SBS in Boston – Semester-based Internship Program

SBS in Boston provides an exciting opportunity for SBS majors to spend the semester living and interning in the greater Boston area, while earning credit toward their degree. Internship 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.  Students in the co-hort live in a beautiful dorm on the lovely Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst, take a professional development class on Fridays, and complete their internships over the course of the semester.


Previous sites have included places such as the MA State Appeals Court, Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Office, State Street Corporation, GBH, The Castle Group, Element Productions, The Office of the Governor of the State of Massachusetts, Corvium, and Boston Casting, and others.

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.”

Here’s the first cohort on a site visit to Boston Magazine.    And here’s the second cohort at TripAdvisor.


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.

If you would like to learn more and/or hire an intern at your organization for the spring semester , please contact Carol Sharick.


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