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Employment Opportunities

DESK offers dynamic opportunities for personal growth and advancement through employment. Follow the links below to read about our currently open positions. If you have any questions, please reach out via email to Please do not reach out to the hiring manager or other staff.

Peer Support Specialist

Development Associate

DESK promotes compensation that values our staff and provides competitive options to recruit new people. Workplace transparency is at works for us. Learn more here:

Board of Directors

DESK’s Board of Directors is composed of a diversity of community members who are responsible for ensuring the organization’s financial solvency and compliance with laws and best practices, as well as determining DESK’s long-term strategic direction. In addition to being representative of the community, Board members serve as representatives to the community, bringing DESK’s message into schools, congregations, neighborhood associations, and elsewhere to help build a strong and broad network of support across the community.

New Board members are asked to make a three-year commitment and are expected to attend monthly meetings (virtual or in person) and join at least one Board committee. Board nominees are vetted through our Nominations Committee and voted on by the full Board. If you are interested in learning more or serving on our Board of Directors, please contact our offices at or (475) 238-8778.


DESK offers program and administrative internships to those who are either currently enrolled in or a recent graduate of a degree or a job training program. All interns must be compensated for their work at DESK either through academic credit earned and/or through external funding. In the past, DESK has worked with the following programs and departments to host interns:


Associates for Training & Development (A4TD)



Southern Connecticut State University’s School of Social Work

Southern Connecticut State University’s School of Business IMPACT Program

Yale Divinity School’s Supervised Ministry

Yale Office of Career Strategy

Yale President’s Public Service Fellowship

Yawkey Foundation 


For questions regarding to be considered for an internship, please reach out via email to