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Consumer Protection Advocacy Internship (ID: 106425) for Summer 2018


Department of State

99 Washington Avenue
Albany , NY 12231

Division/Unit: Consumer Protection/Admin. & Policy


Web Site: http://www.dos.ny.gov/consumerprotection(New Window)


Proposal Information


The New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) is charged with the Protection, Education and Representation of issues affecting New York consumers. DCP's core functions are consumer assistance; identity theft prevention and mitigation; educational outreach on consumer issues and product safety; intervention on behalf of consumers in utility proceedings; and development of policy and legislation in aid of consumers.

The DCP is seeking interns for the summer 2018 semester who will work with the Division Director and Program Attorney researching and analyzing consumer issues, drafting reports on consumer issues, drafting consumer alerts, updating the Division's website, and assisting with special projects.

* Research and analyze issues affecting consumers and develop outreach strategies and materials.
* Draft consumer alerts to be published on the Division's website or distributed to the Division's community partners via the Division's email list serv.
* Assist with the Division's social media by researching and drafting content related to consumer protection, product safety and injury prevention.
* Update the Division's website with new and current information and suggest improvements.
* Assist with the planning and execution of outreach events and special projects, including the Division's consumer product testing program.
* Draft consumer reports

For more information about the Division, please visit www.dos.ny.gov/consumerprotection or follow us on Twitter @NYSConsumer - https://twitter.com/NYSConsumer and Facebook www.facebook.com/nysconsumer.



Excellent oral and written comm. skills

Research and analytical skills

Proficient in MS Office, FB, Twitter

Interest in consumer protection issues

Interest in public policy


Internship Areas: Communications/Public Relations, Planning/Analysis/Research, Public Policy

Logistical Information

Payment? Unpaid

Number of Hours: 10 - 19

Location: Albany

Number of Interns Needed: 2

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing Senior

Minimum Standing: Junior

Degree Concentrations: Communication Studies, Information Technology, Legal Studies, Liberal Arts, Public Administration