Other Opportunities

UConn Honors Congressional Internship Program, Washington, D.C. (Faculty-led)

The five members of the United States House of Representatives and the two senators from Connecticut, in partnership with the Honors Program and Department of Political Science, are offering students interested in the workings of the US government the chance to spend the entire spring semester working in one of their offices in Washington. As a full-time Congressional intern, UConn interns become part of that particular congressperson’s team of staffers. Interns participate in staff meetings, attend committee meetings, research and write reports, and visit other offices on Capitol Hill. Interns also assist with your office’s constituent services including helping manage telephone and mail correspondence between your congressperson and his/her constituents, as well as leading constituent tours of the U.S. Capitol Building. Interns may even have the chance to contribute to the writing of new legislation. Interns work full-time and as such, are fully integrated into the operations of the office. This exciting hands-on, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, is available to all UConn students (including Honors) with a 3.0 GPA or above. This opportunity provides not only first-hand knowledge about our federal government, but also a distinctive professional experience. Governmental internships can be practical experience for students of all majors and especially for those interested in political science, history, and law.

To learn more, come to the Info Session! Friday, September 15, 2017 3:30-5:30pm, The Class of 1947 Room in the Homer Babbidge Library (Storrs campus)

“The best part of the UConn Honors Congressional Internship in DC is the chance to become immersed in our Nation’s Capital. From living in the heart of the city, to working in the Capitol building and giving back to the city, one can expect to learn and grow both as a UConn student and an American citizen.” Matthew Kren ’17

Leadership Opportunity for Women (NEW Leadership)

Annually, The University of Connecticut Honors Program selects 1-2 women to attend the National Education for Women (NEW) Leadership New England program. National Education for Women (NEW) Leadership New England hosts it annual five-day residential program for undergraduate women  at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics, on the campus of St. Anselm College. NEW Leadership New England is a leadership training program designed to educate and empower young women to give them the skills to be part of the next generation of women leaders.

This summer program includes workshops for students to actively develop leadership skills such as public speaking and networking, as well as presentations from politically active women throughout New England. Participants will also benefit from the Faculty-in-Residence, a group of women public leaders who serve as mentors for students throughout their stay.

Each spring eligible students will be encouraged to apply. If selected, the Honors Program will help fill out the official NEW Leadership New England application. Finally, if accepted, the program fee will be paid for by the UCONN Honors Program.

Please go to the NEW website for more information: http://www.anselm.edu/Institutes-Centers-and-the-Arts/NHIOP/Programs/NEW-Leadership-New-England.htm

“The NEW Leadership program was intensive as advertised, as our days were jam packed with panels, presentations, workshops and a political action project, but I really feel empowered by this conference and I’m so inspired by the amazing women I got to meet. I would recommend it to any female interested in public policy or politics because it was truthfully such an eye opening and rewarding experience.” – Susan Naseri ’20