MassDevelopment’s summer internships (June – August) offer experience with real-world challenges that go beyond what you will learn in the classroom. Interns will gain exposure to the work we do to support communities across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts – stimulating economic growth throughout the state. Equally important, interns will gain valuable knowledge that can be applied in the future, such as learning about a new field, building a network, and working with a team. Paid internships are available within all areas of the organization.
MassDevelopment offers you the chance to –
- Interact directly with various levels of management
- Develop professional skills and a network of connections
- Gain a working knowledge of the entire organization
- Learn professional competencies including teamwork and collaboration, effective communication, and time management
As a contributing member of the Agency’s work, you will –
- Be responsible for daily work assignments, individual projects, and sometimes group projects
- Complete analytical and/or database work
- Attend client meetings
- Learn and adhere to daily work procedures and protocols
- Observe executive meetings – including monthly Board Meetings
Throughout the program, you will regularly connect with –
- A department manager for day-to-day guidance throughout your internship.
- A cohort of interns working throughout the Agency who you will connect with on a regular basis
- An assigned mentor to help you make the most of your experience. Mentors are available for questions, advice, and support on projects and assignments, as well as career guidance and coaching.
- A Human Resources representative to assist throughout recruiting, onboarding, evaluation, and an exit survey. The HR representative is available to answer questions during the program and will hold periodic check-ins to ensure the program is meeting your expectations.
Paid internships available to undergraduate and graduate students in the following areas:
- Business Administration & Finance
- Community & Economic Development
- Human Resources
- Information Technology (IT)
- Marketing & Communications
- Municipal Government & Administration
- Real Estate Development & Management
- Urban Planning & Development
- General Applications
- Undergraduate/graduate-level student enrolled in a full-time academic program
- Solid academic performance
- Demonstrated problem-solving skills
- Effective interpersonal and communication skills
- Adaptive to change
- Creative; team-oriented; collaborative
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Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Paid internships may be located in Boston, Devens, or Springfield and some remote work may be necessary.