BU Internship Programs

Internships are a valuable way to gain experience as well as to determine if a given industry or career path is right for you. Boston University’s recognition of this has led to the development of several internship programs.

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Funding for Unpaid Internships

BU Santander Sophomore Internship Program
Boston University’s Santander Sophomore Internship Program is a selective, educational program designed to expand opportunities for BU students to engage in meaningful workplace experiences through qualified unpaid summer internships during the summer following freshman or sophomore year.

Students: Learn more and apply.

BU Yawkey Nonprofit Internship Program
Boston University’s Yawkey Nonprofit Internship Program, a selective program designed for sophomores and juniors, provides a living allowance stipend to support participation in unpaid internships at nonprofit organizations.

Fall or spring semester internships must be located in the Boston area. Summer internships may be outside of the Boston area if the organization’s mission is aligned with one of 6 broad issue areas on which the Yawkey Foundations focus.

In addition to facilitating students’ participation in unpaid nonprofit internships, the program provides an educational framework which strengthens the experience through a series of program components that help students to plan for, engage in, and reflect upon their internships.

Students: Learn more and apply.

Academic Credit

CAS On-Campus Internship Program
This program is designed to provide access to possible internship opportunities for full-time undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences at Boston University. Accompanying the internship will be a 1-credit or 2-credit course which frames, facilitates, and guides students through an internship opportunity in a workplace setting within Boston University. The course focuses on the essential skills and competencies for getting started and being successful in the workplace, as well as readings and written reflections on the link between academic and career goals. Learn more.