Photo Credit: Ernest Skinner: L-R: Jaydah Glasgow, Keishaun George, Zene Willughby, Council Memver Williams, Jahlil Rush, Hongxiang Zhao, and Olu Oladitan in the balcony of Council Chambers

The summer Intern class at Council Member Jumaane D. Williams’ office recently had the opportunity to observe the operations of New York’s City Government up close.
In particular, they witnessed on a trip to City Hall for the Council’s Stated Meetings, how large amounts of legislation are put before the full body for deliberation and votes.

The Intern class took the opportunity to watch the proceedings from the Balcony of the Council’s Chambers. Among the bills that were discussed and voted upon–were a proposed street co-naming by Council Member Williams, creating Jean-Jacques Dessalines Blvd. in Flatbush. The measure passed overwhelmingly.

The summer class of 2018 Interns come from a variety of schools and backgrounds within the Council-Member’s 45th,District.
During the Attachment, The Interns work in various departments, including legislative, community outreach and constituent affairs.
Council Member Williams has made it a priority to open up internship opportunities at his district and legislative offices, providing summer employment for youth throughout the city. It is his hope that other elected-officials and local businesses will follow his example in providing youth the space for much-needed growth.

In comments, the Council-Members stressed “It is exciting to see young people who are so interested in engaging with city government…. A summer job helps to develop essential skills for students, and it’s always been a priority for me to create opportunities in my office for that growth. I want to thank them for all of their hard work.”

The Summer 2018 Intern Class for District 45 is:

Julius Dinal from
Nazareth Regional HS, Brooklyn;

Dennis Futoryan from
New York Law School;

Keishaun George from
Unity Prep Charter HS, Brooklyn;

Jaydah Glasgow from
Delaware State University;

Denay Jones from
Academy of College Preparation & Career Exploration, Brooklyn;

Olu Oladitan from
Brooks School, North Andover, MA;

Wolf Pamphile from
NYC College of Technology/CUNY;

Jahlil Rush from
Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY;

Zene Willoughby from
Poly Prep HS, Brooklyn;

Tyanna Woodham from
Nazareth Regional HS, Brooklyn;

Macarthur Young
Brooklyn College/CUNY; and

Hongxiang Zhao
Stony Brook University/SUNY.

—Applications are currently being accepted for the fall internship program for District 45. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume to Council Member Williams’ Chief of Staff, Rance Huff at rhuff@council.nyc.gov.


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