Author: Winnick, Maria

US Representative John Larson Office Internships

The office of US Representative John Larson is offering internship opportunities to college students!

This internship will offer:

*            An hourly stipend

*            Trainings on campaign finance, communications, and voter outreach

*            Q&A’s with industry professionals

*            Resume building opportunities

*            Ability to earn course credit and volunteer hours (where applicable)


The role:

Congressman John Larson’s campaign is seeking interns who are eager to get involved in grassroots organizing. Interns will learn the ins and outs of voter contact, conduct research related to fundraising and political outreach, and help with campaign and Democratic party events. Interns may also help with a variety of other tasks based on their experience and preference, including graphic design, video editing, and social media.


About Congressman John Larson:


*            Raised in East Hartford

*            Product of public housing, public education, public service

*            Former Democratic Caucus Chair

*           Green New Deal and Climate Champion

*            Passed the nation’s first Family Medical Leave Act in the Connecticut Senate

*            Organized historic sit-in on the House floor in support of gun violence prevention laws


Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Internship Information Page:

For more information please visit their site or contact their office.

Please note: Internship opportunities are being provided for informational purposes only. Anyone interested in applying for one of these positions is responsible for verifying all related information. The Urban and Community Studies Program, nor the University is recommending these employers nor guaranteeing the accuracy of the information furnished in the posting.

Contact Information for the UCS Program until January 31st

Dear Majors and Minors,

Happy New Year to you all.

We are happy to welcome you all back to the university. As you all know the university has decided to run classes remotely for the first two weeks of the spring semester. We anticipate that we will be back to normal operations on January 31st unless we hear otherwise from the university.

Due to this switch to remote learning, we wanted to provide you instructions on how to reach the Urban and Community Studies Program as well as our faculty and advisors who are working off-campus until classes return to in-person instruction on January 31st


To reach program staff, please contact Maria at

To reach Ken Foote, UCS Director, please reach out to him via email at or via his phone at 303-641-3346.

To reach any UCS faculty please visit our website for the instructor’s email address or their Nexis link, if applicable, to setup an appointment.

To reach UCS faculty advisors, please visit our advising page. Our advisors are listed by campus.

Please feel free to reach out to if y if you run into any issues contacting our program.

Wishing you all the best this semester.

Urban and Community Studies

Interning for Credit and Co-ops through the Ctr for Career Dev.


  • Co-ops and/or Interning for Credit

    UConn offers more than 70 internship courses for students looking to earn credit while participating in internships. If you are working with a student where your department does not have an internship course, or the student does not meet pre-requisites, please refer them to the Center for Career Development’s ‘Earning Credit While Interning’ page: Earn Credit For Your Internship – UConn Center for Career Development. The Career Center also offers two courses for students to consider.


    Co-op is an excellent opportunity for students lookng for full-time work in an industry of interest, while still enrolled at UConn. They are allowed to take up to 6 credits, though most take no classes, and still have FT Status. Co-op covers an entire semester, is for all majors, and must be paid. Co-ops pay between $12,000 and $18,000 based on the role. Learn more on the co-op page: Co-op – UConn Center for Career Development


    Reach out to the Center for Career Development Experiential Learning Team: or

CLAS Scholarship Applications open up January 18th

 The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers an array of need-based and merit-based undergraduate student scholarships and graduate student fellowships. The application will open on Tuesday, January 18th and will close on Sunday, February 27th.  Students can find more information about available scholarships and fellowships and apply by visiting



Rebalancing Incentives by Mary Donegan

Take a moment to read the current addition of  News and Views, a publication of the Economic Development Division of the American Planning Association which is  highlighting an article written by UCS professor Mary Donegan’s “Rebalancing Incentives: Reforming Budgets,
Recipients, and Process”.

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