Internships

Choice Internship Program

Choice funding is available - earn $13.00 per hour, up to a maximum of $2,000 per student during the semester in which you complete your internship course at FSU.

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 an appointment today to meet with:

Jill Gardosik, Internship Coordinator, 508-626-4625

Pathways Internship Program

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 organizations located in the MetroWest region. Interested students may complete the application and return it to:

Roxana Marrero, Executive Administrative Assistant, 508-626-4512

The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC)

The Washing Center for Internships and Academic Seminars 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 variet 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. Stop by our office to pick up the 2017-2018 Checklist

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

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MALSC) Internship Program

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.

Objectives include expanding the pool of prospective employees who have practical experience, enhancing opportunities for mentoring, enabling more students to explore career opportunities despite the challenging economic environment, and providing to students interested in working the life sciences a peer network through educational and informational networking events.

Preparation and Search Strategies for Internships

Review FSU Internship Requirements for Employers policies to ensure that they are compliant.

Preparing to Search

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

  1. Write a professional resume and have a resume critique conducted by FSU's CSER
  2. Have practice writing several different cover letters and have them critiqued by FSU's CSER.
  3. Have practiced interviewing and have completed a mock interview with FSU's CSER.
  4. Purchased an interview appropriate attire.
  5. Formally requested three people to serve as your professional references.
  6. Have identified the occupations you would like to work in after your graduate from FSU.

Need help with any of the six items? Schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor at (508)-626-4625.

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