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, the Senator’s office will offer two internship sessions. Session I shall take place from May 22, 2023 until June 30, 2023. Session II shall take place from July 10, 2023 until August 18, 2023.
The application deadline for Sessions I and II applications is March 10, 2023, for both the Washington, D.C., and Hartford, CT, offices.
Senator Blumenthal is accepting law clerk applications for summer 2023. Applicants must either be currently enrolled in an accredited JD program or have received a JD from an accredited program. Demonstrated interest in public service is preferred.
Law clerks serve on the legislative team that manages the Judiciary Committee portfolio for Senator Blumenthal, and are responsible for conducting legal and policy research, preparing written materials, drafting legislation, and advising staff and the Senator. Law clerks may also collaborate with other legislative teams on issues and matters outside the jurisdiction of the Judiciary Committee—depending on the needs of the office and the interests of the law clerk.
Law clerks 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.
To apply, please submit, as a single PDF and in the following order, a one-page cover letter, a one-page resume, a three-page writing sample, and a current transcript to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line SUMMER Judiciary Law Clerk. In your cover letter, please note (i) your approximate start date, (ii) your approximate end date, and (iii) your approximate weekly hours.
This is an unpaid position based in Washington, D.C. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until February 24, 2023.