Internships

 

Interns with State Representatives at Albany State House

 

INTERNSHIPS

Internships are a great way to explore different career paths. As a political scientist, you may want to learn about local, state and federal government, serve on a campaign, intern with a social justice advocacy group or an international organization, or intern at the Attorney General’s Office.

Fall or spring internships are generally for 10 to 12 hours a week. Internships in the summer can be full-time, and internships in Albany or Washington, D.C., which include classes, are also full-time. Internships can be paid, unpaid or include a stipend. You can receive college credit for your internship if you take the Public Affairs Internship Seminar, taught by Anasa Scott.

If you would like assistance locating the internship that is right for you, please email the political science internship coordinator, Karen Struening, at kstruening@ccny.cuny.edu . She can help you identify some internships to which you would like to apply, advise you on writing cover letters and resumes, and talk to you about how an internship fits into your academic career.

 


Colin Powell School Semester in Washington, DC Program

This program combines a full-time internship with networking opportunities, guest lectures and other cultural activities.

Students can apply for the program by the early admissions deadline in March or by the regular admissions deadline in September for the following spring semester.
The program provides free housing; stipends are available.

To apply,
Students must be full-time CCNY students and have a demonstrated interest in national and international affairs.
Students also must have a 3.0 or above GPA and 60 credits.
The application includes an application form, resume, transcripts, personal statement and two letters of recommendation.

For more information, please contact
Teona Pagan at tpagan@ccny.cuny.edu or
Karen Struening at @kstruening@ccny.cuny.edu

 


Edward T. Rogowsky CUNY Internships

(http://etrinternship.cuny.edu/sites/programs/caucus-cuny-scholars/)

Contact
Maya Gutierrez for more info at mgutierrez1@ccny.cuny.edu

Contact
Karen Struening for help with application and summer/fall internships at kstruening@ccny.cuny.edu

       

 

Place

When

Deadline

Requirements

Stipend

Time

Women’s Public Service

State Legislature,
New York City

Fall
2018

July 11,
018

3.0 GPA
30 credits
2 LORs 

$2000

10-12 hours

Caucus CUNY Scholars

Black, PR,
Hispanic &
Asian Legislative
Caucus

Spring
2019

Fall
2018

3.0 GPA
30 credits
1 LOR
Official Transcript

$2000

10-12 hours

NYS Assembly Session
Intern Program

NYS Assembly
Albany

Spring
2019

October
2018 

3.0 GPA
30 credits
1 LOR
Official Transcript

$5,850
for living expenses
$2,000
toward courses

Full-time internship
& 12 credits

CUNY Washington, D.C. Program

Washington, DC

Summer 2019

March 8,
2018

2 LOR
3.2 GPA

Housing paid for
$2,000

Full-time internship &
12 credits

 

Hear What Gray Winsler has to say about the Rogowsky Internship in Albany!

The Albany internship is a great experience for anyone looking to get into politics. Throughout the five months here you’ll get to know the ins and outs of how Albany operates through attending committee meetings, watching debates on the Assembly floor, drafting bills, and engaging in other legislative activities. Work varies from office to office. Some interns act as a chiefs of staff for their member, others answer their members’ phones, take meetings with lobbyists, and prepare weekly email blasts. There is also lots of free food provided for interns, and more bagels than you could ever need. From a networking perspective, you will get to know lots and lots of folks through this program, and many interns are offered a job at the end of the semster. It’s also a nice feeling to walk down the halls of the capital and have Assemblymembers, lobbyists, and staffers recognize you. (Pro tip: Wear fun socks. People love fun socks.) Participating in the Albany program also gives you an edge in the more competitive Rogowsky summer internship in Washington D.C.

 

Last Updated: 12/16/2021 12:49