2006-09-15 / Community

Pheffer Seeks Students As Legislative Interns

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer reports that the New York State Assembly is offering two internship programs to eligible college and graduate students for the upcoming 2007 Legislative Session.

The Assembly Session Internship offers up to 150 college students a chance to participate in state government and legislative process through a well-structured practical learning experience. Most colleges grant Session Interns a full semester of credit, as recommended by the Regents National Program on Noncollegiate Sponsored Instruction. The Assembly Intern Committee awards a $4,140 stipend to each Session Intern to help defray the cost of relocating to Albany from January 2nd through May 9th, 2007. Applicants for this program must be matriculated in a college degree program as juniors or seniors. They must be NYS residents or attend a college in NYS. Applicants may be from any major and should have a strong interest in state government and the legislative process. All applicants must demonstrate academic ability, intellectual curiosity and receive the positive recommendation of their campus liaison. Students of all majors may apply.

The 2007 Graduate Internship provides full-time research or policy analysis positions with Assembly leaders, committees and research staffs. The position offers an $11,500 stipend for working in Albany from January 2nd through June 20th, 2007. Applicants for the Internship must be matriculated in or have recently completed a graduate degree program. They must be NYS residents or attend a university in New York. Applicants should have excellent research skills and a strong interest in state government and the legislative process. Students of all majors may apply.

Students interested in applying for either of these 2007 Internships should meet with their on-campus liaison, who should have application forms and necessary instructions. If you do not know who your on-campus liaison is, or in the event they do not have the appropriate application material, you may call the Assembly Intern Committee at (518) 455-4704 for further assistance.

All applications must be forwarded to the Assembly Intern Committee with a postmark no later than November 1, 2006.

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