Coming on January 30th!! Open Applications for the UConn Extension Summer 2016 Internship Program

The UConn Extension Internship Program will soon (January 30th) be accepting applications for the summer 2016 program. Students interested in gaining valuable (and paid) in-the-field experience in a career-oriented discipline such as Food, Research, Nutrition, Health, Youth Education, Agribusiness and Sustainability at an in-state Extension office location or a select group of local employers should apply. These internships offer a tremendous opportunity for students to earn income over the summer months, learn and work in a career-oriented role under the mentorship of an Extension manager, and provide valuable service to Connecticut businesses and residents. In addition, upon satisfactory completion, students will earn a transcript notation on their official UConn transcript indicating successful completion of all elements of the Extension Summer Internship Program.

Applications will be accepted starting on Saturday January 30, 2016 through 11:59 PM on Sunday February 21, 2016 through HuskyCareerLink under the employer name of UConn Extension System or Job ID 31630. Complete applications will include application, résumé and current transcript. Students can learn details of the more than 20 Extension internship opportunities by reviewing the job descriptions at the Extension Internship Program webpage.

Also, be sure to meet Extension staff at and continue your career development efforts while searching for an internship by attending the upcoming Internship Fair on Wednesday February 3rd from 11AM-3PM in the Student Union Ballroom. In addition, plan to carve out time now to attend an upcoming Navigating the Internship Career Fair workshop, (the next one is scheduled for Wednesday January 27th at 5:00 PM in the Class of 47’ Room in the Babbidge Library), and/or Finding an Internship workshop, (the next one is scheduled for Monday February 1st at 4:00 PM in room 201 Laurel Hall). Lastly, make plans to visit the Center for Career Development (Wilbur Cross Room 202) with your internship search-related question(s) during Walk-in hours (M-F from 12 noon to 4 PM), or connect with your Career Consultant (Paul Gagnon paul.gagnon@uconn.edu), to meet to learn more about how to find the internship you deserve for this summer.

Paul Gagnon

By Paul Gagnon
Paul Gagnon Career Consultant, College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources Paul Gagnon