Community Health Network of Connecticut, Inc. Research Internship

CHNCT-LogoLargeCommunity Health Network of Connecticut, Inc. (CHNCT) is a 501(c) 4 not-for-profit health plan and functions as the state’s Administrative Services Organization for the HUSKY Health Program.

Description of Position: Community Health Network of Connecticut, Inc. (CHNCT) is seeking an intern to support projects through research and analysis on a broad range of topics, including health care innovations, new technologies, research studies, policy briefs, member engagement, etc. This is a great opportunity to obtain hands-on experience with a project while learning more about public health as it pertains to research. 


Research, including:

  • Conducting background research on:
    • New health trends
    • Recent health studies
    • Current research opportunities on health and social issues
    • Scientific research to promote improvements in clinical and health system practices
  • Relevant community-based partnerships for expansion of health programming.
  • Studies/findings regarding the Medicaid population demographics and needs nationwide

Fund Development, including:

  • Assist in the research of grant opportunities and applications to a variety of public and private sources, such as the federal government, charitable and corporate foundations.

 Reporting, including:

  • Summarize research information and disseminate to staff at CHNCT

Qualifications/Skills Needed:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Excellent research, written and oral communication skills

Preferred Background/Areas of Interest

  • Public Health
  • Research, Grant writing & Management 


  • Flexible; Some ability to work remotely


  • $12 per hour
  • Spring Semester – 20 hours per week

Location: 11 Fairfield Boulevard, Wallingford, CT 06492. Travel is required getting to the office location

Contact: Marita Preston.; 203.303.3906


Jennifer Roach is the Civic Engagement Fellow in Allbritton for the academic year 2015-2016. She is a recent Wesleyan alumni, class of 2014. Since graduating, she has moved to Hartford to continue developing Summer of Solutions Hartford, an urban farming internship program she worked on during her time at Wesleyan.