Find an Internship and Co-op (On and Off Campus)

Internships and co-ops can help you enhance one or more of the NACE competencies. Here are some examples of how students have benefited in the past:

  • Fen applied her critical and teamwork competencies  when working with a team  to create a new process, while completing a co-op with a national company located in Hartford, CT.
  • Pat enhanced their communication and  career and self-development competencies during their summer internship by having career conversations and informational interviews with senior administrators at their organization.

If you are interested in sharing your own experience with us please email Sharing your competency development inspires other students to think about where and how they can gain competencies within and beyond UConn.

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

On-Campus & UConn Partnered Internships
A list of on-campus and UConn partnered internship and co-op opportunities.

Search for hundreds to thousands of opportunities throughout the US, some from employers who only want UConn students.

Showcase your skills. Find your career fit. Bite-sized 5-6 hour virtual work experience programs that give students a genuine career advantage with the world’s top companies.

Additional Search Engines
Includes websites for experiences categorized by career communities, international options, post-graduation/gap year opportunities, and micro internships.

Career on Demand
A variety of videos to help with the internship search process.

Schedule an Appointment
Schedule an appointment with a career coach to discuss the internship and co-op search as well as how to prepare and tailor application documentation.

Student Employment
Search for part-time positions and internships on all UConn campuses (even UConn Law!). Opportunities are for all students, regardless of work-study funding; there are also positions for students not receiving this aid. Use JobX to find positions during the semester, summer, and winter break time frames.

Internship on Scholarship Program
On-campus and virtual internships for UConn students hosted by UConn departments and supported via scholarship funds.

International Experiences

UConn Experiential Global Learning Office
Develops and delivers experiential learning opportunities for students through virtual and in-person programs domestically and globally. Students can earn credit, participate in internships, and more in their programs led by UConn’s faculty or our global partners.

Private Agencies
Experiences can be found through private companies too. Read through the tip sheet on finding a legitimate agency that meets your professional needs. Questions about working with a private agency can be directed either to the internship staff at Career Center or the team at the UConn Experiential Global Learning

Feel free to schedule a meeting with a Career Coach in the Center for Career Development or talk to another trusted faculty or staff member on campus; maybe someone you’ve already connected with around career. The entire campus community is committed to your success-all you need to do is ask!