Government Transparency Intern

Our campaign is working to tackle government corruption and usher in a new political culture for the city. In order to reform the system over the next four years, we first need to fully understand the depth and breadth of the problem. Interns will dig into current issues in the city, file records requests, and inform the public of issues in their government. Interns will work with an experienced investigative journalist to learn how to navigate laws and regulations relating to information disclosure.

Start Date: As soon as practicable

End Date: November 8, 2022

Requirements

  • 5 hrs/week average 
  • Maintain weekly meeting schedule with supervisor 
  • In-person work in New Brunswick 
  • Baseline familiarity with government institutions and rules pertaining to ethics, corruption and public information 
  • Strong research skills 
  • Preferred: long-term residency in New Brunswick or Middlesex County and familiarity with its government institutions 

Responsibilities

  • Research current government institutions and officials, identify transparency and ethics concerns 
  • File public records requests 
  • Work with campaign leadership to develop localized policy recommendations pertaining to government transparency 
  • Coordinate with other team members to community and promote policy priorities to the public