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Recent Internships

  • Arnold Worldwide
  • Blink Music
  • Boston Aquarium
  • The Boston Globe
  • Boston Public Schools
  • Cambridge Public Schools
  • Children's Hospital-Boston
  • Clean Air Task Force
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Family Equality Council
  • Historic New England
  • The Home for Little Wanderers
  • IBM/Lotus
  • Institute of Public Administration (Dublin, Ireland)
  • Joslin Diabetes Center
  • Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • National Environmental Law Center
  • One Laptop Per Child
  • Perkins School for the Blind
  • Perseus Book Group
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Pure Home Water (Savelugu, Ghana)
  • Raytheon
  • Smith Barney
  • State Street Bank
  • BCVB-TV, Boston's ABC affiliate

At Simmons, we believe the best way to prepare for a career is to experience it. Dive right in and test the waters. With this goal, Simmons students fulfill their independent learning requirement (at least eight credits) through internships, fieldwork, and other forms of independent study. In doing so, they gain skills, confidence, and perspective. They also develop impressive resumes and a network of professional contacts.


With faculty guidance, students may spend one or more semesters interning for Boston's world-renowned research and teaching hospitals, businesses, museums, schools, nonprofit organizations, or any one of the hundreds of workplaces that count on Simmons interns. All internships provide valuable professional experience, and many students accept positions with their internship employers after graduation.


Similar to an internship, fieldwork puts more emphasis on research and may be better suited, for example, to students studying biology, chemistry, or psychology. Simmons students regularly present their research findings at professional conferences and co-publish their work with faculty mentors.

Independent study

Simmons students also may develop independent study projects on subjects that they're passionate about. This work requires motivation, self-discipline, and innovative thinking—important skills to take into the workplace. Additionally, some students may choose to pursue a senior thesis and explore a topic in depth. Departments also offer an honors option for independent study.

Alyssa Arrevalo

Alyssa Arrevalo, Class of 2009

Long-term goal: To be a well-known news anchor or host a nationwide syndication show such as The Today Show or Entertainment Tonight.

Read how Alyssa Arevalo used internships and coursework to shape her career plans »