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Majority Leader Baskin Seeks Interns


The Erie County Legislature unanimously passed a resolution at its legislative session on January 18, 2019 that asks supports state and other legislative action to protect the confidentiality of shelters for victims of human trafficking.


Erie County Legislator and Majority Leader April N.M. Baskin joined Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz at a ceremony to sign the 2019 Erie County Budget into law on Monday, December 10th.



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Erie County Legislator & Majority Leader April N.M. Baskin is announcing that several HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) outreach sessions for the second legislative district will be held.

The first outreach session will be held at...

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These are non-paid internships. Legislator Baskin’s office will provide college credit (per college's procedures) & formal letter reviewing work. Each internship is 15 hours per week.

Internship A, Media Relations

Intern will perform a wide range of communication and public relations duties with constituents. Responsibilities include:

  • Connecting our office with media representatives and organizations within Buffalo's urban community;
  • Create social media announcements based on government activities;
  • Assist planning weekly radio/live video content;
  • Draft responses to inquiries from constituents and press;
  • Assist with writing press releases, newsletters, website content and speeches;
  • Help arrange and attend public appearances or special events with Legislator Baskin.

Internship B, District Office Assistant

Intern will perform a wide range of data collection and office maintenance duties. Responsibilities include:

  • Filing, typing, entering data, and maintaining office records;
  • Receiving phone calls and directing them to proper personnel;
  • Communicate with constituents and help identify their needs;
  • Taking shorthand notes of communications with constituents, and helping with them to complete forms and paperwork.

Candidate must be familiar with computers, software applications, and databases. Must be able to prioritize information. Must write in a clear and concise manor.

Please contact James Coughlin at james.coughlin@erie.gov to apply for these internships.