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Committee On Open Government (ID: 109862) for Summer 2024


Department of State

99 Washington Avenue
Albany , NY 12231
E-Mail: HRM.Recruitment@dos.ny.gov
Phone: (518) 474-2752

Division/Unit: Committee on Open Government


Proposal Information


Interns will conduct telephone and computer research with and about agencies and public bodies that have responsibilities pursuant to the NYS open government laws, including the Freedom of Information and Open Meetings Laws. Interns will also conduct telephone research concerning agencies and public bodies with interested industry groups and members of the public.

Research will focus on identifying trends concerning agency, public body and public: (i) experience with open government laws; (ii) issues with compliance with these laws; (iii) difficulties and challenges with recent modifications to these laws; and (iv) and suggestions for improvements to these laws. Interns will compile results of research and, working with our staff, assist to formulate proposals for modifications to existing law for consideration by members of the Committee when preparing the Committee's 2024 annual report to the NY Governor and Legislature due in December.



MS Office Suite experience

Excellent phone manner

Interest in the legislative process

Good interpersonal skills

Critical thinking and writing skills


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

Logistical Information

Payment? Paid

Number of Hours: 30 or more

Location: Albany

Number of Interns Needed: 2

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing 2nd Year Law Student

Minimum Standing: Sophomore

Degree Concentrations: Communication Studies, Cultural Studies, Education Studies, Legal Studies, Liberal Arts, Philosophy/Religious Studies, Psychology/Psychiatry, Public Administration, Social Science