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Heatly senior interns in state Senate, builds a solid resume for career in law

Heaven Carter

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A Heatly High School senior is well on her way to a career as a prosecutor thanks to her training at Capital Region BOCES and an internship last summer in the New York State Senate.

Heaven Carter is a Criminal Justice student on the Career & Technical Center – Albany Campus where she is learning the history, theory, practices, and recent developments in the field of criminal justice, as well as practice the skills necessary for those careers.

Thanks to her work at BOCES and the recommendation of a Green Island Union Free School District counselor, Carter interned last summer in the Department of Production in the State Senate, helping to produce legislation and other materials needed by senators.

“I really enjoyed the internship. The people were really great, the work was interesting, and it kept you busy,” Carter said.

The Heatly student said the internship matches up well with her training at BOCES in building a solid resume for the future.

“I see this as a steppingstone and a resume builder,” she said. “I want to go to college for pre-law and then on to law school,” Carter said. “The hands-on work and learning at BOCES and this internship will help me in my career.”

Carter is one of 94 students from nearly two-dozen school districts enrolled in the Criminal Justice program offered on the Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical Education Centers – Albany and Schoharie campuses this school year.