MCAD Internship Frequently Asked Questions

Please review the frequently asked questions regarding the MCAD Internship Program

The MCAD offers internships in all four of our state offices, giving students firsthand experience working at the state agency charged with protecting the People of Massachusetts from discriminatory treatment through the investigation of Discrimination Complaints, as well as discrimination prevention education, outreach, and training.


How do I apply?

You can apply online via the APPLY NOW link on every internship page.

Do I have to be a current student to apply for an MCAD internship?

Yes. The MCAD only accepts applications from rising and current 2nd-year associate degree students, rising and current undergraduate juniors, seniors, and graduate students.

Do I have to be at least 18 years old to apply for an MCAD internship?

Yes. You must be at least 18 years old to apply.

When are Applications Due?

Fall internship applications are due by September 1st; Spring internship applications are due by January 1st, and Summer internship applications are due by June 1st. However, applications are accepted on a rolling basis and we encourage you to apply as early as possible.

How long are Internships?

Internships follow the academic year. We offer internships during the fall, spring, and summer trimesters that last roughly 12-16 weeks.

Are all internships full time?

MCAD offers part-time and full-time internships. Hours vary by role. See each listing for more information.

Why doesn’t every office have every internship opportunity?

Our offices vary in size and not every team has team members in every office.

What documents do I need to submit with my application?

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample along with your online application.

I haven’t heard back yet. Can you update me on my application status?

No. Unfortunately, due to the high number of applications, we cannot provide updates on your application status.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

Contact Jeremy Scheiner, Director of Training at