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Senior Internship Program


The Senior Internship Program is an opportunity for students to enhance their learning by exploring their career interests outside of the traditional classroom.   The goal of the program is for students to gain experience in their desired fields and obtain a favorable referral or recommendation from their site that will assist in procuring future internships. 


Hear from Our Students!

Julie Rosati '19

“The Futures Program provided me with an opportunity to dive deeper into the career path I am interested in. In 3 short weeks, I was able to gain an immense amount of knowledge about the medical field. Already, I have built friendships and gained mentors that I know I can go to for support and guidance. I am thankful that St Joes allowed me to participate in this internship experience."

Colby Trembley '19

“I have always known that I wanted to be a teacher.  For my specific program at UCONN, they seek students that have classroom experience. This internship has given me a huge step up on other candidates when it comes to applying for the competitive spots in their education program. Having the opportunity to work in five schools throughout this internship. I have also made so many connections with educators and administrators, which will benefit me for years to come.”

Kimberly Perez '19 - CT Institute for Refugees and Immigrants

“I have a passion for helping others and it is a dream of mine to own my own non-profit organization and interning at CIRI seemed like the perfect fit. I would be helping one of the most vulnerable groups of people in society, while also being able to get a better understanding of how non-profit organizations function. Interning at CIRI opened my eyes to all the work that non-profit organizations do with very little resources and money. This experience has helped me grow as a person and it was a positive experience that I learned a lot from.”

Anna Argulian '19 - NYU Langone Hospital

“Diving into a hands-on experience shadowing a doctor really helped me to see the day-to-day lives of individuals following such professions. I gained insight into what it was like to be a doctor in a large city hospital. I was also able to see the CCU, the ICU, and the ER in full operation. This experience will allow me to compare different career paths and help me align my career with the type of lifestyle I would like to have in the future.”

Jakob DeBroff '19 - Milestone C

“The Futures Program gave me real-world experience that will aid me for the rest of my life. At Milestone C, I learned how to manage my time and how to balance fun with work. When I signed up for the program, I thought I would be shadowing someone and doing work in an office environment, but I was met with an experience that was fun, involved, and that, in many ways, prepared me for my college and future careers.”

Kathryn Burke '19 - Prescription Center of Ossining

“I chose this internship because I have a passion for marketing. When I arrived I learned the basics of search engine optimization, how to communicate with a wholesaler company, and how to analyze a demographic to better sell products.  I know these new skills with be incredibly useful in my future career.”

Albert Paolozzi '19 - Barnum Financial Group

“Throughout my internship, I gained an abundance of knowledge within the field of Financial Planning. I learned how to put together a plan, deal with clients, differentiate plans for different circumstances, and much more. Most importantly, I learned how to carry myself within the field, how to approach business, how to deal with clients, and how to be an effective Financial Planner. I look forward to taking this knowledge with me to college next year and applying it in all future opportunities.”

Leo Caserta '19 - Turner Construction Company

“The Futures Program seemed like a perfect opportunity to delve into the different fields an engineer can work in. I hope to pursue a degree in electrical engineering in college and Turner Construction Company seemed like a perfect opportunity to increase my understanding. Right from the beginning I had to learn to understand technical drawings and floor plans that the Architectural firm submitted. It was a nice way to ease me into what the engineers deal with every day. I will use this experience for the rest of my life.”

Michael Zannis '19 - Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center

“This opportunity provided me with not one, but many different field selections that I switched around from depending on the day and time. This gave me the chance to experience a variety of fields in order to select which one I was most interested in. This knowledge greatly helped me to reach my future goals by saving me time and allowing me a preview of each different medical field, instead of taking a full year of college courses only to discover that the field was not correct for me. I can now focus on the path which interests me the most, physical therapy. I highly recommend anyone interested in the health sciences to look into this opportunity!”

Anthony Jacozzi '22 - Northwestern Mutual

"This experience and knowledge will be very valuable to me in the future. This internship will be a great addition to my resume and the connections I have made will greatly serve me in the future for jobs or other internships. I now have a good understanding of the line of work and great connections with recruiters, directors, financial planners and financial representatives."



"I love the medical field. It has always been my passion and I am pursuing the healthcare profession in college, so this was a great way to get my foot in the door. To be able to see the things you can’t learn from textbooks is so helpful, and I got to learn what I want to do in the medical field."

Siena Harper '22 - Diocese of Bridgeport, Information Technology


"This internship allowed me to gain exposure to the many different aspects of working in an IT department, and help to decide what branches of computer science I could pursue as a career. The knowledge and experience I gained from this experience will be applicable to my higher education and future career."

Erica Bender '22 - Natural Awakenings Magazine

"The Senior Internship Program has allowed me to expand my knowledge and experience in the professional world, and I feel incredibly prepared to enter college with the skills I have learned over the past three weeks.

I feel like the knowledge and experience I have gained have given me a step ahead of my classmates because the Program is unique and has given me exposure to the professional world before I plan to enter it."

Paige Pallarino '22 - Dr. Jeffrey Pivor Dentistry


"For me, the purpose of this internship was to realize if dental hygiene is the path I wanted to take. By participating in this internship at Dr. Pivor’s office, I am fully committed to becoming involved with the dentistry field and starting with dental hygiene."

Sami Khan '22 - Amazon Distribution Center


"This internship exposed me to the real world. I was able to apply many of the skills I learned about in my business classes in real life situations. When I take business classes in college I will now better understand how it actually applies to a business operation."


Program Details

  • Students participate in a 3-week, unpaid internship during the last few weeks of the academic year. 

  • Internships consist of 20-25 hours per week.
  • Students are matched with available internships in their skill and interest areas. They may also self-design their own internship and apply for approval. 

Site Supervisors

Site Supervisors provide a meaningful learning opportunity for interns comprised of activities such as:

  • Assisting professionals as they perform specialized tasks
  • Attending in-house and/or on-site meetings
  • Observing and aiding with project planning and execution
  • Collaborating with professionals on projects using relevant software 
  • Experiences that provide exposure to multiple aspects of the career field

Site supervisors must sign off on weekly timesheets with performance feedback, stay in contact with the faculty mentor for progress monitoring, and complete a letter of recommendation for the intern at the end of the program.