Why are Internships important?

Students can gather a wealth of knowledge from books, lectures, and field and lab work, but nothing completes and complements that knowledge like learning on the job in the real world. The University of New Haven considers internships to be a highly desirable component of the education process, so we encourage our students to seek them out, even though an internship is not a requirement. We strive to successfully match an intern with the most appropriate work environment. It’s also a given that all parties in the relationship — the student, the faculty, and our internship contacts — need to devote significant time to make it successful. This balancing act, when achieved, results in a quality internship that can lead to developing a strong future employee. Numerous ways exist to develop and participate in an internship. Working through the internship coordinator, we make every effort to ensure the internship experience is a meaningful one.

Some Internships include:

Adventure Aquarium, Camden, NJ

Alaska Sea Life Center

Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery

Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center

Connecticut Department of

Environmental Protection

Dolphin Cove (FL)

Lehigh Valley Zoo

Long Island Aquarium

Mystic Aquarium

National Marine Fisheries Service —Milford Laboratories

National Marine Fisheries Service —Woods Hole, Massachusetts

The Nature Conservancy

New England Aquarium

New Jersey DEP Trout Hatchery

New York Aquarium

NOAA Hollings Fellowship

Norwalk Maritime Aquarium

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Michigan State

Monterey Bay Aquarium

University of Hawaii

University of Southern California Wigley Institute for Environmental Studies

Schooner, Inc.

The Sound School

U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program Animal Care and Training Internship (San Diego)

Yale-Peabody Museum of Natural History

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