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Governor's Internship & Volunteer Program







 
Join our team and help build a better Oregon!
 
The Governor's Office offers a variety of opportunities for community members to volunteer in a dynamic environment at the State Capitol in Salem, Oregon. This is an opportunity to gain a unique glimpse of state government, and to gain an understanding of the value of public service.
 
Current Openings
Office of Constituent Services
The Governor’s Office of Constituent Services serves as the first point of contact between the public and the Governor's Office. As an intern you will receive exposure to the day-to-day operations of the office and will be working directly with Oregon constituents. The office responds on behalf of the Governor to telephone requests, opinion calls and comments, assessing concerns, and acting as a resource agent for those seeking assistance from State and other agencies. As an intern in this office, you will gain insight rare into the issues which are important to Oregonians.
Candidate Criteria
Candidates for Office of Constituent Services should have a customer service approach to work and be able to handle high stress situations. Though not for the shy, this is a great office for gaining a hands-on education in how state government works.
Ideal candidate qualities include: excellent writing and communication skills, computer and telephone skills, an ability to multitask, an interest in state government and knowledge of various state agencies, high levels of energy and enthusiasm, quick thinking and reacting in the moment, and an ability to anticipate new situations and learn from new experiences. Candidates for Office of Constituent Services should have a customer service approach to work and be able to handle high stress situations.
 
Minimum Requirements
 
  • - 18 or Older
- Commitment to consistent weekly hours based on    individual schedules (minimum 8 hrs./week)
- Six month minimum time commitment
- Interest in public service
- Reliable transportation
 
Application Instructions
 
Submit resume & cover letter to:
Intern Coordinator
Office of Governor Kitzhaber
 
In your cover letter please include:
·    How your skills and experience match the position description
·    Why you would be a good fit for the Governor’s Office
·    Describe your commitment to public service
 

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