Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions

How can I find an internship?

You should begin the internship search process the semester before your internship will take place.  Call Laurie Hinken, Senior Academic Counselor, 508-588-9100 x1466 to schedule an appointment to start the process.

Can I use my current job as an internship?

If your employer agrees to be an internship host and your job meets the requirements for a Massasoit internship, it may qualify as an internship.  You, your faculty advisor, and your employer will be required to determine learning objectives and complete an Internship Agreement.

Can I use my work study position as an internship?

Work study positions are currently not approved for internship recognition or credit.

Will I receive a grade for my internship?

Students who successfully complete a credit-bearing internship will receive a grade on their transcript.  Students who successfully complete a non-credit internship will receive a passing notation on their transcript and a certificate of completion.

What is the internship course?

Credit-bearing internships will require weekly classwork and assignments specific to the student’s field of study.  The non-credit internship course is not specific to any discipline or program.  It focuses on the development of professional skills through various written reflections.

What will I learn during my internship?

You will work with a faculty advisor and/or internship coordinator to design learning objectives specific to your internship.  In addition to your individual learning objectives, the following learning outcomes must be met:

  • Develop technical skills and professional communications in a work setting
  • Understand industry and organizational structures, culture, and ethics
  • Apply and reflect on the connections to academic theory and practice
  • Strengthen critical thinking, research skills, and problem-solving skills
  • Develop awareness of self, others, and social responsibility in a work, career, and global context
  • Establish a network of professional contacts, mentors, and references

Do I qualify for an internship if I am an International Student?

International students studying in the United States on an F-1 visa should contact their international student advisor for information on visa restrictions and working on or off campus.

More information for International Students