Albany Summer Internship Program (ASIP)

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Policy from the Ground Up

The Albany Summer Internship Program enables students to gain an insider's perspective on politics and policy. ASIP allows students to intern and take college courses while exploring career opportunities in the state's capital city. Interns work in Albany-based advocacy and lobbying organizations. Internships accommodate a wide variety of student interests and major fields of study. A student interested in public relations might work in the communications department of a union or nonprofit organization, while a student interested in social policy might intern for an advocacy group.

Academic & Pre-Professional Context    

Students take part in the internship program in the summer after their sophomore of junior year.  Participants work as interns in an office setting four days a week and attend Internship in Context seminar sessions on the fifth day for 3 credits. Guest speakers from the fields of government, political communication, journalism, and nonprofit fields regularly deliver presentations to students in the seminar sessions. Students also may choose to earn additional credits by taking an online summer course through Marist College.



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Mentoring and Student Life

In addition to carefully matching internship placements with student interests, the Albany-based ASIP Director oversees student progress in the program. When students arrive an orientation helps to familiarize them with Albany and to prepare them for work in a professional office setting. Housing is provided in a single convenient location with easy access to parking and public transportation. This allows students to make the most of the opportunities for civic engagement and cultural enrichment provided by the Albany, New York area.