Putting students in office: Teens in Politics helps kids find internships

In anticipation of the midterm elections in November, a 10th-grade student at Manhattan’s Dalton School started an organization that makes political internships more accessible to the city’s teens.

James Kuntz founded Teens in Politics this past spring as a resource for high-school students who want to start their journey into government with volunteer positions for New York politicians.

Kuntz is a member of Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney’s Youth Cabinet. He’s hoping to expand his internship opportunities outside of New York for the 2020 election cycle.

Teens with a passion for politics can visit teensinpolitics.org.