Department of Political Science, Queens College


This course combines real world experience with reading and written analysis. Students from any major are welcome in the course. Because of the heavy time commitment, students in academic trouble should not attempt the course. Students must consult Professor Keena Lipsitz before registering for the course. Requirements vary; there are several options, but all internships are for credit and all internships receive a letter grade.  See the “Internship Requirements” page of this web site for details.

Below is a partial list of internships generally available, which includes elected officials at the city, county, state, and federal levels; media, including the major networks and Queens weekly newspapers; community groups working on the environment and other issues; advocacy groups including those focused on GLBT issues, sweatshop labor, homelessness, and anti-Asian discrimination; government agencies, groups involved in international relations.  We have relationships with some of these organizations and offices, particularly with state and local elected officials, so consult with Professor Lipsitz before contacting them. A separate list on this web site covers law related internships.
Students may also arrange their own internships in consultation with the Professor Lipsitz.

Elected Officials (virtually any elected official will take interns from our program)


Senator Schumer's NYC office (Manhattan)
Senator Gillibrand's NYC office (Manhattan)
Congressman Crowley's Queens office
Congresswoman Meng's Queens office

New York City Council
Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer
Councilman Daniel Dromm
Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras
Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz
Councilman Rory Lancman
Councilman Mark Weprin

Nassau County Legislature
    Kevan Abrahams