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Applying for Internships & 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.


Temporary Housing

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 site above, or do a Google search for “internship housing” and the location.

Another source is Craig's List.


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*

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 Student Housing


Summer housing - University of Pennsylvania

Nationwide Listings

Affordable Apartment Listings


The Housing Block


In your resumes and cover letters, and any other job-related correspondence, refer to this institution as the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Always err on the formal side.