Sen. Formica Recognizes State Capitol Interns

May 22, 2017



Sen. Formica (left) and his intern Mike Paternostro (right)

Hartford State Senator Paul Formica (R-East Lyme) applauded the hard work of the Connecticut General Assembly’s legislative interns at a ceremony at the state Capitol. As part of the state’s Intern Recognition event, Sen. Formica also recognized two interns that have worked for his office directly: Mike Paternostro, a student at Quinnipiac University, and Dave Schultz, a student at Manchester Community College.

“Education happens not only in the classroom; it also happens through experience. The legislative internship program creates opportunities for some very eye opening learning experiences for young adults and those looking to embark on a new career path. I applaud all the interns who have dedicated their time to the legislature to learn more about state government and to broaden their horizons and their view of the world,” said Sen. Formica.


Sen. Formica (center) with his intern Dave Schultz (right) and Mr. Schultz’s father, Gary (left).

“Mike and Dave have worked incredibly hard here at the Capitol. It was amazing to watch them grow from day one as they learned about the legislative process and state government. I applaud them for their dedication, I congratulate them for their successes, and I wish them all the best as they move forward with bright futures,” said Formica.

Since 1969, the Connecticut Legislative Internship Program has sought to offer local college students the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge about how state government works, through direct experience in the legislative offices of the Connecticut General Assembly.