The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences


CT Council of Family Services

CT Council of Family Services

Article Type 

PLEASE NOTE: This opportunity is listed for reference only. The deadline to apply has passed.

This is an unpaid internship opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center.

Position Type: Internship - unpaid

Location: Connecticut

Sector: Non-Profit

Start Date: Summer 2019

Wage or benefits: Unpaid

Time Commitment: Up to 40 hours per week for 8 weeks

Desired Class Year: Open to all class years

Desired Major or Interest: Open to all majors

Application Deadline: Immediately

Organization website:

Brief Description of the organization:

The Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies, Inc. (CCFSA) is a statewide network of fifteen independent, non-profit organizations that have been effectively serving CT families for over 100 years. Network Partner Agencies are community-based, licensed by the State of CT, nationally accredited and are governed by volunteer boards of directors from their respective communities.

The Mission of the Council is to be the premier resource to strengthen Connecticut’s diverse individuals and families, and the communities in which they live. To accomplish this mission, we will build our Partner agencies’ capacity for collaboration and innovation; advocate for the development of State and Federal policies and programs that will foster the well-being of CT’s children, adults and families and develop and provide services that empower them to move toward self-reliance and healthy inter-dependence.

Brief Description of the Intern’s role or key qualifications:

As a team member, the Intern would work with Senior Management staff to collect and analyze population and service utilization data, problem-solving, research best practices, and produce application materials to inform program design and influence public policy that positively impacts family strengthening and community building. Additionally, the Intern will research policies that negatively impact (Temporary Aid for Needy Families) TANF recipients and use this information to assist staff in creating proposed legislation that would modify policies to be more advantageous to the recipient.

The Intern will utilize CCFSA’s Efforts to Outcomes (ETO) software to validate information, implement monitoring strategies, clearly communicate findings, and make recommendations for continuous quality improvements in service delivery.


  • Proficient computer skills, including use of Microsoft Office
  • Experience with research and data collection from various platforms/sources
  • Knowledge of principles and applications of public policy and social sciences
  • Strong communication, mathematical and analytical skills
  • Efficient organization habits with an eye for detail
  • Flexible, capable of working independently or as part of a team

How to apply:

Candidates should send resumes and letters of inquiry to Bill Hass

Telephone number: 860-571-0093 Ext. 111

This is an unpaid internship from outside the Rockefeller Center. Such opportunities are posted in an effort to help students find a leave-term internship experience in public policy or a social sciences related area. Such postings do not constitute an endorsement by the Center of the political objectives of any one person or organization

Outside Opportunities 
The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences