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Senator Blumenthal’s Senate Internship Program provides an excellent opportunity for students to learn and serve through first-hand participation in government services and the legislative process in both our Hartford and Washington, D.C. offices. The program is intended to provide participants with the tools, skills, and experience that they can readily apply to future challenges and professional pursuits. We expect a great deal from our interns. Candidates will have a diverse, challenging experience and make a genuine contribution to Senator Blumenthal’s work on behalf of Connecticut and the nation.

We welcome all applicants who have demonstrated academic excellence and have displayed a commitment to public service. While preference is given to Connecticut residents, students from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

This program is designed to enhance a course of study for an undergraduate or graduate student. The level of work is appropriate for students who have completed their first year at a college or university. On the whole, the goal is to offer as rewarding an experience as possible, while fulfilling the existing needs of the office.

This summer, Senator Blumenthal’s Hartford, CT and Washington, D.C. offices will host two internship sessions. Session I will take place from May 20, 2024 until June 28, 2024. Session II will take place from July 8, 2024 until August 16, 2024.

The application deadline for both Summer 2024 sessions is Friday, March 15, 2024, for both the Hartford, CT and Washington, D.C. offices.


No applications open at this time. 

Law Fellow

Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) is seeking a law fellow for the 2024-25 year to start in Summer 2024. The law fellow serves on the legislative team that manages the Judiciary Committee portfolio for Senator Blumenthal.

The law fellow is responsible for advising senior staff and the Senator on legislative decisions, as well as drafting legislation, conducting legal and policy research, and composing memoranda on a variety of subjects. Law fellows, along with other members of the Judiciary Committee legislative team, will manage and oversee law clerks. Law fellows will also collaborate with staff members on issues and matters outside the jurisdiction of the Judiciary Committee, where appropriate, given the interests of the fellow and the needs of the office.

Law fellows must be adept legal researchers and policy analysts. They must be able to write quickly and clearly, be flexible in adjusting to changing circumstances and legislative priorities, and be self-starters capable of taking responsibility for complicated, ongoing projects. Applicants must have a JD from an accredited program. Demonstrated interest in public service is preferred.

This is an unpaid position so fellow candidates must have the ability to secure fellowship funding from their law school or another source.

To apply, please submit, as a single PDF and in the following order, a one-page cover letter that includes a description of the fellow’s proposed funding, a one-page resume, a three- to five-page writing sample, and a current transcript to indicating the job title “Law Fellow” in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.