Internships & Job Shadowing

Our Internship Program can provide you with valuable career-related experience for a head start in today's competitive marketplace.


This program offers both part-time and full-time options and is available to full-time undergraduate and graduate students. By combining relevant work experience with academic studies, students have the best opportunity for personal, professional and career development. Additionally, students are able to subsidize their education costs while building their resumes in preparation for their professional lives.

Part-time internships usually involve working 15-25 hours per week while continuing to take a full load of courses. Students working full-time must have completed a full load of courses the previous semester and then must return to school for the semester after their internship placement.

Internships are available for all majors. Most positions are located in businesses and organizations within easy commuting distance of campus, so that students can balance their work and academic schedules.To be eligible for a paid internship, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Undergraduates must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and have completed their freshman year
  • Transfer students must have completed one semester at Suffolk University
  • Full-time graduate students are eligible upon enrollment in their degree program.

Students interested in paid internship must schedule an appointment with a internship counselor.

Sample internship employers

  • 96.9 FM
  • Biogen
  • The Boston Globe
  • Cape Cod Potato Chips
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • EF Education
  • Ernst and Young, LLP
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Investors Bank and Trust
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Massport
  • North Suffolk Mental Health Association
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers

Internships are usually unpaid or carry a small stipend. Your academic department may also grant academic credit.

Job Shadowing

Job shadow provides an inside look at jobs, organizations, and career paths. Job shadows are offered year round. They are unpaid and cannot be taken for credit. They vary from a half-day to a full day and are sponsored by alumni and friends of Suffolk.

Through this experience, you can:

  • Learn what kinds of jobs are available in your field of interest and how to prepare for them
  • Discover what expectations employers have
  • See how organizations are run and what the pace of work is like
  • Begin to develop networking skills
  • Make smart choices about electives, internships, minors and other academic decisions

The Job Shadow Program takes place during Spring Break! Feel free to reach out with any questions.

If you are a student and information on the process of the Job Shadowing Program, check out the Job Shadowing Guide for Students [PDF].