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Consumer Protection Advocacy Internship (ID: 106105) for Spring 2018

Agency/Facility

Department of State

99 Washington Avenue
Albany , NY 12231

Division/Unit: Consumer Protection/Admin. & Policy

 

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 New York 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.

The DCP is seeking an intern to work with Division staff researching and analyzing consumer issues, drafting reports on consumer issues, facilitating consumer alerts, updating the Division's website, and assisting with 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, Planning/Analysis/Research, Public Policy

Logistical Information

Payment? Unpaid

Number of Hours: 10 - 19

Location: Albany

Number of Interns Needed: 1

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing Senior

Minimum Standing: Junior

Degree Concentrations: Communication Studies, Information Technology, Legal Studies, Liberal Arts, Public Administration