WHO CAN I CONTACT AT UCONN FOR ASSISTANCE EXPLORING/APPLYING FOR INTERNSHIPS?
Make an appointment with;
Kay Gruder, Assistant Director
Graduate Student Career Programs and Services
HOW CAN I FIND AN INTERNSHIP?
There isn’t a single process to finding and internship, but rather different pathways to discovering internship opportunities.There are:
- self-designed internships that often emerge through effective networking conversations;
- advertised internships most commonly posted on a company’s/organization’s website;
- other opportunities, like summer fellowships, that aren’t called “internships” but provide meaningful educational experiences.
WHY SHOULD I HAVE AN INTERNSHIP?
- develop or apply specific skills or knowledge;
- explore a future employer;
- gather insights about a career field or job;
- gain necessary workplace experience to meet job qualifications.
WHEN SHOULD I APPLY FOR AN INTERNSHIP?
- Ideally start exploring opportunities 9-12 months ahead of the desired internship period.
- Some internship opportunities get posted in the fall for summer and individuals even get hired for internships as early as late fall for the upcoming summer.
- Every employer has different timelines and deadlines.
CCD on Demand: https://ccdondemand.uconn.edu/internships-co-ops/
Short videos about self-designed internships and internships for graduate students
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Articles on internships from Science magazine:
SRCD State Policy Fellowships (pre- and post-doctoral fellowship). This is not a summer fellowship but a really interesting program:
- If you are interested in SRCD, feel free to contact Umay Suanda, firstname.lastname@example.org who has contacts there
Organizations who are willing to work with SLAC to design an internship to fit the needs of graduate students
- Tech-related research positions at companies like Microsoft
- Educational measurement and technology (Rosetta Stone, ETS, and InSync)
- Scientific instrument development and sales (EGI and SR Research), data science, and usability