Career Planning: For Employers
SPHHS is is a national leader in finding ways to maximize public health and quality of life, and this is demonstrated to employers by the quality work done by our interns and alumni. We welcome partnerships with employers and can work with you to provide opportunities for you and our students. Below are just a few ways we can help.
Greater Boston Internships at Mount Ida
We are very excited about a new program initiative for a select group of our Public Health and Health Sciences students to participate in semester-long internships in the Greater Boston area. Internships can be completed during the fall or spring semesters, as well as over the summer session, with students based at the Mount Ida campus in Newton, Mass.
As part of our undertaking, we are eager to work with both longstanding and new partners at institutions and organizations throughout the region, which could provide unique and valuable professional experiences for our exceptional students. Participating students will receive academic credit for their work, and are very enthusiastic about gaining insight into and practical knowledge of the working world. Our students are expected to perform at the highest levels of professionalism, with a strong commitment to developing new skills and understanding of the occupational environment.
Interested employers should contact Aimee Gilbert Loinaz, Assistant Director for Employer Engagement in the SPHHS Office of Career Planning, at aimeegl [at] umass [dot] edu (subject: Mt%20Ida%20Internships) (aimeegl[at]umass[dot]edu) or 413-545-8638.
Post Your Internships and Jobs for Students/Alumni
We encourage all organizations to post any full-time job opportunities and internships/co-ops in Handshake, a job and internship search platform for students and employers. Employers can post a job or internship, and students can search and apply according to the directions set. If you don't already have a Handshake account, create one for free at joinhandshake.com/employers/. Please add University of Massachusetts Amherst as a school so you can post jobs and internships. We are also using Handshake to set up career fairs and events, so be sure to add your profile to the system today. Need help? If you do not have an account, click here for Creating an Employer Account in Handshake.
Internship Program Best Practices Guidelines can be found here.
Annual Career and Graduate School Fairs
SPHHS holds a yearly Career Fair in March every spring semester, as well as a virtual graduate school fair in October of fall semester. Thus allowing employers the opportunity to network with bachelor- and master-level students, showcase internship/job opportunities, and strengthen the bonds between employers and the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences.
For Career Fair additional information Contact Aimee Gilbert Loinaz, Assistant Director for Employer Engagement in the SPHHS Office of Career Planning, at aimeegl [at] umass [dot] edu (subject: Mt%20Ida%20Internships) (aimeegl[at]umass[dot]edu) or 413-545-8638.
For Graduate and Professional Schools Fair contact Rachel Comerford, Assistant Director for Career Planning in the SPHHS Office of Career Planning, at rachel [dot] comerford [at] umass [dot] edu.
Employer Policies for Student Recruitment
We look forward to working with you on creating opportunities for both employers and students!
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences follow both the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) guidelines, and the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles for Ethical Professional Practice, as well as the career center’s policies and guidelines detailed below, which are subject to change without prior notice. OCP reserves the right to suspend an employer's privilege to recruit at UMass Amherst for any reason, including failure to abide by these policies & guidelines detailed in this link.