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New York State Assembly

Speaker Carl E. Heastie

Phone: (518) 455-4704
Fax: (518) 455-4705



The New York State Assembly Intern Committee sponsors the Graduate Internship at the State Capitol in Albany, New York starting every January.

The GRADUATE INTERNSHIP provides full-time legislative research and policy analysis positions with Assembly leaders, committees and research staffs. A $15,000 stipend is awarded for the period beginning January 5, 2022 through the end of the legislative session in June 2022.

Up to 10 qualified individuals are selected each year to participate in this professional development program. Applicants for the Internship must be matriculated in or have recently completed a graduate degree program.

The Assembly Intern Committee offers those participating in the program a unique combination of on-site experience in a legislative office supplemented with a series of issue forums, workshops, and activities designed to integrate theory and practice and guide participants in the skills necessary for a professional career in a legislative or government related setting. Graduate Interns have the opportunity to develop their understanding of the legislative process and New York State government and to apply their ideas and research skills in the legislative process, with many going on to permanent positions in the Assembly, other government agencies or firms practicing public affairs in the nonprofit or private sectors.