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.
For the spring 2022 semester, the CLPS Internship Program will focus on how infrastructure overlaps with environmental justice and air quality and how improvements to infrastructure can impact the health of communities. The students will be led by Interim CLPS Internship Program Director Laura Decker.
Prior Research Topics
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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