The New York State Assembly Intern Committee sponsors the Session Internship at the State Capital starting every January. The SESSION INTERNSHIP offers college students a chance to participate in state government and the legislative process through a well-structured practical learning experience. Assembly Session Internships give students an advantage in today's job market, providing real government experience in a comprehensive academic Program.
The Assembly Intern Committee awards a $5,025 stipend to each Session Intern in the January 4, 2016 to May 11, 2016 Internship. Most colleges grant Session Interns a full semester of credit, as recommended by the National College Credit Recommendation Service (National CCRS). To view a copy of the 2012 National CCRS revalidation site report, please visit us online at: http://assembly.state.ny.us/internship/.
The Assembly offers up to 150 college students an opportunity to get involved in state government and gain firsthand knowledge of the legislative process. The Assembly Intern Committee carefully balances the academic curriculum with the experiential and the theoretical aspects of the internship. In addition to daily responsibilities, Interns are also assigned research and administrative responsibilities in an Assembly office.
As part of the Session Internship academic requirements, Interns complete: an Orientation; a work/learning contract and regular evaluations; an academic course taught by the Professors-in-Residence with required readings; discussion groups and a major research paper; Issue Policy Forums scheduled on Wednesdays including evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and the Assembly Intern Committee's Annual Mock Session and Awards Ceremony.
The Session Internship is a comprehensive program requiring specific academic hours. Students are strongly advised not to enroll in additional courses. Interns with specific additional academic requirements should receive written or explicit approval from the Assembly Intern Office prior to the start of the 2016 Session Internship year.