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January 8, 2024
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Summer 2024 Internship Opportunity at Columbia University- Application Deadline: January 31, 2024

The Columbia University Global Mental Health Programs represent a network of faculty and programs focused on research and capacity building around the world, especially in low[1]and middle-income countries where the number of mental health professionals falls far from meeting the needs of communities. In partnership with global colleagues, we are developing, supervising, disseminating, supporting and implementing evidence-based programs that have real impact. Jointly housed in the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons, Department of Psychiatry, and the Mailman School of Public Health, we approach our work through multiple scholarly and practitioner lenses: psychiatry, psychology, epidemiology, social work, and medical anthropology. Partnerships built on an exchange of perspectives are key to advancing mental health advocacy, research, and training in order to achieve impactful and sustainable psychosocial services on a global scale.

December 20, 2023
by Student Success Center
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Biogen Information Technology Paid Internship- Application Deadline, January 12, 2024

Biogen UMass Boston Information Technology Internship

For more information, please check out this link:

Biogen UMass Boston Technology Paid Internship

Internship Job Description

This application is for a 12-week internship role from June – August 2024. This posting is only for UMass Boston students.

Application – The deadline to apply is January 12, 2024.

Biogen UMass Boston Internship Application

As an intern, you will be working on one of the following:

  • Pharmaceutical Operations & Technology IT Analytics – Exposure to the development and deployment of key data and analytics platforms in PO&T for use in GXP Manufacturing (GXP) and for non-GXP activities supporting Supply Chain analytics, Business Intelligence, as well as support for the PO&T’s digital transformation program.
  • Intelligent Business Process Automation.  Biogen is embarking on an intelligent Automation. The lifecycle of automation from idea to production use of an automation needs efficient workflow integration and end to end visibility through a sound DevOps infrastructure. This is critical for a lean and efficient operation and to ensure speed to delivery with agility. The intern talent would help us build this foundation for better automation lifecycle management.
  • Information Security Computer Incident Response. Computer Incident Response continuous response and improvement using a variety of security tools within Security Operations. The candidate will investigate and analyze Threats, Phishing, and Malware Alerts generated by various internal and external Intelligent sources. The candidate will be led by management on the 6 Phases of Incident Response through to verification of any identified threat remediation. During the investigation and analysis phases, the candidate will be responsible for completing and updating related Incident Response documentation and will present to Security Operations their cumulative work showing various improvements implemented, information security documentation updated, and detailed analysis walk-through of interesting cases observed. Security Operations will continue to build upon this work to expand our Incident Response footprint and capabilities at Biogen.
  • Advanced Analytics.   Advanced analytics techniques (Natural Language Processing, Text Mining, Machine Learning, etc.) can be used across many different functions to gain competitive advantage. Previous use cases included– Convert Voice to Text to Analysis for Pharmacovigilance, digital user experience etc.  This will be input to explore more use cases and create projects for 2024.

Other potential project opportunities. 

  • R&D IT – Research, Development Sciences, Regulatory and/or Safety
  • Commercial IT – Marketing, Field Enablement, Analytics
  • Medical IT – Medical IT projects:  Project management / business analysis
  • Infrastructure – Cloud computing, collaboration solutions
  • Application Solutions – App Development, Data Engineering
  • Corporate IT – Service Management capabilities


To participate in the Biogen Internship Program, students must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S.
  • At least 18 years of age prior to the scheduled start date
  • Be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university.

Other qualifications:

  • Self-motivated and results-oriented
  • Quick learner with ability and willingness to learn / understand new concepts and frameworks, algorithms, technology as needs arise. 
  • Passion and aptitude for technology with a desire to innovate.
  • Ability to thrive in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Interpersonal competence and strong communication skills.


  • Pursuing a degree in an Information Technology field or related discipline (Information Systems, Business Analytics, Data Analytics, or Computer Science) undergraduate degree program is preferred.
  • Undergraduate graduating class of 2025 (rising senior)
  • Interest & experience in any of the following areas:
    • Programming
    • Systems Integration
    • Cloud Technology
    • Data Analysis
    • Business Analysis
    • Systems Management
    • Cybersecurity
    • Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

Additional Information

About the Information Technology Internship Program

Information technology is a key enabler of our long-term growth strategy. We are taking IT to another level to drive real business solutions and advance the way technology is applied in the biopharma industry.  We are seeking talented, highly motivated undergraduates to join our Information Technology Intern Program.  Our internships last about 12 weeks and during that time, we have a chance to evaluate you and you have a chance to evaluate us. Successful interns may be offered a full-time role in Biogen IT’s Rotation Program.

The IT Rotational program is a two-year accelerated rotational program designed to develop future leaders to help shape the technology and business solutions for our employees, partners, and patients. Participants will gain insight into Biogen’s unique culture through experiential learning assignments across the Information Technology function. Throughout a series of assignments, participants will gain:

  • Broad experience across an array of technology roles
  • Exposure to entrepreneurial leaders with deep expertise and experience
  • Experience with cutting edge technology
  • Cross-functional project management experience
  • Designing client driven solutions
  • Knowledge of the biotechnology industry in a high growth environment

Upon completion of program, rotational associate will take on a full-time role within the Information Technology organization.

Why Biogen?

Our mission to find therapies for neurological and rare diseases is a unique focus within our industry and this shared purpose is what connects us as a team. We work together to overcome obstacles and to follow the science. We are resilient as we strive to make an impact on our patients’ lives and on changing the course of medicine. Together, we pioneer. Together, we thrive.

At Biogen, we are committed to building on our culture of inclusion and belonging that reflects the communities where we operate and the patients we serve. We know that diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives make us a stronger and more innovative company, and we are focused on building teams where every employee feels empowered and inspired. Read on to learn more about our DE&I efforts.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. Biogen is an E-Verify Employer in the United States.

May 18, 2023
by Student Success Center
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Open Position for Summer Stars APPLY NOW!

Summer Stars is a new free summer camp program for kids entering 2nd grade. For children with or without behavioral, emotional, and learning challenges (e.g., ADHD), and without autism spectrum disorder or intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Interested in working for Summer Stars?

Summer Stars is an exciting, rewarding, and well-paying place to work!

There is a Camp Counselor position available at Summer Stars, and you can apply for them on Indeed.com.

Summer Camp Counselor

Contact Info  


Dr. Andre Maharaj andre.maharaj@umb.edu

April 20, 2023
by Student Success Center
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Opportunity to Join the Commonwealth Seminar- Reserve Your Spot by Sunday, April 23rd at 12am!

A wonderful opportunity to join the Commonwealth Seminar, with whom the Office of Community Partnerships has partnered with since 2019 to provide our UMass Boston community with access to their professional development program in public service. We have had twelve UMB cohorts participate to date, and everyone has been positive and moved by the experience. We are recruiting for our thirteenth cohort of UMass Boston students and recent alumni for the Spring 2023 session and looking for 7 committed, motivated and exceptional individuals to participate in their 6-week seminar program for FREE. 
1,600 people have participated in this program, some have run for office since then or pursued careers in the public sector, and others have found ways to empower their work in other sectors with the powerful inside knowledge that they obtained regarding systems work.  
Below you will find more information about the program, and next steps should you be interested in pursuing this opportunity. 

*    Created to open the doors to government for people of color by providing training, networking and access to top policy makers;  
*    Opportunity to access the State House, local and state public officials in ways that build social capital, empowerment and opportunity; 
*    Professional development opportunity for professionals and local residents and runs three times a year for six weeks in the evenings; 
*    Application process normally has a cost associated, UMB Cohort students will be waived of the cost;
*    Sessions normally run with a cohort of about 20 adult practitioners, and are offered in fall, winter, and spring. 
*    The session begins Wednesday, May 10th. The session schedule is (all sessions begin at 5:45pm): Wednesday (5/10), Wed (5/17), Wed (5/24), Wed (5/31), Wed (6/7), and Wed (6/14 – Graduation). All sessions will be virtual.
If interested and can fully commit to completing the program, please: 1) email ocp@umb.edu; cc: Cynthia.orellana@umb.eduYOUR INTENT TO APPLY AND REQUEST TO RESERVE YOUR SLOT BY MIDNIGHT ON APRIL 23RD OCP will then share the electronic application being managed by our partners at the Seminar and you will have until April 30th to submit the application online to be counted as part of our sponsored UMB cohort. 2) Include in the email yourheadshot, major, and expected year of graduation, as well as UMB faculty/staff whom you’d like us to let know once we share the announcement of the new cohort, please let us know if you have any questions or concerns in this regard. 

We will take intents to apply and request to reserve your slot on a first-come, first-served basis until all slots are filled. Once we have filled the slots, we will pass on candidates to the Commonwealth Seminar staff, at which point they will communicate directly about the program logistics.  
Thank you for considering this opportunity. We look forward to hearing from you. 

Office of Community Partnerships

Office of the Provost

UMass Boston

April 18, 2023
by Student Success Center
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Open Position with the UMass Boston Commencement Group- Apply Now!

We will be selling flowers and grad merchandise at the University of Massachusetts Boston Commencement Ceremonies this May  and we are looking for UMB students to work with us!

We pay $17/hr (via direct deposit) and we provide all meals, coffee and drinks throughout the day. We will also donate $100 for every 4 people that work with us to your organization!

You can see more about the job on our Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/commencementgroupjobs/

Please let me know if this awesome job opportunity is something you’d be willing to share with your members – we’d love to add them to our team!

Anyone interested can add their info to the Google sheet attached below. You can also direct anyone with questions to me, Tiffany at 770-990-3282

Sign Up Sheet: UMass Boston Sign Up Sheet

March 24, 2023
by Student Success Center
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MassBioEd & Takeda Pharmaceuticals Life Sciences Lunch n’ Learn- April 3rd at 1pm

MassBioEd & Takeda Pharmaceuticals Life Sciences Lunch n’ Learn

When: Monday April 3, 2023, 1:00-4:00 PM 

Where: Campus Center 3rd Floor Ballroom A&B

Lunch will be served. You will learn about Takeda company culture, and soft skills for the Life Sciences industry in a relaxed atmosphere.

Space is limited so please register ASAP.  RSVP click here

We look forward to seeing you then!  

March 6, 2023
by Student Success Center
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Boston Mayor’s Office Paid Summer Internship- Application Deadline: March 31st

Mayor’s Office Paid Summer Internship Program

Dates of Internship: June 5 – August 31, 2023

Apply at: Boston.gov/internships | Applications due by 11:59 PM EST, Friday March 31, 2023

Calling all who want to make Boston a better place to live, work, and thrive! Mayor Wu is looking for interns who want to support her in getting the big things done by doing the small things right. Interns will be able to help shape a stronger, innovative, more equitable Boston. Interns will have the opportunity to:

●        Gain valuable professional experience in local government departments

●        Help the City to deliver exceptional service to neighborhoods and residents

●        Hone and/or find their passion for public service

●        Participate in fun social events with other interns

●        Interact with city officials and civic leaders in Boston

Intern Responsibilities often include but are not limited to:

●        Conducting research; performing public outreach and actively participating in community meetings

●        Drafting press releases, media advisories, and talking points

●        Facilitating written correspondence including proclamations, certificates, and other letters

●        Data entry; planning, attending, and executing events; attending board, council, or commission meetings

●        Working with various internal and external offices and stakeholders at special events

●        Scheduling, attending, scribing meetings across different projects, then reporting back to leadership concisely and comprehensively

●        Demonstrated commitment to developing your professional and interpersonal skills

Preferred Skills

To effectively perform the duties of this role, we seek a candidate with:

●        A high standard of ethics, integrity, and courage

●        Demonstrated communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills

●        Strong writing skills and attention to detail

●        Experience with Microsoft Office and Google Suites

●        A strong organizer who knows how to prioritize time-sensitive work

●        Critical thinking and problem solving

●        Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

●        Senses of humor and urgency

●        Openness to mentorship and a mindset for equity

Minimum Qualifications

●    Aptitude and ability to learn

●    Excitement and curiosity for public service

●    Positive attitude

●    Age 18 or older


Students can submit a cover letter and resume to this website: Boston.gov/internship.


Rebecca Arellano

City of Boston

Public service is a noble calling: to help others, to make our communities stronger, and to uphold the public trust. As city employees, we see the results of our hard work in our own community—in street and infrastructure improvements, new buildings rising from the ground, safer and more prosperous neighborhoods, and happier, healthier children, families, and senior citizens. We may all come from different backgrounds, but we are connected through our passion for service. What we do at work today, and every day, shapes the Boston of tomorrow.