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UConn’s COVID – 19 Response

UConn continues to monitor information and guidance involving the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the U.S. and elsewhere. Your health and safety is UConn’s top priority, and is the guiding principle in our discussions on this topic. For up-to-date information regarding UConn’s response to COVID-19, please visit https://uconn.edu/public-notification/coronavirus/

While our campus buildings are closed, students and the public may reach us via email. Below are a listing of program contacts as well as program advisors by campus.

 

Main Office – Hartford Campus

 

Maria Winnick

Program Assistant

Email: maria.winnick@uconn.edu

 

Prof. Ken Foote

Director, Urban and Community Studies Program

Email: ken.foote@uconn.edu

 

Advisors and Contacts by Campus

Hartford

 

Phil Birge-Liberman

Email: phil.birge-liberman@uconn.edu

Nexus Advising Appointment Link: https://nexus.uconn.edu/secure_per/schedule1.php?stser=1479

 

Storrs

 

Sarah Mosier (If you are a student who was previously assigned to Sarah Mosier, you will continue to be advised by her this semester.)

Please email to schedule an appointment. Appointments will be virtual (Webex) or via phone until further notice. The CLAS Accademic Center is not open for drop-in appointments at this time.

Phone: 860-486-2822

Email: sarah.mosier@uconn.edu

 

Students A-M and UCS minors

Stacy Maddern

Email: stacy.maddern@uconn.edu

Nexus Advising Appointment Link: https://nexus.uconn.edu/secure_per/schedule1.php?stser=2862

 

Students N-V and athletes

Mary Donegan

Email: mary.donegan@uconn.edu

Nexus Advising Appointment Link: https://nexus.uconn.edu/secure_per/schedule1.php?stser=1478

 

Students W-Z, and Geography and GIS Double Majors

Ken Foote

Email: ken.foote@uconn.edu

Nexus Advising Appointment Link: https://nexus.uconn.edu/secure_per/schedule1.php?stser=2720

 

Waterbury

Ruth Glasser

Email: ruth.glasser@uconn.edu

 

Avery Point and Stamford

Ken Foote

Email: ken.foote@uconn.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

Westchester Municipal Planning Federation Scholarship Apply by 4/24

Majors who fit the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply before April 24, 2020.

UCS Fall 2020 Schedule

Below is the UCS Fall 2020 course schedule. Please remember that course information may periodically change. We will update the schedule on the website and/or send out emails or weekly newsletter announcements when significant changes occur. If you have not already made an appointment to meet with your UCS advisor, please do so as soon as possible since some classes may will limited seats.

 

Please note. we have added a new course offering on the Hartford campus URBN 3998 – Human Services in Policing. This course provides critical examination of the study of crime, policing and justice in urban settings. Course materials examine contemporary policing-related issues that affect urban communities within a historical and sociological context. The course provides a deeper dive into the intersections of deviant behavior, oppression and the criminal justice system within the structures of class, race, gender, structural and institutional racism with law enforcement bodies, and power inequalities. Moving beyond issues within the current law enforcement structure, the helping and human services aspect of policing will be covered. Topics explored may include racial profiling, juvenile delinquency, media representations of crime and perpetrators, policing and implicit bias, the war on drugs and the impact to marginalized communities, sentencing and bias, and prisoner re-entry.

(New) Hartford – Wednesdays, 4:00pm to 6:30pm.

This course is also available in Storrs on Tuesday’s from 3:35pm to 6:05pm.

 

Fall 2020

Fall 2020 Course Schedule 3.27.20 with summer courses

 

If you are interested in taking a course in Hartford or Storrs, please be aware that CT Transit has an express bus route no. 913 available to students. Below are links to UConn’s Transit Pass and CT Transit’s Route 913 Schedule:

UConn U-Pass

Route 913 CT Transit Express – Downtown Hartford to Storrs Schedule (8/2018)

 

2020 CCM/CIRMA Paid Summer Intern Program

The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM) and Connecticut Interlocal Risk Management Agency (CIRMA) have a wide variety of paid internships in municipal government available for the summer of 2020 and is actively seeking candidates for these positions.

The depth and diversity of this program provides students with “real life” work experience.  The internships build upon academic studies with practical and substantive work experience and provide exposure to other aspects of a successful municipal league.  In addition, many of CCM’s program participants have earned college credit for the work done at CCM.

Internships can include contact with mayors, first selectmen, and other municipal officials, state agency heads, state legislators, and federal agencies.  Some of the final products generated by CCM’s inters have been widely disseminated throughout Connecticut.

 

CCM has a wide variety of paid internship positions.  Available positions for the summer of 2020 are:

  • Business Analytics
  • Communications
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Government Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Liability-Auto-Property
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Research
  • Risk Management
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Underwriting

For more information and to apply, please visit CCM’s website at: https://www.ccm-ct.org/ccm-interns-2020

 

Disclaimer

Please note: Job and internship postings 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 job posting

Community Mental Health Affiliates (CMHA) Case Manager Opening

Community Mental Health Affiliates has an immediate opening for a case manager in their Extended Day Treatment program for children ages 5-17 with moderate behavioral health issues. The program utilizes evidence-based and expressive therapies (play, art, drama, etc.) to teach children prosocial skills and emotional regulation skills.

This position is full-time, (32.5hrs/week) and the individual ideally should be available 11:30-6:00 M-F. Bi-lingual Spanish-speaking preferred! The ideal candidate would be someone interested in working with children and families, is patient, compassionate, and self-motivated.

CMHA is looking to fill the position ASAP!

 

For more information and to apply please visit CMHA’s website at: https://www.cmhacc.org/en/

 

Disclaimer

Please note: Job and internship postings 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 job posting

Fall 2020 UConn Connects Internship

Currently, UConn Connects is seeking undergraduate student mentors to fill their Peer Mentor positions for the fall 2020 semester. This is a great opportunity for students who are passionate about helping others achieve academic success while developing their leadership skills.

Serving as a Connects Peer Mentor requires a pre-semester training and enrollment in a 3-credit, 120-hour internship course.

 

For more information and to apply please visit: https://achieve.uconn.edu/connects/peer-mentor/

 

Disclaimer

Please note: Job and internship postings 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 job posting

The Sustainable Cities Film Series

Visit room 214 of the Hartford Times Building from 4:00pm – 6:30pm on the dates listed below for film viewings related to climate change, green design, solar energy, and urban farming!

 

Connecticut Trail Census Summer Internship

Supervisor contacts: Laura Brown, Community & Economic Development Educator – New Haven County Extension Center, & Charles Tracy, Connecticut Trail Census Coordinator, Middlesex County Extension Center Contact- Laura Brown: 305 Skiff St, North Haven, CT 06473 Direct: 203- 407-3157 laura.brown@uconn.edu

Office location: Remote. Weekly online meetings (computer required) will be required and some travel around the state may be required to fully participate in the program. Interns will have the opportunity to be present in an office in New Haven or Haddam as needed but the majority of the work hours will be self managed.

Background: 

The Connecticut Trail Census www.cttrailcensus.uconn.edu is a statewide volunteer data collection program intended to inform a better understanding of multi-use trail use in the state of Connecticut and to make this important information available to trail user groups, administrators, government agencies, and the general public.  The goals of the project are to understand when, who, how, and why people make use of Connecticut’s multi-use trail, educate trail user groups, administrators, state and local government agencies, and the general public about trails and their impacts, obtain multi-year information about trail use, user demographics, economic impacts, and trail amenities for identification of patterns and trends, to promote active citizen participation in monitoring and understanding the value of trails, and to encourage sound trail building and maintenance programs based on data.

Tasks/Responsibilities: 

As part of the CT Trail Census project, this internship will involve assisting with all aspects of the Trail Census including input of and basic analysis of survey data, drafting communications, and assisting with educational programs.  In particular, the student will be involved with 1) the implementation of a new QR code based survey deployment and short term infrared counts on trails throughout the state, 2) gathering and reviewing trail data in for the new CT Trail Finder website portal, and 3) helping to prepare outreach for a social media campaign on the value of Connecticut’s trails (economic, public health, recreation, tourism, transportation).  The student should have the ability to read and summarize literature, excellent communication, writing and organizational skills, and ability to work effectively independently.  There will be opportunities for sharing this scholarly work with peers through a peer reviewed journal piece, presentations, conferences and webinars.

Date ranges and work times:  Remote. Weekly online meetings (computer required) will be required and some travel around the state may be required to fully participate in the program. Interns will have the opportunity to be present in an office in New Haven or Haddam as needed but the majority of the work hours will be self managed.  Dates and work hours will be mutually agreed upon at the start of the internship.

Learning objectives: 

  • Understand concepts and protocols for measuring, recording and publishing the impacts of state and community outdoor recreation facilities;
  • Learn about the multiple values of community and long-distance shared use trails;
  • Learn how state agencies partner with local and private conservation organizations to advance and promote outdoor recreation.
  • Enhance their skills in educational communications (writing and verbal presentation skills) for a public audience

Mentorship commitment:

In addition to assisting with the required learning documentation and resume review, Charles Tracy and Laura Brown will work closely with the intern to discover key learning objectives and interests within the scope of the Trail Census project.  We have found weekly meetings to be very successful ( our leadership team currently meets weekly by WebEx) and we would envision the intern participating in these meetings.  We would also encourage the intern to participate in Trail Census trainings, meetings and activities around the state proving them with connections and career contacts in our program partner organizations such as the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the Connecticut Forest and Park Association and the National Park Service. We will also support the student in identifying additional related learning and career opportunities following the internship experience.

Compensation:  $16/hour, 15 hours per week for 10 weeks ~ $2,400.

 

Disclaimer

Please note: Job and internship postings 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 job posting

Community & Economic Development – Best Practices in Land Use & Economic Development Program Internship- CEDAS

Supervisor contact: Laura Brown, Community & Economic Development Educator – New Haven County Extension Center, Contact- Laura Brown: 305 Skiff St, North Haven, CT 06473 Direct: 203- 407-3157 laura.brown@uconn.edu

Office location: Remote. Weekly online meetings (computer required) will be required and some travel around the state may be required to fully participate in the program. Interns will have the opportunity to be present in an office in North Haven as needed.

Background: 

Extension programs in Community & Economic Development work in partnership with communities to engage, educate and build capacity of community residents, leaders and decision makers.  This work helps residents, community leaders, and decision makers  understand decision-making processes, respond to local needs and opportunities, and make informed decisions based on research. https://communities.extension.uconn.edu/  This internship will focus on the Best Practices in Land Use and Economic Development programhttps://www.cedas.org/Resources/CT-Best-Practices-In-Land-Use-and-Economic-Development/, a community accreditation program for municipalities in Connecticut intended to drive communities to pursue excellence in land use and economic development practices and recognize communities that have established best practices. In October 2019, twenty four municipalities were certified through this program.  The program is offered as a partnership between UConn Extension, the Connecticut Economic Development Association and the Connecticut Chapter of the American Planning Association.

Tasks/Responsibilities: 

This internship will focus on development of educational materials related to the Best Practices in Land Use and Economic Development program in collaboration with the Connecticut Economic Development Association programs committee including but not limited to: development of  case studies for inclusion in the Best Practices library, public communications, about the program and assistance with administration of the program application process.   The intern will work closely with the Community & Economic Development Educator to refine a work-plan based on her/his skills and interests.

Date ranges and work times: Weekly online meetings (computer required) will be required and some travel around the state may be required to fully participate in the program. Interns will have the opportunity to be present in an office in New Haven as needed as well as various program meetings and meetings of the Connecticut Economic Development Association Board in Rocky Hill but the majority of the work hours will be self managed.

Learning objectives: Interns will:

  • Gain/ broaden their understanding of community & economic development program implementation and related career opportunities
  • Understand key concepts in municipal economic development practice
  • Enhance their skills in educational communications (writing and verbal presentation skills) for a public audience

Mentorship commitment:

Laura Brown will work closely with the intern to discover key learning objectives and interests within the scope of Community & Economic Development programs.  Brown will meet with the intern on a weekly basis by WebEx or face to face at a mutually agreeable time to check in on the work plan.  The intern will benefit from additional participation in program related trainings, meetings and activities around the state proving.  The intern will have the opportunity to meet and gain connections and career contacts with program partner organizations such as the Connecticut Economic Development Association, the Connecticut Economic Resource Center, and job shadowing with community & economic development partners. We will also support the student in identifying additional related learning and career opportunities following the internship experience.

Compensation:  $16/hour, 15 hours per week for 10 weeks ~ $2,400 with additional hours possible.

 

Disclaimer

Please note: Job and internship postings 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 job posting

Paid 2020 Summer Internships: Available at Nine UConn Extension Locations Throughout CT

Intern in the field of your choice with the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources:  Nutrition, Health, Food, Research, Community Development, Youth Education, Marketing, Sustainability, Agribusiness. Locations include Litchfield, Farmington, New Haven, Middlesex County, Hartford, and more!

Deadline to apply is Sunday March 1st, 2020.

For more information and to apply please visit: https://blog.extension.uconn.edu/internships/

 

Please note: Job and internship postings 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 job posting