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Scholarship through the CT Assoc. of Lations in Higher Ed., Inc.

CONNECTICUT ASSOCIATION OF LATINOS IN HIGHER EDUCATION, INC. (CALAHE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the participation of Latinos in different areas post-secondary education in Connecticut. CALAHE offers several scholarships for latino students from Connecticut, please visit their site for additional information.

    (Please note: Scholarship postings are being provided for informational purposes only. Anyone interested in applying for a scholarship is responsible for verifying all related information. The Urban and Community Studies Program, nor the University is guaranteeing the accuracy of the information furnished in this posting.)

    Welcome to the Spring Semester

    Welcome to our new Urban and Community Studies majors and minors. We are excited to have you join our program. Please reach out to the program or your UCS faculty advisor if you are in need of any assistance. You may also find helpful information on our website regarding degree requirements, course offerings, internship, and employment opportunities as well as information regarding the Urban Semester Program.

    We also want to welcome back our returning majors and minors. We hope you all had the opportunity to unwind and enjoy time with your friends and loved ones.

    If you are Senior planning to graduate in May, please remember that if you have not yet applied to graduate you must do so via the Universities Student Admin Webpage  Information regarding this process is available via the university’s Apply to Graduate webpage. Students are encouraged to do so asap but no later than the Registrar’s deadline to ensure that the university has sufficient time to process your request and to work out any potential issues.

    As part of the graduating process you must also submit a Final Plan of Study in the first four weeks of the semester you plan to graduate. If you run into any issues, please reach out to your UCS faculty advisor or to

    We wish you all the best this semester.

    Urban and Community Studies

    UConn Connects Internship

    • UConn Connects is seeking undergraduate students to serve as UConn Connects Peer Mentors for the spring 2023 semester. UConn Connects Peer Mentors assist students in achieving their academic and personal goals. With over 30 years of supporting students’ success, UConn Connects is the University’s largest volunteer mentoring program offered by the Academic Achievement Center (AAC). UConn Connects is an academic intervention program, designed to provide students with the skills and support needed for long-term academic success.

      UConn Connects Mentors meet with student mentees on a weekly basis to advise, guide, and support them as they navigate the university. Serving as a mentor requires attending a pre-semester training and enrollment in a 3 credit 120-hour internship course.

      For more information, please visit the Academic Achievement Center (AAC) during drop-in hours on Mondays – Thursdays 9:00 am – 7:00 pm and Fridays 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

      Storrs – Rowe Building room 217.

      Hartford – HB 202

      UConn Connects Mentor applications are available online at:

      The Academic Achievement Center is part of UConn’s First Year Programs & Learning Communities department, located in ROWE Undergraduate Center in room 217.  For more information, contact Leo Lachut, Director of Academic Support, at 860-486-1664; Ada Rivera, Assistant Director of Academic Support, Hartford Campus at 959-200-3809, Joanna Rivera Davis, Assistant Director of Academic Support, at 860-486-6120; or Rachel Mongillo, Learning Services Coordinator, at 860-486-8791: Pam Fischl, Academic Achievement Center, at 860-486-9124.


    UCS Spring 2023 Course Flyer – updated 10.27.22

    At the bottom of this page is the  revised UCS course flyer for Spring 2023.  Here are a few key changes since last weeks edition.


    HIST/URBN 2541, Urban History – a Core in the major –  was added to the schedule on Tuesday and Thursday in the afternoon.

    URBN 3998, Variable Topics course on Urban Farming will be offered this spring. This course is not offered every year, so please be sure to take it this spring if you are interested in the topic. The course meets a UCS’ Supporting requirement.


    Sociology of Carework, SOCI 2995 – will be offered this spring in Hartford.  We all need carework, including a variety of emotional and supportive resources, both paid and unpaid. However, for children, the elderly, disabled persons, and those with short and long-term illnesses, carework is essential. Carework takes place in a variety of contexts, from community groups to people’s homes, to facilities like daycare centers, hospitals, nursing homes, and rehabilitation centers. Through this course, students will gain an understanding of the various forces that shape the social organization of carework through an examination of scholarly research, multimedia, and a recent memoir.

    SOCI 3201, Methods of Social Research will be offered in Hartford and Stamford via Distance Learning. UCS majors in Storrs or Waterbury who may need a Methods course or would like to take this course should reach out to their UCS advisor for further information or possible guidance on attaining a permission number.


    New course offering – GEOG 3000, Race, Sex, Space, and Place

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    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.

    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