Career Internship


The internship program is designed to provide students with real-world experience in identified areas of career interest by working in partnership with nearby businesses and industries, schools, medical facilities, government, and other community and service organizations.
Cooperating partners act as mentors, guiding the student interns as they work toward gaining practical experiences that align with their personal learning goals. Each student intern gains knowledge of the entry-level requirements of a profession and experiences the real lifework environment.  Students make informed decisions about college and career based on these experiences.

Internship students engage in the following 21st century learning expectations: communicate effectively, interact and engage effectively and become productive members of society by:

  • Demonstrating personal and academic responsibility and accountability
  • Collaborating effectively in diverse teams while respecting and valuing cultural differences
  • Acting with respect and integrity as members of a community while understanding societal norms and values
  • Learning how to adapt to change and be flexible while managing goals and time
  • Apply a fundamental understanding of ethical issues when using digital technologies for communication and networking

Career internships may be paid or unpaid. Credit will be determined by number of contact hours and other requirements identified in the Career Internship guidelines and determined by consultation with the School-to-Career Coordinator. A grade of pass (P) or fail (F) will be given. Students interested in participating in a Career Internships should see the School-to-Career Coordinator.


Valley Regional High School School-to-Career Program

Business/Community Partners- 2006-present

(Internships, Job Shadowing, Employment)

1738 Farm, Deep River, CT

A Style Above, Chester, CT

A2Z Screen Printing

Aaron Manor, Chester, CT

Adam’s, Deep River, CT

Adorable Pets Veterinary Center, Haddam, CT

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, New Haven, CT

Amazing Grace Food Pantry/St. Vincent de Paul, Middletown, CT

American Red Cross, Old Saybrook, CT

Anne Penniman Associates, Essex, CT

Anne Peterson, LPC, ATR, Essex, CT

Aspen, Old Saybrook, CT

Astrid Couture, Killingworth, CT

Atarza, Inc, Deep River, CT

Attorney Greg Gallo, Branford, CT

Atwoods Auto Appearance, Deep River, CT

Auburn Manufacturing, Middletown, CT

Backstage Dance Center, Killingworth, CT

Barberry Hill Farm, Madison, CT

Blackkat Leather, Chester, CT

Bloom Art School, Centerbrook, CT

Buddy’s Property Services, Essex, CT

Bushy Hill Day Camp, Ivoryton, CT

Brio Academy, Niantic, CT

JB Buckley Designs, Chester, CT

Café Routier, Westbrook, CT

Camp Hazen YMCA

Cedar Island Marina Research Lab, Clinton, CT

Centerbrook Architects

Chapco Manufacturing, Inc., Chester, CT

Children’s Place, Westbrook, CT

Chester Airport

Chester Elementary School

Chester Historical Society

Chester Marina

Chester Veterinary Hospital

Church Street Child Care, Deep River, CT

Clark Group, Essex, CT

Colonial Market

Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, Hartford, CT

Community Foundation of Middlesex County

Community Music School, Essex, CT

Congregation Beth Shalom, Chester, CT

Connecticut Cancer Foundation, Old Saybrook, CT

Connecticut College, New London, CT

ConQuip Systems, LLC, Chester, CT

Copper Beech Inn, Ivoryton, CT

Cranial Technologies, Madison, CT

CT River Area Health District, Old Saybrook, CT

CT River Dock and Dredge

CT River Electric, LLC, Chester, CT

CT River Museum, Essex, CT

CT Water Company, Clinton, CT

Cut 25, New York, NY

Deep River Animal Hospital

Deep River Elementary School

Deep River Historical Society

Deep River Park and Recreation

Deep River Town Hall

Deer Lane Recording Studio, Ivortyon, CT

Dirt Floor Recording Studio, Chester, CT

Dr. Diane Gawronski, DDS, Essex, CT

Dr. Laura Miller, DDS, Madison, CT

Dr. Dana Rotella, DDS, Essex, CT

Eleni Med Spa, Chester, CT

Ella, Guilford, CT

Eliza B/Leatherman, Essex, CT

Essex Ambulance Association

Essex Asset Advisors

Essex Dermatology Center

Essex Elementary School

Essex Detailing

Essex Financial

Essex Hardware

Essex Law Group

Essex Meadows

Essex Savings Bank, Chester, CT

Essex Town Hall

Essex Veterinary Hospital

Events Magazine, Essex, CT

Eye Doctors of CT, Old Saybrook, CT

First Position Media, Ivoryton, CT

Family Practice Associates, Centerbrook, CT

FirstImage, Essex, CT

Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT

Foxwoods Resort and Casino

FTD, Centerbrook, CT

From You Flowers, Old Saybrook, CT

Funktion Fitness, Old Saybrook, CT

Garden Iron, Essex, CT

Gateway Community College

Gather, Ivoryton, CT

Gemini-Humble Interiors, Deep River, CT

Gladeview Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Old Saybrook, CT

Goodwin Elementary School, Old Saybrook, CT

Gorilla Graphics, Middletown, CT

Greenwald Industries, Chester, CT

Grossman Chevrolet- Nissan, Old Saybrook, CT

Haircuts, Etc., Ivoryton, CT

Hally Jo's Corner Cafe, Deep River, CT

Haystacks, Essex, CT

iCRV Radio, Ivoryton, CT

Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services, New Haven, CT

International Bicycle Tours, Essex, CT

Ivoryton Alliance, Ivotyton, CT

Ivoryton Playhouse, Ivoryton, CT

JJL Electric, Chester, CT

John Winthrop Middle School

Kelly Tonks Photography, Ivoryton, CT

Kindercare Learning Center

Killingworth Ambulance Association

Kleinschmidt Associates, Essex, CT

La Vita Gustosa Ristorante, East Haddam, CT

Lark, Chester, CT

Law Offices of Christopher L. Morano

Lawrence and Memorial Hospital

Lee Company

Legislative Office Building, Hartford, CT

Leiva Jewelry Design, Chester, CT

Lincoln Technical Institute

Luigi's Restaurant, Old Saybrook, CT

Mahoney Sabol and Company, LLP, Essex, CT

Maple and Main Gallery, Chester, CT

Middlesex Center for Advanced Orthopedic Surgery, Middletown, CT

Middlesex Community College (Early College Academy Program)

Middlesex Historical Society, Middletown, CT

Middlesex Hospital, Middletown, CT

Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center, Middletown, CT

Middlesex Hospital Outpatient Services, Radiology Department, Middletown, CT

Middlesex Hospital Shoreline Medical Center, Westbrook, CT

My Fair Lady, Deep River, CT

Nathan Jacobson and Associates, Chester, CT

NewBridge Capital, Essex, CT

New Britain Rock Cats, New Britain, CT

New England Fashion Design Association, Norwalk, CT

New England Joinery Works, Essex, CT

New London Superior Court

North Branford Police Department

Nu-Ride, Essex, CT

Ocean Art Studio, Old Saybrook, CT

Old Saybrook Police Department

Parason Machine, Deep River, CT

Pasta Vita, Old Saybrook, CT

Pattaconk 1850 Bar and Grille, Chester, CT

Paulson Training Program, Chester, CT

Peak Performance, Essex, CT

Pearls and Plaid, E. Haddam, CT

Pfizer, Inc., Groton, CT

Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, Westbrook, CT

Physical Therapy Center of Rocky Hill, Rocky Hill, CT

Porter and Chester Institute, Branford, CT

Pough Interiors, Essex, CT

Proctor Architects, LLC, Essex, CT

Pursuit Athletic Performance, Chester, CT

R. J. Veitch Appliance Repair

Rachel Ryan's Fitness, LLC, Chester, CT

Red Rocket Merchandising, Essex, CT

Rite-Aid, Essex, CT

River Tavern, Chester, CT

River Valley Stairs, Essex, CT

Roberts Physical and Aquatic Therapy, Old Saybrook, CT

Robinson Tape and Label, Branford, CT

Roses for Autism, Guilford, CT

Roto-Frank, Chester, CT

Ruba-Ruba, Chester, CT

Salon 154, Deep River, CT

Salon Belle Vie, Westbrook, CT

Saybrook Country Barn, Old Saybrook, CT

Saybrook Point Inn and Spa

Scofield Historic Lighting

Scott’s Orchard

Shoe Box on Main, Deep River, CT

Shore Publishing, Madison, CT

Shoreline Alliance, Ivoryton, CT

Shoreline Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Essex, CT

Simon’s Marketplace, Chester, CT

Structural Graphics, Essex, CT

Six Summit Gallery, Ivoryton, CT

Spa of Essex, Essex, CT

Spring Valley Farms, Westbrook, CT

St. Vincent de Paul, Middletown, CT

Stop n Shop Pharmacy, Old Saybrook, CT

Sycamore Farms, Higganum, CT

The Dance Connection, East Haven, CT

The European Academy of Cosmetology and Hairdressing (TEACH), Guilford, CT

The Millard Group, Middletown, CT

The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station, East Haddam, CT

Three Rivers Community College

Time Machine CT, Essex, CT

Valley News Now, Old Lyme, CT

Valley Regional High School

Valley Shore YMCA, Westbrook, CT

Walgreens, Deep River, CT

Water’s Edge Resort and Spa, Westbrook, CT

Wells Fargo Advisors, Essex, CT

Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

Whelen Engineering Company, Chester, CT

Wild Honey Spa, Chester, CT

Wilde Yacht Sales, Essex, CT

WMRD, Middletown, CT

Yale University, New Haven, CT

Revised 10/22/18