The New York State Assembly Session Intern Program and the New York State Senate Session Assistants Program offer full-time, semester-long undergraduate internships. The New York State Assembly Graduate Scholars Program runs from the spring semester through the summer. The New York State Senate Graduate Fellowship Program operates for a full academic year. Each of these internship programs includes awards to cover the cost of living expenses for students while residing in Albany.  CUNY students who participate in the Assembly and Senate undergraduate internship programs receive supplementary awards from CUNY to cover additional costs such as tuition for the semester. The Albany internship programs enable students from CUNY to experience the practical dimensions of New York State government and legislative politics from the inside and outside. Students who participate in the New York State Assembly and Senate Programs perform substantive work such as research on state legislation, assistance in drafting bills, constituent service and other legislative tasks. The Albany internship programs include an academic component that is intended to enhance student understanding of the politics and process of legislation in the State of New York.


The deadline for the New York State Assembly and New York State Senate Programs is traditionally in late October. There may be an earlier on-campus deadline. Please contact your Campus Faculty Coordinator or our office ASAP for an application.
New York State Internships are semester-long internships in Albany, NY.
Albany internships include an academic component.
Students receive awards to offset living expenses in Albany ($5,850 from the Albany-based program + $2,000 from CUNY = total of $7,850).
Graduate and undergraduate students may apply.
All majors may apply.