Crisco welcomes interns

State Sen. Joseph J. Crisco, Jr. (D-17), chair of the General Assembly’s Internship Committee, welcomes new legislative interns last month as they begin their orientation program in the state Senate chamber. -CONTRIBUTED

State Sen. Joseph J. Crisco, Jr. (D-17), chair of the General Assembly’s Internship Committee, welcomes new legislative interns last month as they begin their orientation program in the state Senate chamber. -CONTRIBUTED

HARTFORD — A group of college students selected to participate in the General Assembly’s internship program was welcomed to the Capitol for their orientation by State Sen. Joseph Crisco, Jr. (D-17) last week.

“This is a highly competitive program, and each of the students was chosen based on the quality of their academic work and the strength of their recommendations,” said Crisco, chair of the legislature’s Internship Committee, in a press release. “The program is intensive and immersive. The students will get a look at the workings of the political process from the inside. They’ll engage with legislators and staff, and be an active part of the legislator’s office to which they are assigned.”

The group has been selected through a competitive application process.

The interns’ responsibilities may include legislative research, constituent letter writing and casework, working on press releases and tracking legislation as it makes its way through the legislative process. The program begins in the spring.

“I encouraged the interns to be active, and make the most of this exceptional opportunity,” Crisco said. “The simplest and best piece of advice I gave them is to engage with their legislators, with their staff and with their peers. If they do, then their time here will be extremely rewarding.”

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