Special Academic Opportunities

New York State Assembly Session Internship

Internships are valued academic achievements that provide job experience in an atmosphere of intellectual liberty.  This program is comprised of a rigorous classroom component, but also secures a trustworthy environment for students. All internships are based in Albany, usually with the Assembly members, occasionally with Assembly staffs.  All placements are thoughtfully made, taking into consideration the students’ skills and interests and matching them against the priorities of the Assembly members.

The program sponsors up to 150 full-time paid internships and provides a stipend of $4,140 per semester to help offset the cost of living in Albany.  All applicants are responsible for housing arrangements.  The Intern Committee holds a “Housing Day” every December to aid students in this process. A required course in New York State Politics is essential and includes weekly classes, readings, quizzes and writings.


Applicant must be a junior, senior, or graduate student at the time of the internship and a resident of New York State or enrolled at a college or university located in New York State.

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Late October 2009



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