Other Experiential Learning Opportunities

Internships, teaching positions, and more.

Yawkey Nonprofit Internship Program
This selective program for sophomores and juniors provides a stipend to unpaid interns at nonprofit organizations. Available through BU’s Center for Career Development, the program helps students plan, execute, and learn from internship experiences.

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Internship Challenge
The program facilitates the placement of college students and recent graduates who are considering career opportunities in the life sciences in paid internships across the state. Consistent with the MLSC’s role as a catalyst in growing the talent needed by the life sciences industry, the program is designed to create hundreds of new internship opportunities each year by enabling small businesses to hire paid interns.

Community Service Center (CSC)
The CSC sponsors service programs, one-time events, and volunteer opportunities to help BU students make a difference in the Greater Boston area.

Learning Assistant Program (LA)
LA fosters positive learning environments in undergraduate biology, chemistry, engineering, neuroscience, and physics by hiring high-performing students to help teach courses they’ve successfully completed.

BU Study Abroad
Opportunities to study language, liberal arts, fine arts, science, business, engineering, or to pursue an internship in more than 30 cities on six continents.

Fellowships & Scholarships
The Office of Fellowships and Scholarships provides outreach, information, and guidance to high-achieving Boston University students and recent alumni across a variety of external and BU-specific fellowships that support domestic and international experiences before and after graduation. These include scholarships for formal degree studies, independent research funding, teaching placements abroad, and support for public service and creative arts projects, among many other possibilities. 

Software & Application Innovation Lab (SAIL)
Since 2016, the Software & Application Innovation Lab (SAIL) has offered internship opportunities to BU students to grow their software engineering expertise and solve research challenges across disciplines. SAIL interns work directly with software engineers and researchers in the space where academia meets application, learning and experimenting with new technologies on projects in data science, security and privacy, synthetic biology, digital health, and more.

In addition to working with a diverse group of collaborators, interns and fellows participate in pair programming, code reviews, and workshops on topics such as software engineering best practices, emerging technologies, and preparing for graduate studies and industry jobs.