The Center for Career Development employs over 20 student employees each academic year to work in a variety of roles in the office, including part-time positions and internships. Positions are typically posted each spring for the next academic year and sporadically as openings become available. There is a one-year commitment to any positions offered at the Center for Career Development. The list below includes examples of positions offered at the Center for Career Development.
Career Intern applications for the 2020-2021 academic year are now open! To apply, click the link below and log in to your Handshake account.
Career Interns (CI) are students employed by the Center for Career Development as paraprofessionals who fulfill various roles in order to support the programming and career coaching services offered to UConn students. Career Interns (CI) undergo extensive training in preparation to perform the following responsibilities:
- Critique résumés for undergraduate students.
- Present to student groups, organizations, and classes on career-related topics.
- Participate in weekly staff meetings and trainings during each academic semester.
- Work with full-time staff members, graduate student(s) and other student interns on assignments and projects.
- Disseminate accurate information to students regarding services, resources, and programs offered by Center for Career Development.
A Career Intern holds a prestigious leadership and employment position that requires significant time, training, and dedication. A mandatory full-week of training takes place the week before classes begin each fall. Additional trainings and professional development opportunities will take place during throughout the academic year. Training includes but is not limited to résumé writing, presentation skills, interviewing, and job search strategies, working with diverse students, departmental resources, and other relevant peer education and career development topics.
Each February, the application period opens to recruit for several interns. This position requires candidates to write essays and submit supplemental forms, to be considered for an interview. The interview process involves first and second round interviews in order to place candidates in various project areas. Interns who are hired in late April will begin work the following fall and must attend a mandatory week-long training which takes place the week before fall semester classes begin.
All Career Interns perform résumé critiques and deliver presentations; the descriptions below compliment the internship experience and allow the intern to be involved in additional projects. Project areas are subject to change.
Job Description: The Center for Career Development Programming Team oversees development, implementation, and evaluation of career-related educational programs, including presentations, workshops, and events. Interns in this project area: Create and facilitate in-person and virtual presentations on career-related topics. Write content for newsletter and blog submissions on career resources and events. Organize events and workshops including managing presentation materials and tracking attendance. Support programming team staff to complete necessary tasks to maintain partnerships with campus partners.
Skills Desired: Minimum qualifications plus experience with Excel, excellent public speaking, organizational, and time-management skills. Note that computer programming and coding skills are not required.
Careers for the Common Good
Job Description: Works closely with the Center for Career Development, Human Rights Institute and Community Outreach to coordinate events and resources for Careers for the Common Good (CCG) programming. Develops relationships and outreach with CCG related organizations on- and off-campus, identifying new opportunities and resources for students; updates the CCG website with applicable information. Aids in the planning, preparation and day-of activities for the annual career fair. Promotes CCG events and related offerings through marketing and social media outlets. Deliver CCG-related presentations to classes, student groups, and during faculty/staff meetings when requested.
Skills Desired: Minimum qualifications plus excellent public speaking skills, proactive work ethic, and ability to summarize and synthesize information. Excellent social media and Excel skills are preferred.
Internships & Co-ops
Job Description: Supports internship and co-op-related initiatives, including experiential learning surveys, reviewing presentation materials, and conducting research on internship & co-op trends and news. In addition, the intern will assist full-time staff with department-wide experiential learning programs, such as Internship and Co-op Week.
Skills Desired: Minimum qualifications plus advanced level written communication skills; prior administrative experience (data entry and analysis); Strongly Preferred – prior internship experience.
Job Description: Conducts practice interviews with current students and recent alumni. The intern will be trained extensively on best practices for interviewing, including how to successfully prepare, communicate, and answer common interviewing questions. In addition to weekly staff meetings, the Practice Interview Team meets each week to discuss specific interviewing situations and receive ongoing training. The intern may also be asked to complete interviewing-related projects, including updating forms, guides, marketing materials, and other resources. The intern will also give/facilitate additional presentations to classes and student groups on interviewing techniques.
Skills Desired: Minimum qualifications plus excellent public speaking skills, ability to give constructive feedback, and ability to summarize and synthesize information.
Career Research and Data
Job Description: Conducts career-related research, internal and student-related data tracking. This position will analyze data, compile reports and make recommendations regarding CCD services, based on internal trends and results as well as from national content.
Skills Desired: Minimum qualifications plus experience manipulating and interpreting data in Excel. Candidate must also demonstrate research skills and advanced organizational, analytical, and written communication skills.
Beyond UConn: Career Engagement and Campus Outreach
Job Description: Support collaborations between the Center for Career Development and university partners, primarily student clubs and organizations. The intern will promote career center programs through on-campus outreach and presentations, with a focus on essential career skills and the post-UConn transition. They will conduct research using LinkedIn and generate ideas through benchmarking with other institutions. Additional responsibilities include survey development, data management, student-facing written communications (e.g., blog posts, emails), and career related resource development.
Skills Desired: Minimum qualifications plus advanced verbal and written communication, organization, and research skills. Candidate must also be able to demonstrate experience manipulating data in Excel and an understanding of internet/social media platforms (e.g., YouTube, LinkedIn). Experience in survey development using Qualtrics is an asset.
Administrative Program Support
Job Description: Support career intern program and undergraduate résumé writing program by providing administrative support on a variety of projects. In addition, the intern will assist full-time staff with coordinating various career-related programs and services. Additional responsibilities include conducting internet research, writing blog posts, and developing and updating career development documents. For example, this position will assist in updating and rewriting informative career materials such as résumé samples, guides, and supplements.
Skills Desired: Minimum qualifications plus advanced level written communication skills. Candidate must also possess prior administrative experience (data entry and analysis).
Assessment and Technology
Job Description: To assist the Assessment & Technology Coordinator and Assistant Director for Assessment & Technology with administrative duties such as: Working on the department’s technology such as Handshake, Husky Mentor Network, Focus2, etc. Contributing to the CCD website blogs. Assisting in script writing for technology training videos. Assisting in distributing marketing material. Work on research projects.
Skills Desired: Qualifications Energetic undergraduate student with time management skills, excellent customer service and communication skills (both spoken and written). Ability to problem solve and work as a team member. Computer literate, especially Excel, Word, Outlook and the Internet.
CLAS Career Initiatives
Job Description: The focus of this project area is on developing and executing strategies to increase the engagement of College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) students in career initiatives. The intern will help create and deliver CLAS-specific events, programs, and other resources as well as promote existing career center programs through various forms of on-campus outreach to CLAS students. Additional responsibilities include tracking and analyzing data, writing blog posts, and research/benchmarking using LinkedIn, Handshake, and other online platforms.
Skills Desired: Minimum qualifications plus advanced verbal and written communication, organization, and research skills. Candidate must also demonstrate experience manipulating data in Excel.
Administrative Services Intern
Administrative Services Interns (ASI) are students employed by the Center for Career Development as paraprofessionals who fulfill various roles in order to support the daily operations of the office. Administrative Services Interns (ASI) undergo extensive training in preparation to perform the following responsibilities:
- Provide information to students, faculty, staff, and the general public regarding department services, policies, and procedures
- Compile and analyze data from various sources and communicate results and trends
- Assist in research related to department functions
- Complete special projects (student may specialize in a particular content area or function)
- Operate a copy machine, printer, fax, scanner, and other office equipment
- Organize and maintain confidential files and records
- Participate in training sessions and staff meetings
- Perform miscellaneous duties as required
- Utilize various online systems (i.e. Handshake, JIRA)
ASI holds a prestigious leadership and employment position that requires significant time, training, and dedication. Trainings and professional development opportunities will take place throughout the academic year with some training prior to the start of the fall semester.
ASIs will be assigned to a project area. Tasks and responsibilities will fluctuate based on assigned area. The project areas are as follows:
Front Desk Operations
Job Description: Work closely with professional staff to provide assistance with reception services and administrative projects. Some responsibilities include:
- • Welcome visitors by greeting in person or by phone, answering or referring inquiries
- • Direct visitors by gathering information and providing instruction
- • Facilitate appointment-scheduling process
- • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related projects and assignments
- • Perform tasks to maintain a clean and organized working environment
- • Run errands
- • Present CCD overview to classes, student organization, and/or other groups
- • Write blog posts regarding career-related topics
Job Description: Supports Business Manager to perform a variety of functions such as:
- • Create, edit, and or update invoices, letters, brochures, written procedures, and other correspondence
- • Organize and maintain confidential files and records
- • Operate a copy machine, printer, fax, scanner, and other office equipment
- • Complete special projects
- • Operate a copy machine, printer, fax, scanner, and other office equipment
- • Sort and distribute mail, email, and other correspondence
- • Support department marketing initiatives including on-campus flyer-ing and DPC orders
- • IT-related projects such as computer trouble-shooting and setup as needed (prior knowledge a plus)
- • Inventory Control and Asset Management
- • Running department-related errands as needed
- • Other duties as assigned
Corporate Partner Relations
Job Description: To assist the Coordinator and Assistant Director for Corporate Partner Relations with administrative duties such as:
- • Preparing for Center for Career Development (CCD) events
- • Updating HuskyCareerLink, the online job posting system
- • Contributing to the CCD website blogs
- • Assisting in distributing marketing material
- • Attending evening Information Sessions to assist employers with set up and collect student info electronically
- • Work on research projects
- • Other duties as assigned
Marketing & Communications Intern
Marketing & Communications Interns are students employed by the Center for Career Development as paraprofessionals who fulfill various roles in order to support the daily operations of the Marketing & Communications team.
Interns hold a prestigious leadership and employment position that requires significant time, training, and dedication. Trainings and professional development opportunities will take place throughout the academic year with some training prior to the start of the fall semester. Available positions typically include the following:
A Communication Intern helps in the strategic management and marketing of the department’s communication efforts. The student employee will work with the supervisor to create a timeline of communication tactics including posting to social media, coordinating outgoing electronic communications, analyzing data for effectiveness, and creating benchmarks of other leading institutions. The student in this position will also assist their supervisor in developing content for promotional material, the website, and department blog. Specific job requirements include:
- • Collaboration with supervisor to curate daily posts for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and LinkedIn
- • Moderation of community interaction on social platforms
- • Support the creative team with ideas and copy
- • Understand and enforce proper usage of brand voice
- • Research industry and brand relevant topics
- • Monitor social media successes of competitive and relevant institutions
- • Complete and generate monthly reports on social media trends, tools, emerging platforms, and internet culture
- • Select students to be featured in a Student Success Story, interview, and write article
- • The position requires 10 hours per week of work on average and students attend training the Friday before fall and spring semester classes begin.
Digital Marketing Intern
A Digital Marketing Intern aids in the strategic management and development of the department’s digital marketing efforts. The student employee will work with the supervisor to produce and edit promotional and information video for the department, create dynamic in-person and virtual presentations, and develop strategic marketing campaigns. The student in this position will also assist the Communication Intern in monitoring social media accounts, coordinating outgoing electronic communications, and creating benchmarks of other leading institutions. Specific job requirements include:
- • Collecting b-roll to be used in video production
- • Conducting interviews with students and alumni to be featured on the website
- • Producing animations for presentations
- • Photographing and editing headshots for the Professional Photo Office Hours
- • Assisting in curating content for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
- • Experience with photography, video production and editing is required. Design skills and knowledge of the Adobe Suite is preferred. The position requires 10 hours per week of work on average and students attend training the Friday before fall and spring semester classes begin.
Graphic Design Intern
Graphic Design Interns assist the marketing team in creating various advertisements and marketing material for the Center for Career Development. Graphic Designers are responsible for creating various marketing collateral as assigned, including flyers, posters, large-scale banners, bus ads, etc. Students may also be asked to attend and photograph events hosted by the Center for Career Development. Interested candidates must be able to supply 3-5 design samples in order to be considered for this position.
This position requires students to have experience in graphic design as well as proficiency with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. Photography and photo editing skills are preferred. Video skills are also a plus. Graphic Designers work 8-10 hours per week and attend one day of training the Friday before fall semester classes.
The Center for Career Development employs a limited number of students during summer months and those positions vary depending on need for each given year. Those positions will be posted to the same databases that are listed above and students should follow the same instructions to apply.
How to Apply
To apply for any of the positions above, students must follow specific instructions for each position, as indicated in the application process when there are openings. All available openings will be posted to UConn’s Student Job Administration System. Position descriptions and contact information can be found on our main recruiting system, Handshake. A résumé is mandatory in order to be considered for any Center for Career Development position.