Internships help you get a head-start on your career.

Whether required for your degree program or not, internships are the best way to build your professional skills in a real-world environment. That’s why Nichols encourages all of our undergraduate students to complete an internship. There’s no better way to acquire work recommendations and make important contacts.

Nichols Students Beat out Big Schools for Internships

This summer, two Nichols students, Emily Widdison and Taylor Ross, will embark on a twelve-week paid summer internship program at the Hartford Financial Services Group. The two beat out 100 candidates from larger, more well-known business schools for the opportunity.

Read more about Emily and Taylor

Scoring an Internship at the N.E. Patriots

Nichols Senior, Mackenzie Walsh, ran the equivalent of a perfect pass route when she networked her way into an internship with the New England Patriots football team this past semester.

As an intern in the Patriots marketing department, part of Walsh’s job description includes writing proposals to present to companies,” she says. “That includes working with advertisers such as Dunkin’ Donuts and Nike to make sure their brands are clearly displayed in strategic locations around Foxboro Stadium,” she adds.

Read Mackenzie's success story.

Our students have interned at many well-known companies, organizations and agencies. Internship opportunities are also available in local, state and federal government agencies and school districts. Here’s just a few:

  • Abbott Labs
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Boston Bruins
  • Boston Red Sox
  • DCU Center
  • Dow Jones Newspaper Fund
  • Dudley Police Department
  • ESPN Productions
  • Fidelity Investments
  • IMG Tennis, Golf
  • Institute of International Education
  • International Tennis Hall of Fame
  • John F. Kennedy Library
  • Madison Square Garden
  • MediaOne
  • New England Revolution
  • New England Sports Network (NESN)
  • New York Knicks
  • Nutmeg Games
  • Pawtucket PawSox
  • U.S. Department of State
  • Warner Trade Publishing
  • Worcester Foothills Theater
  • Worcester Sharks

To learn more about our internship process and where Nichols students are interning, contact:

Lori Smith
Associate Director of Career Services

Washington Semester

Head to the nation’s capital for the Washington Semester, a nationally recognized internship program that combines job experience with academic courses. Internships are available in federal agencies, Congress, local government, not-for-profit organizations and private corporations.

Admission to the 15-credit Washington Semester is administered through the Robert C. Fischer Policy & Cultural Institute. It is typically taken during the third or fourth year at Nichols.

To learn more about Nichols Washington Semester, contact:

Susan M. Wayman
Director of the Robert C. Fischer Policy and Cultural Institute