The Assembly Graduate Internship provides research and policy development experiences for up to ten qualified graduate students. Graduate Scholars have the opportunity to develop their understanding of the legislative process and New York State government and to apply their ideas and research skills in the legislative process. Graduate Scholars are required to attend Issue Policy Forums and are enrolled in a course taught by the Faculty Advisor. Approximately one-third of the participants in the Internship have moved into other positions in state government. The Assembly Intern Committee affords graduate students a unique professional learning experience.
The Graduate Internship provides full-time research or policy analysis positions with Assembly leaders, committees and research staffs. Assembly Graduate Scholars receive an $11,500 (biweekly $934.97 before taxes) stipend for the six-month, full-time Internship.
Deadline: Completed applications can be mailed directly by the applicants and must be postmarked by the November 1, 2011 deadline. Extensions may be requested by calling the Assembly Intern Committee at (518)455-4704.
Eligibility: Applicants for the Internship must be matriculated in or have recently completed (one year from date of graduation) a graduate degree program. Applicants should have excellent research skills and a strong interest in state government and the legislative process. All majors may apply.
For more details about the Internship and an Internship application, please visit the New York State Assembly Internships website: http://assembly.state.ny.us/internship/graduates/.