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Applying for Internships and Co-ops

Before Applying

Before you apply to any field experience positions listed on eRecruiting, you must create or revise your resume. To start, use the guidelines and samples in Resumes and Cover Letters or stop by our office for our Resumes and Cover Letters handout. You may also take advantage of our Walk-In hours to have a staff member review your resume.

Applying for Positions

You may apply to internship and co-op positions directly on the UMass Amherst CareerConnect/eRecruiting Web site. Each listing provides information on how to apply and what kinds of information they need.
In some cases, the application process may include an interview by phone or in person. If this is the case, the employer will contact you directly for an interview. (You may not hear from every employer about an interview.)

Accepting a Position

Once you have accepted an internship or co-op placement, contact the Field Experience office to take care of the appropriate paperwork.


Now that you’ve landed an internship or co-op, you may need to arrange for housing. If you will be working in Boston, New York, or Washington DC, the sites listed below will help you get started. If your field experience is in another city, try the Temporary Housing website or do a Google search for “internship housing” and the location. Another source is Craig's List.

• Boston

Emerson College Off Campus Housing
MIT Off-Campus Housing
MIT Interfraternity Council Summer Housing
Northeastern University Intern Housing
Suffolk University Summer Conference Services
Tufts University Off-Campus Housing Resource Center

• New York

Columbia University Intern Housing
Educational Housing Services
New School: NYC Summer Internship Housing
NY Student Housing
Polytechnic University
Fashion Institute of Technology *Summer housing only*

• Philadelphia

Villanova Summer Intern Housing Program

• Washington D.C.

American University Summer Intern Housing
Catholic University Summer Intern Housing
George Washington University Summer Intern Housing
Howard University Summer Conference Housing
International Student House
Washington Intern Housing Network
Washington Intern Student Housing

Nationwide Listings

Affordable Apartment Listings
Intern Housing
The Housing Block