Government Relations/Lobbying Assistant
DNB offers internship opportunities to undergraduate students during the spring semester. Students will join us at the Capitol in Hartford during the General Assembly’s legislative session as a Government Relations/Lobbying Assistant.
Students will have the opportunity to observe experienced lobbyists in the various aspects of government relations. Our interns will leave with complete knowledge on the legislative process, seeing first-hand how a bill becomes a law from the committee process to amendments on the floor. Our interns assist us in our day to day operations by helping us track bills, screen amendments, cover committee meetings and public hearings, and observe debates and votes in both chambers of the Connecticut General Assembly.
Students who are interested in pursuing a career in the legal field, or are preparing for law school, can tailor their experience to best suit their specific needs. These students will benefit from reading, analyzing and summarizing bills, and screening amendments. Interns who choose this path will also see first-hand how the Judiciary impacts the legislative process, through legal challenges to constitutionality as well as Attorney General opinions. There will also be an opportunity to become involved in the regulatory process including tracking filings and monitoring the regulations approval process.
We are looking for students who are personable, write well, and are computer literate. Ideal majors are: Political Science, Communications, English, History and International Affairs. However, all majors will be considered. If you are interested in politics and would like to gain a deeper understanding of government affairs, please contact us by sending your resume and availability to Melissa@dnblobby.com. This is an unpaid internship but successful candidates may be eligible for a stipend.
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DePino, Nuñez, and Biggs LLC complies with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Internship Program requirements under The Fair Labor Standards Act (Fact Sheet #71). (1) The internship, even though it includes actual operation of the facilities of the employer, is similar to training which would be given in an educational environment; (2) The internship experience is for the benefit of the intern; (3) The intern does not displace regular employees, but works under close supervision of existing staff; (4) The employer that provides the training derives no immediate advantage from the activities of the intern; and on occasion its operations may actually be impeded; (5) The intern is not necessarily entitled to a job at the conclusion of the internship; and (6) The employer and the intern understand that the intern is not entitled to wages for the time spent in the internship.