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All students are required to complete a 130-hour internship course in their senior year.

By participating in the internship program you will:

  • apply what you learn in the classroom to workplace experiences
  • gain experience navigating real-world situations
  • explore career options
  • develop practical skills for working in your professional field
  • build your resume with experience
  • develop a network of professional contacts to use as references
  • improve your qualifications for graduate programs
  • help agencies provide services that improve our society 

Submit an internship

If you are interested in offering our students an internship with your agency or organization, please contact our department at 508.999.8700 or email

Recent internships placements

Students have had success at local agencies, such as:

  • Bristol County Juvenile Court Probation Department
  • Bristol County Sheriff’s Office
  • Bristol County District Attorney’s Office. Victim/Witness Advocate
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts Parole Board. Victim Services
  • Coalition for Social Justice
  • Dennison Memorial Community Center
  • Fall River Police Department
  • Greater New Bedford Women’s Center
  • HOPE (Healthy Opportunities for Peaceful Engagement) Collaborative
  • Immigrants Assistance Center, Inc
  • Katie Brown Educational Program
  • New Visions Organization, Inc
  • Public Defenders Office of Fall River. Investigator Internship
  • SSTAR of Fall River
  • St. Vincent’s Home of Fall River
  • UMassD Frederick Douglass Unity
  • UMassD Upward Bound Program Student (Scholar) Mentor Internship
  • UMassD Center for Women, Gender, and Sexuality. STEP UP! Internship
  • UMassD Office of Student Conduct and Dispute Resolution
  • United Neighbors of Fall River Community Connections Coalition
  • Plymouth Superior Court Probation
  • Fall River Justice Center District Court Division
  • City of New Bedford Police Department
  • Wareham Police Department
  • Juvenile Court Department, Bristol Division
  • Scannell Lynn, PC, Attorneys at Law Michael Lynn, Esq.
  • PACE YouthBuild
  • Office of the District Attorney, Cape & Islands District
  • MASS Commission Against Discrimination
  • MASSPirg
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