The Office of the Secretary of the State continuously solicits applicants for internship opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students seeking an internship in the fall or spring semesters, as well as during the summer months. Our mission is to provide students interested in the areas of law, government, communications and business with a rewarding educational experience. The Secretary of the State of Connecticut is one of six elected constitutional officers in Connecticut and is responsible for overseeing a number of government functions through several divisions.
Executive Offices (including press interns), Board of Accountancy (including law interns), Legislation and Elections Administration Division (LEAD)(including law interns)
Interns assist with reception duties, including greeting visitors and answering the phone. They also assist the office staff with specific tasks like processing citations, organizing files, maintaining databases, and other general office work. They may be asked to work on more involved projects for the Secretary and her staff, such as assisting with survey research projects, staffing meetings, and researching various topics of interest to the office.
A good candidate for this position will have a positive attitude, be eager to learn, and proactive in finding ways to assist the office. He or she should maintain a professional appearance and manner, as well as work well under pressure and be well-organized. Familiarity with Microsoft Word required; familiarity with Microsoft Excel preferred. Previous experience in a professional office setting is helpful but not necessary.
The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. There is some flexibility with shift start/end times, and the availability of a specific shift depends on the current staffing needs of the office. Interns should plan to work between 10 and 20 hours per week. It is preferred that interns accomplish this by working at least two shifts per week.
This is an unpaid internship. However, arrangements can be made with many schools for students to earn credit for their work.
Internship placements are available for the summer as well as during the school year. Please email your résumé with a cover letter including your availability to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 860.509.6131.