The list that follows includes the paid internships that are offered
every year. In addition, other paid internships occasionally
become available and are announced in fliers on bulletin boards,
announcements in classes, and by e-mail through the Political Science
Club. Students who want to compete for these internships will
greatly increase their chances by doing unpaid internships first.
Washington, DC Summer Internship
internship includes a cash stipend of $2000 and also covers the cost of
a dormitory room in a local college for the eight weeks of the
program. Students work with a member of Congress, an interest
group, or a government agency. This is the most competitive
of all the paid internships with only 10 spaces available for the
entire City University. A 3.5 average and junior or senior
status are suggested. Etrinternship.org has application forms and
State Legislature in Albany
spring semester only—like the Washington, DC internship, this is a full
time commitment, but it is for the entire spring semester.
Students earn 12 credits, live and work in Albany as staff to a state
senator or assemblyperson. Stipends of $6140 cover living
expenses. Tuition is paid in the normal way. Students
should have completed 30 credits and have a 3.0 average.
Etrinternship.org has application forms and further information.
Local Paid Internships
are two; both pay a stipend of $2000 for the semester and require 10-16
hours per week in the local office of a legislator. Credits will
vary according in part to the student’s choice. Students should
have completed 30 credits and have a 3.0 average. Etrinternship.org has
application forms and further information. Fairly competitive.
The Women’s Caucus Public Leadership
places students in the local offices of women who are
members of the New York City Council, the New York State Legislature,
or the United States Congress. Fall semester.
The Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and
Asian Caucus Program
places students in the local offices of
members of the New York State Legislature who are also members of this
Caucus. Spring semester.
Contact Professor Michael Krasner
with any questions.