Teens in Politics Expands House Internship Opportunities to Cover All of NY State

Teens in Politics is ecstatic to announce that internship opportunities for members of the U.S. House of Representatives in New York are now available to high school students.

At the start of this year, one of Teens in Politics’ goals was to provide internships for more students. The organization had previously featured U.S. House, NY State Senate, and NY State Assembly internships just in Manhattan and the Bronx. In anticipation of its one year anniversary in the Spring of 2019, TIP thought of the best ways to help more people. The ultimate answer was to include other districts, not just those in Manhattan or the Bronx.

The Organization was presented with the question of which aspect of its operations to expand: U.S. House of Representatives, NY State Senate, or NY State Assembly. TIP ultimately decided to choose to increase the amount of internship opportunities it features for members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

According to founder of Teens in Politics James Kuntz, “Federal internships are generally less accessible to high school students than internships for state-wide officials, so by focusing our efforts on this specific contingent of officeholders, we hope to break down barriers to entry at the federal level for high school students.”

High school students seeking a political internship in the State of New York can now visit our updated U.S. House Page. There they can use our brand new interactive map to view political internship opportunities across the state.

We would like to note that, for various reasons, we were unable to secure political internship opportunities with the Representatives of District 14, District 17, District 19, and District 25.

That being said, we are thrilled to be able to offer internship opportunities in 22 different House Offices spread out geographically throughout the state. As we explained in our New Year’s Resolutions, one of our goals was to make a political internship opportunities accessible within 30 minutes of each student. We are proud to say that we’ve achieved that goal.

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