NYS Senate Session Internship

Online applications are not currently being accepted.

Applications will open at the start of the Fall 2021 Semester, no 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 three letters of reference; transcript release; and Judicial Clearance
Part 2: Application materials upload as listed below
Students will only receive access to Part 2 upon completion of Part 1
In order for you application to be reviewed by committee, students are required to complete both Part 1 and Part. Failure to do so will result in your application being removed from consideration.

The Senate Session intern is assigned research and administrative responsibilities in a Senator's office. The academic component includes a five-day orientation, and each student must enroll in one of the courses offered. The Senate 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 3.0 or higher
  • Students from all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply


  • Statement of purpose describing your rationale for applying to the NYS Senate Session Assistant Internship and why you are an ideal candidate
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts of all college/university courses completed and/or in progress.
  • Three (3) letters of reference 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. Two of the letters of reference must be written by academic/teaching faculty, with at least one of these being from a University at Albany faculty
  • A concise academic writing sample which provides a clear indication of the student's research and communication abilities
  • Two (2) memoranda
    • Policy proposal
    • Policy rebuttal
Students selected for this internship will earn 15 academic credits, and receive a stipend over the course of the internship (paid bi-weekly).

Learn more with the this FAQ.

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Please direct any inquires regarding the Senate Session Internship (UUNI 391) to Casey Kohler in the Office of Undergraduate Education via email at [email protected]