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)