The University of Massachusetts Amherst

SBS in Boston

Boston Skyline

An exciting, fully credited internship program in Boston.

SBS in Boston provides an exciting opportunity for SBS majors to spend the semester living and interning in the greater Boston area. Internships opportunities span a variety of industries and functions, and are in various locales around the metro area. Some internships are at companies and organizations where alumni work and are available to offer mentoring.  Build your skills, explore your options, make connections, and gain experience in the professional world! Participants will receive a full semester’s worth of credits, and financial aid will apply.

Previous sites have included places such as the State Appeals Court, Senator Elizabeth Warren's Office, State Street Corporation, WGBH, Castle Group, Element Productions, Corvium, and Boston Casting.

Quote from previous program participant: "Overall, I absolutely adored this experience! I have loved living at Mt. Ida and working in Boston. I found my internship experience to be informative and incredibly beneficial for my future endeavors. It is all I had wanted and then some."

UMass SBS in Boston

Program Dates: January, 2020 - early May, 2020. Participants must be present for the entire semester.

Housing: SBS has reserved housing on the Mt. Ida Campus of UMass in Newton, MA where you may live with a cohort of other SBS interns, participate in a weekly seminar, have on-campus dining options, access to public transportation, and parking.

Want to learn more? Speak with an SBS career advisor in 128 Thompson Hall.  Schedule an appointment through your Handshake account, or come to an information session or drop-in hours, listed in Handshake under Events.

Application deadline: Applications for the program are due on Oct. 20th.  Please search Handshake for SBS in Boston (under the Jobs tab) for more information and to apply.

SBS Alums - interested in hosting a student?

The College of Social & Behavioral Sciences is seeking alumni host sites in all fields. Hire a UMass SBS student to help them hone their professional skills, make vital connections in the industry, and gain real-world experience that will help them launch their careers!

  • Students intern for a mutually agreed-upon number of hours/week.  Paid internships are preferred.
  • Interns are vetted and accepted to participate in the program prior to beginning your internship.
  • Students receive professional development training prior to the start of their internship.
  • Interns may live on the Mt. Ida campus as part of the program co-hort, and participate in a professional development seminar one day a week.

Want to learn more?  Contact Carol Sharick, Director of Career & Professional Development for the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences at UMass via email or at 413-577-4053