Ben Kallos is a progressive Democrat representing the Upper East Side, Midtown East, El Barrio and Roosevelt Island in the New York City Council. He is a union side labor and employment attorney who is licensed to practice in New York, New Jersey, as well as Washington D.C. In addition he also has experience as an entrepreneur, Chief of Staff in the Assembly, and Executive Director of a good government group. His policy priorities are high quality and affordable education, protecting seniors, affordable housing, women’s rights, as well as an open, transparent and accountable government. In the Council he serves as Chair of the Government Operations Committee with oversight over campaign finance, elections, community boards, as well as a total of eleven agencies or commissions.
This fellowship is offered exclusively to students currently enrolled in Law School, and will be supervised by the Chief of Staff, the Director of Constituent services who holds a Juris Doctor, and the Council Member who is an attorney. In addition to the primary responsibilities of running a council office, legislative legal fellows will draft legal memorandum, attend meetings discussing legislative issues, research current legislation in the City Council, analyze the effectiveness of existing laws, research current and proposed laws in other jurisdictions as well as propose and draft new legislation.
This will be an unpaid internship and applicants are encouraged to secure academic credit. During Fall and Spring semesters Fellows must commit to working in the district office at least fourteen hours a week and during the Summer Fellows must commit to working in the district office at least 20 hours a week, with more responsibilities offered to interns who work more hours. The length and times of the internship are negotiable. Send completed applications to internshipbenkallos [dot] com. Please attach your resume as a pdf. or word document and include your cover letter in the body of the email. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.