For Employers

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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, MA.

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 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 career planning office of the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences at or (413) 545-8638.

Post Your Internships and Jobs for Students/Alumni

Do you have a role you'd specifically like to market to SPHHS students/alumni? You can submit your internships, jobs and fellowships to the SPHHS website here.

We also 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 you set.  If you don't already have a Handshake account, create one for free at 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 

Annual Career and Graduate School Fairs

SPHHS holds a yearly Career Fair, as well as graduate school fairs, 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. Our next Career Fair will be held on March 1st 2021 virtually, utilizing online software to connect you one on one with talented students.
Interested in participating in the 2021 SPHHS Career Fair? Contact Mary Ellen Liseno, Director for Career Planning at

Employer Policies for Student Recruitment

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences follows both the NACE Standards and Universities of Massachusetts campus wide policies to ensure our employers are engaging in ethical hiring practices .  We very much expect students to take the process seriously, and they also have a code of conduct to follow. We look forward to working with you in creating opportunities for both employers and students!