Deadline for UMass Boston Workstudy Internship Application


January 5, 2021

The Department of Education has chosen UMass Boston as a Federal Work Study (FWS) Experimental Site. This experiment grants waivers to specific Federal Work Study regulations to increase opportunities for academic/career related internships. 


Program Details:  

Program Goals: 

  • Increase partnerships between UMass Boston and industry 
  • Improve college retention and completion rates among UMass Boston students 
  • Reduce student debt levels 
  • Improve post-graduate employment outcomes 


Financial Coverage of Internships: FWS funds can be used to cover the following costs: 


Students are paid through UMass Boston paychecks. Organizations will receive an invoice on their wage share contributions. 


Individual or Cohort Model: Employers can hire an individual intern or hire a group/cohort of students 


Program Options*: 

  • Spring Part-time Internship:  January-May/June 
  • Summer Internship: June 2021 (Potential extension option) 


  • Internship placements cannot be used to fill or displace designated FTE (full-time equivalent) positions or employees.   


Deadline to Express Interest:  

  • Priority Deadline: Wednesday, December 23rd      
    • All other inquiries will be assessed on a rolling basis until the program is filled 
    • Employers will be notified in early January with next steps 


Contact: Matt Power-Koch, Manager of University Internships at: or call 617-287-5519 if you are interested in participating in the Federal Work Study Internship Program and to receive more information.


Type of event: 

Partner Events

Learning area: 

Commun. Org. & Planning


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