Legislature approves paid internship program for local college students

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At the Museum of American Armor in Old Bethpage, lawmakers voted unanimously to allocate $250,000 of American Rescue Plan Act funding to create a new paid scholarship program for college students. local.


At the Monday, May 23 meeting of the entire Nassau County Legislature at the Museum of American Armor in Old Bethpage, lawmakers voted unanimously to allocate $250,000 in funding for the American Rescue Plan Act to establish a new paid scholarship program for local students.


Under the county program, interns will be employed by the County Executive’s Office and assigned to a department within the Nassau County government. The goal is to provide opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience and learn directly from high-ranking Nassau County government leaders.




The program will be open to students who reside in Nassau County and/or students enrolled in colleges or universities located in Nassau County.


“I am pleased that Nassau County has taken steps to use county government to enrich the educational opportunities available to local students and create a valuable opportunity for them to earn while they learn,” the legislator said. of Nassau County, Delia DeRiggi-Whitton (D – Glen Cove) said. “I look forward to creating a successful, merit-based program that allows participants to thrive while completing their education and pursuing their passions in the workplace.

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