Internships can be an integral part of your graduate experience and help you gain the professional experience needed to enter your preferred profession or prepare for a career change. Some programs (see below) allow internships to be completed for academic credit. All programs allow internships to be completed for non-credit. You should consult with your graduate program or faculty advisor on which option fits within your degree requirements.
If you are an international student you are strongly encouraged to have a conversation with the International Student Services Office to make sure you fully understand the parameters of your visa status and completing an internship. Learn more about Employment Authorizations (OPT vs. CPT).
Non-credit internship form: This form should only be completed by students interested in completing an internship, not for credit. International students must complete this form to be considered for Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and receive approval from the International Student Services Office as well as your advisor.
For-credit internship (MBA students) form: This form should be completed by students interested in completing an internship and earning academic credit within the elective portion of their program. For MBA students, internships for credit can be completed in various discipline areas. MSF students should also use this form to register for FIN 920, if interested in completing an internship for credit as an open elective.
MPA students only: The Internship course, PAD 859, is designed for students with little or no public service experience. If you have no public administration work experience, you’ll be required to take PAD 859. For more information on internships, contact Sandy Matava, Director of the Moakley Center for Public Management, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MHA students only: Students without professional experience in the U.S. Healthcare system are required to do an internship; HLTH 885. For more information on internships, please contact Rick Gregg, Program Director Healthcare Administration Programs, at email@example.com or Amy Macnulty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students have interned in a variety of fields and industries. A small sampling of companies includes:
- Athena Health
- Brigham and Women’s Hospital
- Dunkin’ Brands
- Fidelity Investments
- Massachusetts General Hospital
- Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
- State Street
- Tufts Medical Center