Senator Brownsberger Announces Summer 2018 Internships

Senator Will Brownsberger has announced that part-time unpaid internships will be available in his State House office to students from the 2nd Suffolk and Middlesex District for the summer of 2018. Internships are open to undergraduate college students and high school students who will have completed their junior year. All applicants must have a permanent residence or attend school in the Senator’s district. Internships require a commitment of 8-10 hours a week for a minimum of five weeks, with possible added research work outside of scheduled hours.

A cover letter and resume should be sent to Andrew Bettinelli, at Andrew.Bettinelli@masenate.gov, or mailed to Senator William Brownsberger, State House Room 504, Boston, MA 02133. The application deadline is Friday, March 9, 2018. Interviews will be conducted in March and applicants will be notified of their status by Friday, April 13, 2018.

Legislative internships offer students a variety of experiences, including policy research, constituent services, legislation monitoring, and budget tracking. Daily seminars on different aspects of state government are scheduled by the Senate.

4 replies on “Senator Brownsberger Announces Summer 2018 Internships”

    1. Fair points. I think there is such a thing as intern abuse — long full-time service doing core staff work for free.

      However, these brief internships are for students and really are an educational opportunity.

      We provide a lot of programming and the students report that they value the experience.

      They are much less than full time and some students work for pay elsewhere.

      1. It is more than just intern abuse – it is access to opportunity.

        I didn’t have 10+ hours a week while in college to volunteer for a great opportunity like this – I was already working 20+ hours so I could eat and pay bills.

        As long as you are comfortable that capable but poor students aren’t even applying and missing out on an opportunity to advance economically.

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