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The GRADUATE INTERNSHIP provides full-time research or policy analysis positions with Assembly leaders, committees and research staffs. A $15,000 stipend is awarded for the January 4, 2016 to June 17, 2016 Internship.
DEADLINE: Completed applications can be mailed directly by the applicants and must be postmarked by the October 30, 2015 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. International students must have academic requirements in the United States to be eligible and are expected to have proper work authorization prior to the Internship start date, January 4, 2016.
THE INTERNSHIP: The Assembly Graduate Internship provides research and policy development experiences for up to ten qualifi ed 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.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Applications and all supporting documents must be submitted to the Assembly Intern Committee in a complete package. All materials must be postmarked by October 30, 2015. In mid-November, the selected applicants are interviewed in Albany. Travel expenses of applicants are not reimbursed. Final selections will be made shortly thereafter.
The following supporting documents are required of all applicants:
RESPONSIBILITIES: Graduate Scholars serve as full-time Assembly staff researchers and policy analysts. Assignments are based on experience, program of study, interest, and the availability of supervision within the Assembly. Graduate Scholars’ responsibilities include: fi scal analysis of proposed legislation and program budgets, researching and drafting bills and memos, and preparing background papers and reports. Specifi c duties are dependent on the abilities of the Graduate Scholar and the needs of the offi ce assigned. Assignments include the following:
STIPEND: Assembly Graduate Scholars receive a $15,000 stipend for the six-month, full-time Internship.
HOUSING: The Assembly Intern Committee does not provide housing for Graduate Scholars.