Assemblywoman Galef Announces Internship Program Openings

Interns gain valuable skills that can serve them beyond school
January 11, 2010
Assemblywoman Galef with Amelia Clements (left) and Victoria Cafarelli (right) working hard on legislation.
Assemblywoman Sandy Galef is currently offering internships to interested high school and college students. This is the seventeenth year the program is being offered. Interns gain a unique educational experience by participating in the everyday activities of their state and local government.

Interns help run Assemblywoman Galef’s district office in downtown Ossining. During their time in the office, they have the opportunity to work on significant projects and gain first-hand knowledge in a number of different areas. Interns write letters, research bills, write press releases, help compose newsletters, and assist with constituent issues. Many interns also focus on special projects and join Assemblywoman Galef at community events.

These unpaid internships offer a valuable opportunity for volunteers to make a difference in their community, and learn or improve skills that will be important throughout their lives. “Interns have a great time learning about government through their work in the office,” said Assemblywoman Galef. “They are able to utilize talents they possess, as well as improve and develop new abilities that will last them throughout their lives.”

“We love interning for Assemblywoman Galef,” said Amelia Clements and Victoria Cafarelli of Ossining High School. “It allows us to experience local and state politics first hand. We’ve gained important skills and had a lot of fun while doing it,” they concluded. Alley Liang of Yorktown High School said, “Working here has given me invaluable first-hand experience on a wide range of topics.”

Students may also use their volunteer hours interning to gain community service credit for organizations they serve.

For more information about the internship program or to apply, please contact Dana Levenberg at (914) 941-1111 or email levenbergd@assembly.state.ny.us.