Experiential Learning: Internships, Co-ops, and More

Part of getting yourself “career-ready” is to determine if a career field is a good fit for you. Often times the best way to do that is to experience it. Through experiential learning (internships, co-ops, research, clinical, part-time jobs, and more), you will learn things about the industry and job functions that will help guide your career path. In addition, experiential learning looks great on your résumé and can often lead directly to a full-time position with the same company/organization.

Below you will find information on gaining access to experiential learning opportunities and resources offered through UConn and the Center for Career Development.

Internships & Co-ops

Internships are work/learning experiences that provide a hands-on way for students to confirm choice of major and/or career.

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UConn Co-ops are full-time, paid positions that last approximately 6 months, over the course of a semester, during which students do not typically take classes.

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Find an Internship or Co-op

 

The Center for Career Development has many resources that will help you get started in your search for an Internship or Co-op opportunity.

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Resources and Opportunities

Learn about on-campus resources and opportunities for engaging in experiential learning.

  • Research
  • Study Abroad
  • Community Outreach/Volunteering
  • Student Employment
  • Service Learning
  • Student Orgs & Activities
  • Living & Learning Communities

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Earn Credit for Your Internship

UConn has over 70 majors that offer course credit for an internship. Click here to review the list of majors offering academic credit for internships.

  • Costs
  • Deadlines
  • Majors/Minors with Internship Courses
  • Majors/Minors without Internship Courses
  • One-Credit Internship Course
  • Zero-Credit Transcript Notation

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Experiential Learning Blog

In the Experiential Learning Blog you can read stories about successful internship & co-op experiences of UConn students, available internship opportunities, additional options for experiential learning, how to set yourself up for success in your search, and how to be successful once you’re on the job.

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All Internship & Co-op Resources

Here you can find all of our internship & co-op resources including:

  • Internship & Co-op Guide
  • Handshake
  • On-Campus Internships
  • GoinGlobal
  • Internship Search Engines
  • Internship & Co-op Videos
  • Career Communities
  • UConn Partnered & Exclusive Internships
  • Experiential Learning Awards

All Resources