State Rep John Frey invites interested Ridgefield High School students to work alongside him at the State Capitol as part of their senior internship program.
"I would like to let college students in my district know that the Connecticut General Assembly is now accepting applications for the 2018 Legislative Internship Program," says Frey.
Frey explains, "Starting in the Spring, interns at the Capitol will see how state government works first-hand, work one-on-one with state legislators and legislative staff members, and earn school credit while gaining job experience in public service and/or law."
To apply, you must comply with the following qualifications:
- Be an undergraduate student attending a two or four-year institution of higher education in Connecticut, and/or state resident attending out-of-state colleges. (CT residents attending out of state colleges should contact the program director prior to applying)
- Be 18 years of age or older by program start
- Have completed 20 credits by program start (January)
- Have a minimum 2.7 cumulative grade point average (GPA)
- Be prepared to register for a course (varies by institution) in order to receive credit for the internship during the participating semester
The students you see in the photo are Ridgefield High School graduates who interned with Frey this past Spring. "They offered my staff and me invaluable help during session and gained some good government experience while doing it," remarks Frey.
"I have personally seen the positive impact that the invaluable work of a legislative intern can have on our caucus. Many interns, in fact, later become staff members or legislators. This is a wonderful opportunity - I hope to see you at the Capitol in 2018!" says Frey.