Internships for credit:
Internships are a required component of some academic majors and an optional component of others. Each academic department determines its own policies and procedures regarding internships for credit. Students interested in finding out more should contact their academic department.
Internships not for credit:
Students do not need academic approval for non-credit internship opportunities. However, it is important to investigate internship opportunities carefully in order to ensure that the experience will be a valuable means of exploring or advancing their knowledge of a career choice. CACE, located in Willard Hall, Suite 103, can guide students in this process.
Internship resources at CCSU:
Some academic departments have their own resources for internship opportunities. In addition, CACE maintains a job & internship database, Central Connections. All students have an account in Central Connections. In addition, CACE provides internship search guidance and preparation, and information on other internship resources. The CACE internship coordinator is Cathy Sylvester, who can be reached at 860 832-1634 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information for Employers:
Employers interested in posting internships should contact the appropriate academic department and Cathy Sylvester in CACE. Department contact information is available through the A-Z index on the CCSU homepage. Cathy Sylvester can be reached at 860 832-1634 or email@example.com.
Political Science Internship Opportunities:
Once again it's time to consider whether a government-related internship should be in your future. These opportunities are especially useful for any student aspiring to a career in law, public service, lobbying or advocacy, or with a non-governmental or non-profit organization.
Students with Business majors are also needed for managing governmental and non-governmental organizations.
- Any major may apply.
- We offer as few as 6 credits, or as many as 16, depending on your hours of work, placement, and other factors.
- Internships can be as local as New Britain or Hartford, or as distant as Washington, D.C.
- Internships can be developed in cooperation with other departments, such as Journalism, Criminal Justice, Communications or Business.
- Most interns report that their experiences were the most important and most meaningful of all their coursework at CCSU.
- Among the benefits of an internship are: Job opportunities, networking for personal and professional contacts, skill building, and resume development.
These are some of the local organizations and agencies where our students have been placed:
- Connecticut General Assembly
- Sullivan and LeShane (Connecticut's leading lobbying group)
- Gallo Associates (Connecticut's leading liberal lobbying group)
- Connecticut Attorney General's Office
- The Governor's Office
- The Office of Policy and Management
- Democratic and Republican political campaigns
Through The Washington Center:
- The Department of Justice
- The Environmental Protection Agency
- United States Congress
- Fox News
- The U.S. Marshalls Service
- International Health Organizations
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