Admin Intern

Intern | Location: Civic Center

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Chelsea Lucktenberg

job description

Innovation Aide
(Open Data/Mapping Project Coordinator)

The Office of Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin is seeking an innovative and creative Innovation Aide. This person will work with a team to improve the lives of City residents by harnessing technology, open data and innovative thinking to produce clear and meaningful results. The ideal candidate possesses the ability to create and deliver groundbreaking visualizations for use by the Controller’s Office on a variety of digital platforms. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in the development of L.A. City Controller Ron Galperin’s Open Data initiative

  • Work with interns and staff on specific open data projects, including preparing and maintaining high quality datasets, generating interesting and accessible visualizations, and leveraging digital best practices

  • Work closely with the Director of Innovation on guidelines and strategic frameworks for data tools

  • Track and document internal protocols and best practices

  • Write and edit for internal documents, website metadata, and public-facing content

Desired Skills:

  • Adept at working with data to analyze and understand complex problems.

  • Experience in dataset management best practices and able to write clear, high quality documentation of personal work.

  • Experience in, or willingness to learn, ArcGIS software in order to tell meaningful stories with geo-spatial data.

  • Proficiency with creating data visualizations using tools such as Tableau, Power BI, Data Studio, or Excel; or other relevant tools and technologies.

  • Passionate about learning new skills and technologies.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to adapt to evolving situations.

  • Passionate about public service, policy, and improving the City of Los Angeles.

Job Type: 

  • Part-time

  • Temporary (terminates after 1,000 hours)

  • 15-30 hours per week


  • $22-$24/hour

How to apply

Email resume and one-page cover letter with subject “Innovation Deputy” to