2012-01-18 / Civics and Politics / Schools / Misc

Galef Announces Winter 2012 Internship Openings

Interns accompany Assemblywoman Sandy Galef at a press conference with US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand discussing the benefits of Community Supported Agriculture at Glynwood Farm in Cold Spring.Interns accompany Assemblywoman Sandy Galef at a press conference with US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand discussing the benefits of Community Supported Agriculture at Glynwood Farm in Cold Spring.Assemblywoman Sandy Galef is now offering internship positions to high school and college students this winter. This well-established program gives interns the chance to gain hands-on working experience while serving their community in a unique way. January marks the beginning of New York’s six-month legislative session, making it an interesting and engaging time to become involved.

Interns help with the daily operations of the Assemblywoman’s district office, including such responsibilities as writing letters and emails; assisting with constituent issues; researching legislation; and writing press releases. They also have the chance to work on research projects, which affords them the opportunity to gain knowledge on a variety of subjects.

These unpaid positions allow students to gain valuable skills that can be used in college and beyond. “Interns are a huge help in the office, and it’s a good experience for them as well,” said Assemblywoman Galef. “Working here is a great opportunity to explore politics at a grassroots level. Additionally, now that the state legislature is in session, there will be an increase in research opportunities and independent projects for the interns.”

“You get to do a lot of actual work, it’s not just filing papers,” said Ryan Finnegan, a senior at Yorktown High School. “Not only did I come to understand how New York State government works, I was also able to learn information about our community that I otherwise would never have learned.”

To find out more about the internship positions or to apply, please contact Dana Levenberg at (914) 941-1111 or e-mail levenbergd@assembly.state.ny.us.

 

 

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