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 Employment Opportunities in Cambridge


POSTING DATE: December 19, 2018

Cambridge residents are especially encouraged to apply.

Department: City Manager's Office
Job Title: Equity and Inclusion Intern, Office of Equity and Inclusion
Job Code: X209
Civil Service Position: Non Civil Service position
Union Affiliation: None
Hours Per Week: 15-18 hours per week; 6-month temporary position (exact end date negotiable); must be available to work 2 or 3 days per week


The City of Cambridge is committed to building and supporting a municipal workforce that reflects the diversity and inclusive spirit of the residents that it serves. The Office of Equity and Inclusion which helps to advance the City's diversity, equity, inclusion, access and opportunity efforts seeks an intern to provide administrative and professional support to its Director. Specific duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Research established and emerging best practices in diversity, equity and inclusion, and help support translation of those best practices in the City's workplace.
  • Assist in preparing comprehensive equity and inclusion reports and documents to help disseminate the equity and inclusion message; create other reports as requested by the Director.
  • Help with the development, implementation and evaluation of diversity, equity and inclusion policies and procedures.
  • Assist with City departments' outreach and recruitment efforts.
  • Help ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and municipal laws, ordinances, policies, and procedures, e.g. Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity, Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, etc.
  • Work on special projects and perform other duties as required or as situations dictate.



  • A Bachelor's degree in sociology, psychology, legal studies, human services, political science, public policy, public administration, organizational development, communication or other related fields required.
  • Evidence of nuanced and broad understanding of racial, religious, cultural, socioeconomic status, gender expression, and sexual orientation, as well as a general understanding of conflict management and community building.
  • Evidence of basic knowledge, skills, awareness of, and commitment to, contemporary issues of inclusion, social justice, implicit/explicit bias, diversity, access and equity.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills; ability to work and interact with people of diverse backgrounds in a tactful, appropriate, positive, respectful and compassionate manner.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, demonstrate maturity, and to exercise sound and proper judgment.
  • Experience managing and coordinating research and project responsibilities; ability to maintain and compile accurate and detailed records and reports.
  • Must exhibit strong time management skills and ability to multi-task while remaining organized and taking initiative in anticipating and completing tasks.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and productively as a proactive team player.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and visual presentation skills; ability to analyze data and effectively present information in a variety of formats and styles for different audiences.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work independently.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint and Microsoft Excel.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Legal education or Master's-level coursework strongly preferred.
  • Broad knowledge of civil rights and other discrimination laws: local, state and federal.
  • Administrative experience in diversity and inclusion work and inter-group relations, and experience working with diverse communities and a wide variety of people.
  • Experience in setting diversity, equity and inclusion goals and establishing related programs.
  • Ability to analyze voluminous and complex data and write cohesive, well-developed reports.
  • Experience working in both the private and public sectors a plus.
  • Knowledge of the Cambridge community.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to access, input and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to maintain multiple files. Ability to travel periodically to nearby City of Cambridge buildings for various meetings. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Standard office environment. Fluorescent lighting. Heating and air conditioning systems. Moderate noise level.

RATE: $15.64/hour; this is an internship, non-benefitted position


Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest; external applicants submit both your resume and letter of interest via email to: or to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Resumes and letters of interest requested by 1/22/19.  Position will remain open until filled.

The City of Cambridge is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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