I worked for a quasi-public agency, not the State of Connecticut itself
I interned at the Connecticut Auditors of Public Accounts for six months and I had a great time there. I was treated as a full time employee and was paid $15/hour. By the end of the internship, I was writing most of the final audit report for an entire government department. They offered an incredible amount of flexibility as I was able to choose my hours and I was even allowed to shave off one day of work every two weeks by working an extra hour on most days. The management was incredibly inclusive and respectful, and the office I worked in was incredibly diverse. As interns we were even given mentors outside of our supervisor that we could ask about anything, within or without of the agency. The mentors would help interns and new employees choose what they wanted to accomplish within their employment, as well as narrow down what their goals were. It was an incredibly helpful experience to me as an intern and the only reason I was unable to continue working with them immediately afterwards was due to me having to finish my final semester at college.