Internships at Massasoit

A list of recent Massasoit Internships is available here

Information for Students

What is an internship?
An internship is an educational experience in which a student works in a position related to his or her career interests and, through observation and reflection, links that work experience to classroom learning. The purpose of an internship is to provide a student with an opportunity to

  • Explore a career field and gain relevant work experience
  • Apply academic learning to real world situations
  • Build critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and professional skills
  • Network for future job opportunities

Students may complete internships for experience or for credit either on or off campus.

A Massasoit recognized internship for experience consists of a minimum of 64 hours of on-site work that is determined by the internship site and approved by the CEL, as well as a weekly online reflection activity. Massasoit Recognized Internships completed for experience will appear on students’ transcripts as non-credit experiences.

A 3-credit Massasoit internship requires 135 hours of on-site work and 15 hours of class time over the course of the semester. In a 15-week semester, this averages to 9 hours of work time and one hour of class time per week.

If you are interested in completing a Massasoit recognized non-credit internship, or a credit bearing internship, you need to follow the CEL steps to secure approval for your position and complete the necessary registration processes before beginning the internship. Massasoit recognition or credit cannot be awarded retroactively. Please contact the CEL for more details.

Why should I complete an internship?
Completing an internship will enable you to:

  • Gain practical experience: Employers hire job candidates with real world experience and skills they can use on the job. 
  • Launch your career: A recent survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) found that 63% of college students who completed a paid internship had at least one job offer at graduation compared to only 35% of students who did not complete an internship. 
  • Test drive your career: Explore a career first hand, learn what the day-to-day work is like, and choose the best fit for you. 
  • Build your network: Get to know people who can help you break into your career and get ahead as you gain experience.

How will I find an internship?
Email our internship coordinator, Tuuli McElroy, or call 508-588-9100, ext.1020. You may also find an internship on your own - FIND AN INTERNSHIP. To learn whether your current job may qualify as an internship, contact our internship coordinator.

What are the requirements for a Massasoit recognized internship for experience (non-credit)?
To qualify for an internship for experience, you must have:

  • A minimum of 12 credits completed
  • A minimum GPA of 2.0 or written recommendation from your faculty advisor and dean

What are the requirements to enroll in a 3-credit internship?
To enroll in a 3-credit internship, you must have:

  • Sophomore status (24 credits)
  • Completed 3 departmental courses in your program of studies
  • A minimum GPA of 2.0 or written recommendation from your faculty advisor and dean
  • A general elective option in your program of studies

Massasoit’s Internship Policy is available here.

Information for International Students

Answers to frequently asked questions about internships at Massasoit are available here.