share of federal funding and political representation by (1) collaborating with State and local government agencies, City departments, and Los Angeles’s diverse stakeholders to identify and mitigate potential barriers impacting the City’s hard-to-count (HTC) populations and (2) informing, educating, and engaging all Angelenos to take part in the census.
Responsibilities and Duties
Interns will start no later than January 2018 at the Mayor’s Office in Los Angeles City Hall. Work schedule is flexible, but must fall within the business hours of the Census 2020 team (8:30 am – 5:30 pm Monday – Friday), with occasional weekend and evening hours required.
Seeking interns that can assist the Census team with policy research, asset mapping, and data analysis projects. Specifically, interns will
Qualifications and Skills
Job Type: Internship