Company information: Sullivan & LeShane, Inc. is a highly respected government relations firm located across the street from the State Capitol in Hartford. Our team of seasoned lobbyists provides legislative, administrative, and municipal lobbying to some of the largest corporations, associations and non-profits throughout the state and across the country. Current clients include Coca-Cola Refreshments, the Connecticut State Medical Society, Verizon, NRG Energy, and Middlesex Hospital. You can learn more about the firm by visiting www.ctlobby.com.
Internship description: Interns will assist the team with bill tracking, legislative monitoring, public hearing sign-ups, data collection (agendas, minutes, testimony) and legislative history. Interns are integral to the committee and public hearing process, as well as when the legislature is in session. Interns serve as a link between the office and the lobbyists in the Legislative Office Building (LOB) and the State Capitol. They also may assist with special projects and events, and handle a variety of assignments as they explore a career in government relations.
Time/Schedule: Interns will commit to either a Mon/Wed/Fri or Tues/Thurs internship experience, beginning at 9:00 A.M. and ending when the legislature has wrapped up for the day. Towards the end of the legislative session when the House and Senate are in session, the hours will vary in order to experience the full legislative process. Interns may also be asked to come in early to assist with public hearing signups.
Requirements: Must be at least a junior and a matriculated student in good standing. Requires documentation that the internship is part of the candidate’s academic program, as well as a description of any course requirements prior to starting the internship. Reliable transportation necessary. COVID-19 vaccination required.
Major(s): Political Science, Government, Public Policy, Communications or related fields.
Skills needed: Able to handle multiple tasks and projects in a fast-paced environment. Organization and time-management skills, strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to attend various meetings, summarize important information, while staying engaged throughout the meeting. Must be detail-oriented, able to work independently with diverse groups of people.
Length of internship: January 18, 2022 to May 11, 2022
Recognition: Dinner during chamber sessions, end of session stipend, post-internship reference letter.
To apply: Candidates should email a cover letter outlining their interest in the position, and what they hope to learn from the internship, as well as a resume and contact information to: email@example.com