LWVNC is excited to help local youth with an interest in voting rights, policy and politics find ways to pursue those interests. Each year, LWVNC welcomes student interns who pursue a personal passion or undertake a League project. Students wishing to learn more about current opportunities should email the League at lwvnewcastle [at] gmail.com. To read about some local youth LWVNC projects, visit our "LWV New Castle Youth in Action" page.
Students Inside Albany Conference
Every spring the League of Women Voters of New York State puts on “Students Inside Albany,” a conference for students with a strong interest in policy and politics to learn more about New York State government. The program is designed to immerse students in the process by which public policy is proposed, enacted and changed in New York State and educate them as to how they can influence and affect this process. Traditionally, the conference brings approximately 60 students from across the state to Albany to get a first-hand education about their state government. The highlight for most students is the opportunity to shadow their state representatives, with many students getting the opportunity to attend a session on the chamber floor. For more information, you can review the 2023 program brochure
Local leagues across the state have the opportunity to select and sponsor a student to attend and represent the League at the conference. The 2023 Students Inside Albany conference will be held from May 21 to 24, 2023 in Albany. LWVNC is sending two students to this conference, Sofia Carrillo and Rebecca Sage. These students were selected through an application process in February, 2023.
Past Participants in the Students Inside Albany Conference
2017 - Juliette Harrison, Greeley Junior
2016 - Fiona Dubrosa, Greeley Junior
2015 - Melanie Leason, Greeley Junior
2014 - Brandon Hilfer, Greeley Sophomore
2013 - Jacob Bayer, Greeley Junior
2012 - Tim Bloom, Greeley Junior
LWVNC Student Interns
LWVNC has projects available for local high school students with an interest in voting, government or public policy. The League also uses student interns as time keepers, greeters and other support at Candidate Forums. Please contact the league at lwvnewcastle [at] gmail.com if you are interested in becoming an intern.
Horace Greeley High School Senior Experience Internship
LWVNC has been participating in the Horace Greeley High School Senior Experience Internship program since 2018. Greeley seniors who have completed their senior experience internship with LWVNC include:
Anjali's reflection on her experience can be found here.
Running and Winning
LWV Westchester and the Association of American University Women (AAUW), with financial support from additional sponsors, hosts an annual Running & Winning one-day program in April for female high school juniors and seniors. This day-long workshop gives young women in high school the opportunity to explore public service as a career. During the workshop, students talk with local female elected officials about their experiences in politics, explore their own leadership abilities and develop teamwork skills working with other students to create and present an issue-driven mock campaign. LWV Westchester selects Running and Winning participants through local high schools. Students interested in attending Running and Winning should reach out to the chair of the social studies department at their high school to express interest. Attendees are typically selected in late February/early March.