One of the best ways to learn is to gain hands-on experience through a co-op or internship. While you can participate in an internship at any of our colleges or universities, some also offer specialized programs for students. You can learn about these opportunities by scrolling down, or downloading the most recent brochure below.
The Genomics Research Team at Massasoit Community College is one of only two community college teams selected to participate in the Genomics Education Partnership (GEP) at the Washington University in St. Louis. Students in the GEP network analyze and annotate DNA sequences from various species of Drosophila (fruit fly), using an online platform to receive projects and send back their work. By providing on-campus internships that allow flexibility in terms of time, Massasoit is able to provide opportunities for students whose work/life schedules make it challenging for them to do off-campus internships.
The Science Internship Program allows students to develop skills in conservation, natural resource stewardship and science. During the internship, students have a mentor from the National Park Service and are embedded within a NPS field program or office. Internships are available at two national park sites, the Cape Cod National Seashore and Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area.
The new Entrepreneur Innovation Center at Framingham State University allows students to work with local entrepreneurs to plan and launch their businesses. Paid and unpaid internships at the center can qualify for course credits and are open to sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in entrepreneurial experience.
The Paramedicine Program offers a signature field internship at EMSA-Emergency Medical Services Authority in Tulsa, OK. Students are able to complete their requisite number of patient contacts in an abbreviated amount of time due to the high volume of cases in this area. They are also exposed to a wide range of patient populations and pre-hospital experiences.
Students enrolled in BHCC’s Learn and Earn program gain hands-on career experience in some of Greater Boston’s most prestigious corporations, including Bank of America, Raytheon, and Vertex Pharmaceuticals. Qualified students intern 16-30 hours per week at $15/hour and earn credits toward their major, while receiving intensive mentoring and support for their career goals.
Roxbury Community College is the only undergraduate college in the state invited to participate in the Massachusetts Bar Association’s award-winning Tiered Community Mentoring Program, which matches students from RCC, New Mission High School and from Suffolk and Northeastern Law Schools with an attorney mentor for a year-long exploration of careers in law.
MCLA’s Berkshire Hills Internship Program is an intensive arts management program that allows students to gain hands-on work experience at many cultural venues throughout Berkshire county, while also participating in classes taught by arts administration faculty.
While sea-going majors do their internships at sea, shore-side majors also gain hands-on experience through Mass Maritime’s co-op education program. The program integrates classroom study with planned and supervised work experiences, giving students a background of theory, operational experience and managerial ability.
Incoming freshmen who qualify for Dean’s scholarships or higher, and who fulfill GPA requirements during their first year, may participate in a paid co-op through UMass Lowell’s Co-op Scholars Program. Students in the program work in an on-campus research or enterprise environment, or in off-campus community service.