Interdisciplinary Studies Internships & Opportunities

The nature of Interdisciplinary Studies dictates that students’ learning experiences outside the classroom will be widely varied.

Research Opportunities

Stonehill Undergraduate Research Experience (S.U.R.E.)

S.U.R.E. is an opportunity for students who have completed their first year at Stonehill to perform full-time, high-quality research over the summer months under the guidance of an expert faculty researcher. A student in the S.U.R.E. program spends 8-10 weeks of the summer collaborating with a professor - and sometimes other students - on an original research project that fits into the faculty member’s overall research program. 

The experience includes postgraduate career seminars, program-wide outings, weekly lunches, and a student poster session in the fall. S.U.R.E. students generally live on campus and receive a stipend for their summer work.


  • Interdisciplinary Studies majors Hailey Chalhoub ’13 and Domenique Ciavattone ’13 worked with Christopher Wetzel, assistant professor of Sociology on “Students in Action: The Changing Forms and Focus of Engagement in an Era of Globalization.” In recent years, researchers have argued that increased educational demands and an unstable job market have resulted in a decline in student activism.
“Being an Interdisciplinary major allowed me to take a diverse group of classes in the Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and Health Care Administration departments. This provided me with a well rounded education which helped me further my education in graduate school and has impacted my career.”
Alison Robbins ’07, Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant

Health Sciences Opportunities

Students interested in any of the Allied Health professional careers such as physician assistant, registered nurse, nurse practitioner, physical therapist, occupational therapist, pharmacy, nuclear medicine technology, etc., may choose the option of creating their own major.

Details such as Stonehill College requirements, graduate school prerequisites, related interests and internship in the prospective field are worked out in a four-year plan in an order that incorporates the student’s future aspirations.

“My health science major allowed me to include all the prerequisites I needed in order to apply for direct entry into a nurse practitioner program upon graduating from Stonehill and allowed me to incorporate science classes I took while studying abroad in Australia.
Without the ability to create my own major, I would not have had such a fruitful educational foundation for my career as a pediatric nurse practitioner!”
Jessica Joaquin ’07, who created a major that blended Biology, Chemistry and Health Care Administration

Internship Opportunities

Places where Stonehill students have recently interned include:

  • Amesbury Council on Aging
  • Boston magazine
  • Boston Park Plaza
  • Brockton Neighborhood Health Center
  • Dunkin’ Brands
  • Floating Hospital at Tufts Medical Center
  • Good Samaritan Medical Center
  • Lloyd Animal Hospital
  • Lowell General Hospital
  • Massachusetts Department of Public Health
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office
  • Rite Aid Pharmacies
  • Seaport Companies
  • Talbots

Career Services Resources

The Office of Career Services offers extensive assistance to students seeking employment, pursuing advanced studies or participating in postgraduate service opportunities. By completing internships and utilizing mentors, students are empowered to build lifelong career management skills.

Interdisciplinary Studies-specific career resources

  • Extensive on-campus recruiting program for internships and entry-level jobs.
  • Annual career fairs and graduate school information sessions.
  • Externships and internships in New York; Washington, D.C.; and Los Angeles (weeklong and semesterlong programs).
  • Various industry-specific career lunches – arts administration, nonprofits, sustainability, retail management, event planning, biotech and pharmaceuticals, social media.

Active mentors

  • Bergen & Parkinson LLC
  • Bright Horizons
    Corporate Recruiter
  • Columbia University
    Collections Assistant
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Nuclear Medicine Technologist
    Applications Specialist
  • Oregon Museum of Science & Industry
    Science Education Manager

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