Girls Rock the Capitol
Do you have an interest in government, public policy, or advocacy? Are you interested in getting a behind-the-scenes look at Connecticut State government? Join us for Girls Rock the Capitol (GRTC), a unique legislative internship and mentoring program for high school girls.
You’ll be paired with a female legislator who will mentor you throughout the five-month program as you work side by side on issues that will influence the future of your state. You’ll attend committee meetings and full House sessions and hear discussions and debates on bills and laws. You’ll even have an opportunity to write a bill and present it to your legislator, community, or perhaps the House floor! As a GRTC Intern, you’ll acquire the skills necessary to express your concerns to people in positions of power and move toward positive change in Connecticut.
Application Requirements: Applicants must be mature, articulate, and interested in advocacy or political service. A written application and one reference are due by November 30th.
Program Commitment: Interns must be available to fully participate in all State House days as well as training and evaluation. Commitment includes, but is not limited to, a retreat training session and attendance at legislative sessions. Additional days may be available to interns.
December 7: Retreat training session for all accepted GRTC interns. Fee: $125 girls