Job Opportunities for Recent Graduates!

This just in from Rebecca Bell in Career Services:

Just graduated and haven’t found a full-time job yet?  Here are some positions available in the Boston Area with a variety of mission-driven organizations.  If you want to check out more positions in the Boston area, or other locations, check out the new UMASS Career Connect at or contact us at Career Services.  We are here to help!

Title: Community Organizing Fellow
Company: Partners In Health
Location: Boston
Hiring Manager: Senior Strategist for Grassroots Organizing

Click the link below to see the details of the position

Title: Human Research Coordinator I
Company: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Location: 20 Overland St, Boston
Click the link below to see the details of the position

Title: Events and Administrative Coordinator (Part Time)
Company: Impact Hub Boston
50 Milk Street, 17th Floor, Boston, MA, 02109
Click the link below to see the details of the position

Title: Program Coordinator
Company: American Academy of Arts and Sciences
136 Irving Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138-1996
Click the link below to see the details of the position

Title: FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellowship (2 years)
Company: Generation Citizen & FAO Schwarz Family Foundation
Location: 745 Atlantic Ave, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA, 02111

Click the link below to see the details of the position

SAVE THE DATE: 2016 IMPACT Conference at UMass

From February 18-21 2016, UMASS Amherst will host the National IMPACT conference on Community Service, Service-Learning and Civic Engagement.  According to its website, IMPACT is the largest annual conference focused on civic engagement of college students in community service, service learning, community-based research, advocacy and other forms of social action.

Most of the workshops and presentations are student-led so it is a great opportunity for undergraduates to get experience in conference submissions and workshop facilitation.  Submissions for workshop proposals are usually due at the end of November, so start thinking ahead about what you might want to present.

Info on last year’s conference can be found at with info about the upcoming conference coming soon.  Please consider attending, being a presenter, or getting involved with conference organizing and logistics.  If you have questions, contact Rebecca Bell in Career Services at or Koni Denham, Director of CEPA at

2015-2016 Community Economies-Alternative Spring Break Internship

Volunteer and Lead UMass is seeking an undergraduate student interested in building community through economy to help develop and implement a community service learning, Alternative Spring Break that will focus on cooperative, alternative economies in Massachusetts. The student will be supervised by and work collaboratively with the Assistant Director of Student Activities for Leadership and Community Service during both the fall and spring semesters.

Responsibilities: The successful applicant will take a leadership role in organizing and participating in the Alternative Spring Break that will be planned throughout the academic year and will run during the 2016 spring semester break. This includes (but is not limited to): helping to design and structure the break, promotion and marketing, leading fundraising efforts, helping to develop and coordinate preparatory workshops, managing budgets, and organizing and participating in the Alternative Spring Break itself. In addition, the student intern will have the opportunity to help develop interrelated programs and projects. This might include locating and cataloguing alternative economic initiatives across campus and helping to plan and organize an initial community economies summit stemming from the ASB.

Qualifications: Applications should have an interest in alternative, cooperative economies and social justice. Strong leadership skills, the ability to work collaboratively, and critical thinking skills (and/or the desire to develop these qualities further) are important.

Opportunities: This position is an opportunity for both leadership development and community service; it fosters personal and intellectual growth through a process of helping to develop and participating in projects that can work to build ethical, sustainable, just communities. It is also an opportunity for academic achievement. Students can use the position to fill an internship requirement, as an independent study, or as a primary component of a capstone course. Interested students may also propose other types of relationships/uses for the position including senior theses, a research project, and so on.

Email Boone Shear at for details on how to apply or for more information.

SGA Judicial Advisers Needed!

Applications are now open for SGA Judicial Advisers for the 2015-16 academic year. Judicial Advisers receive extensive training in in all aspects of the Code of Student Conduct (CSC) and help students to prepare evidence, questions, and statements for Code of Conduct hearings. There are four positions available, so if you are interested, please apply before July 3. Click here to apply.

Got questions?  Contact for answers!

Middle East Institute Internships for Fall 2015

The Middle East Institute (MEI) still has internship openings available for Fall 2015! The deadline for applications is Tuesday, July 7 and complete information on the application process can be found on the MEI website. 

MEI offers an array of positions that engage a wide range of professional interests and talents. On a given day, Dr. Marvin Weinbaum’s Research Assistant might co-author an op-ed with him on Afghanistan’s political culture, while Programs and Communications interns might organize and help host a conference on the ongoing healthcare crisis for displaced populations. With over 25 intern positions across 7 different departments, there is a wide variety of internships that attract a diverse pool of interns.

Although the internships are unpaid, MEI works to ensure that its interns are compensated for their contributions. Among other benefits, they offer a free language class, daily travel reimbursement, a year-long online subscription to the Middle East Journal, and a series of talks exclusively dedicated to advancing their interns’ professional careers and their knowledge of the region.

If you’re interested in applying, but you still have questions, email to get answers.

Smithsonian Internships

Smithsonian Internships for all majors– Fall deadlines:  

Here are some upcoming deadlines for Fall Internships!

5/15 Office of General Counsel (OGC) Internship – Fall Deadline
5/15 Smithsonian Garden (SG) Internship – Fall Deadline
6/1 Archives of American Art (AAA) Internship – Fall Deadline
6/1 Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) Internship Program in Environmental Studies – Fall Deadline

UMASS Internship Photo Contest

UMASS Internship Photo Contest – SHOW US THE PLACES YOU GO!

Open to all UMass students who participated in an internship/co-op this spring or will do one this summer. You do not need to be receiving credit for your internship. Open to everyone!
Anyone who submits will get a T-shirt, but three finalists will win: 1st Place: Amazon Gift Card, 2nd prize: Antonio’s Pizza Gift Card, 3rd Prize: Career Services’ Swag Bag.

Rules: 1. Submit a photo taken at your internship 2. can be in color or black and white 3. must agree to the publication of their photo on the Career Services website, social media pages and other campus locations.

Submit to Todd Butynski at:, your name, major & year of graduation, internship/co-op site and department, 2-4 sentence summary of your experience. Include how this experience will help you going forward, the importance of having an internship or any advice for other students. Submission deadline is Friday, Aug. 7, 2105

That Takes Ovaries: Bold Women, Brazen Acts Summer & Fall Internships 2015

Who We Are

That Takes Ovaries celebrates the gutsy, bold, courageous acts of women & girls, both locally and globally. Our empowerment model combines the dramatic arts with activism to encourage women to be all-around strong, risk-taking females. Our movement is based on a best-selling book, a theatrical play and fun, inspiring, audience-participatory TTO open mike events (story-sharing sessions), that can serve as PR/fundraising for women and girls’ causes. Over 1000 TTO events and performances have been held around the US and globe. Our newest initiative is collecting true stories of boldness and courage from women candidates and elected officials.


Job Descriptions and Qualifications for Summer & Fall Interns 2015 Outreach  //  Writing  //  Social Media

  1. OUTREACH — Women Candidates & Elected Officials
  • Outreach to collect stories of boldness and courage from trailblazing women politicians.
  • Should be comfortable calling cold, explaining our project to people in positions of power, and must be able to keep track of who has been contacted and who needs following up.
  • We are using Google Docs and a large excel spreadsheet to keep track of all contacts.
  • Familiarity with national politics and players helpful but not mandatory.
  1. WRITING — Women Candidates & Elected Officials
  • Assist in conducting interviews with candidates and elected officials.
  • Assist in editing/writing stories of boldness and courage from trailblazing women politicians.
  • Good editing and writing skills required. Writers encouraged to apply.
  • Familiarity with national politics and players helpful but not mandatory.
  • Using social media to promote TTO.
  • Could include daily posting with a goal of increasing followers
  • Should have familiarity with most popular social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.


  • The ideal intern is self-motivated and a self-starter, yet takes guidance and direction easily.
  • Should be able to work independently, taking a project to completion.
  • Should be comfortable working remotely, as we have no office.
  • Should be available to meet regularly via phone and Skype. If local, in person, too.

For more info:  781-583-1515  // Or apply by sending the below info

–  Your name, email and phone

–  Resume and/or cover letter, if you have one

–  Position you are interested in

–  Availability (starting date and hours per week)

Massachusetts Democratic Party Internship

Massachusetts Democratic Party is looking for 10-15 interns to help with a variety of projects at the office in downtown Boston.


While most interns are unpaid, we are able to offer the Deval L. Patrick Internship this year, awarding one student from one of the many communities of color in Massachusetts $3,000. The student must commit to 20 hours per week, and complete a 12 week internship. The deadline is 5:00PM on Friday, May 8th.


More information about both the Deval L. Patrick Internship can be found online here.


We are also still accepting applications for our unpaid internships through May 8thMore information about our unpaid internships can be found online here.