Career Services

Internship for Academic Credit Program

Deadline to submit an application for academic credit FALL 2016:
Friday, September 2, 2016 at 5 p.m.


What is an Academic Internship at Clark?

An academic internship is a credit-bearing, career-related work experience of limited duration in which an individual takes on responsible roles outside of the traditional university environment. Academic internships may take place in a non-profit organization, government office, or for-profit business. Depending on the employer, some internships are paid. Internships include mentoring and supervision by a professional in the field - this valuable form of training allows students to explore their career interests.

Rising sophomores, juniors, or seniors may earn academic credit for internships during the fall, spring or summer terms. 

Note: Graduate students do not use this application process; instead, they work with their academic departments to obtain credit.

Applications are submitted online. To get started, follow the steps below:

    1. Read the Academic Credit Internship Program Description
    2. Fill out the Academic Internship Application - Application Preview
    3. Download the following forms, obtain appropriate signatures, scan and upload them to your application:
      • Internship supervisor agreement form
      • Signatures form. All students need to obtain the signature of their site supervisor and faculty sponsor. Management majors also need a signature from GSOM’s Director of Program Management & Planning. The Career Services Internship Coordinator will sign once the application has been approved.  Paperwork for international students applying to work in the U.S. will be processed by the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) after the internship is approved.
    4. Download the internship timesheet and track hours throughout the course of the internship.  Students need to submit this document at the end of the semester in order to gain credit.

Internships by Some of the Most Popular Majors at Clark

 

Sample Internships By Industry

International/NGO

Burma Border Projects, Donor Organizational Intern
Embassy of Papua, New Guinea, Foreign Affairs Intern
International Center of Worcester, Website Developer
Lutheran Mission Zambia, Literacy Project Coordinator
Maya Mountain Research Firm
Ministry of Property, Bolivia Research Intern
Pathways to Peace, UN Rep Intern
Thailand Development Research Institute, Research Intern
United Nations, Thailand, Conference and Research Intern
United Nations World Food Program, Public Relations Intern

Community/Non Profit

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Research Intern
Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, Education Center Intern
Children's Museum of Maine, The, Development Intern
Homes for Families, Operations and Advocacy Intern
Latino Health Institute, Public Health Intern
Lutheran Social Services of New England Refugee and Immigration Services
Massachusetts Community Water Watch, Youth Coordinator
Pernet Family Health, Wellness Intern
The Bridge Avenue School, Literacy Tutor
Worcester Community Action Council, Inc., Mediation Intern

Communications/Media

Columbia Pictures, Script Intern
CN8, The Comcast Network, Sports Broadcasting Intern
Davis Advertising, Assistant to Public Relations Director
Davis Entertainment, Script Intern
Fox Television Studios, Feature Casting Intern
NBC 30 Connecticut News, Production Intern
New England Cable News, Sports Intern
Vogue Magazine, Editorial Intern
Worcester Art Museum, Marketing Intern
Worcester Telegram and Gazette, Photographer

Academic

American Antiquarian Society, Newspapers Division Intern
Boston University School of Medicine, Research Intern
Clark University, University Communications, Editorial Intern
Harvard University, Research Assistant
Hebrew College, International Relations Intern
Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College, London, Research Intern
New York University, Sustainability Task Force, Sustainability Intern
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Research Intern

Law and Government

City of Worcester, Economic Development Project Intern
Congressman James P. McGovern, Intern
Dismas House, Social Work Intern
Law Office of Randy Feldman, Law Office Intern
Law Offices of James K. Holland, Paralegal Intern
Main South Community Development Organization, Intern
Massachusetts Trial Court, Court Intern
Strong & Cullen, P.C., Attorneys At Law, Law Office Intern
Worcester County Sheriff, Public Relations Intern
Worcester Superior Court, Superior Court Intern

Business

Allmerica Financial Corporation, MIS Business Analyst Intern
Babcock Power, Purchasing Intern
Reebok International LTD, Marketing Intern
Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor Intern
Microsoft (China) Chengdu Branch, Human Resources Intern
Smith Barney, Research Intern
Vijaya Bank, Securities Research Analyst
Warner Brothers Records, Marketing Intern
Worcester Tornadoes, Sports Management Intern

Science/Health Care

Abott Bioresearch Center, Biologist
Blue Sky Biotech, Laboratory Intern
Center for Environmental Research, Ecological Mentor Program Intern
Clark University, Marsh Institute, Research Intern
Cryogenic Institute of New England, Product Marketing Specialist
Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Research Intern
Devereux School, Research Intern
Planned Parenthood of Central MA, Grassroots Organizer Intern
UMASS Medical School, Laboratory Intern
UMASS Memorial Healthcare, Child Life Intern