Albany Internship Experience Offers 6-Week Summer Program
Looking for a rewarding summer internship but also hoping to reserve part of the summer for recreation or other employment? The Albany Internship Experience offers students in a wide array of majors the chance to work in New York's capital city for six weeks in internships in a variety of fields, including policy advocacy, public service, and professional writing.
Placements vary according to student interests, and students' work is supplemented with field trips and meetings with professionals in the area. At left, Summer 2016 interns meet with Mr. John Banville, Director of Operations for Senator Michael Venditto of the 8th Senate District. Detailed information about the program's dates, costs, and housing is available here.
Eliza Patterson '18, Political Science Major, Communications/PR Minor
"My time at the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities was a very enjoyable and rewarding experience. The staff that I worked with were kind and welcoming, and exposed me to many different aspects of the higher education and public policy realm. I was able to read new legislation, write policy briefs, and draft memorandums working specifically on Legislative initiatives dealing with New York State Public Health Law and the Education Law. I was also able to attend meetings, discuss bills, and observe the Senate and Assembly during session. They gave me many assignments to tackle, and I ultimately walked away with a portfolio of different projects I worked on. For any student interested in obtaining an internship, I highly recommend taking part in the Albany Internship Experience. I can confidently say that I have developed many skills at this internship that I will take with me to future internships and jobs."
Kylie Balogh '17, Social Work Major, Sociology and Global Studies Minor
"My time at Families Together in New York State through the Summer Albany Internship Experience is exactly what I wanted it to be and more. As an incoming senior, I have been struggling with what path I wanted to take my degree. Through my social work classes, I noticed that change in an individual can rarely take place until systematic change has happened. This sparked my interest in social policy and the need to create macro level change to help those in need of services. During my time at Families Together, I was able to lobby and attend a press conference at the Capital for the New York Raise the Age campaign, assist in grant writing and research and compile questionnaire data into an extensive report to send to our grant funding source. In my six weeks I truly got a glimpse into the policy work and a great foot in the door experience for my future."