Public Leaders Internship Program

Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager-Dove is looking for bright, self-motivated, energetic individuals interested in learning the dynamics of working in a District Office. The Public Leaders Internship Program will provide the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge of the legislative process, constituent service delivery, and office professionalism. As part of our District team, you will have the opportunity to gain experience:

  • Serving as a community ombudsman.
  • Assisting constituents to navigate the complexities of government to resolve community problems.
  • Designing and developing community events as assigned.
  • Conducting policy research and writing policy briefs.
  • Developing and maintaining good relationships with constituencies.
  • Building office capacity through data collection, entry, and analysis.

Grow Your Professional Network

The time you spend in the Public Leaders Internship Program will help build your professional network, which will help open doors upon graduation. This includes building relationships within the community, with other elected officials’ office, and with policy experts and interests groups across Los Angeles.

Commitment to Civic Engagement

As an intern, your responsibilities are to give back to the community. Our community is in dire need of young leaders who have an interest in advancing our communities and addressing the most pressing needs.

Prepare for Advancement

Each intern that satisfactorily completes the Internship Program will be eligible to receive college credit, a Certificate of Service, and a letter of recommendation signed by the Assemblywoman. It is the goal of this program to groom interns for positions of prominence in government, the nonprofit sector, and the private sector.

Desired Qualifications

  • Intention to learn, follow directions, and offer ideas.
  • Strong drafting, editing, and proofreading skills.
  • Focus on timely execution of assignments.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Proficiency in various social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Pinterest.
  • Temperament to communication with a variety of personalities in a tactful, pleasant, and professional manner.
  • A willingness to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends.
  • An enthusiasm to perform other duties as assigned.


High School Interns:

  • Be at least 16 years old.
  • Have attained at least a 3.0 GPA and demonstrated an interest in politics, government, or public policy.
  • Have completed the third year of high school studies and will be enrolling in the Fall semester as a senior.
  • Commit to 4-6 hours of service per week.

College Interns:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Have attained at least a 3.0 GPA and demonstrated an interest in politics, government, or public policy; or, for freshman college students, must have attained at least a 3.0 GPA in the last year of high school.
  • Be enrolled in a postsecondary educational institution.
  • Commit to 8-10 hours of service per week.

For more information contact the Fifty-Fourth Assembly District Office via phone at 323-291-5441 or via email at

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