Internship Program

About MassDevelopment 

MassDevelopment, the state’s development finance agency and land bank, works with businesses, nonprofits, banks, and communities to stimulate economic growth across the Commonwealth. Superpowers are financing commercial and industrial development; buying, holding, and selling commercial real estate; and deploying state development grant programs. We use these powers to create and preserve jobs and housing by working closely with communities and enterprises to grow, develop, and redevelop business districts, neighborhoods, properties, and businesses — all through the lens of access, diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strive to provide a work environment that celebrates difference and is free of implicit and explicit bias; an environment that recognizes the thoughts and contributions of every colleague as crucial to our collective success. 

Be a part of the 2023 MassDevelopment Internship Program!

MassDevelopment Interns have the opportunity to work within one of our high performing teams including real estate development, asset management, banking and lending, community and business development, human resources, or in-house legal counsel. Besides exposure to "real life" projects, the internship will offer opportunities to gain other career development skills and knowledge that will help interns build their professional network.

The work week is 30 hours per week, generally Monday through Thursday, though individual schedules may be worked out with managers, e.g., 30 hours worked over five days. Interns may work all 30 hours in the office, they may also work in a hybrid model with three in-person days and one day worked remotely. The site placements include Boston, Devens, Springfield, Fall River, Gloucester, Holyoke, Hyannis, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, New Bedford, Worcester, Taunton, Revere, Attleboro, and Pittsfield.

Our Objectives & Responsibilities 

Our primary objective is to create an environment that allows for career exploration and professional development. Each intern will be assigned to a manager who will support you in achieving your objectives and help you maximize your experience. We will provide opportunities for access to people within all levels of the Agency and cross-team training opportunities to allow you insight into other business areas of the Agency.

Intern Responsibilities

Interns are expected to engage in the work of the Agency and the professional environment. They are responsible for establishing learning goals and objectives in collaboration with their manager.


  • Some college or technical training is helpful for most placements though not required. High school diploma or GED is required.
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must be able to commute to the designated site for three days of in-person work. 
  • Must be adaptable to change. 
  • Creative problem-solving skills.  
  • Assignment-based collaboration and teamwork.
  • The ability to work autonomously in a busy setting while adhering to deadlines.

Important Dates

  • Internships run from May 22, 2023 to August 4, 2023.