Through internships for students at the University at Albany, 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.
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 director, Dr. Laura Rabinow, 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 2021 semester, the CLPS Internship Program will particularly focus on issue areas related to “Environmental Justice & Public Policy in the United States.” Throughout the program, students will consider the history of the Environmental Justice (EJ) movement in the United States, the codification of EJ principles in landmark US public policies, key concepts and debates in EJ policy, and how intersectional issues have and have not been reflected in such policy.
If you have any questions about the CLPS Internship Program, please contact:
Dr. Laura Rabinow
CLPS Internship Program Director
Deputy Director of Research
PRIOR 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
Fall 2019: How Student Loan Debt Influences College and Career Decisions
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