2022 CGA Legislative Internship

Connecticut General Assembly
Published
08/25/2021
Location
300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford Connecticut 06106, Hartford, CT
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Program Overview

The CGA Legislative Internship offers a unique opportunity to earn credit through experiential learning. Interns are assigned to individual legislators as support staff. Intern duties may include bill analysis and tracking; research; writing testimonies, news releases and speeches; liaison work and constituent casework. Interns gain invaluable, behind-the-scenes insight into the legislator's roles, politics and the policy making process.

The Program includes job training, legislative research, career development and field trips. Interns attend a mandatory two-day orientation followed by legislative research and IT training, career development seminars on resume writing, interviewing, goal setting and networking. Interns lead and participate in committees to develop Mock Session, forums and social events. Interns can attend optional field trips to correctional facilities, the State Supreme Court and other organizations and events that provide context for local and state policy issues.
The Program is offered in the Spring academic semester to correspond with the Connecticut General Assembly’s Legislative Session

How to apply

  • Contact your campus liaison to discuss your school’s requirements to participate in the program and the application process.
  • Ask 2 faculty members or former employers to complete the online reference form by November 5, 2021.
  • Write your cover letter, update your resume, and request a PDF copy of your college transcripts.
  • Complete the on-line application form and up load your final cover letter, resume and transcripts to the website (this must be done all at once, if you log out without uploading all of your documents, you will have to complete the form again).
  • Email to your cover letter, resume and transcripts to your on-campus liaison. (We suggest you forward the confirmation email you receive with those documents when you submit your application)
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Political Affiliation
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Each intern will be assigned to work with a caucus. Do you have a preference to which party you are assigned?
Skills & Experience
Please rate your ability on the following Skills. The following areas only need to be completed by students applying for the Marketing and Communications internship: Photography, Videography, Photo Editing & Editing Software.

"1" being no experience at all, "5" being expert.
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Please refer your 2 faculty / employer recommenders to the Faculty / Employer Recommendation form link in the Faculty section of the Internship Committee webpage.
Certification & Signature
I have answered all of the above questions to the best of my ability. I hereby certify that:

1. There are no omissions of any kind, and no misrepresentations or falsifications, and the above answers are true and accurate and are made in good faith. I understand and acknowledge that any omission I have made or misrepresentation or falsification may be grounds to discontinue further consideration of my application, or call for my immediate dismissal from the Legislative Internship Program;

2. I understand that I am responsible for arranging reliable transportation, to and from Hartford, on the scheduled days I selected above;

3. I understand that the scheduled days I selected above are a factor in the selection process and that any changes sought in this regard may jeopardize my ability to participate in the program;

4. I understand that it is my responsibility to provide the on-campus advisor to the program the materials outlined above (step three of the application process), prior to the November 1st deadline, in order to complete my application.
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