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Councilmember Kriss Worthington’s internship program gives individuals the experience needed to work within city government through hands-on tasks. Intern tasks include office management, constituent services, policy research, community organizing, and more. Kriss welcomes intern candidates of all backgrounds who wish to participate firsthand in Berkeley policymaking and constituent assistance. Because working for the people is a 24/7 job, we accept interns year-round!       


Application Process   

Please send your resume with a statement of interest to, or give us a call at (510) 981-7170.   




 The Summer 2013 Interns

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Summer interns Sonam, Stefan, and Katie, hard at work!   

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     Some insights from current interns at Kriss Worthington's office:  

"Interning with Kriss has been an amazing experience so far! I've learned so much in the amount of time I've been here, from researching and drafting council items, to leading weekly meetings and working with such a diverse group of people. I love the friendly atmosphere and I can't wait to see what the rest of the internship has in store." -Savana, Summer Intern 2013  


Current Interns

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       Savana Manglona  

SAVANA was born and raised on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands. She is currently a third year undergraduate student at the University of California, Berkeley studying Political Science with an emphasis on International Relations. She also serves as an intern for the ASUC under the Office of the President. Savana hopes to go to law school after undergrad and pursue a career in politics or a legal career.   

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Audrey Breitwieser

AUDREY grew up in the Bay Area in El Cerrito and Orinda. She is going into her sophomore year at Claremont McKenna College in the Los Angeles area, where she is studying economics. She is particularly interested in topics such as microfinance in impoverished countries and policy decisions in local government organizations affecting the day-to-day life of the members of the community.  


Katie Shepherd  

KATIE has spent most of her life in Northern California and lived in New York City during middle school. She returned to the Bay Area for high school and attended Mills College in East Oakland for college. At Mills, she majored in Sociology/Anthropology and took classes at UC Berkeley and minor in City Planning. For fun, she is learning how to urban bike, and enjoys cooking as well as watching Netflix crime dramas. Her post-graduate plans include studying landscape architecture and improving the urban environment.  

Samantha Lai

SAMANTHA grew up in Los Angeles, but feels at home in the fog. An Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies major at UC Berkeley, Sam has been involved in various on-campus Asian Pacific Islander organizations, probably too many for her own good. When she isn’t talking about queer/transgender equality or pugs, most likely she can be found at Sheng Kee Bakery.  


Janet Shuy  

JANET was born and raised in San Jose, California and is going to be a senior in the fall at UC Berkeley. She plans to graduate with a degree in architecture major and minors in City Planning and Sustainable Design.  Her interests with interning for the city reside in policy regarding climate change and housing policies. She hopes that this may help her better understand the built infrastructure from a legal point of view.  


Derek McDonald  

DEREK is a Berkeley native. He will be moving to Colorado at the end of the summer for an internship with the Colorado State Senate and is pursuing a degree in Political Economy. Though his internship with Councilmember Worthington’s office has essentially become a full time position, he still finds time to play soccer, bike, and enjoys a good book.  


Sonam Lama  

SONAM was born and raised in Berkeley and Oakland. She is a fourth year at UC Merced, majoring in Business  Management. Through her internship with Councilmember Worthington, she hopes to diversify her knowledge of the local goverment.  


Stefan Elgstrand   

STEFAN is a fourth year at UC Berkeley, majoring in Political Science. Originally from the United Kingdom, he has been living in the Bay Area since 2000. He has taken part in student government and political activism on the Berkeley campus, working closely with labor unions. He was also a founding member of the debate team at his community college, Los Medanos. He hopes this internship will provide him with experience with policy matters.    



Jennifer Welden  

JENNIFER is an East Bay native, originally from Richmond, California.  She is a second year student at the University of California, Berkeley, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Public Policy.  Interested in a variety of issues, most notably those concerning the environment, affordable housing, and education, Jennifer hopes to one day pursue a job in government.  


Judi Abegania  

JUDI is from Victorville, California and has lived there for most of her life. She graduated in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley. She has been involved in many progressive organizations on the UC Berkeley campus surrounding the topic of public education and social inequalities. She hopes to learn more about public policy by working with the Kriss Worthington team and apply for a graduate program in education policy in the upcoming year.  

jennifer Jennifer Chan  

JENNIFER is currently a third year attending the University of California, Irvine as an urban studies major and minoring in urban and regional planning.  Coming from the suburbs of Sacramento, CA, her interests in urban planning came from annual family vacations such as New Orleans, Hong Kong and Sydney.  She hopes to attend the University of California, Berkeley in pursuing a Masters in urban and regional planning, and go back to Southern California in improving their public transportation and create better mixed use neighborhoods and CBD.  

Tannaz Noormohammadi  

TANNAZ is a third year at UC Berkeley double majoring in Political Science and Media Studies. Originally from Los Angeles (specifically the San Fernando Valley), she came to the bay area in the hopes of graduating and attending law school. She is also a caseworker at UC Berkeley’s ASUC Student Advocates Office. As an intern she hopes to get a hands on experience with both local government and policy projects.  


Aldrin Carreon  

 ALDRIN is from Carson, California a suburb of the greater Los Angeles area. He is a fourth-year student studying Political Economy at UC Berkeley with a concentration in metropolitan politics and urbanization. He is an avid photographer and hiker interested in issues of environmental justice, transportation, economic development, and urban inequalities, particularly with regards to minority communities. He is looking forward to learning more about city governance and policies shaping different communities on the road to pursuing his dreams of working in local and/or state government.  


Chandrabh Akireddy 

 CHANDRABH is a high school student at Saint Francis High School in Mountain View, California. He is a nationally ranked competitor on his school’s speech team and is on the board of the school’s radio station. In the community, he has worked with the local Rotarians and attended Rotary meetings through the Interact organization, and has volunteered with job-seeking immigrants in the community. He aims to gain experience in public policy and an understanding government organization.    


Ella Bastone


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We hope these interns' stories encourage you to apply to be an intern in our office.   

Kriss is always looking for eager, energetic interns to help us in our work around the district!  


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