Assemblywoman Galef Highlights Her Intern Program on Her “Dear Sandy” TV Show

July 29, 2014

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef with her interns Liam Cushen, Brendan Szendro, Hamza Raja (back row), Anastasia Friedland, Patricia Carbary, and Emily Johl (front row).

The latest installment of Assemblywoman Sandy Galef’s television program “Dear Sandy” focuses on the intern program she runs in her district office. Six interns discussed with Sandy the type of work that goes on in the legislative office.

Interns in the Assemblywoman’s office gave an insightful description of how their experiences from the job have helped them in their lives. Interns are a valuable asset to the office and they get hands on experience by writing letters, e-mails, press releases and help to publicize forums and press conferences. Interns are also able to gain other skills by helping constituents in the area who may be having problems. As discussed in the program, many interns show their appreciation for being involved in the community where they live.

“The interns are a valuable component to my office. Not only are they able to expand their own skill set, but they are also able to develop new skills and experience new opportunities,” said Assemblywoman Galef. “Interns learn a lot through this internship, but I also learn a lot through working with these incredible individuals.”

The intern program for Assemblywoman Sandy Galef is a great way for young men and women to gain experience relevant to their possible career choice while becoming involved in their community. Many of the interns involved in the program are aspiring to other lines of work, such as reporters, journalists, and writers as well as government officials. Ranging from high school to college students, interns gain training that will guide them through graduation and into new careers.

“From writing documents in the office to attending press conferences, my internship has given me the chance to learn and be exposed to a wide variety of new opportunities,” said Ossining intern and SUNY New Paltz student Patricia Carbary. “I was able to attend an installment of a 9/11 memorial statue at Croton Landing, and a few weeks before that, I attended a press conference for the Sing Sing Historic Museum Project where I got a chance to meet U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer.”

“Being on the show was a unique opportunity to inform the audience of all the interesting things I was doing in Sandy’s office, from writing press releases to meeting Senators,” said intern and Yorktown High School student Liam Cushen.

If you are interested in an internship at Sandy Galef’s office, you can visit her website and fill out an application under the “Important Links” Tab.

To learn more, tune in to cable television at the following dates and times.

“Intern Show” airs as follows:

Cablevision
7/25, 8/1, 8/8, 8/15
at 9:00 P.M. on
Ossining and Peekskill Channel 15

(Briarcliff, Ossining, Scarborough, Buchanan, Cortlandt, Croton, Garrison, Montrose, Peekskill, Philipstown South, Verplanck)
Wappingers Falls Channel 21
(Cold Spring, Philipstown North)
and
Yorktown Channel 74

(Lake Peekskill, Putnam Valley)

Comcast
7/25, 8/1, 8/8
at 7:30 pm
Carmel, Kent, Mahopac & Putnam Valley Channel 8

*Please check your local listings as the air dates for this channel may change

Verizon FiOS Customers
Please check your local listings for specific air times.