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.
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.
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:
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.
Bridgewater State University
Bristol Community College
Cape Cod Community College
Massasoit Community College
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth