|Company:||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.
|Stipend_or_Credit:||Students will receive a $4,140 stipend. Academic credit is required.|
|Information:||Students are required to work a minimum of 35 hours per week|
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