Board Counsel Legal Internship

This is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in health law, public health, and/or health policy!

The Bureau of Health Professions Licensure is charged with the licensure and oversight of nine health care professions (Dentistry, Genetic Counselors, Nursing, Nursing Home Administrators, Perfusionists, Pharmacy, Physician Assistants, Respiratory Care, and Community Health Workers).  Licensure is a critical component of private health law practices and many public health initiatives.

Intern students will assist Board Counsel in providing legal advice to the Boards of Registration and the Bureau of Health Professions Licensure on multiple topics including administrative law, health law, compliance with state and federal laws and regulations, and licensure and enforcement actions.  Students will assist Board Counsel with the following:  drafting settlement agreements/contracts; analyzing state and federal law governing certain health professions; conduct legal research and prepare legal memoranda; attend Board meetings; and evaluate evidence of alleged violations.

Students will gain valuable experience and exposure with the following:  due process rights before a government agency; licensure of health care professionals; interpreting and applying laws and regulations; state regulatory bodies; drafting and promulgating regulations; enforcement actions; and client meetings.

Please visit the website for additional information regarding the bureau:


  • Completion of at least one year of law school and a demonstrated interest in health law and/or public health.
  • This is an unpaid intern position to be performed at the address listed below. 
  • Schedule:  9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday
  • Minimum commitment of eight weeks is required.


Bureau of Health Professional Licensure
239 Causeway Street
Boston, MA 02114


To apply for this internship please email your resume and statement of interest to: Heather.Engman@MassMail.State.MA.US


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