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External Affairs Assistant

  • Job
    Junior Level
  • Business, Operations & Strategy
  • New York City

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  • You must be a college student or recent grad, with excellent communication, research, and organizational skills, able to work in a fast-paced environment.-Language skills are a plus.
  • You'll assist with community outreach, liaise with elected officials, provide admin support, and work on special projects for the City of New York's External Affairs team.


  • As of June of the Program year the prospective interne must be a student matriculated in a college or be a recent college graduate (winter/spring term of the Program year).
  • NOTE: Appointment to this title is only valid for the duration of the Program, June - August each year.
  • Preferred Skills:
  • Outstanding organizational skills, self-motivated and team-oriented - Excellent written and oral communication skills - Strong research and computer skills - Ability to take direction and work in a fast-paced environment - Multilingual language skills are a plus.


  • Under the supervision of the Deputy Director of Community Affairs, the college aide will assist the Community Affairs Team with a number of meaningful projects and learning opportunities, such as:
  • The planning and execution of the agency’s community outreach in underserved communities of Staten Island, South Brooklyn, North Bronx and East Queens;
  • Liaising with elected officials, community partners, and members of DCWP’s senior leadership team;
  • Providing administrative and research support on special projects and policy initiatives for the Legislative Affairs Team, as needed.


What are the main responsibilities of the External Affairs Assistant position?

The main responsibilities include assisting with community outreach in underserved communities, liaising with elected officials and community partners, and providing administrative and research support on special projects.

What are the minimum qualifications for this position?

Prospective interns must be a college student or recent graduate as of June of the Program year. Appointment to this title is only valid for the duration of the Program, which is June-August each year.

What skills are preferred for this role?

Preferred skills include outstanding organizational skills, self-motivation, strong written and oral communication skills, research and computer skills, ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and multilingual language skills are a plus.

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