Internships

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
(860) 486-3013
kay.gruder@uconn.edu

Schedule an Appointment

 

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.

Internship Resources

CCD on Demand: https://ccdondemand.uconn.edu/internships-co-ops/
Short videos about self-designed internships and internships for graduate students

Kay’s Recent Posts

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: