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. Most colleges grant Session Interns a full semester of credit, as recommended by the Regents National Program on Noncollegiate Sponsored Instruction (National PONSI). A copy of the 2007 National PONSI credit recommendation is available upon request to the Assembly Intern Office. The Assembly Intern Committee awards a $4,140 stipend (includes book allowance) to each Session Intern in the January 3, 2011 to May 11, 2011 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. Interns complete an Orientation, are enrolled in the course taught by the Intern Committee faculty and are required to attend Issue Policy Forums on Mondays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Tuesday evenings as scheduled, as part of their academic requirement. Interns are also assigned research and administrative responsibilities in an Assembly office. The Session Internship is a comprehensive program requiring specific academic hours. Students should enroll in no more than three credit hours in addition to the credit granted for the Internship