FSC Trio Interning at the NYS Assembly
February 4, 2019
How would you like to spend a semester in Albany; earn a stipend; and get real-world experience working for a member of the NYS Assembly?
Sound attractive? It should, because not all internships offered at FSC combine the three elements of this one, the NYS Assembly Session Internship. Just ask Sim Singh, Jeremy Doucette, and Daniel Nazar, FSC students who are in Albany right now.
“I chose this internship because I was intrigued by the political environment we live in today,” said Singh ’19. “I think the experiences are priceless, and the internship helps me learn how to function in a professional environment.”
Said Doucette ’20, an FSC RAM scholar who also has interned in the Westchester County Attorney General’s office: “These internship opportunities have allowed me to not only gain experience in respected government agencies, but also help me begin my network of connections that will last my entire lifetime.” Dr. Erica J. Friedman, assistant director of the RAM program, said Doucette is “a natural go-getter,” and added: “Jeremy will have the best preparation to attend graduate school or enter the workforce, because of all he will accomplish with the NYS Assembly this semester.”
And Daniel Nazar ’19, who says he may run for office someday, echoed his colleagues’ observations. “I see this internship as a great starting point to a bright future. Not many people get accepted into internships, and I am very proud of myself for putting in the work, and thankful for the people who helped me along the way.”
Singh is working on a dual major, Computer Programming/Information Systems and Business Management. He has been assigned to Assemblyman Clyde Vanel of the 33rd district, who is an FSC alum. Business Management is Doucette’s major; he is working with Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski, 96th district. Nazar, a Science, Technology and Society major, has joined the staff of Assemblyman Steve Stern, 10th district (which includes Farmingdale and FSC).
In addition to working with their Assembly member, students must complete specific FSC academic requirements, working with the campus faculty liaison.
Information sessions about the NYS Assembly internship and NYS Senate internship for the Spring 2020 semester will be held at FSC in April and September. Interested students may contact the Nexus Center or send an email directly to the campus faculty liaison.