EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

February 20, 2014

Rivera offers internship for college students interested in government


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — LAWRENCE — Mayor Daniel Rivera is offering an internship program for college students interested in pursuing a career in government or public administration.

Two students will be selected for each semester, with the spring program set to run for nine weeks, starting March 10 through May 9.

Duties include assisting the department with daily operations, such as answering the phone and returning messages from constituents, drafting letters, in-taking mail and other administrative tasks. Applicants must have strong interpersonal skills and professional communication skills.

Applications are available at the mayor’s office or downloading it from the city’s homepage at www.cityoflawrence.com under “Quick Links.”

“I am excited about bringing our future leaders into the mayor’s office,” Rivera said. “The students will receive first-hand experience in working with constituent services and serving the city of Lawrence.”

In addition to the application, prospective interns need to provide a copy of their driver’s license or college ID, a copy of their most recent college transcript. They should also send a typed 400-words maximum cover letter explaining what you hope to gain from the internship experience and why they should be considered for it. A letter of recommendation by a professor or other faculty member or previous employer is recommended, but not required.

Letters may be included in the application, or sent directly to the office via email at edelgado@cityoflawrence.com

Completed applications are due by 4 p.m., Feb. 28 at City of Lawrence, Mayor’s Office Internship Program, Room 309, 200 Common St., Lawrence, MA 01840

For additional information, contact Elizabeth Delgado at 978-620-3018.

Jon Nelson Band concert March 23

ANDOVER — Merrimack Valley Jewish Federation is hosting “March Music Madness” with the Jon Nelson Band.

The concert will be held March 23 from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at Temple Emanuel, 7 Haggetts Pond Road.

Jon Nelson, composer, performer, cantorial soloist and educator, was the founder of the Jewish rock and roll band, Yom Hadash. The Jon Nelson Band features drums, guitar, keyboard and vocalist.

Tickets are $9 children and seniors and $18 adults, with the opportunity to become a sponsor.

Senior issues discussed

METHUEN — All are invited to a Community Conversation with AARP State Director Mike Festa and State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell, Tuesday, March 18, at 1 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St., Methuen.

This open discussion will include the issues that face the aged 50 and older population today, including financial security, health security, AARP volunteer opportunities, life reimagined, 2014 AARP state legislative/budget priorities and the “Life @ 50+ National Member Event” to be held by the AARP in Boston May 8-10.

Register by March 14 at 617-305-0505.

North Andover indoor flea market

NORTH ANDOVER — The Senior Center will host an Indoor Flea Market March 22 (storm date March 29) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Call the Center to reserve table space, $15 for a 5-foot table and $30 for a 12-foot table. For those who would like to drop off items for Senior Center White Elephant Table, do so the week of March 17.

Call 978-688-9560 for more details.