Internships & Co-ops

Fact, Not Myth: Companies Are Hiring Interns For 2021

Facts, not myths

Contrary to commonly held beliefs, there are internships available in 2021! Recruiters continue to work closely with the Center for Career Development, as well as other faculty and staff, to find top talent for their organizations. Recently, a number of …

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Landing an Internship as a First Year Student

Victoria Song, UConn 2024

As a first-year student, finding an internship can be a daunting task. It’s a chicken-and-egg problem. You want an internship to get experience, but you need experience to get an internship.

That was definitely one of my worries going into …

By Victoria Song
Victoria Song
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Why Diverse Communities Should Consider Careers in Public Administration


If you have a passion for serving your community-at-large and/or influencing public policy, then you may want to consider pursuing a career in Public Administration.  The career opportunities in the Public Administration field are wide-ranging because people entering this profession …

By Robin Shefts
Robin Shefts Assistant Director (Hartford Campus) Robin Shefts
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Summer Internships at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) is offering paid summer opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, from a diverse range of academic backgrounds.

With over forty departments at both The Met Fifth Avenue and …

By Christina Badini
Christina Badini Assistant Director, Corporate Partner Relations, NYC Christina Badini
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11 Questions to Ask to Assess an Employer’s Commitment to DE&I


Evaluating an employer’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) is an important part of the job or internship search process. Nowadays many companies have statements available on their websites that outline their commitment to DE&I, but how can you …

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Job Search Advice from Fellow International Students & Alumni


The Center for Career Development and International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) recently hosted a virtual panel discussion “Navigating the Job and Internship Search for International Students”. This was an opportunity for current international students and alumni to learn about …

By Desiree Martino
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My Experience as a Distance Learning Elementary School Intern

An elementary school student works with a teacher via video conference.

Distance learning with elementary students is an entirely different experience from working with them in-person. Everything I imagined my internship to me is different from what I expected. Despite this, there are still opportunities to learn and grow as an …

By Kimy Velasquez
Kimy Velasquez
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MarketingEDGE First-Gen Initiative

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MarketingEDGE is a 50-year-old national nonprofit committed to shaping the future of marketing leadership by connecting students, academics, and professionals to the resources and relationships they need to see, move, and stay ahead.

In Spring, 2021,  first-generation students will be …

By Chrys Tsilibes
Chrys Tsilibes Assistant Director, Corporate Partner Relations, Fairfield County Chrys Tsilibes
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Be Pro-active, Gain Career Experience by Volunteering with Community Non-profit Organizations!

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Students who are searching for summer internship/co-op opportunities this year are feeling somewhat ambivalent due to the pandemic’s negative impact on the labor market.  Students are aware that summer experiential learning opportunities will probably be limited, so they are …

By Robin Shefts
Robin Shefts Assistant Director (Hartford Campus) Robin Shefts
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Educational and Financial Resources: U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs


American Indian and Alaska Native students and recent graduates have a dynamic and powerful resource available to them: the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). The BIA is housed in the U.S. Department of the Interior and was established almost 200 …

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