December 23, 2013 | Student Feature
Ms. Talia Arif, a Guttman second-year student, has been selected to participate in the Caucus CUNY Scholars Program, a local internship program for students who are interested in the service of the New York State Legislature. Talia will take part in the prestigious Edward T. Rogowsky (ETR) Internship Program in Government and Public Affairs: Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislative Caucus CUNY Scholars Program.
Talia, who is studying Liberal Arts at Guttman, will begin her internship in the Spring I semester. Additionally, she has been invited to attend the New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators, 43rd Annual Legislative Conference, on February 15, 2014, in Albany, New York. Talia worked closely with ETR Campus Coordinators Marcus Allen and Tiffany Bailey to receive this recognition.
About the Caucus CUNY Scholars Program:
The Program allows students to learn about the work performed by the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislative Caucus, as well as the services provided by the New York State Legislature to communities of need in the City of New York. The Caucus CUNY Program was established for students who wish to study the community service in New York State, but who are unable to relocate to Albany for a full spring semester. Selected students are assigned to the district offices of New York State legislators comprising membership on the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislative Caucus. The assignment of students to district offices is based on their residence, policy interests, skills sets, etc. Once assigned, students perform substantive tasks such as constituent case management, legislative research and assistance, and a host of other responsibilities. CUNY will award $2,000 to each student and will cover the costs for Albany visits and other related events.