Internships

 

Why Complete an Internship? 

An internship is a great way to work to gain experience and determine if a career area is a good fit. Internships may be paid or unpaid, for credit or not, on/away from campus, during a semester or in the summer.  Learn more about different Position Types and Details on Credited Internships.

Finding an internship shouldn’t be overwhelming – we can help! Feel free to explore Handshake to see available internships. School-specific opportunities are also available on our SPHHS Career Opportunities page.

To sign up for Academic Credits in Handshake:
Step 1. use your net ID and password to log in https://umass.joinhandshake.com/login
Step 2. Click on the “Career Center” tab, then “Experiences” then “Request an Experience”. This will bring you to the registration form.
All students must also sign the Field Experience Risk Acknowledgement Form
Step 3.  Go to the “Career Center” tab, then “Resources”, scroll down until you see the Field Exp. Risk Acknowledgment Form. Download it, Sign, upload it back into Handshake.

Partnering with Employers

Great internships right here! The School of Public Health and Health Sciences collaborates closely with employers to offer premier internships and practicums for our students.

Mount Ida Internships

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. As a UMASS student, living at Mt Ida campus gets you a great rate on housing, as well as 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.

Need Funding?

Check out AcademicWorks, which automatically matches you with UMass scholarships. These include scholarships and financial awards offered through SPHHS, Commonwealth Honors College, the Alumni Association, Financial Aid, and your major department. Submit your applications and then keep an eye on your dashboard, which shows you the status of any pending and submitted applications.  Scholarship recipients will be notified via email. Questions? Contact acadworks@umass.edu. 

Interning Abroad

Are you interested in working in another country? Interning abroad can be a fantastic way to explore other cultures, learn more about a potential career field and get out of your comfort zone. But it's very important to work with an organization that will provide you with a safe, rewarding and educational experience. Learn more in this document about how to vet an international organization that doesn't have a formal relationship with the University.