Galef Announces High School Internship Program

August 30, 2006
New York State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef has announced the start of an internship program for high school students at her local office for this current school year. Her internship program has run successfully for over fourteen years, and offers a unique educational experience for students as they participate in the daily activities of their government and serve their community.

High school interns help to run Assemblywoman Galef’s local office in downtown Ossining, working on projects and assignments that are crucial to the functioning of local government and that also provide experience in a number of different fields. Interns write letters, research bills, write press releases, work on newsletters and deal with constituents in addition to working on special projects.

“Our interns certainly serve as an invaluable part of our local office,” said Assemblywoman Galef. “They work on a wide variety of projects, which allow our interns to use the talents they have while also improving other abilities. Interns learn as they work, and the lessons they take with them will last a lifetime.”

“The program is definitely an educational opportunity like no other,” said longtime intern and Briarcliff High School student Sam Chalsen. “I’ve learned a tremendous amount about local government and about the legislature that I wouldn’t have been able to learn in any other place. The experiences I’ve had here will help me in all kinds of environments, not just in the fields of politics and civil service.”

Assemblywoman Galef’s office is currently seeking interns. If you are interested in more information on the internship program or you are a high school student and looking to apply, please contact chief-of-staff Catherine Borgia at (914) 941-1111.