A Few Internship Postings

Below are two great internship opportunities you should consider applying for:

NY STATE SENATE UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM
http://www.nysenate.gov/department/student-programs/undergraduate-program

The Senate Undergraduate Session Assistants Program offers approximately 30 talented undergraduate students an opportunity to experience state government and the legislative process, through their participation in an on-site, academic enriching, and career building work experience. The Program runs about four months, beginning in early January and ending in late April.

The Program was designed for college juniors and seniors, though exceptional sophomores are occasionally selected. Freshmen are ineligible. Majors in all accredited disciplines are accepted and encouraged; pursuit of a degree in history or political science is neither a prerequisite nor an advantage to selection. However, academic initiative, an avid interest in learning, maturity, and a strong work ethic are all essential for success.

Benefits:
– $4140 Stipend
– Network with State legislatures
– Learn about the NY State’s legislative process and the development of policies
– Observe government in action
– Eligible for a semester’s worth of credits
Application deadline is Friday October 31, 2014. Students can apply online or by mail. Click link above for more information.
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NY STATE ASSEMBLY INTERNSHIPS
http://assembly.state.ny.us/internship/
The New York State Assembly Intern Committee sponsors the Session Internship at the State Capital from January 5, 2015 to May 13, 2015. The SESSION INTERNSHIP offers up to 150 college students a chance to participate in state government and the legislative process through a well-structured practical learning experience. All Majors are encouraged to apply.
Benefits:
– $4,900 Stipend
– An advantage in today’s job market
– Annual Mock Session
– A full semester of credit
– Research and administrative responsibilities in an Assembly office.
As part of the Session Internship academic requirements, Interns complete: an Orientation; a work/learning contract and regular evaluations; an academic course taught by the Professors-in-Residence with required readings; discussion groups and a major research paper; Issue Policy Forums held on Mondays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday evenings as scheduled; and the Assembly Intern Committee’s Annual Mock Session and Awards Ceremony. The Session Internship is a comprehensive program requiring specific academic hours. Students are strongly advised not to enroll in additional courses. Interns with specific additional academic requirements should receive written or explicit approval from the Assembly Intern Office prior to the start of the 2013 Session Internship year.

Application deadline is Friday October 31, 2014. Students can apply online or by mail. Click link above for more information.