Internship Program

The Family Business Internship Program is a unique opportunity for undergraduate business students to work with small to mid-sized businesses in Connecticut between their semesters at UConn. Based on skill set and geographic location, we pair each student with a company that has a project in sales, marketing, operations, or finance.

Winter Internship

20-80 hours of work spanning from mid-December to mid-January, with the possibility of additional work during the spring semester. Compensation is paid by the sponsoring company at a rate of $15 per hour.

Summer Internship

The summer internship lasts up to 10 weeks. Students can work in-person, virtually, or a hybrid. Compensation is paid by the sponsoring company at a rate of $15 per hour.

Why Participate?

  • Internships provide students with real-world experience, insight into the dynamics of a family business, and the opportunity to expand their network.
  • Host companies benefit from a valuable project resource who brings creativity and a fresh perspective to their business. Mentor the next generation of Connecticut's business leaders.

Eligible Students

  • Sophomores or above with at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Required to abide by all rules established by the sponsoring company and the University of Connecticut's rules, regulations, and Code of Ethics

Sign Up

To sign up or inquire for further information, please email


Family Businesses represent 65% of the United States GDP.

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