Interns gain real world experience working in local government office
New York State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef is now accepting applications for unpaid internship positions available in her district office this summer. The program offers high school and college-aged students the ability to develop marketable skills, explore interests in government, and serve their local community and New York state.
Interns help with the daily operations of Galef’s district office located in downtown Ossining. They help with such projects as letter writing, creating press releases, researching legislation, data entry and working on material for newsletters, forums, television shows and other special projects. Interns also work with constituents to help them solve problems they may be having that involve state or local agencies and government entities.
In addition to their experiences in the local district office, interns often get the chance to accompany Galef to the state Capitol in Albany. Interns gain skills that help them once they graduate school and enter careers, and many have experiences that stick with them forever.
“When I first started interning in the district office I was afraid that I would just be doing busywork or filing papers, but I was quickly and pleasantly surprised at the importance of the work that I was doing and how much my input was valued,” said intern and Briarcliff High School student Ross Beroff. “After the October Superstorm I had the unique opportunity to help constituents with issues that they were having by working with their local municipalities or the utility companies. I also had the incredible opportunity to attend Gov. Cuomo’s 2013 State of the State address and meet with other state and federal officials while in Albany, thanks to Assemblywoman Galef.”
For more information on the internship program or to apply, contact Dana Levenberg at 914-941-1111 or [email protected]. The application is also available on Galef’s website at assembly.state.ny.us/mem/Sandy-Galef/ in the left-hand column under “intern application.”