SPP Places 100% of Internship and Professional Practice Eligible Students

For the 2023-2024 academic year, UConn’s School of Public Policy (SPP) has placed over 50 interns through the Internship and Professional Practice (IPP) and Sponsored Internship programs at more than 40 host sites. All IPP eligible students have been placed, and additional first-year and Fast-Track students have also secured internships. Below is a bit about this year’s internship hosts!

BHcare, Inc.:  We offer a comprehensive and integrated system of care, with wrap-around services for adults, children and families struggling with mental health, substance use, domestic violence, and other health-risk behaviors.

Capital Workforce Partners (CWP): CWP is the North Central Region of Connecticut’s premier workforce development organization, with a statewide reach in helping businesses find, retain, and grow the most qualified talent.

Capitol Region  Council of Governments (CRCOG): The Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) is a voluntary Council of Governments formed to initiate and implement regional programs of benefit to the towns and the region. It is guided by the chief elected officials of our 38 Metro Hartford municipalities. The mayors, first selectmen, and town council chairmen who make up our governing Policy Board recognize that the future of our individual members is tied to the future of our region. Our members have collaborated for more than 50 years on a wide range of projects to benefit our towns individually and the region as a whole.

City of Hartford, Connecticut

City of Meriden, Connecticut

City of Middletown, Connecticut

Community Partners in Action (CPA-CT): Community Partners in Action is a non-profit agency building community by providing services that promote accountability, dignity and restoration for people affected by the criminal justice system.

Connecticut Farmland Trust: The mission of Connecticut Farmland Trust is to preserve Connecticut farmland for current and future generations of farmers.

Connecticut Foodshare: Connecticut Foodshare supports individuals and families – from one end of the state to the other – by addressing root causes, creating long-term solutions, and distributing nutritious food through local partner programs in an effort to alleviate hunger.

Connecticut Hospitality Educational Foundation: The Connecticut Hospitality Educational Foundation (CHEF) is the non-profit 501(c)3, philanthropic arm of the Connecticut Restaurant Association (CRA). Its mission is to promote the health and prosperity of Connecticut’s hospitality industry through education, scholarships and financial assistance. CHEF works to attract, develop and retain a career-oriented professional workforce for the restaurant industry through education for future restaurant industry professionals, workforce development opportunities and scholarships.  CHEF formed the CT Hospitality Employee Relief Fund to provide immediate emergency funds to hospitality workers and restaurant owners during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Connecticut Land Conservation Council: The Connecticut Land Conservation Council is committed to the conservation and stewardship of Connecticut’s lands. We work to ensure that our parks, forests, farmlands, community gardens, streams, and wetlands are protected in perpetuity for the benefit of our present and future generations.

Connecticut Restaurant Association (CRA): The CRA is a full service, nonprofit trade association dedicated to support every type and size of restaurant. We are advocates for the Connecticut restaurant industry, a hub for information and a platform for networking. We commit ourselves to offering cost effective benefits and resources you need to run a profitable business. 

Fairfield County’s Community Foundation: Fairfield County’s Community Foundation works closely with community organizations, nonprofits, businesses and philanthropists to address challenges and identify opportunities to create a stronger, more vibrant community. Informed by three decades of partnering with and serving our community, we have awarded more than $390 million in grants to nonprofits in Fairfield County and beyond.

Hartford Youth Scholars Inc.: Hartford Youth Scholars is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works with Hartford students – beginning when they are in middle school – and helps them get “to and through” college.

Journey Found, Inc.: Journey Found enables adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to become all that they are capable of being while being productive members of their community.

Office of the State Comptroller

Partnership for Strong Communities: The Partnership for Strong Communities plays a vital role in shaping solutions to affordable housing issues in Connecticut.

RYASAP: Established in 1985 and serving the Greater Bridgeport region, RYASAP (Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership) works to ensure the safe and healthy development of youth, young adults, and families by actively engaging organizations, public officials, and community leaders around issues that matter most to the community.

Save the Sound: Save the Sound leads environmental action in your region. We fight climate change, save endangered lands, protect the Sound and its rivers, and work with nature to restore ecosystems.

School and State Finance Project: The School and State Finance Project is a nonpartisan, nonprofit policy organization that works collaboratively with policymakers, communities, and other key stakeholders to develop data-driven solutions that ensure all public school students receive equitable education funding that supports their learning needs.

Sheldon Oak Central, Inc.: ​The mission of Sheldon Oak Central is to develop, manage, and produce affordable housing for at-risk populations. The agency is also committed to the sustainability of its projects through its network of community centers, and the development of commercial real estate necessary for community economic growth.

South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCRCOG): The South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCRCOG) brings together local governments to coordinate transportation planning, regional land use and environmental planning, and municipal services programs on a regional basis. SCRCOG provides a forum to foster communication and collaboration among its member municipalities in identifying and addressing these and other regional issues.

State Contracting Standards Board

State of Connecticut – Department of Administrative Services

State of Connecticut – Department of Aging & Disability Services-BRS

State of Connecticut – Department of Children and Families 

State of Connecticut – Department of Developmental Services

State of Connecticut – Department of Labor

State of Connecticut – Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

State of Connecticut – Department of Public Health

State of Connecticut – Division of Criminal Justice

State of Connecticut – Office of Policy & Management

The Village for Families & Children: The Village was one of the first agencies in the country to provide homes for neglected children. Today, we continue to achieve our mission “to build a community of strong, healthy families who protect and nurture children” by providing a full range of behavioral health, early childhood and youth development, substance use treatment and support services for children, adults and families in the Greater Hartford, Connecticut region.

Town of Bolton, Connecticut

Town of East Hartford, Connecticut

Town of Enfield, Connecticut

Town of Simsbury, Connecticut

Town of Thomaston, Connecticut

Town of Windsor, Connecticut

UConn – Office of the Provost

UConn – Office of University Compliance

UConn – Office of Veterans Affairs & Military Programs

UConn Health – IT Project Management