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***Please note that due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, all internships are subject to change.***
Your interest in Senator Schumer’s internship program is a positive indication that you are an informed member of your community with a willingness to learn and contribute significantly to the Legislative branch of our government. This internship presents an opportunity for both a unique learning experience and an inside look at the political process. Applicants must be hard-working, have strong writing and communication skills and have a demonstrated interest in public policy. While applicants from all backgrounds will be considered, students from New York are strongly encouraged to apply. Paid internships are available to interns who have been accepted into the internship program and are able to certify financial need and meet eligibility criteria.
Internships are available in Senator Schumer’s state offices, which are located in: Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo, Hudson Valley (Peekskill), Long Island, New York City, Rochester, and Syracuse.
Interns in Senator Schumer’s state offices will assist staff with constituent service work and a variety of administrative duties.
You will have the opportunity to indicate your office preferences when you complete the online application.
State offices accept internship applications on a rolling basis. You can refer to the dates below for general guidance, but these are not hard and fast deadlines:
|Term||Term Dates||Application Due Date|
|Spring||January - May||November 1|
|Summer||May - August||March 1|
|Fall||September - December||July 1|
Questions regarding internships in the New York State offices should be directed to the contacts provided for each office, which can be found at schumer.senate.gov