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Student Affairs Graduate Intern Opportunities

 The Student Affairs Graduate Internship positions prepare students for a wide range of career opportunities in student services at the postsecondary level. This program provides students with the opportunity to develop first-hand knowledge of student affairs professions and gain hands on experience in many areas with the Division of Student Affairs.   This experiential learning opportunity provides graduate students the environment to grow both personally and professionally. Working with 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. 

Through the Student Affairs Graduate Intern program, students will have the opportunity for professional experience, self-reflective projects, and professional development.  In addition, graduate interns will develop 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 of student affairs work.


  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree by May, 2018
  • Acceptance as a matriculated student into a graduate program at a Connecticut State University
  • 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.


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

Timeline / Application Submission

  • Application Priority Date – March 12, 2018
  • Application Review – March 13-16, 2018
  • Interviews – March 23, 2018  (please save this date) 

Available Positions for 2018-2019 

Academic Success Coach and Developmental Specialist
Counseling Graduate Intern
Disability Resource Center Graduate Intern
Fitness Center Graduate Intern
Housing Operations Graduate Intern
LQBTIQQA Education and Programming
Multicultural Center Graduate Intern
New Student and Sophomore Programs - Orientation and Transfer Student Support
New Student and Sophomore Programs - First-Year and Sophomores
Office of Student Conduct and Civil Responsibility
Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Development - Leadership and Commuter Services
Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Development - Special Events and Programming
Residence Hall Graduate Intern
Residence Life - LLC and Program Development
University Access Programs Graduate Intern

How to apply

The Student Affairs Graduate Intern process is coordinated through the Assistant Vice President/Dean of Students.  To apply for one of the positions please send resume, Graduate Intern Position Interest Form, letter of interest, and references listing three professional references with contact information to the following address:

Office of the Assistant Vice President/Dean of Students
Southern Connecticut State University
Engleman Hall A106
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515 

Electronic submission of materials is encouraged and can be forwarded to or fax to 203-392-5705.