Internship Initiative

The primary goal of the Department of Economics Internship Initiative is to facilitate a mutually beneficial relationship for the Central economics major and the internship site. Interns are provided with an opportunity to enhance classroom learning through practical career-related work experience, while contributing to the internship site’s needs.

Internship locations include corporate and private businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations.

Central Interns provide numerous benefits and opportunities to the internship site

Future Employees – Over the last several years, the majority of employers with internships indicated the primary focus was to recruit college graduates for full-time, entry-level positions (National Association of Colleges and Employers 2021 Internship & Co-op Survey Report).

Increased Productivity/Enhanced Perspective – Interns provide the internship site with the following skills: decision making/problem solving, information processing, planning/prioritizing, teamwork, innovative ideas, and verbal communication.

Central economics students have interned with

  • The American Lung Association
  • Ascent Climbing
  • BestLogic Staffing
  • Coldwell Banker
  • Governor’s Office of the State of Connecticut
  • Keeney Manufacturing Company
  • Keller Williams Realty
  • Otis Elevator
  • Pfizer
  • United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut

and more!

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Carolyne Soper (Internship Coordinator)

Dr. Jared Ragusett (Department Chair)