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: Internship Opportunity
New York State Senate
The Senate Undergraduate Session Assistants Program offers approximately 30 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.
Qualifications or Eligibility:
The Applicant must be:
• A United States citizen, and enrolled and matriculated in an accredited undergraduate degree program at a college or university located in New York State.
• The program is designed for college juniors and seniors, though exceptional sophomores may occasionally be selected. Freshmen are ineligible.
• Students must be enrolled full-time in the previous spring and current fall semester/trimester, possess a 3.0 grade point average or better, and meet their college/university requirements for off-campus study. A student’s eligibility status must be certified by their CLO, Academic Advisor, Chairman, Dean or other duly authorized campus personnel. Majors in all accredited disciplines are accepted; pursuit of a degree in history or political science is neither a prerequisite nor an advantage to selection. Academic achievement, personal initiative and an avid interest in learning, along with maturity and a strong work-ethic, are essential for success.
You must submit both a completed Undergraduate Session Assistants Application Form; official Transcript(s); a one-page resume; three confidential letters of reference from persons familiar with the applicant’s academic abilities and professional aptitude; a listing of three (3) legislative policy area preferences; a six-eight (6-8) page paper or essay; two one-page memoranda (a policy proposal and rebuttal); a personal Statement; certification of current coursework; and a signed Student Statement. Please schedule an appointment with an Internship counselor in C-102 or M101.
: Each student applying for a Senate Assistantship must contact their CLO, Academic Advisor, Chairman, Dean or other duly authorized campus personnel to determine: the requirements for off-campus study; if they are eligible to participate in such a program; the amount of credit they may receive for such participation; and the identity of their on-campus evaluator.
Students will receive a $4,140 stipend. Academic credit is required.
Students are required to work a minimum of 35 hours per week
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