Interested in seeing how CT's political process works?
Would you like to network to further your career goals?

You are in the right place.

Interns from the spring 2017 were from left to right Nick Teeling, John Carragher, and Sean McCusker


Become a Legislative Intern. It is not just for students who are political science majors or want to be politicians!

Since 1969, the Legislative Internship Program has sought to offer CT college students the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge about how state government works, through direct experience in the legislative offices of the Connecticut General Assembly

With the mission to provide educational opportunities outside of the traditional classroom setting, our program is tailored to acquaint students with both the formal and informal aspects of the legislative process. Accordingly, the program provides training, academic examination, and encourages a high level of personal interaction between legislators and the interns assigned to work with them.

While serving within the CT General Assembly, our interns gain exclusive insight and access to the legislative players and policy making process. Paired with our academic and supplemental programming, our program offers a unique opportunity for students to explore careers in public service while earning credit, practical experience, and professional connections that will last a lifetime.

The Legislative Internship Program accepts applications by November 1st for the following spring semester. The next application deadline will be November 1st, 2019 for the internship that will begin in the spring 2020.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column]

To begin your application, complete this form or call 860.773.1642 to speak directly with Dr. Rafaele Fierro, Director of CEI.


The Legislative Internship is a coordinated effort between Connecticut state schools and the Connecticut General Assembly. Students from each of the state schools apply for the internship that takes place every spring semester. If they are selected, they are paired with a legislative leader with whom they work on projects such as bill tracking, attending committee meetings, and speaking before the entire General Assembly on issues of importance. The internship also provides these students with an opportunity to network if they are interested in a career in politics or a related field. The internship program has been in place at Tunxis since 1970. Dr. Rafaele Fierro, professor of history and government, is the campus coordinator.