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Internship Opportunities

Mass General Brigham and affiliated hospitals offer exceptional learning experiences for all health professions, from student opportunities to specialized residencies and fellowships to continuing professional development.

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Massachusetts General Hospital internship opportunities

Mass General is the original and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. Mass General’s constant desire to acquire, apply and challenge knowledge and innovation is woven into the strong culture of lifelong learning. Learners benefit from rigorous, top-notch training and faculty expertise, staff benefit from challenging one another to strive for excellence, and most importantly, patients benefit from the culture of excellence and world class education their health care providers receive.

Mass General provides an excellent learning environment for health care management students interested in hospital leadership. Each summer, we accept a limited number of master’s degree students for administrative internship opportunities.

Learn more about the Administrative Internship

The Summer Undergraduate Research Program at the Lurie Center for Autism provides an opportunity for hands-on training in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and experience in clinical and translational research.

Learn more about the clinical research internship for undergrads

The Dietetic Internship at Massachusetts General Hospital creates leaders within the nutrition and dietetics fields by offering a wide range of learning experiences.

Learn more about the Dietetic Internship Program

A predoctoral internship in Clinical Psychology to matriculated doctoral students enrolled in clinical or counseling psychology programs.

Learn more about the Internship in Clinical Psychology

The John Hancock Child Life and Wellness Program Internship offers interns the chance to work with children of all ages in a variety of inpatient programs.

Learn more about the John Hancock Child Life and Wellness Internship Program

The MGH Aspire Works Internship Program is a unique program designed specifically for adults on the  autism spectrum, or a related Asperger profile, to gain real-world work experience.

Learn more about the Aspire Internship Program

This internship is for undergraduate and graduate/medical students who are looking for exposure to Orthopaedic clinical and basic research.

Learn more about the Orthopaedic Internship

The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) One-Year Preliminary Internship is for a dental school graduate. Interns will assist in outpatient clinics and perform simple procedures and gain experience with bone grafts, lacerations and more. This is a non-categorical position.

Learn more about the One-Year Preliminary Internship

Most medical students have limited awareness of the specialty of Thoracic Surgery by the time they are deciding on their residency. The Mass General Division of Thoracic Surgery Service Summer Scholars Program is a long-running program designed to provide significant exposure to this specialty. 

Learn more about the Thoracic Surgery Service Summer Scholars Program

This month-long internship is designed for premedical and medical students to increase exposure and gain experience in the field of women's sports medicine.

Learn more about the Women's Sports Medicine Summer Internship Program

Brigham and Women’s Hospital internship opportunities

Brigham and Women’s Hospital is world renowned for offering innovative, comprehensive care for complex medical problems and carrying out cutting-edge research. We are also well-known for the training of future health care professionals.

A 12-month, full-time psychology internship for doctoral students in clinical psychology. The program is centered upon the provision of training within a scientist-practitioner model, with a focus on providing clinical care and engaging in scientific endeavors and research activities.

Learn more about the Clinical Psychology Internship Training Program

Our clinically focused program is designed to provide a strong theoretical knowledge base with exceptional practical experiences in acute-care clinical nutrition, outpatient nutrition services, community nutrition, food service management, and research in the field of nutrition. 

Learn more about the Dietetic Internship

The Harvard Orthopedic Trauma Service is a busy pan-campus orthopaedic trauma service with sites at four Harvard-affiliated Level I Trauma Centers: Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Boston Children’s Hospital. The main aim of the internship is to provide interns with a basic understanding about clinical research, primarily through providing practical experience. 

Learn more about the Harvard Orthopaedic Trauma Summer Research Internship

An academic microbiology lab at Brigham and Women’s Hospital is seeking a highly motivated research trainee. This is an excellent opportunity for recent college graduates who are seeking to go onto graduate or medical school.

Learn more about infectious diseases research training (PDF)

The Clinical Research Division of the Pain Management Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital is seeking a highly motivated clinical research trainee. This internship is an excellent opportunity for recent college graduates who are seeking to go onto graduate or medical school. The research goal is to better understand and treat pain conditions.

Learn more about pain research training (PDF) 


A research laboratory at Brigham and Women’s Hospital is seeking a highly motivated research trainee. This unpaid internship is an excellent opportunity for recent college graduates who are seeking to go onto graduate or medical school. 

Learn more about pathology research training (PDF)

The Brigham’s Office of Strategic Communication is looking for a science writing intern to join the team for the summer or for the fall or spring semester. Through this internship, the intern will work directly with and support the senior science communication specialist (or a designated team member) to find, assess and write stories about cutting-edge Brigham research and innovation.

Learn more about the Science Writing Internship (PDF)

This internship offers medical students who are interested in orthopedics and women’s sports medicine an opportunity to spend their summer participating in clinical research and job shadowing in orthopedics. The goals of the internship are to provide clinical research experience and diverse shadowing opportunities in a clinical environment. Our clinical research focuses on sports-related injuries, treatments, surgical and non-surgical outcomes, and sex differences in musculoskeletal medicine.

Learn more about the Sports Medicine Summer Internship