SOTS: Internship Opportunities


Internship Opportunities



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.


Placement Opportunities:


Executive Offices (including press interns), Board of Accountancy (including law interns), Legislation and Elections Administration Division (LEAD)(including law interns), Information Technology Division.


Job Description: 


General 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.


Information Technology Interns: Assist in the installation of hardware and software, assist in maintaining and repairing equipment, assist in troubleshooting a variety of computer issues, assist users in the basic operation and maintenance of computers and related components, set up user accounts and passwords, support administration of servers, monitor system backups, document network problems, document software inventory, may perform miscellaneous functions such as calling vendors to report/resolve problems, assist with demonstrations and site preparations, assist in changing equipment locations, ability to lift computer equipment.

Candidate Qualities: 


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. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office 2010 and 2013 required. Previous experience in a professional office setting is helpful but not necessary.


Available shifts: 


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.


School Credit: 


This is an unpaid internship.  However, arrangements can be made with many schools for students to earn credit for their work.


Application Procedure: 


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 or fax to 860.509.6131.

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