Philosophy Internships & Opportunities

Research Opportunities

Stonehill Undergraduate Research Experience

S.U.R.E. is an opportunity for students who have completed their first year at Stonehill to perform significant, publishable, full-time research under the guidance of and in collaboration with an experienced faculty researcher.

Recent examples

  • Keara Lavallee ’16 worked with Edward McGushin, associate professor of Philosophy, on “Cinematic Mediations.”
  • Philosophy major Philip Gasbarro ’14 worked with Brendan O’Sullivan, associate professor of Philosophy, on “Science vs. the Soul: Can the Mind Fit Into the Natural World?”
  • Brian Switzer ’13  worked with Dinos Mekios, assistant professor of Philosophy on "The Aristotelian Final Cause and Potential Relevance of Teleological Explanations for Modern Biology: A Comparative Study."
“The SURE program offers me a whole host of opportunities that are really going to be useful to set me apart when I go into the marketplace to look for a job or go into graduate school. It allows you to take what you’ve learned in the classroom and bring it to life.”
Phil Gasbarro ’14 on studying “Science vs. the Soul,” his Stonehill Undergraduate Research Experience

Internship Opportunities

Places where Stonehill students have recently interned include:

  • Adams Media
  • American Cancer Society
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • EMC Corp.
  • Massachusetts Taxpayer’s Foundation
  • May Institute
  • National Park Trust
  • U.S. Dept. of Defense
  • U.S. Secret Service
  • Various law firms
  • Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General
  • MEDITECH
  • Peace Corps
  • State Farm
  • Winter Wyman

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.

Philosophy-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 – government, nonprofits, sustainability, event planning, corporate social responsibility and development.

Active mentors

  • Boy Scouts of America
    Senior District Executive
  • Family Theater
    National Director
  • Ficksman & Conley LLP
    Associate Attorney
  • Jesuit Volunteer Corps
    Community Organizer
  • Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office
    Mediator
  • Polytechnic Institute of New York University
    Admissions Counselor
  • Self-Employed 
    Psychotherapist
  • Unity Church
    ESL Teacher

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