Additional benefits include: CCSU tuition waived for part-time study, student responsible for other fees. Twelve month contract with additional year renewal for a two year experience in the Student Center. May include travel and delegate fees to regional ACUI conference; travel and delegate fees for one professional conference in the second year of program for the purpose of job searching.
2 openings available.
Internal Number: 2022 - 2024
Since 1966, the Central Connecticut State University Student Center has been providing a comprehensive professional program for graduate students interested in entering the field of higher education. The focus of the two-year internship is to train and to develop young professionals who will positively contribute to the field of Student Affairs. The experiential learning environment of CCSU aims to increase the personal growth and development of a diverse group of individuals at a four-year public regional comprehensive university.
Guided by the role of the college union, the Student Center leads in the development of community as the gathering place of the campus. The internship will include experiences and skill development in operations, student services, personnel management, leadership training, technical services, Esports, game room management, conferences, and event management. https://www.ccsu.edu/studentCenter/gradInternship.html
Completion of a bachelor's degree by May 20, 2022 with a minimum 2.70 GPA (on a 4.0 scale). Acceptance into the CCSU Graduate School Counselor Education & Family Therapy program with specialization in Student Development in Higher Education. Availability to begin the two year internship experience and Graduate School summer course studies on May 23, 2022.
Strong organization and communication skills. Strong commitment to higher education and student development. Strong commitment to enter the field of higher education focusing on Student Affairs.
Central Connecticut State University is the largest university within the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system. Founded in 1849, CCSU is also the state's oldest publicly funded university. The University welcomed its 13th president, Dr. Zulma R. Toro, in January of 2017. She is the university’s first female president and its first Hispanic chief executive.
The University comprises four academic schools — the School of Business, the School of Engineering, Science, & Technology, the School of Graduate Studies, and the School of Education & Professional Studies — and the Carol A. Ammon College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. As a comprehensive public university, we provide broad access to quality degree programs at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels.
CCSU is a driving force of the economic, social, cultural, and intellectual development of Connecticut, an enabler of social mobility, and a committed community partner. The integration of the liberal arts into the University’s professional programs provides the foundation needed to prepare a flexible, engaged, and adaptable workforce. More than 85 percent of our graduates remain in Connecticut; as s...uch, Central is a vital pipeline for an array of professions in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, including engineering, social services, health care, law enforcement, education, business, and industry, among others.
Central is one of few universities in Connecticut to be designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a Community Engagement University. To earn and maintain this designation, CCSU must make a commitment to partner with the communities it serves to lend them its resources and expertise in solving their most pressing challenges.
This connection to community is a fundamental part of a CCSU education. It distinguishes our university from our sister institutions; it sets our students apart from their peers; and it builds upon our legacy of academic excellence and equity in education.