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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.   


"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  


Summer 2014 Interns: 

2014 interns


Current Interns


Ryan Hyunh

Ryan was born and raised in Garden Grove, CA. He is going to be a second year at UC Berkeley pursuing a degree in Ethnic Studies and Political Science. Over at UC Berkeley, he is becoming more involved in progressive organizations and has developed a passion for social justice, as it allows him to try his best to see things from the perspective of others. He hopes this passion can inspire others to stand up for what they believe in. Through this internship, Ryan wants to learn more about how he can apply this passion to public policy, with the hopes of being able to pursue his dream of one day becoming a leader who will change the world.

Adan de Lira

Adan was born and raised in San Jose, California. He completed his undergraduate degree at UC Irvine in political science and criminology, law, & society. He is currently pursuing  his masters degree in public administration with a concentration in urban management at Cal State Fullerton. Adan is interested in a variety of city management issues specifically those concerning affordable housing, city planning, law enforcement, and the environment.

Lauren  Murphy

Lauren has lived in the Bay Area her whole life. She grew up in Walnut Creek and is now living in Berkeley. She is about to start her third year at UC Berkeley as a Rhetoric and Society and Environment double major. Issues involving the environment especially interest her and she is excited to help make Berkeley a more environmentally friendly city though this internship. For fun, Lauren enjoys running, reading, spending time outdoors, and cooking. Lauren hopes to attend law school after she graduates and pursue a career in environmental law.

Randy Tran 

Randy is a graduate of the Department of Political Science at the San Francisco State University. He has plans to pursue a graduates degree in Public Policy, and eventually a juris doctorate in Environmental Law. His passion is to help others and make differences in people's lives, one person at a time. 

Annaick Miller 

Annaick was born and raised in Berkeley. She is currently a junior at Tufts University, where she is majoring in political science with a minor in communications and media studies. She is particularly interested in policy regarding environmental affairs, urban inequalities, and gender issues. She hopes this internship will provide her with a better understanding of the inner workings of local government and the legislative process. 

Leanne Bolano

Leanne grew up in San Ramon, CA. She is a second year at UC Davis, studying Environmental Science and Management. Her interest in the environment started with a gardening internship in Berkeley, and grew during her first year of college at UC Riverside, where she was actively involved in sustainability outreach to the campus and city. Her interest in public policy started in high school when she competed in speech & debate, advocating for environmental projects such as solar panel use and increased recycling. She is excited to combine these two interests during her internship in Kriss Worthington's office.

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Raja Sutherland  

Raja is a Berkeley native. He is a third year at San Francisco State University and majoring in International Relations. Through this internship, he hopes to learn more about sustainability and policies which contribute to a greener environment. He is a published author through his university and is familiar with politics through serving on multiple student governments, his latest being at City College of San Francisco. Upon graduation he hopes to find a job which will let him satisfy his longtime desire to see the world and make a difference.

Kim Almanza

 Kimberly is going to be a fourth year at UC Berkeley, majoring in geography. She comes from Sacramento, California. As an intern she hopes to be more involved with local government and public policy. She is most passionate about labor rights and education reform.  

Alexandria Ku 

 Alexandria is from the Bay Area and will be a second year at the University of California, Berkeley. She is majoring in Legal Studies and will be applying to the Haas School of Business in the fall. She has been working with Rotary International and Interact since her freshman year of high school and Interact since her freshman year of highschool and she continues to pursue her passion for public service through these organizations. Through this internship, she hopes to learn more about public policy and the local government.

 Pratik Thapa

Born in Nepal, Pratik has been living in the United States for the last 10 years. He is currently a student at San Francisco State University majoring in Urban Studies and Planning. He is interested in urban design and planning and aspires to become an Urban Designer. He wants to learn about the fundamental of city management and every day policies that make cities what they are. He reckons the internship opportunity will help make him a better student. He is a big fan of soccer and likes doing outdor activities.

Gita Venkat

Gita grew up in Fremont and is going to be a senior at Irvington High School. She enjoys working at the Chabot Space and Science Center, singing, and playing competitive cricket. Through her internship with Councilmember Worthington, she hopes to broaden her knowledge of city government.

Ravi Maddali 

Ravi was born in India, but grew up in the Bay Area. A rising senior at Quarry Lane School in Dublin, he is extremeley interested in political science, economics, and labor relations. He expresses these interests mainly through participation in Model U.N. and Model Congress. Ravi looks forward to continuing working in these fields of interest for years to come.


Brandi Campbell 

Brandi has a rich professional and academic background exemplifying her commitment to equity and environmental work. Currently she is completing her graduate degree in Urban and Regional Planning at Portland State University with a concentration in the Environment and Urban Design while working as a Program Manager for Roots of Success, a Berkeley-based organization that produces an empowering environmental literacy and job readiness curriculum for the hardest to employ. Previously she received her BS in Environmental Studies from San Francisco State University, with a concentration in Natural Resource Management and Conservation and a minor in Geography. Her past work experience includes being an educational advocate for youth of color, organizing events at the intersection of art and activism, facilitating community poetry workshops for UC Berkeley, assisting with numerous Bay Area urban ecological and wetland restoration projects, campaigning for local environmental legislation, and conducting research for The San Francisco Planning Department’s Green Connections project.


 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!

For more information, email or give us a call at (510) 981-7170 














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