Student Internship Spotlights

Your Career Starts Here

At Merrimack, 87% of our students participate in at least one internship or co-op. 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

Gillian O’Brien
Hasbro Inc.
Global Tax Intern
Major: Business Administration - Accounting and Corporate Finance & Investments

“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.”

Nicholas Walsh
PUMA Group
Cross Channel Marketing Intern
Major: Business Administration - Management

“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.”

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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
Patrick Duncan
Office of the Attorney General of Connecticut
Public Safety Intern
Major: Criminology & Criminal Justice

“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!”

Audrey McQueen
Caleb Dustin Hunking School
Student Teaching
Major: Human Development & Human Services, Elementary Education

“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.”

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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
Corey Kilroy
Athletic Evolution
Strength and Conditioning Coach Intern
Major: Health Science

“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!”

Joana Qole
Bay State Physical Therapy
Rehab Aide Intern
Major: Rehabilitation Sciences

“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!”

Kylie Sotor
Beverly Hospital
Nursing Clinical - Pediatric Nursing
Major: Nursing

“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.”

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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
Justin DeBarge
Boys and Girls Club
Assistant Teen Mentor
Major: Psychology, Human Development & Human Services

“Ask faculty for advice on how to start getting into your career. They are extremely helpful and a great resource on campus.”

Amelia Groothuis
CGPR
Public Relations Intern
Major: Communication & Media

“Use all of the resources Merrimack has to offer because it definitely helped me find my internship on Handshake and become prepared for the hiring process.”

Tom Rich
Turkish Heritage Organization
Outreach and Partnership Intern
Major: Political Science

“It’s okay to not know what you want to do with your career! Go see a career advisor. They are there to help you and figure out what path you might want to take.”

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Internship Employers
  • Mass Audubon
  • Merrimack College
  • NESN
  • Save the Children
  • TripAdvisor
  • United Nations
  • WHDH-TV
Hayden Carr
Avita Pharmacy
Junior Business Analyst Intern
Major: Data Science

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!

Leslie Lima
Woodard & Curran
Engineering Intern
Major: Civil Engineering

“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!”

Jack Rich
NH Department of Transportation
ngineering Aide 1 Intern
Major: Civil Engineering

“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.”

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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

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 member of the O’Brien team to polish your resume, set up your LinkedIn profile, create a customized career path and map out your goals.
  • Academic Advisors: 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.
  • Burning Glass Career and Labor Insights: Utilize a dashboard with real-time data on current job postings, job growth, skills in demand and labor market trends. The O’Brien 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.
  • 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.