The New York State Assembly offers up to 150 college students an opportunity to get involved in state government and gain firsthand knowledge of the legislative process. Interns are enrolled in a course taught by the Intern Committee Professors-in-Residence. They are assigned research and administrative responsibilities in an Assembly office. The Assembly Intern Committee awards a stipend and book allowance to each Session Intern. In the Spring of 2014, the stipend and allowance equaled $4,500.
Completion of 42 semester hours
Open to all majors
This program is only for Spring semesters. The normal BSC deadline is mid-October. The specific date is set at the beginning of each fall semester.
Obtain an application form from the Political Science Department, Classroom Building B218. Complete and submit to:
Dr. Steve Pendleton, Chair
Political Science Department
Classroom Building B218
Students intern with a member of the New York State Assembly during the spring semester. You must have junior or senior status (completed at least 60 college credits) when you begin your internship. This is a PAID internship. This internship carries a letter grade (A-E).
Application deadline is in the fall (October/November).
Check website: http://assembly.state.ny.us:/internship
If you are accepted, you will need to provide a copy of your acceptance letter to the PS Internship Coordinator, who will then grant you permission to register for PSC 488, Internship.
Students intern with a member of the New York State Senate during the spring semester. This is a PAID internship. This internship carries a letter grade (A-E).
Application deadline is generally in early to mid-October.
Check website: http://www.senate.state.ny.us/StudentPrograms.nsf/Public_index?openform
If you are accepted, you will need to provide a copy of your acceptance letter to the Political Science Internship Coordinator, who will then grant you permission to register for PSC 488, Internship.
Buffalo State students pay normal tuition and fees. The stipend should cover most Albany lodging, meals, and transportation.
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