The Session Internship offers college students a chance to participate in state government and the legislative process through a well-structured practical learning experience. The Assembly Intern Committee awards a $4,900 stipend and a $11,500 stipend (includes book allowance) to each undergraduate and graduate Session Intern, respectively, in the January to May internship.
The Assembly offers up to 150 college students an opportunity to get involved in state government and gain firsthand knowledge of the legislative process. Interns complete an Orientation, are enrolled in the course taught by the Intern Committee faculty and are required to attend Issue Policy Forums on Mondays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Tuesday evenings as scheduled, as part of their academic requirement. Interns are also assigned research and administrative responsibilities in an Assembly office.
Columbia students cannot earn academic credit for this program.