Employment Opportunities

Student Intern - STEM

The Executive Office of Education is comprised of the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC), the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE), and the Department of Higher Education (DHE). The Office of Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is part of DESE's Center for Instructional Support. Responsibilities include: Articulating high quality learning standards for mathematics, science and technology/engineering (STE), and digital literacy and computer science (DLCS). Identifying, developing, and disseminating a rich set of implementation resources for STE, Mathematics and DLCS. Facilitating networking opportunities for educators to ensure that best practices are shared across districts; and; actively communicating with stakeholders about new developments in the STEM fields.

Job Description:

Are you looking for a valuable learning experience that extends beyond the classroom?
DESE is seeking students who are eager to maximize their learning and develop their skills by participating in an exciting internship opportunity.

This unpaid internship position with the DESE is an excellent opportunity for a student who is interested in learning about state policy and strategies to advance STEM education in the Commonwealth. The STEM Intern will have the opportunity to learn from direct contributions to the development of key state STEM projects and strategies. These contributions include assisting in collaborative efforts to refine science and technology/engineering (STE) resources; developing resources to advance implementation of mathematical rigor and middle school mathematics; developing curriculum resources to facilitate the implementation of Digital Literacy and Computer Science (DLCS) supporting the state's STEM professional development program, the Massachusetts Math and Science Partnerships; and/or participating in the development of a process to support district strategic planning, with a focus on implementing the 2016 STE, Mathematics, and DLCS standards.


The successful candidate will be enrolled in an undergraduate / graduate program and will have a demonstrated superior academic record. He/she will possess excellent verbal and written skills and proficiency with basic office software. Preferred qualifications include a background in a STEM field (coursework or experience) and experience with STEM teaching, instruction, tutoring, or programming. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, highly organized, and have strong written and oral communication skills.

Application Instructions:

Please email your cover letter and resume to: InternOpportunities@doe.mass.edu

If you have further questions about this job posting, please contact Maureen O'Brien at (781) 338-6107 or mobrien@doe.mass.edu.

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