Assemblyman Robin Schimminger announced today that a limited number of positions are available for college students who wish to participate in internships with the New York State Assembly in Albany.
The Session Intern Program is available to juniors and seniors who are matriculated in a college degree program. Upper level community college students are eligible to apply. Interns will spend a minimum of 30 hours a week, from January to May, working in an Assembly memberís office on various projects and learning about the legislative process. Interns are awarded a $4,140 stipend and can receive a semester of college credit for participating.
The Graduate Intern Program is available to students who are enrolled in or have recently completed a graduate degree program. Graduate Interns work full time with Assembly leaders in professional assignments from January through June and receive an $11,500 stipend.
Applications for both the Session Intern Program and the Graduate Intern Program are available at area colleges or from Assemblyman Schimmingerís district office. Applications to the Assembly Intern Program must be postmarked by November 1, 2006, but individual colleges generally set earlier October deadlines for receiving Session Intern applications in order to facilitate the college review process. Graduate Intern candidates must submit their applications directly to the Intern Committee.