CUNY Model New York State Senate Session Project - The Edward T. Rogowsky Internship Program in Government

Who Is Eligible:

The Model Senate Session, now in its 12th year, is designed to provide Latina/o students at CUNY with a unique opportunity to develop leadership skills in a legislative/policy-making setting, with an emphasis on critical thinking and communication.

Students participate in an intensive training program that consists of evening/weekend sessions with faculty mentors where they learn about New York State government, representation and the legislative process.

The program culminates with a trip to the State Capitol in Albany where students carry out a debate in the Senate Chamber on major public policy issues.

An added feature of the Model Senate Project is the opportunity to compete for ten scholarships awarded by the NYS Assembly and Senate Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force.


The student must have completed a minimum of three semesters and must be in good academic standing.

The student may participate no more than two times in the Model Senate Project. Students who have not taken part in previous Model Senate Projects will be given priority in the selection process.

The student MUST be available for the following mandatory training and event schedule (see application/nomination form)

The student must complete and submit an application, including an essay of at least 1 page answering the question: "Why are you interested in participating in the 2009 Model New York State Senate Session Project?"

Deadline: 07/11/2017 Based on last year's deadline
Amount: Internship with stipend
How to apply:

Please visit: ETR Internship Program
for application, or come to the Scholarship Office in Room S-350.



Application is past due this year, please check it back for further information.