Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016
POL 335 Internships in New York State Government
Students spend an entire semester in Albany interning for the New York State Senate, New York State Assembly, or an interest group dealing with the New York State legislature. Internship duties average 35 hours a week and may include research, memoranda and bill writing, lobbying, talking with lobbyists, and meeting constituents. All students write a term paper of 12 to 15 pages based upon their experiences and assigned readings. Students interning for the State Assembly must attend a course on New York State politics given by a professional social scientist employed by the Assembly. Majors in Political Science may apply these 12 credits toward their major. Minors in Political Science may apply eight of these credits toward their minor.
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing, permission of the instructor, prior acceptance by the internship program
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