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Law Clerkships in The Office of Senator Blumenthal


Senator Blumenthal is hiring a team of law clerks for summer 2018.

Senator Blumenthal’s Law Clerk Program allows individuals to become part of the legislative team that manages the Judiciary Committee portfolio for Senator Blumenthal. Law Clerks will be responsible for advising senior staff and Senator Blumenthal on legislative decisions, as well as drafting legislation, performing legal research and writing, and composing a variety of written materials. Law Clerks may also have the opportunity to collaborate with staff members in other policy areas as well, depending on the needs of the office and the interests of the student.

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. Applicants must either (1) be currently enrolled in an accredited JD program, or (2) have a JD from an accredited program. Demonstrated interest in public service is preferred.

To apply for the program, please submit a cover letter, resume, one 3-5 page writing sample, and current transcript to jobs@blumenthal.senate.gov with the subject line Judiciary Law Clerk. This is an unpaid position. Applications for the fall, spring, and summer sessions are processed on a rolling basis.

Applications for the Fall 2018 semester will be considered until July 15, 2018.

 

Internships in The Office of Senator Blumenthal


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.

The deadline for Fall 2018 internship sessions is July 31, 2018 for all applicants.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Click here to download the application.