UMass Amherst partners with several organizations, so that our students can explore career interests by participating in field experiences. Some of these programs include:
MA Life Sciences Internship Challenge
The Internship Challenge subsidizes hundreds of internships each year for college students interested in pursuing careers in the life sciences. Offered year-round, this program connects employers with prospective interns. Available internships cross all aspects of the company to include the sciences, engineering, computer science, data analytics, sales, marketing, accounting, legal, and more.
Semester in the City
Semester in the City is a non-profit program that is dedicated to providing college undergraduate students with fully-credited “social innovation fellowships”/internships in the greater Boston area, related seminars and classes. It is a program for sophomores, juniors and seniors in all majors interested in social justice and mission-driven change. Support from AmeriCorps will allow students who enroll in our Semester in the City to continue earning a full semester of academic credit while receiving enhanced financial benefits, including a scholarship of nearly $2,000 that can be used for future semesters, graduate school, or to pay off student loans.
Parker Dewey Micro-Internships
Parker Dewey coordinates short-term, paid, professional projects that are open to all college students and recent graduates of U.S.-based institutions. From working directly with an entrepreneur to supporting a large enterprise, you'll have the opportunity to explore different roles and company cultures in a way that fits into your schedule.
Berkshire Interns Program
Berkshire Interns Program places colleges students and recent grads of all majors in paid positions at leading Berkshire businesses during the summer and provides professional development and networking opportunities.
MA Clean Energy Program
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Internship Program helps prepare the next generation of clean energy workers by funding internships for college students and recent graduates at Massachusetts clean energy and water innovation companies. As an intern, you'll gain valuable experience and have opportunities to network within the clean energy sector.
The Washington Center
The Washington Center (TWC) provides opportunities for students to gain experience, skills and networking connections, while living and interning in the nation’s capital, all while earning academic credit. Their Academic Internship program includes 3 components: a supervised internship, career readiness programming and an academic course. The program runs semester-long or during the summer and details can be found at: www.twc.edu.
The Global Tech Experience makes it simple to get real work experience during summers while enrolled at UMass. Each track in The Global Tech Experience is six (6) credits and gives students the opportunity to enhance their resumes with real-world experiences and the most sought-after tech skills — all from the comfort of their home. Whatever track you choose, you'll learn in-demand skills you need to succeed in our evolving world no matter your major. Global Tech currently offers technical courses in Data, Digital Marketing, and Web Development.