Internships

Please click here for guidelines on virtual internships.

Choice

Choice funding is available - earn $16.00 per hour, up to a maximum of $4,500 per student during the semester in which you complete your internship course at FSU. Student employees at Framingham State University may only work a maximum of 20 hours a week across all university positions (federal work study and non-work study) when classes are in session. At no time can student employees work over 8 hours a day. 

Interested students may complete the student application and return it to the internship coordinator. Please note that funding is awarded to eligible students on a first-come, first served basis. Please call the Career Services & Employer Relations office to schedule a VIRTUAL appointment through STARFISH today to meet with:

Jill Gardosik, Internship Coordinator, jgardosik@framingham.edu, 508-626-4625

Here are some examples of where CHOICE interns have worked and click here for more information on how to apply.

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The Pathways Internship Program provides support to fund internships for students who do not meet the GPA requirements for the CHOICE program. Pathways supplements internships with CHOICE Program employers and other organizations located in the MetroWest region. Please find application instructions in the Career Services office in MC 412. Click here to view the application.

Eligibility:

The Pathways Internship Program is established to serve Framingham State University full-time undergraduate students. Students must have achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25.

Program Essentials:

  • Workforce Readiness Training - In addition to the internship, students must complete a four hour "Workforce Readiness" training for participate in the Pathways Plus program (Suitable Solutions).
  • College Credit - Pathways program internships can provide students with college credit. Students must obtain prior faculty approval, faculty internship supervision, and be enrolled in an academic credit internship course at FSU.

For more information please contact Emmanuella Gibson at 508-626-4512 or egibson2@framingham.edu to apply.


TWC

The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC) provides the experiential education opportunities to students of the Massachusetts public state university system. TWC uses the resources of the nation's capital to provide high-quality learning experiences to enhance student's academic, civic, and professional development, and in this way, seeks to promote future leadership for the public, private, and non-profit sectors of society. TWC's internship placements include positions in government offices, communication organizations, law firms, trade and professional associations, human rights groups, and a variety of companies and other organizations. Internships are coupled with required academic courses.

Students must meet with the Internship Coordinator, Jill Gardosik, to review academic, financial aid, registrar, and application considerations as early as possible. Click here to see the 2019-2020 checklist.

Students must meet with their academic advisor early in the process and get proper approvals.

For more information about The Washington Center and what the internship includes, click here.

MA Life Sciences

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center is a workforce development program focused on enhancing the talent pipeline for Massachusetts companies engaged in life sciences. The program facilitates the placement of students and recent graduates, who are considering career opportunities in the life sciences, in paid internships across the state. Consistent with the MALSC's role as a catalyst in growing the talent needed by the life sciences industry, the program is designed to provide students and companies with the tools to connect, and will reimburse eligible companies for internship stipends.

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center is sponsoring their Internship Challenge again this year. This program offers paid internships to over 500 college students and recent graduates who are considering career opportunities in the life sciences. Students submit one general application, they are not applying to a particular company or for a specific position. There is no application deadline. Interns are selected on a rolling basis throughout the year. For more information, go to the MALSC's website or take a look at the flyer for the program.

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The four leading life science organizations—MassBioMassBioEdMassachusetts Life Sciences Center, and Life Science Cares—are joining forces to connect passionate, high-achieving four-year college students with paid internships of up to 12 weeks starting summer 2019. The internships are intended to serve as a stepping-stone to a rewarding career for a talent pool that has typically had difficulty gaining access to the burgeoning life science industry. It will also help growing Massachusetts biotechnology companies fill the additional 12,000 positions estimated to be created by 2023.

Preparation and Search Strategies for Internships

Preparing to Search

It is recommended that before you begin searching for internships you complete the following:

  1. Meet with a career counselor to write a professional resume and have your resume critiqued, practiced writing cover letters, practiced interviewing and completed a mock interview.
  2. Purchased appropriate interview attire.
  3. Formally requested three people to serve as your professional references.
  4. Have identified the occupations you would like to work in after you graduate from FSU.

Need help with these four items? Schedule an appointment with a career counselor using Starfish.

Searching for Internships
  1. Our internship listing site, Handshake at https://framingham.joinhandshake.com/
  2. Attend events
  3. Networking