UConn Extension Summer 2020 Internships

Get paid and gain valuable in-the-field experience in your chosen discipline at an in-state Extension office location.
• Food • Health • Nutrition • Sustainability • Research • Agribusiness • Youth Education • Community Development • Marketing

Learn where Extension offices are located across the state here so you can apply to an internship that is close to where you will be living this summer.

Get paid while learning and working in a career-oriented role. Most of these roles are for an average 18-20 hours per week over the 10 week summer period with some requiring a bit of weekend and/or evening hours, although these circumstances vary by position.   Some of these positions for employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

UConn Extension is the premiere public engagement program at the University of Connecticut. Extension has eight offices in strategic locations statewide as well as the Sea Grant office at the Avery Point campus and the administrative office on the Storrs campus. Extension programs cover the full spectrum of topics related to food, health and sustainability. Programs delivered by Extension reach individuals, communities, and businesses in each of the 169 municipalities across the state. Extension has approximately 100 faculty and staff in the Department of Extension with another 20 faculty and staff with partial Extension appointments in the academic departments of the UConn College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources.

The application period is closed.

Nikki Pirtel, an Extension intern, on the UConn Storrs campus        Julia Cobuzzi standing in front of flip chart in her Extension internship

Nikki Pirtel, left, shares her Climate Corps internship experience. Julia Cobuzzi, right, says her Extension internship led to her career path

Summer 2020 Internships

  • Community Nutrition - Fairfield Extension - Peracchio
  • Community Nutrition - Fairfield Extension - Basak-Smith
  • Vegetable Entomology
  • Extension Website Designer/Developer
  • Connecticut River Estuary Aquatic Invasive Plant Steward
  • Financial Literacy for Youth and Young Adults
  • Connecticut Trail Census
  • Environmental Education
  • Community and Economic Development - Best Practices in Land Use and Economic Development
  • Master Gardener Program
  • Local Agriculture Marketing and Outreach
  • Extension Marketing
  • Middlesex County 4-H
  • Tolland County 4-H
  • New Haven County 4-H
  • New London County 4-H
  • Hartford County 4-H
  • Windham County 4-H STEM
  • Litchfield County 4-H
  • Sustainable Turf & Landscape
  • New Haven County Extension Farmer’s Market Nutrition Education & Food Demonstrations
  • Community Nutrition/Clinical Outpatient - Farmington
  • Center for Land use Education and Research (CLEAR)
  • Plant Diagnostic and Horticulture

 

The application period is closed.

Available to current UConn freshmen, sophomores, juniors and those seniors due to graduate in either August 2020 or December 2020 are eligible to apply for and be selected for this program. 

(Complete applications will include a completed application form, résumé and current transcript submitted through the Application Form on this page)

 

Download the entire list of internship descriptions and locations here.

Please direct all questions to Marilyn.Gould@uconn.edu

 

    • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
    • Accepting applications for all internships now through 11:55 PM on Sunday, March 11, 2020
    • Available to current UConn freshmen, sophomores, juniors and those seniors due to graduate in either August 2020 or December 2020 are eligible to apply for and be selected for this program. 

    (Complete applications will include a completed application form, résumé and current transcript submitted through the Application Form on this page)

    Please contact Marilyn.Gould@uconn.edu with any questions.