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Internships

Internship, practicum, and work-study are all vey similar types of educational experiences. Students can obtain a wealth of knowledge from texts, lectures and guest speakers; however, more complete knowledge is acquired by having students enter the workforce and assume responsibilities that will help to develop their business management skills and acumen.

The University of New Haven considers internships to be a critical component of the educational process. We strive to match students with the most appropriate work environment. We understand that all three parties in the internship relationship—UNH, the student, and the host site—need to devote significant time to optimize the value of the experience. Internships are not about letting a student go, unsupervised, to perform the assigned work. A student sometimes can perform tasks without guidance; however, most interns require guidance, which entails a significant time commitment from the internship host. In the same perspective, an intern should not be given only mindless labor or "grunt work," as such activities do not benefit the intern and can lead to potential tax or legal concerns. Thus, a successful internship requires both time and energy to provide the intern with enough practical work to make the placement beneficial to both the intern and the host site. This balancing act, when achieved, results in a quality internship that can lead to developing a strong future employee.

We support students with many resources to develop, host, or participate in an internship. Through working with the internship coordinator every effort will be made to make the internship experience meaningful.

 

Some of the sites of recent internship placements are listed here:
  • Boston College, Athletic Department 
  • Central Connecticut State University, Athletic Department
  • ESPN
  • Jewish Community Centers
  • Pilot Pen Tennis Tournament (WTA Tournament)
  • Madison Square Garden
  • Major League Soccer (Headquarters)
  • Minnesota Timberwolves
  • National Hockey League Offices
  • New England Revolution (MLS)
  • New Jersey Nets
  • New York Islanders
  • New York Knicks
  • New York Mets
  • Octagon (Sports Marketing Firm)
  • Reading Phillies (AA Minor League Baseball)
  • The Silverman Group (Sports Marketing Firm)
  • The United States Tennis Association
  • Yale University, Athletic Department
  • Wachovia Center in Philadelphia
  • World Special Olympics
  • World Wrestling Entertainment (formerly the WWF)