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Finding Internships, Volunteer, and
Community Service Opportunities

Experiential learning is an important part of the university experience and the career development process. These opportunities allow you to apply what you are learning in the classroom to other environments and it also may help you refine your career goals. Through a well designed internship you will have the opportunity for both intellectual and ethical growth. Please call Career Services at 508-929-8072 to set up an appointment to discuss your internship search.

Students may do internships for credit or without credit. Refer to the Worcester State Catalog, "Internships" section for specific guidelines that apply to all students who hope to intern for credit.  Some departments have additional requirements. If you seek credit, it is important that you find and speak to a faculty sponsor early in the semester prior to the proposed internship.

We also have a variety of internship directories. We provide assistance with preparing resumes/cover letters, practicing interview skills, and assembling your portfolio. You may find that developing your own internship will produce the best placement. We can help you pursue this option.

The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars offers students "the opportunity to gain an internship experience of a lifetime, amid the backdrop of Washington's politics, policies, places, and people in the highest levels of leadership." There are campus liaisons in the Career Services Office for this internship program. The Washington Center requires that credits be earned, so please refer to the university catalog, the campus liaison, and your faculty sponsor to make certain that you are eligible. In addition, students who are residents of Massachusetts may qualify for significant financial assistance from The Washington Center and the Board of Higher Education. Information on this financial assistance is available from the campus liaison. For more information on the internship program itself, visit the following website here

To search internship opportunities that have been from area employers to the Career Services office, please look here:

Worcester State University NEW Internship Database
Colleges of Worcester Internship Database 


Below are some additional internship database links
Most of the following sites contain opportunities for a variety of majors/career interests


Mass Life Sciences Challenge

Connect and Serve 


International Internships

Rising Star Internships

Action Without Borders

Job Web

NASPAA Government & Non-profit Internships

Volunteer Match
Smithsonian Institute

TV Jobs

Orion Grassroots Network

F.B.I. Honors Internship Program

Whale Center of New England

N.Y. State Theatre Institute

National Association of Broadcasters

Biomedical Sciences Careers Program

Worcester Foundation for Biomedical Research Summer Program:

Riley Guide

Museum of Science

MA Cultural Council
Student Jobs with the Federal Government

Bookbuilders of Boston
Association of Zoos & Aquariums

Volunteer and Community Service listings are also available in Career Services. Whether you are interested in giving a few hours, or providing a longer term of service, please call the Career Services Office to make an appointment with a career counselor who can help guide you in finding a suitable opportunity.

The United Way of Central Massachusetts has a volunteer online database. You can search an extensive list of volunteer opportunities by visiting their site. Click on "Volunteering."

Related Links
  Employer Services
  Skill Scan
  Social Media and Job Search
  Class of 2011 Survey
  Class of 2012 Survey

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