2015 Internship Photo Contest

UMASS Career Services 2015 Internship Photo Contest is open and we want YOUR pictures! 

The contest is open to all UMass Amherst students participating in a summer 2015 internship/co-op.

You do not have to be receiving credit for your internship to participate—it is open to everyone!


Please submit a photo showing you at the internship. We highly encourage the inclusion of the company logo or trademark.

***Submission Deadline: Friday, August 7, 2015.***  Anyone who submits a photo will get a t-shirt!

Career Services will also choose three finalists and award the following prizes—

1st Place: Amazon Gift Card

                2nd Place: Antonio’s Pizza Gift Card

                3rd Place:  Career Services’ Swag Bag


Contest Rules:

  1. If possible, photos should be taken at your internship site.
  2. Photos can be either in color or black and white.
  3. All participants agree to the publication of their photos on the UMASS or Career Services websites, social media pages, and marketing materials.


To Enter:

Submit a photo to Todd Butynski at:

tbutynsk@umass.edu plus the following information:

– Your name & email

– Academic major & year of graduation

– Internship/co-op site & department

– 2-4 sentence summary of your experience. Can include how the  experience will help you going forward, the importance of having an internship, or any advice you have to other students.


Intern with Mayor Alex Morse’s Re-Election Campaign!


As an intern with Mayor Morse’s re-election campaign, you will:

  • Participate in Voter Contact and Volunteer Recruitment
  • Learn Votebuilder, the voter file database that every Democratic campaign uses
  • Attend events on behalf of the campaign
  • Staff Mayor Morse at campaign events
  • Work with local organizations and activists
  • Learn the inner workings of political campaigns

For more information, please call Chris Phelan at (413)538-4924 or send an email to christophermp91@gmail.com

Paid for by the Committee to Elect Alex Morse, Rosa Pantoja Treasurer


More Job Opportunities!

Here are a few jobs for recent SBS grads that are hot off the presses from Career Connect (https://www.umass.edu/careers/log-umass-amherst-careerconnect) and other sources:

 Analyst, Maguire Associates http://www.maguireassoc.com/career-opportunities/analyst/

 Communications and Development Specialist, The Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program http://clpp.hampshire.edu/employment

Communications and Event Assistant, CAPLAW http://www.bostonabcd.org/jobs-at-abcd.aspx

Community & Advocate Liaison, The Massachusetts Union for Human Service Workers and Educators http://www.idealist.org/view/job/X7jcMNkHpCxd/

 Community Relations Administrative Assistant, Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts https://plannedparenthoodext.hire.com/joblist.html?displaymode=-4.1139&_ga=1.257875650.899218137.1436970640

 Customized Programs Assistant, Spanish Studies Abroad http://www.spanishstudies.org/employment.html

Economic Associate, Regional Economic Models, Inc http://www.remi.com/contact-us/careers

Elementary Teaching Fellow, KIPP Massachusetts http://kippcareers.force.com/jobboard?site=Massachusetts

Insurance-based Financial Advisor, Mutual of Omaha (Boston Office) http://www.mutualofomaha.com/agency/boston-do/career-opportunities

Legislative & Administrative Assistant, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWEbHost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerid=25692&siteid=5387&AReq=726BR

Market Research Data Analyst, InfoTrends http://www.infotrends.com/public/Content/Careers/careers.html

Marketing Specialist, Curaspan https://curaspanhealthgroup.applytojob.com/apply/X0p31W/Marketing-Specialist.html?source=onestop

MassLIFT AmericCorps Program, Mt Grace Land Conservation Trust http://www.mountgrace.org/masslift-americorps

Paralegal, The Nature Conservancy https://careers.nature.org/psp/tnccareers/APPLICANT/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?SiteId=1

Program Coordinator, External Leadership Projects, The Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program http://clpp.hampshire.edu/employment

Public Service Venture Fund Program Coordinator, Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising at Harvard Law School http://www.idealist.org/view/job/HJZwkZ6wFgnp/

UN job opportunity for recent grads

Here is a great opportunity for recent grads who are interested in building a career with the United Nations as an International Civil Servant:

The UN Young Professionals Programme is open once a year for applicants from selected countries to take an entrance exam to see if they qualify for consideration for employment at the UN.  This year it is open to citizens of The United States as well as 72 other countries. 

Most SBS students can apply under the Social Affairs job family which requires students to have completed an undergraduate degree inSociology, Economics, Demography, Peace & Conflict Studies, Political Science, Human Rights, Gender Studies, Geography, Development Studies, International Relations. (These fields of study can be found on the application under the main course of study “Social & Behavioural Science”).”  Some SBS majors also qualify for the Administration job family (Sociology and Economics) and Public Information (Political Science).  Economics majors can also apply for the Finance and Statistics areas.

Basic application criteria:

  • You must have the nationality of a participating country.
  • You must hold at least a first-level university degree relevant for the exam area you are applying for.
  • You must be 32 or younger by the end of the examination.
  • You must be fluent in either English or French.

For more information on the application process, please go to this website https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=NCE

The website is very detailed and outlines the process from start to finish.

Deadlines to apply are as early as July 19th depending on the job family. 

Students/recent alumni who have questions or would like help with their application can contact Assistant Director for Career Planning Rebecca Bell at  rlbell@umass.edu.


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 https://www.umass.edu/careers/log-umass-amherst-careerconnect 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 http://www.impactconference.org/ 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 rlbell@umass.edu or Koni Denham, Director of CEPA at kdenham@umass.edu.

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 bshear@sacl.umass.edu 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 sgaattorneygeneral@umass.edu 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 internships@mei.edu to get answers.

Smithsonian Internships

Smithsonian Internships for all majors– Fall deadlines: http://www.smithsonianofi.com/internship-opportunities  

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