New York Senate Fellowships

Typical application deadline: 
Contact Name: 
Nicholas J. Parrella, Director, Office of Student Programs
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Application Deadline: 
April 15, 2011
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Applicant Eligibility: 
Applicant Eligibility Comments: 

United States citizen; full-time matriculated graduate student, except for Biggane; any major.

Biggane Fellow will be mid-career, at least 35 years old. Must have previous graduate-level experience.

Climate change
Environmental Education
Global change
Green development
Natural Resource Management
Social sciences
Funding Abstract: 

The New York State Senate is proud to offer internship opportunities to undergraduates in school and graduates who are either in school or mid-career.  The graduate fellowships offered by the Senate are broken into Legislative Fellowships and Memorial Fellowships. 11 Legislative Fellowships are available. For each of the Memorial Fellowships, only one candidate per session will be awarded the position.

  • Legislative Fellowship - Candidates are assigned to specific Senator offices where they will function as if they were regular staff.
  • Roth Fellowship - The recipient of the Roth Fellowship will be placed in Senate Press Office.
  • Wiebe Fellowship - The recipient of the Wiebe Fellowship will be placed in the Majority Counsel/Program Services Office.
  • Biggane Fellowship - The recipient of the Biggane Fellowship will be placed in the Senate Finance Committee.
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Application Process and Required Materials: 

Application must be made on the Official Application Form or on the form provided at the web site. Application includes:

  • Course work-in-progress list signed by campus official (if not on transcript)
  • Policy Proposal and rebuttal of Policy Proposal
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume or CV
  • All official transcripts (graduate and undergraduate). Applicants should order official confidential transcripts from their academic institution early, to be mailed directly to the Office of Student Programs.
  • Three letters of reference from persons familiar with the applicant’s character, academic and/or professional abilities (at least two from faculty members).
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Funding Restrictions: 

All Senate fellowships are on-site in Albany, Capital City of New York. Class work and outside employment are prohibited during the full time fellowship. Housing in Albany is the responsibility of the Fellow.

Biweekly installments prorated from the first day to the last day of enrollment.