Center for Law & Policy Solutions
INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Through internships for students at the University at Albany, Empire State College, Hudson Valley Community College, and Albany Law School, 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.

 

RESEARCH TOPICS

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

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

Spring 2019: Prisoner Education Programs in New York State

 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Sponsor an Undergraduate Intern
$2,500

Sponsor a Law Intern
$5,000

Sponsor a Cohort
$10,000

To learn more, contact:
CLPS Fellow Katie Zuber
[email protected]
(518) 445-4168

 

 

Meet the Fall 2019 Cohort

Sam Seitz

Sam Seitz

Center for Law & Policy Solutions Research Intern

Sam Seitz is a senior at UAlbany studying political science with a concentration in public law and a minor in criminal justice. Seitz is a transfer student from Dutchess Community College where, in 2018, he earned his associate degree in liberal arts. Upon graduating, Seitz served as an investigative intern with the NYS Office of the Inspector General. As a senior in UAlbany’s combined BA/MPA program, he is pursuing his master’s in public administration with a concentration in homeland security. He is currently a tutor for student athletes at the University and enjoys participating in Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru).

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Mitchell Cerone

Mitchell Cerone

Center for Law & Policy Solutions Research Intern

Mitchell Cerone is an individual studies student and sophomore at Hudson Valley Community College. Cerone is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society, has been named to the President’s List, and currently holds a cumulative GPA of 4.0. As an individual studies student, he has focused on taking political science courses and plans to continue his studies at Binghamton University.

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Rebecca Simison

Rebecca Simison

Center for Law & Policy Solutions Research Intern

Rebecca Simison is a junior at UAlbany double majoring in history and political science with concentrations in world history and American politics. Passionate about her work on local political campaigns, Simison served as deputy campaign manager for Dustin Reidy, candidate for Albany County Legislature, District 30, and interned in the office of U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer. As a member of Generation Vote, she works to further voter engagement with young people and to ensure voter accessibility.

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Kemi Kehinde

Kemi Kehinde

Center for Law & Policy Solutions Research Intern

Kemi Kehinde is a senior on the prelaw route at UAlbany, majoring in English honors with a double minor in psychology and philosophy. As a member of the English Honors Program, Kehinde wrote a research thesis examining the ways in which the discourses of Afro-pessimism and Afropolitanism have undermined the experiences and recognition of African people. For this achievement, she was awarded the Vivian C. Hopkins Award, the Situation Prize for Research, and the 2019 Presidential Award for Undergraduate Research. Outside the classroom, she interns at a small law firm (Makelele & Associates) and is a member of Her Campus Albany, African Student Association, and Women and Children’s Rights in Africa.

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Joel Oyuo

Joel Oyuo

Center for Law & Policy Solutions Research Intern

Joel Oyuo is a sophomore in Hudson Valley Community College’s Liberal Arts and Science program, with a major in political science. As a freshman, during the spring 2019 semester, he interned in the Albany office of Assemblywoman Taylor Darling of the 18th District on Long Island. Now a sophomore, he is a current member of the President’s List and has taken such courses as Substantive Criminal Law and American National Government. After graduating, Joel plans to pursue his aspirations of being a federal prosecutor at Howard University.

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