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Clark University students are active members of the Worcester community who look for opportunities to apply their skills and gain experience with local employers and community partners. In addition, summer and winter breaks offer students opportunities to explore national or international internships or research-based projects.

Here are a few ways Clark students can engage with your organization. If you have further questions about these items or have a different opportunity to discuss, contact the LEEP Center.

Volunteering describes the efforts of individuals or groups who serve the community on a voluntary basis. The primary focus is the service provided, and there usually aren’t specified learning goals. Most volunteer opportunities require a 2- to 4-hour weekly time commitment during the academic year, although we support one-time and short-term volunteer placements as well.

For more information, contact Ben Gardner, Assistant Director of Community Engagement.

Internships provide practical work experiences enabling students to gain knowledge and skills reflecting their academic and professional interests. Internships are time-limited and the work commitment may vary from as few as 5 to as many as 20 hours a week or more. Positions may be paid or unpaid, as long as the employer adheres to the Fair Labor Standards Act, which requires that interns receive training and educational benefits, and that the intern’s position not displace a paid employee. Clark offers an academic internship program that allows students to receive academic credit for their internship. Credit-bearing internships require at least 180 hours of work in a semester along with an academic project under the guidance of a faculty mentor.

For more information on Clark’s academic internship program, contact Michelle Flint, Director of Career Development for the LEEP Center.

This type of employment allows students to earn the work study award from their financial aid package at a local nonprofit organization. Students typically work 8 hours per week during the academic year. Positions have site supervisors at the organization and clear organizational and student learning goals.

For more information, contact the Community Engagement Office in the LEEP Center.

These opportunities range from part-time to full-time practical work experiences or projects. Employers interested in promoting their opportunities to current students may use the university’s free job database, Handshake.

For more information, contact Michelle Flint, Director of Career Development for the LEEP Center.

Employers can promote these opportunities through Career Development and Handshake, the university’s free career management tool available to all Clark students and alumni. In addition, we welcome you to visit campus and meet our students through tabling, info sessions and career fairs.

For more information, contact Michelle Flint, Director of Career Development for the LEEP Center.