Employment Opportunities

CHESLA is hiring a Student Intern to join our staff! Application Deadline is June 30, 2017


10 Columbus Boulevard, 7th Floor - Hartford, Connecticut 06106-1978

Office Phone: (860) 520-4001 - Office Fax: (860) 520-4004



(Temporary Part-Time, Non-Benefit Position)


The Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority (CHESLA) is accepting applications for a highly motivated and proficient college student as an administrative intern.  The position is year-round with a flexible work schedule.


General Overview:

CHESLA was created by the state of Connecticut in 1982 to help students and families finance the cost of higher education by reducing the financial burden of borrowing.


Our mission is to expand higher educational opportunities and enhance the State’s economic development through higher education by providing cost-effective education financing programs and information resources to Connecticut students, alumni and their families.


Our vision is to serve as Connecticut’s leading resource for students as they plan for their college education, not only by providing financing, but by providing information and tools for students to make informed decisions; enhance the competitiveness of Connecticut institutions of higher education by providing grants and additional financing options; encourage interest in higher education to help the State meet its workforce needs; and enhance economic development through innovative higher education programs.


Work Description:

The intern will work closely with CHESLA’s staff with administrative tasks (answering telephone and responding to inquiries, mailings, filing) and projects, as needed (marketing initiatives, data compilation and research).  The individual can acquire valuable knowledge and skill-sets necessary to pursue a career in management, finance and student lending.



Interested candidate must:

  • Be a matriculating undergraduate/graduate student enrolled at an accredited college/university, at least part-time, for the coming academic year
  • Be in good academic standing (a certified college transcript is required)
  • Be at least eighteen years of age
  • Be computer and customer service proficient
  • Exhibit excellent analytical, verbal and writing skills
  • Have the ability to work independently



Educational Degree, Field or Course Requirements:

Preferred fields of study and/or concentration include, but are not limited to: Accounting; Business; Communications; Management/Media; Marketing/Information Technology; Economics; Finance; Government; Planning; Political Science; Pre-Law/Law; Public Policy and Planning; Sociology; and/or Social Sciences.


Application Instructions:

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, resume and all additional required items.  Two professional and one personal letter of reference is required.


Application Deadline: Friday, June 30, 2017

Submit application and resume by Mail, Email or Fax to:


Attention: Samuel Rush, Deputy Director

10 Columbus Boulevard, 7th Floor - Hartford, Connecticut 06106

Email: srush@chesla.org - PH: 860.520.4001 - FAX: 860.520.4004


Additional Agency Contact

Josh Hurlock, Assistant Director

Email: jhurlock@chesla.org

Phone: 860.520.4001




CHESLA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and it is CHESLA’s policy not to tolerate discrimination or sexual harassment in any form.  CHESLA does not discriminate against any person in regard to any term or condition of employment based on race, color, religious creed, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or partnership status, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, present or past history of mental disorder, intellectual disability, mental or physical disability (including, but not limited to, blindness), veteran’s status,  prior conviction of a crime, or any other reason prohibited by any applicable law or regulation.  Further, it bases its employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, training and promoting, on this nondiscriminatory principle.