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

THANK YOU to those who joined us for the 2021 Annual Business & Community Partner Kickoff Event for the ReadyCT Summer Internship Program.

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



Summer Internship Program Participating Employers:

  • Budget Printers
  • The Bushnell
  • Capital Community College
  • City of Hartford
  • Connecticut Computer Science Teachers Association
  • Connecticut Department of Transportation
  • Connecticut General Assembly
  • Connecticut Greenbank
  • Connecticut Science Center
  • Connecticut State Capital Police
  • Connecticut State Employee Association
  • CPAN
  • GEI Consultants
  • Girls For Technology
  • Girls Who Code
  • Goodwin University
  • Hartford Parking Authority
  • Hartford Yard Goats
  • Infosys
  • iQuilt Plan
  • KeyBank
  • Knox Park
  • Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford
  • MakerspaceCT
  • MDC
  • Minority Construction Council
  • New England Bioassay
  • P & L Electric
  • PELabs
  • Pratt & Whitney/Raytheon
  • RSL Fiber Systems
  • Stanley Black & Decker
  • Tech Talent South
  • Travelers
  • UCONN-Hartford


Right now, hundreds of students in Hartford-area public high schools are enrolled in work-based learning classes in preparation for a summer internship.

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

Flyer: Hosting High School Interns

Your colleagues make the case for hosting summer interns. This video, 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

Internship Coordinator Betsy Caraballo can get you started:


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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.