Internships are an important cornerstone of experiential learning. Students can gather a wealth of knowledge from books, lectures, and guest speakers, but nothing completes and complements that knowledge like hands-on learning in the real world. Open to you on a competitive basis, an internship will give you a distinct edge in your job search after graduation. Entering the workforce and assuming responsibilities helps students mature as they develop their skills and acumen and apply what they’ve learned in class. 

Internship Application Process

Numerous ways exist to develop and participate in an internship. Students will meet with their academic advisor to determine the best potential fit for the student and to critically analyze the student’s career objectives. Once a clear direction is identified, the student can find their own internship site or work with their advisor and the Career Development Center to identify an internship site. In order to get academic credits for the internship, the student should be in their junior or senior year, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Once the internship is secured, the student, the internship supervisor and the internship coordinator sign an internship agreement. For more information, contact Dr. Rosemary Whelan, Biology Internship Coordinator.

Recent Internship Placements

AXIOMX, Inc. Neurogen
Boehringer Ingleheim Norwalk Aquarium
Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Schooner, Inc.
The Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center The Sound School
The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection University of Oregon, Department of Molecular Biosciences
Gilead Sciences Veterans Administration Hospital
Illumina Yale-New Haven Hospital
Max Planck Institute for Immunology and Epigenetics, Freiburg, Germany Yale University School of Medicine
Mystic Aquarium  

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