Student Center Graduate Internship Program

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Graduate Internship Program

Thinking of a career in Student Activities or Student Union Operations? Be a Part of the Team!

Check out our program brochure for details!

Since 1966, the Central Connecticut State University Student Center has been committed to providing a comprehensive professional program for students interested in entering the college union/student activities fields of higher education. The two-year internship's main focus is to train and to develop young professionals who will positively contribute to the field of Student Affairs. The internship is a cooperative experience between senior staff and interns that serves as a stepping-stone towards a senior role in administration.

The program is supervised by the departments of Student Activities/ Leadership Development and The Student Center and focuses specifically on those areas of Student Affairs. The experiential learning environment at CCSU aims to increase personal growth and development of a diverse group of young professionals through opportunities in student union operations, event programming, and student activities advisement.

Meet our Interns


All Graduate Interns earn a Masters Degree in Counseling with a concentration in Student Development in Higher Education. A total of 42 credits are required to complete the major. The academic program provides graduate students with insight into the theories and models used by student affairs professionals on a daily basis. Students can then apply this knowledge in their own interactions through the 35 hour per week internship. Second year interns are required to complete a Capstone project as part of the course program.

Internship Selection Process

The internship selection process is coordinated with the graduate school; therefore it is strongly recommended candidates submit the required graduate school and counseling program applications in advance of submitting internship materials. 

Please submit a letter of application, resume, three letters of reference and a final (current) transcript using this form or mail your documents to:

Internship Search Committee

Katherine Poirier
Director of CCSU Student Center
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050 – 4010
Phone: (860)832-1982

Scott Hazan
Director of Student Activities and Leadership Development
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050 – 4010
Phone: (860)832-1992

For more information and general inquiries about the program, please contact:
Susan Sweeney
Associate Director, Student Activities/Leadership Development
Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050
Phone: (860) 832-1991
Fax: (860) 832-0441

Graduate School Application Process

Internship selection process is coordinated with the graduate school; therefore it is strongly recommend candidates submit the required graduate school application and counseling program application materials at least two weeks in advance of the internship deadline. Please review both the School of Graduate Studies and the Graduate Counseling Program websites to confirm required materials needed for consideration. 

School of Graduate Studies  Counseling and Family Therapy 

All internship applicants must follow the application process as outlined by the Graduate School for acceptance into the academic program. For more information, please contact the Student Development in Higher Education Graduate Program Coordinator at 860-832-2119 or email.