Full-Time Internship in State Governance

POL396 (Not Liberal Arts) Full-Time Internship in State Governance 1 hrs. 15 crs. Structured field work under CUNY auspices in Albany allows mature students to experience first hand and participate in law making, administrative, or public interest advocacy processes. Special placements in legislative, public agency, or non-profit organization settings are made and supervised by an on-site CUNY director. To reinforce and integrate field experiences, interns attend special courses, issue study forums, and mock legislative or policy making sessions given by resident social scientists. Preq: 6 credits in Political Science or permission of the instructor; selection committee. 4 hours lecture, 33 hours field placement. Openings in each program are limited and filled on a competitive basis. All interns prepare a substantial research report under the direction of a designated York College Political Science Department mentor. Students chosen to participate reside in Albany during the internship and receive cost-of-living stipends. Certified for 7 Liberal Arts Credits.