Now Accepting Applications for the UConn Extension Summer 2018 Internship Program!!

The UConn Extension Internship Program  is now accepting applications for the summer 2018 program. UConn underclassmen and “super seniors” (those graduating in either August or December 2018) interested in gaining valuable (and paid) in-the-field experience in a career-oriented discipline such as Food, Research, Nutrition, Health, Youth Education, Agribusiness, Community Development, GIS, Environmental Management and Sustainability at an in-state Extension office location or a select group of 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, while providing valuable service to Connecticut government agencies, businesses and residents.

Applications will be accepted from those eligible UConn students starting on Wednesday January 31st, 2018 through 11:59 PM on Sunday February 25th, 2018 through HuskyCareerLink.  To apply visit HuskyCareerLink under the job title: Agricultural Extension Internship and under the employer name UConn Extension System. Complete applications will include résumé, completed form-fillable application form and current (unofficial) UConn transcript.  Students will find the application form and learn details of the 17 internship opportunities by reviewing the job descriptions and related information 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 7th from 11AM-3PM, and the Careers for the Common Good Career Fair on Wednesday February 21st from 11 AM-3PM, with both events to be held in the Student Union Ballroom.

In addition, plan to carve out time now to attend the upcoming Navigating the Careers for the Common Good Career Fair workshop, (scheduled for Monday February 19th at 4:30 PM in Oak Hall room 401.  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 12noon to 5PM), or connect with your CAHNR Career Consultant (Paul Gagnon paul.gagnon@uconn.edu), to meet to learn more about how to find the internship you deserve for this summer.

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