About the Program:
We offer part-time internships during the fall and spring academic semesters, as well as the summer break. Our positions are unpaid and housing is the responsibility of the intern. Currently enrolled undergraduate students who have completed at least one semester of college are eligible to apply. A personal interview may be required as the selection process advances.
Before applying, we encourage you to review the office descriptions and candidate criteria. Although we cannot guarantee placement in a specific office, applicants are encouraged to indicate their preferences, as this will help us get to know their interests and find a strong fit.
The Governor’s Office Internship Program takes place during three terms
Fall (Sept. 1 – Dec. 30)
Application Period: April 1st – May 31st
Interview Period: June 1st – June 30th
Internal Review and Placement Period: July 1st – July 31st
Acceptance Letters Sent: August 1st – August 31st
Fall Orientation TBD
*Only undergraduate college students may apply for the fall term.
**Fall interns must work a minimum of 10 to 15 hours a week.
Spring (Jan. 1 – May 31)
Application Period: September 1st – October 31st
Interview Period: November 1st– November 25th
Internal Review and Placement Period: November 25th – December 16th
Acceptance Letters Sent: December 19th – December 30th
Spring Orientation TBD
*Only undergraduate college students may apply for the spring term. Exceptions will be made for high school seniors conducting senior projects.
**Spring interns must work a minimum of 10 to 15 hours a week.
Summer (Jun. 1 – Aug. 31)
Application Period: January 1st – February 28th
Interview Period: March 1st – March 31st
Internal Review and Placement Period: April 1st – April 30th
Acceptance Letters Sent: May 1st – May 31st
Summer Orientation TBD
*Only undergraduate college students may apply for the summer term.
**Summer interns must work a minimum of 15 to 20 hours a week.
To Apply, Please Submit:
- A cover page (No more than two or three short paragraphs).
- A resume (No more than one page).
- A two to three page writing sample (something creative or written for a class).
- At least one letter of recommendation (Preferably from a current or former employer).
Via regular mail or e-mail to:
Internship Coordinator/Deputy Director of Constituent Services
Massachusetts State House
Boston, MA 02133
Students are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible to allow time for personal interviews.