Candidate Application

Prior to completing the application below, please read About the Program for very important requirements including mandatory Orientation in January (prior to program start), Hours and Credit, and Academic Component. Also, all applicants must meet the following program eligibility criteria:

  • be an Undergraduate student* attending a two or four year institution of higher education in Connecticut, and/or state residents attending out-of-state colleges**
  • be 18 years of age or older by program start (January)
  • have completed 20 credits by program start (January)
  • have a minimum 2.7 cumulative grade point average (at time of application)
  • be prepared to register for a course (varies by institution) in order to receive credit for the internship during the participating semester
Should all the above be applicable, please take the following steps to complete the application process:

*Those already holding a BS/BA or higher are not eligible.
**CT residents attending out of state colleges should contact the Program Director prior to applying


Thank you for your interest in applying for the 2019 Legislative Internship Program. Please read the instructions below carefully and make sure to complete all components of the three part application process detailed below. All three parts must be completed prior to the Nov. 1st deadline for your application to be accepted.

First, contact the official Legislative Internship Program Advisor on your campus. Each school has different registration requirements in relation to eligibility criteria and credit. You must work with this advisor through the application process.
(Click here to see the list of Advisors)

Second, complete our online application below. The application for each program year is posted in the preceding September.

Following submittal of the online application, you will need to email the following four components to

  • a cover letter expressing why you are applying for the internship and what activities or experiences have you had that you believe will qualify you as an intern;
  • a one page resume that outlines your educational background, honors or recognition, work experience, activities, special skills, etc.;
  • a transcript from the college that you currently attend. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. Applicants must complete at least 20 college credits by January 2019. The Internship Committee will require an updated transcript at the beginning of the internship if Fall 2018 classes are needed to meet that requirement
  • two letters of recommendation from people who know you well and can provide an accurate view of your strengths and weaknesses (any recommendation from the on-campus program advisor does not count to meet this requirement);

Applications will be considered incomplete until all four of the components above have been submitted. Incomplete applications will not be accepted and/or reviewed.

Third, provide your designated On-Campus Advisor with the following:

  • A copy of the two letters of recommendation you provided with your program application
  • A copy of the transcript you provided with your program application.

Our On-Campus Program Advisors must complete a Campus Advisor Recommendation Form for each student applicant. This form will become part of your application and cannot be completed until you provide them with the information listed above.
Without this form, your application will be considered incomplete and will not be accepted by the program.

Unless stated otherwise, all materials are due to your designated On-Campus Advisor in advance of the November 1st application deadline to allow for appropriate follow-up on their part.


Please seek consultation from your on-campus program advisor prior to completing this section. Students will be held to the days entered on their application during the selection process. Changes in this regard can jeopardize your ability to participate.

*only credited at certain schools*


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I have answered all of the above questions to the best of my ability. I hereby certify that:

  1. there are no omissions of any kind, and no misrepresentations or falsifications, and the above answers are true and accurate and are made in good faith. I understand and acknowledge that any omission I have made or misrepresentation or falsification may be grounds to discontinue further consideration of my application, or call for my immediate dismissal from the Legislative Internship Program;
  2. I understand that I am responsible for arranging reliable transportation, to and from Hartford, on the scheduled days I selected above;
  3. I understand that the scheduled days I selected above are a factor in the selection process and that any changes sought in this regard may jeopardize my ability to participate in the program;
  4. I understand that I must email the four components outlined in step two of the application process to, prior to the November 1st deadline, in order for my application to be accepted;
  5. I understand that it is my responsibility to provide the on-campus advisor to the program the materials outlined above (step three of the application process), prior to the November 1st deadline, in order to complete my application.

Note: A typed name will substitute for a handwritten signature