Plan your Spring Semester at Mount Ida - Gain professional experience while staying on track for graduation.

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An internship or co-op in the Boston area provides so much more than just professional experience.

There’s also the experience of city living, filled with action, excitement and opportunities. Of course, you also have to consider the cost and the commute. That’s why you should start thinking about living on-campus at the Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst, located in Newton.

If you’re currently a UMass undergraduate or graduate student, not only will you get a great rate on a single or shared air-conditioned room, but also free transportation to the MBTA Green Line, access to our complimentary fitness center, fun activities, and even free parking!

Take advantage of the Mount Ida Campus today.


  • Beautiful 75-acre campus nestled in the City of Newton
  • Convenient to downtown Boston and surrounding suburbs
  • Ample free parking
  • Transportation from campus to MBTA (Green Line)
  • Spacious air-conditioned single and double rooms
  • Fitness center and recreational opportunities available on campus
  • UMass Dining Service


Students register for internship/practicum course credits either via UMass 298Y or through their major-appropriate internship/practicum course offerings (for example: Journal 398 for undergraduates; Nutrition 698 for graduates). Full-time students who need additional credit can register for in-person courses available on the Mount Ida Campus, "multi-modal" courses offered in Amherst via in-classroom technology on the Mount Ida Campus, or register for courses via the University Without Walls, without paying additional fees.


Housing options on the Mount Ida Campus include New Hall, a modern, air-conditioned residence, and Malloy Hall, a suite-style residence. 

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Find an internship

UMass Amherst students can view available internships, co-ops and job opportunities, including those in the greater Boston area, by logging in to Handshake.

Housing and Meal Plans

Learn about summer housing options on the Mount Ida Campus

Learn more about spring housing rates and meal plans.

Information for Employers

Information for Boston-area employers interested in working with UMass Amherst interns or co-op students.

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Contact Jenny Reynolds, Internship and Program Coordinator for the Mount Ida Campus.

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