Undergraduate Internships


An internship is a work/learning experience outside of the classroom, that allows students to explore the specifics of a certain career field.  It offers an opportunity to apply coursework to real-world situations and build professional connections. Internships can be on or off campus, can be paid or unpaid, and can be for credit or not for credit. It's recommended to look into internships during Sophomore/Junior year.

Finding an internship in Cognitive Science

Finding an internship is a student-led process, but our faculty advisors as well as the career coaches in the Center for Career Development can provide guidance. Cognitive Science is such an interdisciplinary field, so there are too many opportunities to possibly list them. However, here are a few resources to help you get started:    

  • Handshake, UConn’s e-recruiting platform featuring internship postings from thousands of UConn’s partner employers in all industries 
  • Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI), a research summer internship programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy 
  • Research Experiences for Undergraduates, a research program sponsored by the National Science Foundation 
  • Pathways to Science, a database for undergraduates to search through 600+ summer research experiences and paid internships within the STEM fields 
  • Professional associations, such as the Cognitive Science Society or one of the related organizations listed on their site, sometimes list internship or job opportunities on their websites 
  • Reach out to your faculty advisor

For more tips on finding an internship, visit the Center for Career Development website. 

Types of internships past Cognitive Science students obtained

Cognitive Science students have interned in many different industries, positions, and locations. A limited list of examples includes: 

  • Partnerships Intern, Brady 
  • Marketing Intern, Las Vegas Motor Speedway 
  • Summer Intern, Fidelity Investments 
  • Product Intern, Formlabs 
  • Legal & Compliance Intern, The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod 
  • People & Culture Intern, Beiersdorf 
  • Analyst Intern, Convergence Inc. 
  • Investigations Intern, Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection 
  • Research Intern, Business and Human Rights Resource Center 
  • Early Career Leadership Development Program Marketing Intern, The Hartford 
  • Technology Intern, Travelers 
  • Programming Intern, The Stelter Company 
  • Judicial Intern, Connecticut Judicial Branch 
  • User Experience Intern, Friends & Family 
  • Information Security Analyst Intern, Santander Bank 
  • Summer Intern, SciLine 
  • Broadcast Research Intern, NOVA | PBS 
  • Behavioral Marketing Intern, Wilde Agency 
  • Business Analyst Intern, VISTECH 
  • Software Development Intern, Hedberg Data Systems Inc. 
  • Intern, Yale Surgical 
  • Technical Writing Intern, Avid 

Obtaining Credit for Internships

To obtain credit for an on or off-campus internship, students can enroll in a one-credit course with the Center for Career Development. Visit their webpage to find out more.

Cognitive Science Fellowship to Support Summer Internships

These fellowship funds help defray costs for living, transportation, etc., for qualified COGS undergraduate students to participate in summer internships. Please refer to this page and check back for updates regarding information for Summer 2024.