Hartford – State Senator Kevin Witkos (R-8), Ranking Member of the General Assembly's Internship Committee, welcomed a new group of legislative interns to the State Capitol during an orientation ceremony in the State Senate on Thursday, January 10th.
"I am so proud to welcome you all to the State Senate," said Senator Witkos. "Over the next several months, I encourage you to step out of your comfort zone, reach out to your legislator and learn about public service. This experience will be whatever you make of it, and the opportunities are endless."
Senator Witkos was joined at the event by State Senator Joe Crisco (D-17) and State Representatives Christopher Davis (R-57) and Mae Flexer (D-44).
"If you are a college-age student interested in state government, I encourage you to apply for this unique and informative internship," continued Senator Witkos.
Leadership on the General Assembly's Internship Committee changes each year. During the 2012 legislative session, Senator Witkos oversaw the committee as Chairman. This year, he will serve as Ranking Member.
The Legislative Internship Program's mission is "to encourage a high level of personal interaction between legislators and interns" and to learn about support services, such as bill analysis and tracking, spot and in-depth research, drafting of news releases and speeches, liaison work and constituent casework.
Future applicants should consider the following criteria:
- Interested in a government or law career
- College junior, senior or have at least 20 college credits
- Motivated and willing to take on responsibility
- Connecticut resident
For more information, please visit the program's website at www.cga.ct.gov/ISC.