Graduate Intern Opportunities

Student Affairs Graduate Intern Opportunities

The Southern Connecticut State University Student Affairs Graduate Internship program prepares graduate students for a wide range of career opportunities in student services at the post-secondary level.

The program provides graduate students with the opportunity to develop first-hand knowledge of student affairs professions and gain hands on experience in many areas within the Division of Student Affairs. This experiential learning opportunity provides graduate students the environment to grow both personally and professionally. While working alongside experienced student affairs administrators, the interns will work to improve the quality of campus life, foster a safe, healthy and respectful environment, support academic achievement and success, and promote leadership and civic engagement. In addition, graduate interns will develop a high-level of critical thinking, analysis, organization, and problem solving skills. Lastly, graduate interns will make positive contributions as student affairs practitioners, acquire an understanding of the complexities of higher education, and integrate research and theory of higher education into practice.

The Graduate Intern selection process occurs annually during the spring semester, at which point, fall vacancies and the intern selection will be announced. Outlined below are general details regarding graduate intern requirements, compensation, and position descriptions.


  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree by end of the semester of application.
  • Acceptance as a matriculated student into a graduate program at Southern Connecticut State University or the Central Connecticut State University Counselor Education with a Specialization in Student Development in Higher Education program.
  • Ability to work independently and provide leadership for staff and students
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive relations with students of diverse backgrounds and interests
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Undergraduate experience in student leadership, planning and organizing activities, a commitment to student development preferred
  • Must be able to work 35 hours a week


Tuition and fee waiver for up to 18 credits as a part-time graduate student:

  • Graduate interns who choose to be full-time students shall be required to pay full-time tuition and a portion of the University General Fee to cover accident and health insurance. All other University Fees will be waived
  • Housing waiver


  • 9-Month Position – $15,000
  • 10-Month Position – $16,667
  • 11-Month Position – $18,334
  • 12-Month Position – $20,000 

Timeline / Application Submission

  • Application Close: 2/29/2024
  • Notification Date: 3/1/2024 - 3/4/2024
  • Interviews:  3/8/2024

Available Positions for 2024-25

Office of Student Involvement & Leadership Development
Food Pantry - Office of the Dean of Student Affairs / SCSU Opportunity Center (SOC)
Athletics & Recreation - Facility Operations & Fitness Programs
Athletics & Recreation - Competitive Sports
Athletics & Recreation - Programming & Marketing
Multicultural Center
Center for Academic Success & Accessibility Services
Orientation, Transition, and Family Engagement
Residence Life - Finance & Administrative Support Services
SAGE Center
Dean of Students & Student Conduct

How to Apply

The Student Affairs Graduate Intern process is coordinated through the AVP/Dean of Students office. To apply for one of the positions please complete the electronic Graduate Intern Position Interest Form. Be sure to upload your resume, letter of interest, and list of three (3) professional references.

Internship Application


If you have any questions, please contact:

Office of the Dean of Students
Southern Connecticut State University
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515
(203) 392-5556