Connect Link Internship Portal

What is the CONNECTLink Internship Portal?

CONNECTLink is a one-stop portal for employers in Southeastern Massachusetts to publicize internships and jobs to all five CONNECT colleges and universities: Bridgewater State University, Bristol Community College, Cape Cod Community College, Massasoit Community College, and University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Enter your information once, and it will be distributed to all five schools! CONNECTLink provides an easier way for companies to access the talent on our campuses and will expand experiential learning opportunities for our students.

Note: The CONNECTLink Portal is for use by EMPLOYERS ONLY to get internship and job postings to the CONNECT campuses.

STUDENTS LOOKING FOR INTERNSHIPS should not use CONNECTLink; rather, they should search internships directly through their home campus's Career Service or Co-op Office.

How to get started (for employers):

To use CONNECTLink, employers first must create a profile with the system. Employers who are already registered with one of our campuses will need to register again with the CONNECTLink website. (Employers who wish to continue working with only a campus where they have already established an account may do so, and need not enter information into the CONNECTLink portal.) You may elect to feed your information to all five campuses, or to select schools. Students will continue to access postings through their home institutions.

Once your Employer Profile is created you will be able to begin entering jobs. Employer postings and job listings are automatically fed to the individual campuses, where they are reviewed by each campus and are approved or rejected at the institutional level. You will receive communications from each individual campus letting you know whether your profile and jobs are approved.

Internships: To Pay or Not to Pay?

There has been a lot of news surrounding unpaid internships in the last month, especially given the recent judgment against Fox Searchlight Pictures. This ruling by U.S. District Court will undoubtedly have an effect on the number of unpaid internships, and may ultimately push employers to offer more paid internship opportunities.

Paying an intern an hourly rate is the most common form of compensation; however, it is not the only way. If you are a small or non-profit business, or simply do not have a budget, think about these creative ways to compensate your intern:

  • Bonuses - Use these as incentives and make interns prove themselves as a valuable commodity.
  • Stipend - How about a monthly stipend? This money can help defray some of the student’s costs for travel and other out of pocket expenses.
  • Pay for transportation, parking, and tolls - Gas prices are at all time high and helping to reduce these costs can really help.
  • Gift Cards - Employers can often get these at a bulk discount when purchasing large orders. Students love them and they are just as good as dollars.
  • Scholarships - Help your interns to lower the cost of their education.
  • Professional Development Conferences Fees / Dues - Students love to network and learn new skills. These kinds of opportunities offer a great way to gain experiences and connections within their field.
  • One Time Payment - At the end of their experience, provide a one-time check as a "Thank You."


When you’ve made the commitment to bring interns into your business, visit CONNECTLink, a new one-stop portal forcompanies seeking interns and other employees. Businesses can enter their company profiles and position listings in one place, and the information will automatically feed to all five CONNECT schools: Bridgewater State University, Bristol, Cape Cod, and Massasoit Community Colleges, and University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Find the C

CONNECTLink Internship Portal at http://www.connectsemass.org/.
Click HERE to Start Your Profile

Additional Information about CONNECTLink

Contact the individual campuses for any questions about their policies and guidelines or whether listings have been approved or received. For questions about username, password, or entering information into the CONNECTLink system, please call the CONNECT office at 508.531.1440 or 508.531.1437.

All employer approvals and job postings are reviewed by each institution, and accepted or rejected according to the policies of that college or university. Click on this contact list to view the policies at each school, and to contact representatives at each campus with any questions: CONNECT Internship Offices Contacts.

CONNECT Partners

Bridgewater State University
www.bridgew.edu

Bristol Community College
www.bristolcc.edu

Cape Cod Community College
www.capecod.edu

Massasoit Community College
www.massasoit.mass.edu

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth