One of the best ways to learn the inner workings of government and your community is through a City Council internship program. We’re looking for bright, self-motivated, energetic individuals who are interested in learning the dynamics of working in a legislative office. This is an active role in the political office of Palo Alto City Councilman Greg Lin Tanaka.
Among the chief roles of the Office of Councilmember Tanaka is to keep the local community connected with the legislative work taking place at City Hall. This is accomplished through analysis of data, modeling data, building machine learning models and workflow automation. As an intern you will be at the intersection of politics and technology. The goal is to establish a workable and mutually beneficial relationship between the legislator and the intern.
The ideal candidate must be enrolled in an educational program upon the start of your internship and have an interest in computer science and political science or a similar area of study or career path. Candidates must also be able to dedicate a minimum of nine months part-time (10 hr./wk.) or 3 months full time (40 hr./wk.) towards this program.
Essential duties include:
- Knowledge of Tableau, Google Data Studio or similar data visualization tools
- Python programming (knowledge of Pandas is a plus)
- Proficient in using Google Docs/Sheets
- Machine learning knowledge is a big plus