The ReadyCT Internship Program

Well-Prepared High School Students. High-Quality Work Product. Year-Round Opportunity. Building Talent Pipelines in High-Demand Industries.

Diversify & Elevate Your Workforce

Right now, hundreds of students across four school districts — Bristol, East Hartford, Hartford, and New Britain — are enrolled in work-based learning classes in preparation for internships.

As a result, when these students report for their internships, they will be equipped with the employability skills you require — and they will be ready to perform!

The Internship Program runs throughout the year.

For Employers: Diversify and Elevate Your Workforce

Your colleagues make the case for hosting interns

The video below, High School Interns: Real Value for Employers, features remarks from Travelers, RSL Fiber Systems, New England Bioassay, and Pratt & Whitney.

Example: Yes, we would have hosted an intern earlier if I had known about the program sooner! I wish I had known about it. We probably would have been doing this for a long time! — Kimberly Wills, Lab Director/CEO, New England Bioassay

Intern performance will impress your entire team and translate into high-quality work product.

Your Intern Will Report With:  
  • “Employability” skills including time management, team commitment, communication, work ethic, and positive attitude
  • Training in technology applications and automation
  • Financial literacy
  • Business-oriented writing skills
  • Proof of age and U.S. citizenship/residency
Your Commitment Includes: 
  • A STEM-related work project (120 hours)
  • A supervisor willing to supervise the work and mentor the intern (note: great chance to begin grooming emerging young leaders!)
  • Exposure to opportunities in your industry
  • A workspace for him/her

Get started today!

Work-based Learning Coordinator Brittany Wilborn can get you started. 

Contact Us to Learn More

Businesses Supporting Interns

Year after year, top tier businesses across Greater Hartford host interns through ReadyCT:

  • Accenture
  • Act Up Theater
  • A.I. Engineers
  • Bank of America
  • The Bushnell
  • Capital Community College
  • CBIA
  • CDM Smith
  • Cigna
  • City of Hartford
  • Cognizant
  • CT Commission on Women, Children, Seniors, Equity & Opportunity
  • CT Department of Transportation
  • CT General Assembly
  • CT Green Bank
  • CT Science Center
  • CPAN
  • Dillinger Research and Applied Data
  • GEI Consultants
  • Gengras Motor Cars
  • Girls For Technology
  • Girls Who Code
  • Goodwin University
  • Har-Conn Chrome
  • The Hartford
  • Hartford HealthCare
  • Hartford Parking Authority
  • Hartford Public Library
  • Hartford Yard Goats
  • Hospital for Special Care
  • Hospital of Central Connecticut
  • Infosys
  • iQuilt Plan
  • Jerome Home
  • John Boyle Decorating Center
  • Keney Park Sustainability Project
  • KeyBank
  • Knox Park
  • KPMG
  • Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford
  • Lumi Agency, LLC
  • MakerspaceCT
  • MDC
  • Minority Construction Council
  • NAF Future Ready Lab
  • New England Bioassay
  • P & L Electric
  • PELabs
  • Pratt & Whitney/Raytheon
  • Oak Hill
  • Real Art Ways
  • RSL Fiber Systems
  • Stanley Black & Decker
  • Tai Soo Kim Partners
  • Tech Talent South
  • Tecton Architects
  • TheaterWorks
  • Travelers
  • UCONN-Hartford
  • The Village for Families & Children
  • World Business Capital
  • Hartford Yard Goats
  • YMCA

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THANK YOU to those who joined us for the 2023 Business & Community Partner Breakfast

Unable to attend but still want to hear from business and education leaders about this high-impact program?


This program is made possible by the Gawlicki Family Foundation, dedicated to supporting novel, transformative ideas that effect change in education, health care, and municipal and economic development.