Internship Program

ECON 2481

Economics internships are work/learning experiences that may be linked to the internship course (ECON 2481, Internship Field Study) for academic credit or done independently. Both alternatives provide a hands-on way for students to gain practical work experience. The internship is usually the length or equivalent of an academic term or summer, may be part-time or full-time, and paid or unpaid.

Internships are not required as a part of the Economics major and does not count towards the ECON major credits, but is a good supplemental option using elective credits.

 

I. ACADEMIC INTERNSHIPS (INTERNSHIPS FOR CREDIT)

Academic internships (when the student earns credit while interning) have specific guidelines and requirements as described below. This work/learning arrangement is overseen by the Economics Department Faculty Supervisor and by a designated employee of an organization. The Faculty Supervisor determines if the site meets academic requirements regarding terms and conditions for assignments, internship tasks, work hours and possible compensation. An integral component of the experience that distinguishes it from other types of work is one or more forms of structured and deliberate reflection contained within learning agendas or objectives.

 

Internship Course

Storrs Campus – ECON 2481 001

Stamford Campus – ECON 2481 Z81

 

Internship Instructors

For questions, please see the Internship Instructor at your campus:

Storrs Campus – Prof. Metin Cosgel metin.cosgel@uconn.edu

Stamford Campus – Prof. Oskar Harmon oskar.harmon@uconn.edu

 

Credits and Tuition

1 credit = 42 hours of internship work

Students can earn a max of 6 credits per semester, with a total of 15 internship credits towards their Bachelors degree.

Credits must be earned during the semester in which the internship takes place. University policy does not allow for credits to be earned retroactively.

  • Credit internships during the Spring and Fall semester are included in the tuition for the semester.
  • Extra tuition and fees are associated for summer and winter intersession academic internships.

All paperwork must be submitted to the Internship Instructor by the add deadlines as listed below:

  • Up through the 10th day of class that semester – you can add the Internship Course ECON 2481 via Studentadmin using a Permission Number issued by the Internship Instructor.
  • After the 3rd week of the semester  – you are expected to add the Internship course by the add deadline listed above. If for some reason you were unable to add the internship by that time, you may be approved to add the Internship Course ECON 2481 using a Schedule Revision Form signed by the Internship Instructor and ECON Academic Advisor and Department Head, PRIOR TO the first day of course registration for the following semester. Students are unable to add internship credits for the current semester past this date.

 

To Request Credit and Enroll in ECON 2481:

Internship Application

Process

1.             Do you qualify?  To be eligible for a credit internship, students must have completed at least one 2000-level economics course and either have completed or be taking concurrently at least two other 2000-level economics courses (students do not have to be an economics major); and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.25 or a minimum of 2.5 in 2000-level economics courses.
2.            Find internship:  ECON 2481 is not a placement program. It is the students’ responsibility to find and secure an internship that incorporates economics.  The Center for Career Development at UConn is a great resource for students who seek guidance on this process.
3.             Submit online Credit Internship Application:  After an internship is secured, the student must complete and submit the online Internship Application to request credit for ECON 2481, Internship Field Study.
4.             Receive, complete and submit Learning Agreement:  The student will receive an email from the Internship Instructor regarding the status of his/her application.  If the student’s internship application is approved, the Internship Instructor will email the Internship Learning Agreement, which must be completed with the signature of the field supervisor and submitted prior to the deadline to enroll in ECON 2481, Internship Field Study.
5.             Receive permission number to enroll in ECON 2481:  the Internship Instructor will administer a permission number via email which allows the student to enroll in ECON 2481, Internship Field Study, after he has received the completed Internship Learning Agreement. He will note how many credits the student can earn through the internship opportunity.  42 hours of internship work equates to 1 credit.  Students can earn a max of 6 credits per semester, with a total of 15 internship credits in their bachelors degree.  Summer session tuition will depend on the number of credits enrolled.
6.             Course Requirements: The student must complete course requirements in HuskyCT. More information will be emailed to you by the Faculty Supervisor at the time of registration.
7.             Receive grade of S/U.  The Student will be graded on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) basis for ECON 2481. The S/U credits cannot count towards the 24 credits required for a major in economics, but will count towards the 120 credits required for graduation (elective credits).  If any required aspects of this process are not completed by the student, he/she could earn a U for ECON 2481.

 

II. NON-CREDIT INTERNSHIPS (NON-ACADEMIC)

Non-credit internships are usually done independently by students to supplement their formal education and to gain practical work experience. Personal reflection is strongly encouraged to make the experience more meaningful. These internships may or may not be paid. Paid internships may offer compensation, which is usually a weekly salary, but it may also involve a stipend, travel allowance, housing, food, etc.

NOTE: Unpaid, non-credit internships are subject to scrutiny by the Department of Labor. When participating in an unpaid, non-credit internship, students are encouraged to ask if the employer is following guidelines in the Fair Labor Standards Act, to ensure liability compliance. Additional information about this can be found on the Employer Section of http://career.uconn.edu/internships-and-coops/.

 

Potential Companies

The following companies have previously offered internships for UConn economics majors. This is not a comprehensive list. Students may intern with any organization worldwide. The student is responsible for inquiring with companies regarding possible internship opportunities.

Acadia Realty Trust
Aetna, Inc.
Affordable Realty
Agency Administrators
American Lung Association
Amon & Associates
Anthem BlueCross/Shield
Apella Capital
AroundCampus
Aspen Insurance: Surety
Austin McGuire Company
Avendus Capital Inc.
Bakker Insurance Agency
BankersLife
Barnes Group Inc.
Barnum Financial Group
BestBuilt LLC
Bigelow Tea
Big Night Entertainment Group
BitterSweet Coaching
Bloomberg LP
Berkeley Research Group, LLC
Cadillac of Greenwich
Cantor Fitzgerald
Capitol Strategies Group, LLC
Carling Technologies
CBIA
CBRE
CCM/CIRMA
CCO, LLC
Central Intelligence Agency
Charter Oak Insurance Co.
Cigna
Citigroup
City of Stamford Fire Dept
Concordia Systems
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Connecticut Economic Resource Center
Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative
Connecticut Policy and Economic Council
Conning
Co-Opportunity
CoreDispo
CPM Insurance
CT Conf. of Municipalities
CT Early Childhood Alliance
Dahlke Financial
Deloitte Consulting Firm
Dois Corvos Cervejeira
Dream Go Inc.
D&S Communications
Dur-A-Flex Inc
Economic Development – Town of Windsor
Ed-Exec
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
EXL Insurance Services
FarmHouse Crepes
First Investors Corporation
First Niagara Bank
Foresters Financial
Fox Business Network
Fra Mauro Inc.
Fubon Securities Co.,Ltd
FuseIdeas
Futures Group
Gartner
General Dynamics Electric Boat
GlobalEdg
Global Spectrum LP
Greater Hudson Bank
GYL Resnick
Hannover Insurance Company
Hartford Distributors Inc.
Horizon Financial Advisors
Housing Consultants
Hyde Park Investment Services
Improov Homes Inc.
Independent Maritime Consulting
Infinex Wealth Advisors
iOptron Corporation
Ironwood Capital
Jacob Realty
Jacobs Vehicle Systems
JP Reis
Johnson Brunetti Investments
JonesTrading
Junde CommercialTradingCo. Ltd
Kate Spade
KEA Group
Knous Associates
Koma Precision, Inc.
Lex Products Corporation
Liberty Mutual
Live Nations
Loeb Enterprises
Mack Media Group
MAC Source Communications, Inc.
Manchester Community College
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Matik, Inc.
McDonald Law Associates
Menefee Associates Consulting
Meridional Equity
Merrill Lynch
Mischler Financial
Mount Snow LLC
National Legacy Group
National Securities
NBCSports
Ned for CT 
Netsource
New England Financial
New England Graphics Solution
New Lane Entertainment
New London Big Band
New York Life
Newtown Economic Development
Nicholson Events
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company
Nourish International
Nutmeg Publishing
Oak Tree Development
Office of Institutional Research, University of Connecticut
Office of State Comptroller
Open Computing 4 Inc.
Oxford Polymers
Paulson Investment Banking
Pension Associates
People’s United Bank
Philadelphia Insurance Companies
Phoenix Home Life
PlanITROI 
Pratt and Whitney
Precision For Value
ProEast Asset Management
Professional Investors, LLC
Quality Data Service, Inc.
RBC Bearings
Reach General
Regions Commercial, LLC
Ricardo Cruz Distributors Inc.
Ridgefield Playhouse
Rosewood Realty Group
SBG Management
Search Fund Accelerator
Skyline Exhibits and Graphics
Smith Barney
Snowden Lane Partners
Sony Music Entertainment
Southern Connecticut Tax Group
Standard and Poor’s
Standard Motor Products, Inc.
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
State Farm Insurance
State of CT – Department of Consumer Protection
Sterling National Bank
Stonington Behavioral Health
Stormfield Capital LLC
Symmetry Partners
T3 Live Trading Group
Target
TD Bank
Technoeconomics & Management
Techtronic Industries
Tennis Hall of Fame
Terex Corporation
The Daily Campus
The Display Shop Marketing
The Garbarino Group
The Hartford
The Himalaya Drug Company
The Maeson Group
The Orchard Enterprises
The Simon Konover Company
The Travelers Companies, Inc.
The Webster Theater
ThinkitDrinkit
Tradition Energy
ThriveHive
Tobin and Co.
Tourbillon Alliance Partners
Town of Bloomfield
Travelers Championship
TwinFocus Capital, LLC
TyMetrix, Inc.
Uber
UConn Athletic Development
UConn NCAA Compliance Office
Udolf Properties
United Technologies
Universal Connectivity
University Beyond
University of Birmingham
US Commerce
US House of Representatives
UTAS 
Valark Financial Services
Vanguard Benefit Solutions
Vazoola and ValuedVoice
Vesta Corporation
Voya
Waddell & Reed
Washington Analysis
Waste Management
Webster Bank
Weichert Properties
Weka Education
Wells Hollow Farm
WFL Real Estate
Wolters Kluwer – CCH Tagetik
Women’s Marketing Inc.
XL Global Services
Yale ITS
YUAG Business Office

Study Abroad Internship Programs

Many abroad programs offer an internship as a part of the program. This is a great way in which a student can experience an internship while also going abroad. For more information, see the Education Abroad Office Internship Programs, which includes: