Interested in state politics?
Want to get real political and policy experience to jump start your career?
Want to get paid $3,500 and get course credits to boot?
The New York state legislature offers students a chance to participate in state government and the legislative process by interning at the state capital. Students have the opportunity to get involved in state government and gain firsthand knowledge of the legislative process. Interns work a minimum of 30 hours for Assembly and Senate members doing research and other tasks in the membersí offices. Interns also take a state government class taught by St. Johnís University and Syracuse University professors. Also, interns receive a $3,500 stipend for participating in the internship.
The Internship program encourages and actively recruits students from any and all academic backgrounds, including the non government major.
Interested students should contact Bob Turner in the government department.
For more information
Here is the official NY Assembly web page on internships.
Here is the official NY Senate web page on internships and click on Student Programs link.
Here are Skidmore students' descriptions of their internship experiences.