Student Internship Spotlights

Your Career Starts Here

At Merrimack, 85% of the Class of 2022 participated in at least one internship, co-op, clinical or practicum experience. Our students are career-focused and success-driven and prepared for a career upon graduation.

Check out some of the amazing experiences our students have had and their tips for success.

Meet Our Students: Internship Stories by School

Girard School of Business

Business Administration - Marketing
Management Intern

The classes I have taken while at Merrimack helped to prepare me for this type of role. My marketing background definitely helped me when it came to the more creative aspects of how to merchandise, set up a store layout, and advertise, in the most effective way that is appealing to customers. Overall, all of my classes where I have had to work with other classmates on team projects, was seriously helpful in learning basic skills for working as a team and how to manage a groups successfully.

Business Administration - Marketing and Management
Corporate Trainer Intern
MVP Branding

“The internship search process is never easy, but continuous effort and trust in the process will land you where you want to be.”

Accounting and Corporate Finance
Audit Intern

“I attended the ‘Meet the Accounting Firms’ event in Crowe, where I connected with a Deloitte representative who directly got me an interview for these internships. The connection I was able to create at a school event led to me getting two internships with an outstanding company.”

Business Administration - Sports Management and Corporate Finance & Investments
DiamondKast employee
PerfectGame USA

“Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and get as much experience as possible. If you want an internship- do it, you won’t regret it. Even if it isn’t exactly what you want to do, get the experience and make the connections.”

Business Administration - Marketing
Recruiter Intern

“Engage in internships as soon as you can—experience is key!”

Business Administration - Accounting and Corporate Finance & Investments
Global Tax Intern
Hasbro Inc.

“The O’Brien Center has taught me so much over the past four years about what my resume should look like and how to continue developing it with new roles and skills that I obtain. Being able to work with my Career Advisor to have a mock interview prior to interviewing with any companies helped me feel more prepared and go into it ready to book the job.”

Business Administration - Management
Cross Channel Marketing Intern
PUMA Group

“Challenge yourself. The only way to grow as a professional is to challenge yourself. Internships are meant to teach you. Don’t be afraid of working in a new industry or in a position that requires commitment. I have benefited immensely from the knowledge and experiences gained through my internships, especially at PUMA Group. The more experiences you have, the more prepared you will become for the professional industry.”

Business Administration - Corporate Finance and Investments
Fixed Income Tax-Exempt Intern
Columbia Threadneedle Investments

“To other students, I’d say work hard and be curious. You have to strive to learn as much as you can about the markets even spending a bit of time on breaks learning whether it’s reading the news, researching a stock, etc.”

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Internship Employers
  • Bose Corporation
  • Boston Bruins
  • Boston Celtics
  • Ernst & Young
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Honest Tea
  • John Hancock Investments
  • Keurig Dr. Pepper
  • Live Nation
  • Massachusetts Department of Transportation
  • Massachusetts State Police
  • Merrimack College
  • New Balance
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Raytheon
  • State Street Corporation
  • The TJX Companies

Winston School of Education & Social Policy

Criminology & Criminal Justice
Public Safety Intern
Office of the Attorney General of Connecticut

“Have a good relationship with your professors—they are your best resources! And make sure to use the O’Brien Center to help to build a strong resume!”

Criminology & Criminal Justice and Human Development & Human Services
National Law Enforcement Museum

“An important lesson I have learned from faculty is that learning can be fun. My professors have been so engaging and make really tough topics easy to learn. They enjoy what they’re teaching, so I enjoy what I’m learning.”

Human Development & Human Services, Elementary Education
Student Teaching
Caleb Dustin Hunking School

“Take advantage of every opportunity available to you! Participate in professional development workshops and parent-teacher conferences at your school. While you are learning how to create a curriculum, implement lesson plans and classroom management skills with your host teacher. It is just as important to understand your role as a teacher outside of your classroom and your relationship with parents, colleagues and administration.”

Criminology & Criminal Justice and Religious & Theological Studies
Legislative Policy Intern
Massachusetts State Senate

I felt supported more than I have in my life. Beyond the access to academic support and endless access to help, I have found faculty and staff at Merrimack that have taught me how to use my passions to help others, and how there is a place in the world for me and my values.”

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Student Teaching Sites/Internship Employers
  • Andover Public Schools
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Lawrence Public Schools
  • Massachusetts State House
  • Massachusetts State Police
  • Raytheon
  • Special Olympics Massachusetts
  • The Walt Disney Company

School of Arts and Sciences

Behavioral Technician
Recreational Education Center

Between the school spirit, clubs and organizations, and faculty, Merrimack has helped me discover who I am. I can honestly say I would not be who I am today if it was not for Merrimack.”

Preprocessing Technician
Charles River Laboratories

Through my education at Merrimack College’s Biology program, I was well prepared to begin this opportunity.”

Chemical Technician

“I learned a lot of lab skills during my internship – and noticed that what I learned in class would help me get better at this job, and what I experienced at work would push myself ahead in class. It was a nice, symbiotic relationship between the two!”

Neuroscience with a concentration in Psychology
Lab Technician

Merrimack is a small school which provides many benefits to learning in a classroom due to the more personalized class sizes and one-on-one interactions with the professors –  it makes me comfortable knowing all of my peers as well as getting to know the professor.”

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Internship Employers
  • Mass Audubon
  • Merrimack College
  • NESN
  • Save the Children
  • TripAdvisor
  • United Nations

School of Engineering and Computational Sciences

Data Science
Junior Business Analyst Intern
Avita Pharmacy

Internships come in all shapes and sizes! During winter break last year, Data Science major Hayden Carr ’22  completed a four-week internship as a Junior Business Analyst with Avita Pharmacy. He was offered – and accepted – a position for this summer!

Computer Science
Data Science Intern

“I wanted to go to the United States to combine soccer and academics at a higher level; the full support from coaches, professors and others have been amazing. There are also so many systems in place at Merrimack to make sure everyone excels.”

Mechanical Engineering
Process Engineering Co-Op
Samtan Engineering Corporation

“Dr. Rickey Caldwell of the Electromechanical Department always preaches this notion of ’embracing the struggle, your future self will thank you.’ Any field that you go into is going to come with difficulties and struggles. However if you embrace it, not only is that finished product going to feel earned, you will also find that you have advanced yourself exponentially along the way. That’s how learning truly happens.”

Mechanical Engineering
Engineering Technician Intern
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

“I chose to attend Merrimack to be a part of a rapidly expanding academic and athletic campus. What set Merrimack apart was the opportunity to participate in multiple areas of involvement while also being a student-athlete.”

Civil Engineering
Engineering Intern
Woodard & Curran

“From the start of my freshman year, my career advisor Laura walked me through polishing my resume and honing my interview and networking skills. Every semester we worked on new things so that by the time I had the opportunity to apply and interview for my internship at Woodard & Curran, I was ready!”

Civil Engineering
Highway Engineering Intern

“I consider the impact the O’Brien Center, particularly Laura Thibodeau who helped me build my resume and guided me throughout the internship search, had on my journey to find this internship. The Ask an Employer for Civil Engineering event together with Laura’s guidance were the key to getting this internship, since I met MassDOT representatives at this event where I was able to have a conversation with them and show them my resume.”

Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Intern
Mercury Systems

I met with a career advisor at Merrimack and she helped me to review my resume and gave me tips for interviews and applying for internships. It was very helpful in getting this internship. I’m looking forward to learning more skills and doing work in the field while working on a team.”

Civil Engineering
Engineering Aide 1 Intern
NH Department of Transportation

“Go to the O’Brien Center early and often! I learned about cover letter and resume writing and conducted mock interviews through the Quinncia app.”

Mechanical Engineering
Electro-Mechanical Engineer
Draper Laboratory

“This internship prepared me very well and has allowed me to get real world experience early into my career. It also taught me how to speak professionally to employers in a professional setting.

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Internship Employers
  • AECOM Tishman
  • Amazon Robotics
  • IBM
  • Keurig Dr. Pepper
  • Massachusetts Department
    of Transportation
  • Merrimack College
  • MIT Lincoln Laboratory
  • Pfizer
  • Raytheon
  • Teradyne
  • The Vertex Companies
  • United Civil
  • Weston & Sampson

School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Exercise Science
Strength and Conditioning Intern
Drive Custom Fit

This degree has allowed me to continue on to graduate school where I am in classes that are building off of the solid foundation that Merrimack gave me. This first step has laid the groundwork for a future successful career path.”

Exercise Science
Trainer and Intern Performance Coach
F45 North Andover

Life can be very serious at times, however, it is much more enjoyable when humor is involved. Many of the classes that I have taken reflect this by contributing a certain level of humor to the seriousness of learning.”

Health Science
Strength and Conditioning Coach Intern
Athletic Evolution

“Check out Handshake! There are plenty of opportunities on that job search site to sharpen your skills and try out different positions. It’s where I found my internship!”

Student Nurse
Lowell General Hospital, Saints Campus

As a nursing student we don’t really have “interships”, we have preceptorships. I am currently right now doing my preceptorship at Lowell General Saints Campus as a student nurse.”

Rehabilitation Sciences
Rehab Aide Intern
Bay State Physical Therapy

“Take advantage of internship classes within your major. This helped me prepare my resume, set goals and practice interviewing. And don’t forget to get a good night’s sleep, eat a good breakfast and have a good mindset!”

Health Science
Dermatology Partners

Having my bachelors degree from Merrimack helps me stand out against others. I have solid experience in the medical field as I took place in an internship at Dermatology Partners during my time at school.”

Nursing Clinical - Pediatric Nursing
Beverly Hospital

“Our nursing program at Merrimack starts hands-on learning as early as second semester. This early on-the-ground experience was very beneficial and gave me more confidence once I was introduced to the clinical setting.”

Carol A. Ghiloni Oncology Nursing Student Fellowship
Massachusetts General Hospital

“This fellowship has helped to prepare me to be a nurse because I was able to work right alongside the nurses for 12 weeks. I have learned and witnessed how to provide all aspects of patient care. All the skills I learned will have to be used in my future profession. Many of the topics I learned at Merrimack in the classroom or clinical setting came up during my fellowship, and I was able to either do these skills for the first time or strengthen them if I had already done them before.”

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Internship Employers
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Health Care
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Greater Lawrence Family Health Center
  • Merrimack College
  • The Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention
  • Winchester Hospital
  • Women, Infants, and Children Program

The O’Brien Center for Career Development Serves as the Hub for All Career and Internship Related Services and Resources

  • Career Advisors: Meet with a your advisor to polish your resume, set up your LinkedIn profile, create a customized career path and map out your goals.
  • Advising Centers: Take advantage of academic deans and advisors within your school to not only help with course planning but also start exploring potential careers that line up with the classes you are taking.
  • LinkedIn Learning: Take customized skill-building courses to enhance and expand what you learn in the classroom and earn digital badges to show off to potential employers.
  • Lightcast Career and Labor Insights: Utilize a dashboard with real-time data on current job postings, job growth, skills in demand and labor market trends. Your advising team uses this technology to customize a career syllabus with you.
  • Handshake: Connect with thousands of internship and job opportunities, many available only to Merrimack students.
  • Warriors at Work: Select majors can participate in a full-time, six-month, paid co-op experience at top prestigious companies.
  • Workshops & Events: Refine your skills and connect with industry experts at various workshops, career fairs, networking nights and events keeping you on the right path to success.