Law Clerkships in The Office of Senator Blumenthal
Senator Blumenthal is seeking law clerks for the fall 2020 semester. Law clerks serve on the legislative team that manages the Judiciary Committee portfolio for Senator Blumenthal. Law clerks are responsible for helping to advise senior staff and the Senator on legislative decisions, as well as drafting legislation, conducting legal and policy research, and composing written materials. Law clerks may also collaborate with staff members on issues and matters outside the jurisdiction of the Judiciary Committee—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 be currently enrolled in an accredited JD program, or have a JD from an accredited program. Demonstrated interest in public service is preferred.
To apply, please submit, as a single PDF and in the following order, a one-page cover letter, a one-page resume, a three- to five-page writing sample, and a current transcript to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Judiciary Law Clerk.
This is an unpaid position. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until July 3, 2020.
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 the Fall 2020 internship sessions in both the Washington D.C. and Hartford office is July 17, 2020.