Student Internship Testimonials


Emily - Political Science - 2014

This fall I spent the semester in Washington D.C. interning at the Council on Environmental Quality in the Executive Office of the President. It was amazing to able to be in Washington D.C. for the 2012 election, the city was so alive and on edge to see who would win. I was able to learn skills that one can not learn in a classroom and get a sense of what I did and did not like about working at the federal level of the U.S. government. 

Lisa - Earth Systems - 2013

I interned at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, Texas, which is a research institute that conducts planetary science research under the leadership of staff scientists for NASA and the planetary science community. I worked with the Astromaterials Curator at the NASA Johnson Space Center. I studied the Gale Crater on Mars, the site of the Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity Rover mission, using remote sensing data and ArcGIS. This internship has allowed me to hone my skills, practice public speaking, experience composing a scientific research paper, and perform actual scientific research with experienced, brilliant, and like-minded people. 

John - Sport Management - 2015

This past summer I interned with the New England PGA (Pro Golf Association). I worked as a Tournament Operations Intern on the junior tour and professional tour events. I worked in a team to determine tournament decisions and rulings to ensure a successful event. As a sport management major, I really valued this experience as it helped me develop skills of communication, teamwork, and leadership.

Tylar - English - 2013

I interned at the University of Massachusetts Press. As an intern, my duties included identifying key review media for review lists, producing news releases, processing book review requests, uploading and updating online content, and maintaining a marketing and promotion database. I also helped with the processing of annual Juniper poetry and fiction competition submissions. My internship has given me a comprehensive knowledge of the publishing industry and has given me the confidence and the required experience necessary to enter the publishing industry.