My internship has been a positive experience for me because it has prepared me for a future career in the field of Human Resources. As my internship has continued my responsibilities have increased, and it has allowed me to independently grow into the role of an HR specialist. I obtained the internship through PioneerNetwork. It was close to school, paid, and I would not have been able to obtain it without the help of the Career Center and all of the services they offer to students.” – Katie, Psychology Major, Class of 2015 

Internships, field placements, practicums and research opportunities allow students to gain real-world professional experience to complement their studies. These learning experiences are available to students in all majors at SHU, and many majors require an internship. Students receive one-on-one support from the Career Center in identifying and securing internships while also working with faculty, participating in on-campus recruitment and interviews and networking opportunities and utilizing online tools such as PioneerNetwork. 

SHU’s location in Fairfield County means close access to the third-highest concentration of Fortune 500 companies in the U.S., world-class hospitals, Connecticut’s “creative corridor” of communications and design companies, nationally-ranked elementary and secondary schools and countless other sites for interns. Students often intern in nearby New York City, Boston and in their home cities during the summer.

small sampling of organizations hiring SHU interns includes:

Finance and Economics
Bank of America; BDO Seidman; Bloomberg; Blum Shapiro; Euro Pacific Capital, Inc.; General Electric; GE Capital; JPMorgan Chase; Legg Mason Global Asset Management; Morgan Stanley; People’s United Bank; PwC; Merrill Lynch/Global Wealth Management Group; NewOak Capital; Scottrade Inc.; Terex; UBS; U.S. Trust; The World Bank 

Blum, Shapiro; Deloitte; Ernst & Young; KPMG; McGladrey; O’Connor Davies; PwC

Sport Management
All major U.S. professional sports leagues including NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS; ESPN; WWE; Harlem Globetrotters; Madison Square Garden; PGA Tour Inc.; IMG; Ocatgon

Other Business Fields
AFLAC; Bankers Life; Calvin Klein; Coca-Cola; Conde Nast Publications; Diageo; Diesel, USA; DKNY; Donna Karan; Double G Events; Dr. Oz Show; Eagle Risk Management; Esquire Magazine; Estee Lauder; Food Network Magazine; Frito Lay/Pepsico; GE-Marketing Group; Geico; Kenneth Cole Productions; Interconix; L’Oreal USA; NBC Universal; New York Life; Michael Kors; Pepperidge Farm; PVH; Sikorsky Aircraft; Starwood Hotels; Summer Street Advisors; Swiss Re; TD Bank; Travekers; Wells Fargo 

Science and Technology
Amazon; Beardsley Zoo; Buck Scientific; Buzzfeed; Catoctnic Forest Alliance; Chase Bank; Connecticut Audubon Society; Cytec Industries; Department of Environmental Protection; Digital Surgeons; General Electric; Hubbell Inc; IBM; Intel Corporation; Logic Technology, Inc.; JPMorgan Chase & Co.; The Kennedy Center; King Industries; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Microsoft; Park East Animal Hospital; NBC Sports; Rainforest Alliance;  Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS); Towers Watson; Unilever; U.S. Surgical; Yale University Department of Pathology; Zotos International, Inc. 

Health Professions
Advantage Physical Therapy; Bic; Bluestreak Sports Training; Boston Children’s Hospital; Bridgeport Hospital; Clairol-A Subdivision of Proctor & Gamble; Cooperative Educational Services; Danbury Hospital; Duke University Medical Center; Greater Bridgeport Community Health Center; Hartford Hospital; Health Fitness Corporation; Innovative Autism Network; Jewish Senior Services; Johns Hopkins; Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation; Massachusetts General Hospital; Middlesex Hospital; Moore Physical Therapy; Mt. Sinai Medical Center; National Institutes of Health; Norwalk Department of Public Health; St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center; St. Vincent’s Cardiac Rehabilitation; Sikorsky; Silver Hills Hospital; Stamford Hospital; Yale Athletics; WNBA Connecticut Suns; Yale-New Haven Hospital 

Communication and Media
Black Rock Galleries; The Colbert Report; Cox Media Group, Inc.; Direct TV/Dan Patrick Show; Discovery Communications; DNA Public Relations; Food Network; Fox News; HBO Sports, Inc.;; Island Def Jam Records; Lacoste USA; MTV; National Geographic Magazine; NBC Universal; News 12 Long Island; NFL Films; NY Yankees; Paramount Pictures; Sirius Satellite Radio; SONY Music; Time Warner Cable; TV Begins Here; Warner Music Group; WCTX My TV9; WTNH News 8 

Political Science
Clinton Foundation; Connecticut State Capital; Congressional District Offices; Senate Offices; Connecticut Judicial Branch; Various Campaign Offices; International Institute of Connecticut; U.S. Attorney General’s Office; Various Law Offices; Connecticut Probation Office; Connecticut Public Defender’s Office

Other Humanities and Social Sciences
Barnum Museum; Bridgeport Board of Education; Bridgeport Housing Authority; Bridgeport Superior Court; Bridgeport Discovery School; Bridgeport Department of Probation; The Center for Family Justice; Child and Family Guidance Center; CT Department of Children and Families; Connecticut Irish Historical Society; Connecticut Magazine; CT General Assembly; Dept. of Homeland Security; DOMUS; Easter Seals; ELLE Magazine; Fairfield Museum and History Center; Fairfield Police  Department; Fairfield Public Schools; Family & Children’s Agency; Girl Scouts of America; Habitat for Humanity; Hearst Corporation; Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation; The International Institute of Connecticut; Kids in Crisis; Make-A-Wish Foundation; Marc Jacobs;  Massachusetts State Police Dept.; New York City Dept. of  Education; Operation Hope; U.S. Department of Labor; U.S. Secret Service; The Taunton Press; Time, Inc.; Stamford Historical Society; United Way; Women’s Legal Defense Program; YMCA