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Experiential Learning

An internship provides real-world experience in your field of interest to increase your employment and graduate school prospects. Securing an internship is an essential component of your education. Internship experience will make you a more competitive candidate and impact your future career plans.


Internship Checklist

Download & Go: What to consider when applying for an internship.

Internship Guide

Download & Go: Your guide to internships and other experiential learning opportunities.

On-campus internships for credit

The Experience Program provides an opportunity for practical application of academic knowledge and skill, while earning academic credit.

Under the direction of a faculty sponsor, students may work under the supervision of a work-site supervisor at an off-campus outside agency or in an on-campus UMassD department. The range of project types and settings is almost limitless, creating exciting ways to enrich one’s academic studies, gain valuable experience, and test a tentative career choice.

The program is administered through the colleges and requires the development of an Experience Program Contract, an agreement to undertake a significant academic learning experience. 

Experience Program Contract Form

Download & Go: Complete the Experience Program Registration Form & Contract.

Experience Program Instructions & Requirements

Download & Go: Check out our instructions and requirements for the Experience Program.

Experience Program Sample Contract

Download & Go: Our sample contract will help you get started.

College & department internship info

Speak to your faculty advisor about specific college or major requirements.

Study away internships for credit

Semester in the City

Discover your passions with Semester in the City: earn a full semester’s worth of credit while living and working in Boston.

Learn about this internship opportunity that pairs you with an organization in the social sector suited to your interests. Develop your skill set, make new friends, and experience a semester like no other. Tuition and fees are about the same as a semester at UMass Dartmouth. Contact the Career Center for more information.

Semester in the City Program Requirements

Download & Go: Learn more about the requirements for Semester in the City.

The Washington Center video featuring Jenyka Gassnola '17, Crime & Justice Studies major

The Washington Center

The Washington Center provides immersive internships in Washington, D.C. to students from colleges and universities from across the U.S. and more than twenty-five countries.

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