NYS Assembly Session Internship

Online applications are not currently being accepted.

Applications will open at the start of the Fall 2021 Semester, not later than Monday, September 6, 2021.

There are TWO deadlines:

  • Priority Review Deadline: Friday, October 1, 2021 at 11:59 PM
  • Final Deadline: Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 11:59 PM

This is a TWO Part Application Process

Part 1: University at Albany Coversheet begins the process by submitting required information for application including: names and contact information for references;  transcript release; and Judicial Clearance

Part 2: Application materials as listed below. Students will only receive access to Part 2 upon completion of Part 1

In order for your application to be reviewed by committee, students are required to complete both Part 1 and Part 2. Failure to so will result in your application being removed from consideration.

The Assembly Session intern is assigned research and administrative responsibilities in an Assembly office. The academic component includes a five-day orientation, and each student must enroll in one of the courses offered. The Assembly faculty provides supervision and research advisement and monitors interns' progress throughout the semester.

Eligibility Requirements

  • University at Albany matriculated undergraduate students
  • Junior standing (at least 56 credits) at the start of the internship
  • Students with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Students from all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply


  • Statement of purpose describing your rationale for applying to the internship and why you would be an ideal candidate
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts of all college/university courses completed and/or in progress.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from individuals who have directly observed the applicant (in school or at work) and can give evaluation in one or more of the following areas: character, research skills, familiarity with public policy issues, understanding of the governmental process, and ability to learn in a work setting. At least one should come from a University at Albany faculty member.
  • A concise academic writing sample which provides a clear indication of the student's research and communication abilities

Students selected for this internship will earn 15 academic credits, and receive a stipend over the course of the internship (paid bi-weekly).

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Please direct any inquires regarding the Assembly Session Internship (UUNI 392) to the Campus Liaison Officer, Casey Kohler via email at [email protected]