Located within the larger city of Mansfield, Storrs, Connecticut houses the University of Connecticut, one of the top twenty public universities in the nation. Internships in Storrs revolve around this leading research institution. As one of the founders of New England’s economic and cultural alliance (called the Knowledge Corridor), UConn places Storrs internships against a dynamic and intellectual backdrop.
With construction beginning on the ambitious UConn Technology Park—a blend of physical space, equipment, technology, and laboratories—interns in Storrs will find plenty of opportunity to find experience in inventive startups working with the state’s brightest entrepreneurs.
The campus itself boasts a lively, student-oriented scene. Entertainment options range from contemporary art galleries to the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History to the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts. Storrs interns will be excited to experience what’s coming up for the city as well—the new Storrs Center makes up a downtown area with restaurants, shops, walkways, and green spaces.
Internships in Storrs also benefit from the insurance companies headquartered in nearby state capital Hartford, nicknamed the “Insurance Capital of the World.” Interns may find positions with companies like Travelers, The Hartford, or Aetna—located in the world’s largest colonial revival building.