**All 12 DSS Field Offices are now available for pick-up and drop-off of applications/forms; filling out applications/forms on-site; general information; questions & answers; and picking up of EBT cards & income verifications. Lobby hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Drop-boxes are also available.  Please note:  no in-person assistance such as interviewing and eligibility determination available yet, due to pandemic safety guidelines.  Visitors, please wear masks and observe safe social distancing.  For office locations, please visit www.ct.gov/dss/fieldoffices .

 **Response time at our telephone Benefits Center (1-855-6-CONNECT) is currently longer than usual.  Thank you for your patience.

 **24/7 access:  Customers can access benefit and application information, 24/7, at www.connect.ct.gov and www.ct.gov/dss/apply; or 1-855-6-CONNECT. Full information on ways to contact DSS online, by phone, by mail, and at office dropboxes is at www.ct.gov/dss/fieldoffices. Information and updates about child support is available at www.ct.gov/dss/childsupport. Please also visit www.ct.gov/coronavirus for latest State of Connecticut updates; and www.ct.gov/dss/covid for DSS-specific updates. Thank you.


Internship at the Connecticut Department of Social Services


Thank you for your interest in an internship with the Connecticut Department of Social
Services! Our intention is to provide an opportunity for students to use and build upon existing
skills, learn new skills, expand their experience, and be exposed to policy and practice in state
government. All internship opportunities are non-paid.

The Department of Social Services (DSS) delivers and funds a wide range of programs and
services as Connecticut’s multi-faceted health and human services agency. DSS serves about 1
million residents of all ages in all 169 Connecticut cities and towns. We support the basic needs
of children, families, older and other adults, including persons with disabilities. Services are
delivered through 12 field offices, central office, and online and phone access options.

Intern at an agency that makes a difference in the lives of the citizens of the State of

Below is a list of current internship opportunities with the Department. Click on the posting to
learn more:


Office of Community Services

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