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 Interns are students employed as paraprofessionals who fulfill various roles in order to support the programming and counseling services offered to UConn students. Career Interns 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.
- Work with full-time, graduate student and other student staff members on assignments and projects.
A Career Intern holds a prestigious leadership and employment position that requires significant time, training, and dedication. Training takes place the week before fall semester classes, during winter break, and throughout the year. Intern training includes but is not limited to: résumé writing, presentation skills, interviewing, job search strategies, underrepresented student populations, departmental resources, and other relevant peer education and career development topics. Career Interns work an average of 10-15 hours per week.
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.
Employer Relations Intern
Employer Relations Interns work with the On-Campus Interview Coordinator and Assistant Director for Corporate Partner Relations to perform administrative duties.
Specific job requirements include:
- Preparing for Center for Career Development career events
- Updating HuskyCareerLink, our online job posting system
- Attending evening Information Sessions to assist employers with set up and collect student info electronically
- Completion of miscellaneous research projects
Employer Relations Interns work an average of 10 hours per week with some of the hours spent outside of the office assisting with workshops and events, in afternoons and evenings. Students attend training the Friday before fall semester classes begin.
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.
Experiential Learning Intern
Experiential Learning Interns help with the management, development and implementation of the Center for Career Development Internship and Co-op programs. Students work with Center for Career Development staff to assist with growing on and off-campus internship and co-op opportunities, spreading awareness among students, conducting research and providing administrative support to the Internship and Co-op Program and/or the full department.
Specific duties of Experiential Learning Interns include:
- Staff career events including Career Connection program and fairs
- Promote Center for Career Development events, internship postings and activities through outreach to student organizations
- Research and locate internship and co-op opportunities and perform data entry in HuskyCareerLink
- Review and update internship information on our website
- Respond to employer and student emails from the email@example.com mailbox
- Contact employers and university faculty/staff via phone and email as needed
Experiential Learning Interns work in a team of 3-4 students and the role requires 8-10 hours of work per week. Student training takes place the week before fall 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.
Front Desk/Administrative Assistant
Student Administrative Assistants provide reception services including greeting and directing visitors, answering phones, as well as running errands and assisting with projects as needed. Front desk student coverage is between the hours of 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. In order to succeed in this role, candidates must be reliable, personable, people-oriented, and have the ability to multi-task. On-the-job training is provided and continues throughout the semester. Administrative Assistants work an average of 10-15 hours per week and attend a day of training with all Center for Career Development student staff the Friday before fall semester classes begin.
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, HuskyCareerLink. A résumé is mandatory in order to be considered for any Center for Career Development position.