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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Deadline to apply - April 30.  

Only current Robert T. Kenney Scholars may apply.

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Internship positions for summer 2019 will be posted on February 12.

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 $12.50 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 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) 827-2572 or

Below were the positions offered in 2018 - each year positions may vary. 


Brass City Harvest

Title: Healthy Households Intern
Location: Waterbury
Dates: July and August 2018
Hours: Flexible
Description: The position of Healthy Households Intern is one that will work closely with the Executive Director and Nutritionist (MPH) to coordinate food-related activities…

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Bridge Family Center

Title: Family Resource Center Intern
Location: West Hartford
Dates: May 21-June 8 and June 25-July 20 (FRC); June 11-22 (Bridge Office)
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Description: The Bridge summer intern’s duties will be split between the Family Resource Center (FRC) at Charter Oak International Academy and the Bridge main office. Both locations…

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Bridge to Success

Title: BTS Early Childhood Research Intern
Location: Waterbury
Dates: 5 days a week
Hours: 35-hour work week, 7.5 hours a day
Description: The intern will be responsible for creating a short report on the Quality Connections in Early Care in Waterbury. This is a follow up to the 2016 study conducted by Data…

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Central Connecticut State University Foundation

Title: STEM Intern Supporting Workforce & Economic Development
Location: New Britain
Dates: 9 weeks
Hours: 35 hours per week
Description: The ASF Intern will be engaged in three core areas: ITBD, TRiO and Continuing Education. The intern will receive a broad exposure to different levels of community…

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Children's Law Center of Connecticut

Title: Outcome Measurement Coordinator
Location: Hartford
Dates: At the finish of the Spring 2018 Semester
Hours: 35 hours per work, schedule made based on supervisor’s and intern's 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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FoodShare, Inc

Title: Foodshare Intern
Location: Bloomfield
Dates: Monday through Friday with some flexibility. Occasional weekend and evening work may be required.
Hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Description: Started in 2001, Mobile Foodshare is a pantry-on-wheels that brings fresh produce and other food to our neighbors in need at community sites throughout Hartford and…

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Klingberg Family Center

Title: Staff Development Assistant
Location: New Britain
Dates: May 21 - August 17
Hours: Schedule TBD
Description: Under the direction of the Staff Development Coordinator recommends, develops, implements, coordinates the employee orientation and staff development program.

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New Britain Museum of American Art

Title: Education Intern
Location: New Britain
Dates: May 2018– August 2018
Hours: Full-time (35 hours per week) for 9 weeks for a total commitment of 315 hours
Description: This internship will offer a student the opportunity to gain practical experience in a museum environment and to assist with a variety of research and hands-on projects.

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New Britain ROOTS

Title: Program Assistant
Location: New Britain
Dates: Start near June 11, and stop around August 17, ten weeks.
Hours: The work week will be Monday-Friday, with the possibility of one or two weekends, between 30-35 hours/week. Hours will be flexible based on the intern’s schedule.
Description: The Program Assistant will work in all facets of our summer programming and needs to communicate with multiple staff and program partners.

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New Britain Youth Museum at Hungerford Park

Title: STEM Educator Intern
Location: Kensington
Dates: Start and end dates are flexible according to schedule of student – Approx. June 22nd – August 21st
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 A.M to 4:00 P.M. 1/2 hr. paid lunch break
Description: The intern will assist NBYM, Hungerford teaching staff with Sisters in Science Summer STEM/ Science camp programming and other summer programs at the Nature Center and…

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Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC)

Title: Assistant Coordinator for Summer Enrichment Program
Location: New Britain
Dates: TBA
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (1 hour for lunch) Mondays-Fridays
Description: The Assistant Coordinator will work with and be supervised by the Project Coordinator and/or Executive Director for the Summer Enrichment Program for youth ages 10 to 11…

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Pathways/Senderos Center

Title: Program Instructor Internship
Location: New Britain
Dates: June-August, specific dates dependent on intern’s availability
Hours: Monday-Friday, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Description: The Program Instructor Assistant will be responsible for creating a curriculum focusing on math. Due to the ambiguity in the use of terms between the academics of…

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Waterbury Symphony

Title: Bravo Program Intern
Location: Waterbury
Dates: June 11 - August 3
Hours: Hours will be Monday-Thursday from 11:00 am- 6:30 pm and Fridays 11:00 am-3:00 pm. The hours will adjust as needed for field trips that may exceed the weekly hours requirement to ensure we stay within the 35 hrs/wk.
Description: Intern will work directly with the Bravo staff, faculty and responsibilities will depend on the applicant’s interest and qualifications.

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YMCA of Greater Waterbury

Title: Community Development & Marketing Intern
Location: Waterbury
Dates: Start May/June for 9 Weeks
Hours: 7-hour work day to be determined with half hour lunch
Description: The intern will assist YMCA membership, marketing and development staff in planning, managing and implementing fundraising, marketing and membership retention and…

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YWCA of New Britain

Title: Communications & Development Intern
Location: New Britain
Dates: June 4 to August 6
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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