Summer Internships for Current Scholars

Each year, current ASF 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

Application is now open for ASF Scholars to apply.

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

This program is designed to help ASF Scholars gain meaningful professional work experience, while giving local nonprofit agencies the extra assistance of a talented college student for the summer.

These positions are funded for an hourly wage of $17 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.

Note: Only current ASF Scholars can apply for these positions. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and agencies will be interviewing and hiring at any point. Scholars should not wait to apply otherwise the position you are interested in may fill. 

Available Internships

Klingberg Family Centers

Title: Quality Parenting Assistant
Location: New Britain
Dates: Flexible to begin around 5/28 and run continuously for nine consecutive weeks from start date
Hours: Hours can be flexible. Scheduling will be determined between the supervisor of the QPC and the intern.
Description: The Quality Parenting Center (QPC) arranges visits in a home-like atmosphere between children and their biological parents. The intern will help with many of the tasks…

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Opportunities Industrialization Center

Title: Assistant Summer Youth Coordinator
Location: New Britain
Dates: June 10 to August 9
Hours: OICNB is flexible and will work with a student's schedule around the time and start date
Description: The Assistant Summer Youth Coordinator will assist with recruitment, screening and doing intakes on the youth, orientations, developing activities and projects, and work…

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American Savings Foundation

Title: Social Media and Events Assistant
Location: New Britain
Dates: Flexible, starting ASAP and run for 9 weeks. Must be available for the August 6 scholarship reception from 5–8 pm.
Hours: Flexible within the Foundation’s operating hours from 8:00 – 4:30 pm.
Description: The summer intern to assist in projects related to social media content creation, graphic design, and advertising strategies.

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Boys & Girls Club of New Britain

Title: Camp Leadership Development Intern
Location: New Britain
Dates: Flexible to begin around 6/10
Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm for 35 hours per week.
Description: The Camp Leadership Development Intern is to support the planning, coordination, and execution of various camp programs while gaining hands-on experience in leadership,…

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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 2024 semester, for approximately nine weeks. Internship hours must be completed by September 1st.
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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Connecticut Foodshare

Title: SNAP Program Intern
Location: Bloomfield
Dates: Early June but can begin earlier or later to meet the needs of the program and the Intern to run for 9 weeks.
Hours: Hours can be flexible between 8:00am and 4:30pm based on a 7-hour workday (includes 1/2 hour lunch).
Description: The SNAP Program Intern will work with the program manager and other staff and volunteers to administer the SNAP program.

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Literacy Volunteers of Central CT

Title: ESOL Student & Volunteer Assistant
Location: New Britain
Dates: 6/12 - 8/7
Hours: The office is open from 9am until 8pm and 9am-5pm on Friday. Interns will be asked to work 40 hours a week and should expect a mix 9-5 and 12-8pm shifts.
Description: The ESOL Student & Volunteer Assistant intern will support an adult ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) tutoring program.

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Mattatuck Museum

Title: Education & Development Intern
Location: Waterbury
Dates: Close to the proposed dates of June 10 – August 9, 2024.
Hours: 9:30 to 4 pm Monday through Friday. Some evening and weekend hours will be expected for education programs and our planned major fundraiser in June.
Description: The Intern will work with both our Development and Education departments - begining with assisting with fundraising and sponsorship efforts before assisting with our…

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New Britain Museum of American Art

Title: Education Intern
Location: New Britain
Dates: June 1 - August 8
Hours: 35 hours/week for 9 weeks with some flexibility. Availability on one Saturday a month required
Description: The role of the Education Intern is to support the planning, implementation, and promotion of educational programming and digital content.

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New Britain ROOTS

Title: Summer Program Assistant
Location: New Britain
Dates: Mon-Fri, with the possibility of 1-2 weekend days. Remote work will not be available. Interns should schedule any needed vacation time prior to the start of the internship.
Hours: 32-38/week
Description: The Program Assistant will work in all facets of our summer programming which includes Farm to Summer School, Farmers Market, City Growers Youth Employment, and some time…

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New Britain Youth Museums / Hungerford Nature Center

Title: Summer Program Associate
Location: Berlin (Kensington)
Dates: Interns can start as early as May and/or go to end of August.
Hours: Sunday - Saturday, 8-5 pm, hours are flexible. Most of the youth programming is conducted between M-F 8am-12 pm so it is important for the intern to be available during most of those hours. We can accommodate a summer vacation, occasional time off/schedule adjustments. We will also have occasional special events on the weekends or during the evening that the intern would be welcome to join.
Description: The Summer Program Associate will be active in the planning, execution, and evaluation of summer youth programs which is focused on the natural world and how humans…

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Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater

Title: Arts Administration Intern
Location: Middletown
Dates: Monday through Friday starting June 10
Hours: 11 am - 6 pm will be the general hours, but there will be some flexibility. Due to the event-oriented nature of arts administration & event management, some weeks will require more hours, balanced by weeks in which the schedule is less demanding.
Description: The Arts Administration Intern will assist in many aspects of the Playhouse’s administration, development, marketing and event management.

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United Way of Greater Waterbury

Title: Community Impact Intern
Location: Waterbury
Dates: June 10 to August 16
Hours: Approximately 31.5 hours a week for 10 weeks. While we are suggesting this proposed schedule, we are also flexible and are willing to accommodate the intern by changing either the numbers of hours per week or the number of weeks while still arriving at a total of 315 hours
Description: The Community Impact Intern will assist with the overall work in all three impact areas: Basic Needs, Education, and Financial Stability.

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United Way of West Central Connecticut

Title: Marketing & Fundraising Intern
Location: Bristol
Dates: Monday - Fridays, starting around June 6
Hours: Flexible concerning the intern’s scheduling needs, ensuring they work 315 total hours. United Way will allow our intern to work from home or on weekends; however, we do ask that a minimum of 3 days be scheduled in our office during our normal business hours.
Description: The Marketing & Fundraising Intern will assist United Way’s ongoing promotional efforts and events. Their primary duties include building social media campaigns…

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Waterbury Youth Services

Title: JRB Pathway Coordinator
Location: Waterbury
Dates: 6/24 - 8/23, Schedule is flexible
Hours: Monday- Friday 9:30-5:30 with some flexibility
Description: The JRB Pathway Coordinator will be an integral and important member of WYS’s Juvenile Justice Team and will work collaboratively with the JRB and WYS’ Juvenile Justice…

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YWCA of New Britain

Title: Communications Intern
Location: New Britain
Dates: 6/3 - 8/5 - schedule is flexible
Hours: 35 hours per week, which can be flexible.
Description: The intern will assist in the implementation of communications and related responsibilities.

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