Mar 19, 2019  
College Catalog 2017-2018 
College Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

POS 290 Senate and Assembly Internship

Credits: (9)
Senate and Assembly internships are available on a competitive basis for outstanding sophomores. Applicants are screened by a selection committee in Albany after approval by the Campus Liaison Officer. The program begins in early January with a week-long orientation to the operation of the state government, with particular reference to the workings of the Legislature. Interns then receive full-time intern assignments for 30+ hours per week in an office of a NYS Assembly or Senate member. Office tasks involve constituent work, research on specific legislation, research on the legislative process, representation of the office at campaign and legislative events, and office administration. On-site supervisors are either members of the Legislature (Senate or Assembly), or members of their staff. A work plan and a learning contract are developed between the intern and supervisor, and intern performance is evaluated regularly. A stipend is available for housing in Albany. Prerequisite(s): POS 100  or POS 102 , or permission of instructor Co-requisite(s): POS 291