Recent grad heads to D.C. for master’s degree in security policy studies
Internships, Volunteer Work, and Employment
Internships enhance classroom learning by letting you put your knowledge into practice. In addition, your internship experiences will give you skills that are increasingly vital to success in today’s job market and a powerful network of professional connections.
At Clark, internships can be paid or taken for academic credit. Visit our Career Connections Center to identify internship opportunities of interest to you.
Connecting with Alumni for Internships
When Isaac Stone ’19 was applying for a summer internship at the Ceres environmental advocacy group, he used our ClarkCONNECT networking program to reach out to an alumna who worked there. That connection helped him land the role — and gain a mentor. Learn more about ClarkCONNECT and other resources available through Clark’s Career Connections Center.
Volunteering is a great way for you to build relationships, share your talents for the benefit of others, and gain meaningful experiences that will help you define your passions and shape your future path. The Office of Community Engagement and Volunteering can connect you with communities and volunteer opportunities in the Worcester area and beyond.
How to Gain Experience
No matter what your professional interests, gaining experience outside the classroom will help you to explore careers, build skills, and develop your professional network. Find out more by visiting Clark’s Career Connections Center.
Student Employment On and Off Campus
On-campus student employment offers excellent opportunities to earn money and gain professional experience. These positions help students build strong relationships with staff and faculty members, who often serve later as mentors and supporters throughout their careers. All Clark undergraduates are eligible to apply for on-campus positions regardless of federal work-study status. Students can apply to jobs through Handshake, Clark’s online job posting board.
Clark students also keep busy by working off-campus — either through part-time employment, paid internships, or commitments to community organizations. One popular option is our community-based work-study program. Past participants have been paid to work with local nonprofits like the Boys and Girls Club, YWCA, and Ascentia.
Suryanka Thapa ’20, Sarah Berube ’21 offered roles through marketing course
Internships, lab work, and mentors help shape her Clark experience
Community Service Stories
Samantha Arsenault ’15, M.A. ’16, fights “perfect storm”
Undergrads tutor English language learners in Spain
Work helps facilitate meal preparation during the pandemic