CHERE plans to employ college-age interns to support the Center’s work and develop leadership skills.

Internships are often the beginning of successful careers for students. Internships do more than just look good on a resume. Under David Johnston’s mentoring experience with many interns over his career, students can explore a career path that is of interest, and begin to develop a network of professional and personal contacts; develop the skills employers are seeking; and build confidence, motivation and professional work habits.

An internship at CHERE will provide opportunities to gain hands-on, front-line experience in researching and responding to higher education’s most pressing issues, working with experienced professionals in the field and contributing to shaping critical public policy decision-making.

Students currently attending college in Connecticut, with an interest in a CHERE internship for the Fall 2019 semester, should send a resume and cover letter, including references, to David Johnston, Director of CHERE, at

Applicants should highlight any academic work that specifically relates to the mission and objectives of the Center for Higher Education Retention Excellence.