Would you like to learn more about the inner workings of State Government and a variety of career fields? The Office of Policy and Management (OPM) offers unpaid student internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students during each semester (Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer).
OPM functions as the Governorís staff agency and plays a central role in state government, providing the information and analysis used to formulate public policy for the State. The agency is headed by a Secretary and Deputy Secretary; and has 7 divisions which report to the Office of the Secretary:
- Budget and Financial Management
- Criminal Justice Policy and Planning
- Office of Finance
- Intergovernmental Policy
- Office of Labor Relations
- Policy Development and Planning
- Administration (which includes Human Resources, Business Operations, Accounting/Audit and Information Systems Support)
Legal and legislative liaison functions are included under the Office of the Secretary.
As the Governorís staff agency, OPM plays several critical roles; among them are:
- Preparing the Governorís budget proposal and implementing the execution of the budget as adopted by the General Assembly
- Analyzing and assessing the financial, programmatic, and legislative proposals of State agencies, the General Assembly, and the federal government
- Coordinating/leading interagency problem-solving efforts
In addition, OPM is responsible for the administration of grant programs, staffing committees and boards, and authoring key publications and reports.
Click on the links below for details about current OPM internship opportunities. Please specify in your cover letter and application form which position(s) you would like to be considered for.
Budget: There are currently no internship opportunities within the Budget Division
Asset Management (Go to: Asset Management Internships for additional information)
Criminal Justice Adult Policy Unit
Criminal Justice Research
Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) - Business Analyst (Note: assignment location is 101 East River Road, East Hartford)
Intergovernmental Policy and the Office of Responsible Growth
Nonprofit Liaison to the Governor
Legal Unit: There are currently no internship opportunities within the Legal Unit.
Internships can be customized to meet the studentsí interests and educational background. Students must be available for a minimum of 10 hours per week.
Application Process: Interested students should complete an application form, and include a cover letter, their resume, list of coursework directly relevant to the internship and a copy of their school transcript. Note: Transcripts do not need to be the ďofficialĒ version. Applications should be e-mailed to email@example.com
Application Deadlines: The deadlines for applications are as follows: Winter/Spring Semester - December 1st; Summer - April 1st; Fall Semester Ė July 1st; Late applications will be considered.
For more information, contact Laura Mirante, (860) 418-6223 or Laura.Mirante@ct.gov