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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.

internshipsMassDevelopment 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:

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration & Finance
  • Community & Economic Development
  • Engineering
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Legal
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Municipal Government & Administration
  • Real Estate Development & Management
  • Urban Planning & Development
  • General Applications

General Requirements:

  • 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.

Apply now