Opportunities


As a member of L.A. Controller Ron Galperin’s Communications team, you will be part of a dynamic, fast-paced environment. The Controller’s office releases audits and reports on City programs and services, creates online maps to connect residents with resources, and works to promote innovation and transparency in local government.

The Communications team is responsible for media outreach and relations, speech writing, and social media and digital communications. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in communications and civic leadership to work in an office that is on the cutting edge of technology in government.

Skills and Qualifications 

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or community college program in communications, journalism or a related field.
  • Excellent writing and research skills.
  • Experience with social media content creation and engagement strategies.
  • Knowledge of website management.
  • Experience relating to traditional media outlets and drafting press materials.
  • Interest in public service and a desire to learn in a positive, creative environment.

Application Process and Deadline 

Apply by emailing a one-page resume to controller.galperin@lacity.org. In the subject line, indicate that you are applying for the “Communications Internship.” Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please submit any questions you have to controller.galperin@lacity.org. *Note: this is an unpaid internship.

About the Office of Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin

Los Angeles Controller Ron Galperin is the taxpayers’ watchdog at City Hall, making sure public dollars are spent efficiently and effectively. He is also the elected paymaster, auditor and chief accounting officer for the City of Los Angeles.

Galperin oversees a team that conducts independent audits, manages City payroll and spending, prepares financial reports, pursues fraud and waste, and works to create a more transparent and accountable city for everyone. His reports are improving street maintenance, arts funding, management of special funds, L.A.’s trees, emergency services and many other City functions.

Responsibilities

  • Creating and publishing data visualizations and maps;
  • Publishing and maintaining high quality datasets on the Controller’s Open Data portal;
  • Updating content, videos and images to the Controller’s official website;
  • Brainstorming creative ways to make content interactive;
  • Coordinating with the Communications team to meet deadlines.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Excellent writing and reading abilities;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Ability to save, backup and document for all steps taken;
  • Savvy internet research skills;
  • A love for technology and figuring things out.

Application Process and Deadline 

Apply by emailing a one-page resume to controller.galperin@lacity.org. In the subject line indicate the specific internship you are applying for. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please submit any questions you have to controller.galperin@lacity.org. *Note: this is an unpaid internship.

About the Office of Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin

Los Angeles Controller Ron Galperin is the taxpayers’ watchdog at City Hall, making sure public dollars are spent efficiently and effectively. He is also the elected paymaster, auditor and chief accounting officer for the City of Los Angeles.

Galperin oversees a team that conducts independent audits, manages City payroll and spending, prepares financial reports, pursues fraud and waste, and works to create a more transparent and accountable city for everyone. His reports are improving street maintenance, arts funding, management of special funds, L.A.’s trees, emergency services and many other City functions.

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