IMPACT Internship Program

The innovative IMPACT Greater New Haven Nonprofit Internship Program places Business students with local nonprofits in semester-long internships. Students earn credits, a stipend, and real-world business experience as they develop an appreciation for the work performed by local nonprofits.

Students are hired to work 150 hours in a local nonprofit where the receive real-world job training while utilizing their knowledge and skills to support those in our communities experiencing tremendous need. Students receive 3 credits and a stipend, at no cost to the nonprofit, thanks to generous donors.

Program Overview

  • Business students are placed in a 150-hour internship at a local nonprofit organization where they receive real-world job training while applying the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom to support those in our communities experiencing tremendous need.
  • Students receive a $2000 stipend at no cost to the nonprofits, thanks to our generous program donors.
  • Students earn three credits for their internship.
  • These experiences enable students to appreciate and value the important work of our local nonprofits and strengthen ties to the community.
  • The IMPACT program includes initial training to prepare students for their experience as well as a concluding celebration to showcase the work accomplished by the students during their internships.
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  • Junior or senior with 60 credits total and nine in their concentration
  • 2.0 overall GPA and 2.3 GPA in their concentration
  • Must be available 10 hours per week for the internship

General Information

  • Internships for-credit are graded and are used as a business elective.
  • Full-time students will not have to pay for the three credits they will earn during the internship.
  • The 150 hours of work must be completed by mid-August for summer internships and mid-December for fall internships.
  • If an internship offer is extended, it is a priority and must be accepted. This unique opportunity is not a contingency or backup plan.
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Application Timeline

Applications for Fall internships must be submitted by the last Friday in April to be considered.

Applications for Spring internships must be submitted by the third Friday in November to be considered.

Students’ resumes will be sent to nonprofits and interviews will begin prior to  the end of the semester.

Contact Patty Conte at with questions.