Thirty-Nine MPA and MPP Interns Making an Impact in Connecticut


Thirty-nine UConn MPA and MPP students began internships on August 23 as part of the Department of Public Policy’s Internship and Professional Practice and Sponsored Internship programs.  The students are placed in 32 organizations across Connecticut, including state agencies, local governments and nonprofits.

These students are supporting the work of town managers, state agency leaders, nonprofit CEOs and all levels of public sector senior leadership.  Students will gain valuable experience as they work on wide-range projects, including state-wide brownfield redemption, hospital care delivery improvements, assessment tools for social services and tax abatement policy development. Department of Public Policy graduate interns are making an impact and difference at:

  • Adelbrook Behavioral and Development Services
  • Boys and Girls Village
  • Bristol Resource Recovery Facility
  • Career Resources, Inc.
  • City of Hartford
  • Coalition for New Britain’s Youth
  • Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies
  • Connecticut Department of Children and Families
  • Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development
  • Connecticut Department of Transportation
  • Connecticut Office of Secretary of State
  • Foodshare
  • Hartford Performs
  • Hospital for Special Care
  • Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford
  • Oak Hill Disability Services
  • Towns of Andover, Coventry, Mansfield, Newington, Simsbury, Southbury and Windsor
  • UConn Department of Labor Relations
  • UConn Department of Public Policy: Teaching Assistant
  • UConn Department of Transportation
  • UConn Health Center
  • UConn Office of Emergency Management
  • UConn Office of Institutional Research
  • United Way of Coastal Fairfield County: Bridgeport Prospers
  • YWCA Hartford Region

This list would have included 40 internships, but the Connecticut Airport Authority, so strongly valued the work of second year UConn MPA student, Tyla Potvin, who began interning in the summer,  that they hired her full-time.

For more information about participating as a host organization in the Department of Public Policy internship programs, please email David Garvey or call him at 959-200-3768.