NYS & Assembly Seal

New York State Assembly

Speaker Carl E. Heastie

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


Hours and Stipend

Graduate Scholars generally work Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., however, sometimes longer hours are necessary.

Assembly Graduate Scholars spend a minimum of 35 hours, or 70 hours per biweekly pay period, at the Capitol each week completing their Assembly assignments. The stipend is paid in biweekly installments following a two-week lag. Graduate Scholars receive a $17,000 stipend for the six month full-time Internship. Graduate Scholars are granted a Spring Break from the Assembly the week of April 10-14, 2023.

The stipend is meant to assist Interns in offsetting the costs in relocating to Albany, New York. The stipend is not financial aid for academic work, on-campus or classroom study.

The first 11-day check (1/4/23-1/18/23) will be on Wednesday, February 1, 2023. On Wednesday, February 15, 2023, Graduate Scholars will receive a full paycheck (1/19/23-2/1/23). Graduate Scholars are not eligible for direct deposit.