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Consumer Protection Internship (ID: 105752) for Fall 2017

Agency/Facility

Department of State

99 Washington Avenue
Albany , NY 12231

Division/Unit: Consumer Protection

 

Web Site: http://www.dos.ny.gov/consumerprotection(New Window)

 

Proposal Information

Description:

The New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) is charged with the protection, education and representation of issues affecting consumers. DCP's core functions are consumer assistance; identity theft prevention and mitigation; educational outreach on consumer issues and product safety; intervention on behalf of consumers in utility proceedings; and development of policy and legislation in aid of consumers.
An internship with the Division of Consumer Protection provides students with an opportunity to learn information on a vast array of topics. We are all consumers and there are a myriad of issues that affect us on a daily basis as we navigate the consumer marketplace. The DCP's goal to ensure consumers have the information they need to make informed choices in the marketplace.
For more information about the Division, please visit our website at: www.dos.ny.gov/consumerprotection or follow us on Twitter (@NYSConsumer - https://twitter.com/NYSConsumer) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/nysconsumer).


Task/Duties:
The DCP is seeking interns for the Fall 2017 semester who will work with the Division Director, Program Counsel and the Outreach Unit researching and analyzing consumer issues, drafting memoranda on consumer issues, drafting consumer alerts, updating the Division's social media and website, and coordinating outreach events and special projects.

 

Skills:

Excellent oral and written comm. skills

Research and analytical skills

Proficient in MS Office, FB, Twitter

Interest in consumer protection issues

Interest in public policy

 

Internship Areas: Communications/Public Relations, Legal Specialties, Planning/Analysis/Research, Public Policy

Logistical Information

Payment? Unpaid

Number of Hours: 10 - 19

Location: Albany

Number of Interns Needed: 2

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing Senior

Minimum Standing: Junior

Degree Concentrations: Communication Studies, Legal Studies, Public Administration