Opportunities


As a member of L.A. Controller Ron Galperin’s Communications team, you will be part of a dynamic, fast-paced environment at City Hall. 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 no later than August 30, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. 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.

The Community Engagement and Innovation team is responsible for raising public awareness of the Controller’s mission and work, which includes the introduction of cutting edge technology to local government and the transparency it enables around city finances, work efficiency, and constituent services. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in community outreach and civic leadership.

Responsibilities

  • Researching, coordinating, and attending events for the Office of the Controller 
  • Engaging in community outreach to various stakeholders, including neighborhood councils, chambers of commerce, schools, nonprofit groups, businesses, etc. 
  • Contributing to internal events with pre-planning, logistics and follow-up 
  • Performing a variety of administrative duties as needed

Skills and Qualifications

  • Excellent writing, research, and organizational skills 
  • Strong communication and critical thinking skills 
  • Outgoing and creative mindset 
  • Self-starter that can work independently and with teams 
  • Familiarity with event planning and City of Los Angeles neighborhoods a plus

Application Process and Deadline

Apply by emailing a one-page resume to controller.galperin@lacity.org no later than August 30, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. 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.

The Accounting Operations Division is responsible for funds and appropriation accounting, audit and approval of demands against the City Treasury, City payroll for more than 45,000 City employees and other disbursements. We are looking for self-directed, detail-oriented interns in the areas of Accounting, Finance, and Public Policy.

The Demand Audit Section is responsible for the review and approval of demands (payments) against the City Treasury. The section establishes Citywide policies and procedures regarding receipt of goods and services, payment processing, and disbursement of City funds. The section is also responsible for the filing and remittance of payroll, sales, and use taxes to federal and State agencies. The section also administers the Citywide Travel and Purchasing Card programs.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Strong customer service and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organization and planning skills
  • Ability to work under time sensitive and tight deadline environment

Application Process and Deadline

Apply directly by emailing your resume to controller.galperin@lacity.org by August 30, 2019, 5:00 p.m. In the subject line indicate the exact internship you are applying for. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please submit any questions to controller.galperin@lacity.org. *Please 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.

The Financial Management System (FMS) Section oversees operations of the City’s core financial system, which includes Accounting Receivable, Accounts Payable, Cost Accounting, General Ledger, Business Intelligence, and Procurement.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Web design 
  • Graphic design skills 
  • Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator or other visual design and wire-framing tools 
  • Proficiency in HTML, CSS and JavaScript for rapid prototyping 
  • Ability to solve problems creatively and effectively 
  • Up-to-date with the latest Web trends, techniques and technologies 
  • Strong customer service and problem-solving skills 
  • Ability to read and follow manuals and instructions 
  • Ability to observe processes and create a step-by-step documentation 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 
  • Ability to work effectively with others 
  • Strong organizational and planning skills 
  • Ability to work under time-sensitive and tight-deadline environment

Application Process and Deadline

Apply by emailing your resume to controller.galperin@lacity.org no later than August 30, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. In the subject line indicate the exact 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.

Controller Ron Galperin and his staff are known for integrating technology and open data in the public sector. Using tech, design, and innovative thinking, our goal is to increase transparency and seek new and unique solutions to government challenges.

Responsibilities

  • Updating content, videos, and images to the Controller’s official website;
  • Transferring and embedding content into a more simplified site structure;
  • Detailing documentation and improving management processes where possible;
  • Keeping track of refresh schedules;
  • Creating and publish data visualizations;
  • Brainstorming creative ways to make content interactive;
  • Coordinating with Communications and External Affairs teams to meet deadlines.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Excellent writing and reading abilities;
  • Extreme 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;
  • A record of building websites and/or working on a diverse array of platforms. 

Application Process and Deadline

Apply by emailing a one-page resume to controller.galperin@lacity.org no later than August 30, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. 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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