Senate Session Assistants Program

Online applications are not currently being accepted.

Applications will be accepted from Monday, September 6 , 2021 through Sunday, October 10, 2021.
Please note, students are required to complete the UUNI 391 Application Coversheet (for the Senate) or the UUNI 392 Application Coversheet (for the Assembly) before submitting all required application materials.

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.


  • 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
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts of all college/university courses completed and/or in progress.
  • Three (3) 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
  • Two (2) memoranda
Students selected for this internship will earn 15 academic credits, and receive a stipend of $6,600 over the course of the internship (paid bi-weekly)

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Please direct any inquires regarding the Senate Session Internship (UUNI 392) to Casey Kohler in the Office of Undergraduate Education via email at [email protected]