Summer 2023 Fellow: Adrian Thai ’24

Office Description

The King County Council is the legislative branch of government for King County, a region of 2.3 million people. There are 9 council members for the region, each representing about 260,000 people. The SIG intern would work for one of the council members, Girmay Zahilay, who is a Stanford alum, and represents parts of the region in Seattle and a portion of unincorporated King County . The King County Council sets broad policy and controls the budget for the numerous services that the county government provides the region.

Description of the Work

Primary responsibilities for our interns include scheduling and constituent services. There may be other responsibilities, including event planning, constituent, communications and policy or committee support. Participation at in-person community events is also expected to be a major part of the fellowship.

Desired Skills

The top skills that we are looking for are strong organizational, time management, and professional skills. Someone who will always be on time to meetings, and respond to emails, and other communications in a timely manner. The intern also should have great writing and communication skills, both externally and internally. Externally, the intern represents our office and must display good judgment, good writing, compassion, and integrity. Internally, the intern should communicate their needs, listen, and show respect to the whole team.

Proficiency with the Microsoft and Google suites of office software applications: Word, Outlook, Excel, Google Sheets and Google Docs; experience with customer service work (help desk, customer support, retail customer service) contribute to success in the position. Most of all, we’d love to see an eagerness to learn, contribute, and collaborate.

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