Biology - Internships

Internships provide the opportunity for practical experience in a career field related to your major. Most departments offer credit for internships in appropriate agencies and business firms. This experience is optional in the senior year for qualified students and may be undertaken for a maximum of 6 academic credits for a year-long program.

The purpose of the internship program is to provide you with the opportunity of earning experience in the public or private sector which has relevance to your academic major. It is expected that the internship will be mutually beneficial to both you and the organization in which you are involved. As a cooperative effort, the internship experience should allow you an opportunity for the practical application of the principles and theories you are learning in your major field of study.

Your progress will be monitored by both an on-the-job supervisor and a faculty member. If you're interested in an internship, you should discuss arrangements as early as possible with a member of the faculty.

To be eligible for an internship, you must:

  • Have completed your junior year of study
  • Be in good academic standing as defined by the department in which you're pursuing your major
  • Obtain approval to register for an internship from the designated faculty member and departmental chair

Internships for biology majors have been established at:

  • St. Vincent's and Bridgeport hospitals
  • Hartford, Danbury, Norwalk, Waterbury and Stamford hospitals
  • The Hospital of St. Raphael in New Haven
  • Fairfield County Rehabilitation Center
  • The Maritime Center in Norwalk
  • Bridgeport Regional Aquaculture School
  • Bridgeport Hydraulic Company
  • Stratford Conservation Commission
  • Connecticut Audubon Society
  • Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
  • Earthplace
  • Environment CT and ConnPIRG 
  • The offices of various medical practitioners