Center for Law & Policy Solutions

Through internships for students at the University at Albany, SUNY Empire State College, and Hudson Valley Community College, the Center for Law & Policy Solutions introduces students to the politics of law and policymaking and, more broadly, helps them understand the effect government can have on people’s lives.
About the CLPS Internship Program

The Center for Law & Policy Solutions (CLPS) Internship Program is designed to give students hands-on/virtual exposure to policy analysis and advocacy, including research. The internship consists of: (1) a placement at the Center for Law & Policy Solutions; (2) a series of professional development workshops and trainings; and (3) networking opportunities with CLPS policy experts and legal professionals, as well as community leaders. Interns will work closely with the CLPS internship program director to collect and analyze data and write research deliverables such as blogs and policy briefs. General findings will be presented at a policy webinar sponsored by the Rockefeller Institute of Government.

Prior Research Topics

Spring 2024: Monitoring State PFAS Policy: Insights from the 2023 PFAS Policy Dashboard

Spring 2023: Help Wanted: State Legislative Proposals for the Homecare Workforce

Fall 2022: State-Level Universal Pre-Kindergarten Programs

Spring 2022: Green Infrastructure: Case Studies and Analysis

Fall 2021: Digital Communication of COVID-19 Resources in Rural Upstate New York

Spring 2021: The Precedents and Potential of State Green Amendments

Fall 2019: How Student Loan Debt Influences College and Career Decisions

Spring 2019: Prisoner Education Programs in New York State

Fall 2018: Beyond Roe: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare in New York State

Spring 2018: An Analysis of Drug Treatment Courts in New York State

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