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Erie County Legislature announces fall internship program

BUFFALO — Erie County Legislature Chairperson Betty Jean Grant is seeking six students, ages 16 and older, to serve as unpaid interns for the fall 2013 semester.

Interns will assist the elected legislators and their support staff, during the regular session of the Erie County Legislature, for college credit or experience, and will be expected to commit to 15 hours of service, per week. Interviews will be scheduled with prospective intern candidates.

Intern qualifications are: a strong desire to learn about public policy and the legislative process; good written and oral communication skills; strong analytical and research skills; strong work ethic; mature judgment and ability to handle a fast-paced environment.

Duties may include assisting staff in the day-to-day operations, within the legislative offices; answering inquiries by phone and written communications; preparing letters, memos, certificates, resolutions, proclamations or reports; assisting with research assignments and projects; analyzing policy; attending meetings or community events; filing, faxing, photocopying and other administrative tasks.

Interns will be supervised by a legislative staff person and will be assigned to either subject-oriented committees or the offices of the democratic staff. For more information, contact intern program coordinator Shiana Denise Eve at 858-8853 or

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