Summer Internships for Current Scholars

Each year, current Robert T. Kenney Scholars are invited to apply for a small number of paid summer internships at local nonprofit organizations. Only current sophomores and above may apply. Scholars may only hold one internship through this program.

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Paid Summer Internship Program

Dates & Deadlines

Jobs posted: March 15, 2022

Deadline to apply: June 30, 2022

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Agencies may interview at anytime during the process so you should not wait until the deadline to apply. 

This program is designed to help Robert T. Kenney Scholars gain meaningful professional work experience, while giving local nonprofit agencies the extra assistance of a talented college student for the summer. Agencies apply to the American Savings Foundation for funding for these internships through a competitive proposal process. Those selected receive a small grant to fund a paid summer internship for a current Robert T. Kenney scholar.  

These positions are funded for an hourly wage of $14.50 per hour for 35 hours a week for a total of 9 weeks. Start and end dates may be flexible, but applicants must be available to fulfill the total of 315 hours. The hiring agency will be responsible for all screening, interviewing, and selection of candidates, and will have control over all hiring, training, payroll, and supervisory responsibilities regarding the intern. Decisions about internships will not have any impact on any renewal scholarship application award decisions, which are made later in the summer.

If you have any questions about the paid summer internship program, contact Heather Hokunson at (860) 612-4291 or

Summer internship positions for 2021 have all been filled. We will post the internships for Summer 2022 in the spring. 

Note: Only students who received a Robert T. Kenney Scholarship during the 2021-2022 academic year may apply through the online portal. 


Children's Law Center of Connecticut

Title: Outcomes Measurement Coordinator
Location: Hartford
Dates: We require a total of 35 hours per week* during our regular office hours (Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM), with the target start date any time after the close of the spring 2021 academic semester, for approximately nine weeks. Internship hours must be completed by September 1st, unless mutually agreed upon by CLC, the summer intern and ASF.
Hours: We are willing to work with the student intern in regards to his or her schedule and availability.
Description: The intern will assist with the implementation of its outcome measurement systems, documenting the efficacy of the Children’s Law Line service.

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Consolidated School District of New Britain

Title: Summer Learning Experiences (SLE) Intern
Location: New Britain
Dates: 7/12 - 8/13. The SLE Summer Intern will be working within the different school buildings throughout the 5 weeks to provide the intern with as much exposure and experience in working with students in grades K-5 and learning the ongoing operational process of the SEE program.
Hours: Monday - Friday: 8 am - 3p m
Description: The Intern will work alongside the Summer Learning Experiences (SLE) Leadership Team to provide support to families of students participating in the Summer Enrichment…

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Foodshare, Inc

Title: SNAP Outreach Program Intern
Location: Bloomfield
Dates: The anticipated start date is early June and the end date will be 9 weeks after the start date.
Hours: This position will be 35 hours a week for 9 weeks with some flexibility. Some early evening hours (until 7 p.m.) may be needed as we plan to extend outreach hours for the convenience of our clients.
Description: The SNAP Outreach Program Intern will work with the Foodshare/ CT Food Bank’s SNAP Program Coordinator to assist with the outreach and support of Foodshare/ CT Food…

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Hospital for Special Care

Title: Community Relations Coordinator
Location: New Britain
Dates: Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm between May 1 and August 31, 2021. Dates are flexible and will be confirmed once the intern is selected.
Hours: The Intern will work thirty-five hours a week. If the intern is willing to participate in evening or weekend events/activities, work hours will be adjusted as necessary and mutually agreed upon in advance.
Description: The Intern will experience working with a marketing/communications team that markets a $100 million dollar a year healthcare institution with a diverse and rapidly…

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Hospital of Central Connecticut

Title: Healthcare Quality Improvement Intern
Location: New Britain
Dates: Flexible to begin around 6/7/2021 and run continuously for nine consecutive weeks from start date.
Hours: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Dates/Hours flexible & mutually agreed upon for successful Internship
Description: The Volunteer Services Healthcare Quality Process Improvement Intern will oversee the VSYS data migration process, update Volunteer and Team Member roles for compliance…

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HRA of New Britain

Title: Youth Program (SYELP) Intern
Location: New Britain
Dates: Flexible - 9 weeks total.
Hours: Hours can be flexible. Some evenings or weekend hours may be needed to meet participant needs.
Description: The intern will assist with the program planning, implementation, and providing direct service for the Summer Youth Employment & Learning Program for urban youth aged…

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Hungerford Nature Center

Title: Environmental Educator
Location: Berlin
Dates: Interns can start as early as May and/or go to end of August, or longer.
Hours: 35 week - 8:30 am -3:30 pm flexible.
Description: The Summer Environmental Educator intern will assist, develop and lead program activities, supervise volunteers, and possibly assist/teach a weekly summer day camp. 

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Klingberg Family Centers

Title: Staff Development Assistant
Location: New Britain
Dates: TBD - 315 hours total
Hours: TBD - We have been very flexible in helping the intern complete hours toward this internship. Currently, we have extended the time frame due to the pandemic. We want to ensure the safety of everyone and were relieved to able to offer flexibility to complete the hours.
Description: Under the direction of the Staff Development Coordinator recommends, develops, implements, coordinates the employee orientation and staff development program.

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Mattatuck Historical Society

Title: Archives Intern
Location: Waterbury
Dates: Flexible
Hours: Approximately 35 hours weekly for a total of 315 hours. Schedule is flexible.
Description: The Archival Intern will learn archival theory and best practices, then supervised by the archivist the intern will begin to process small archival collections. Lastly…

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Neighborhood Housing Services of Waterbury

Title: Copywriting Intern
Location: Waterbury
Dates: 5/17/21 - 7/30/21
Hours: Monday - Thursday; 9 am - 5 pm
Description: We’re looking for a highly motivated intern to work on the Communications Team at NHSW as a Copywriting Intern. The Communications team is responsible for bringing more…

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New Britain Museum of American Art

Title: Education Intern
Location: New Britain
Dates: May 2021 – August 2021
Hours: 35 hours per week for 9 weeks (total of 315 hours). Availability on one Saturday a month required.
Description: The partly remote internship will offer a student the opportunity to gain practical experience in a museum environment and to assist with a variety of research, content…

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New Britain ROOTS

Title: Summer Program Assistant
Location: New Britain
Dates: 6/7 - 8/20: 35-40 hours per week
Hours: The intern will be expected to work Mon-Fri, with the possibility of two or three weekend days over the summer. Remote work will not be available. Interns should schedule any needed vacation time prior to the start of the internship.
Description: The Program Assistant will work in all facets of our summer programming and in partnership with all of our summer staff.

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New Haven Symphony Orchestra

Title: Education Intern
Location: New Haven
Dates: 6/6/21 - 8/30/21
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:30AM - 5:30PM office hours, some night and weekend concert work.
Description: The Education Department intern will work with the Education Director to plan school and community programs for the Symphony's first post-COVID season.

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Opportunities Industrialization Center

Title: Assistant Summer Youth Coordinator
Location: New Britain
Dates: June 15 - August 14
Hours: OICNB tries to set a schedule that is conducive with the Summer Youth Employment and Learning program but also keeping the needs of the student in mind. OICNB can be flexible.
Description: The Assistant Summer Youth Coordinator will assist with recruitment, screening and doing intakes on the youth in conjunction with the Summer Youth Coordinator.

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YWCA of New Britain

Title: Communications & Development Intern
Location: New Britain
Dates: June to August 2021
Hours: 35 hours/week, days and times are flexible
Description: Under general direction, assists in implementing communications and related activities for YWCA New Britain.

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