Fall Fellowship

The Office of City of Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs is looking to hire an intern for Fall 2017, and Stanford in Government is offering a stipend for the student.

To apply, please email the following items to idrummon@stanford.edu by September 1, 2017:

  1. Resume
  2. Response to the following questions:
    1. Why are you interested in interning for the Mayor of Stockton? What do you bring to the experience and what do you hope to gain from it? (250 words)
    2. Describe a problem in Stockton, explain why it need needs fixing, and propose a policy that will address it with the goal of implementation. (300 words)

Questions? Email idrummon@stanford.edu.

The Office: 

Mayor Tubbs graduated from Stanford in 2012 with a BA in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity and a Master’s in Policy, Leadership, and Organizational Studies. Tubbs became the youngest councilmember in the history of Stockton in 2012, where he championed the creation of the City’s Office of Violence Prevention, founded the Reinvent South Stockton Coalition, and led the South Stockton Promise Zone planning efforts.  At the time, Stockton had one of the highest violent crime and unemployment rates and had just become the largest city in America to file for bankruptcy. In 2016, he continued his promise to “Reinvent Stockton” when he was elected Mayor with endorsements from Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey. Tubbs is currently working passionately and tirelessly to revitalize this city of over 300,000 citizens by focusing on violent crime, economic development, collective impact strategies, and partnering with school districts to improve education. The office of Mayor Tubbs looks forward to working with interns to #ReinventStockton.

The Position: 

Policy Research Intern:  Policy research interns will receive on-the-job training for how to research, prepare, and present policy proposals for immediate implementation. Interns will focus on a number of pressing issues, including improving police-community relations to reduce crime, implementing a housing first model to end homelessness, and altering municipal regulations to accommodate marijuana legalization. The internship is 15 hours/week, with the option to work remotely or in Stockton

Time: 15 hours/week, location: Stockton (option to work remotely).