University of Massachusetts Amherst Mount Ida Campus

About the Mount IDA Campus

Located in Newton, adjacent to the Newton-Needham Innovation District, and the tech-focused Route 128 corridor, the Mount Ida Campus is growing its undergraduate and graduate career development programs with expanded access to internships and co-ops in the Greater Boston area. Academic programs at the Mount Ida Campus are aligned with the increasing demand for talent in areas such as health care, business, building and construction technology, computer science, and other STEM specialties, ensuring the campus will play an important role in filling the talent pipeline that drives the Massachusetts innovation economy.


About the Opportunity

This is a part-time (32 hours per week) paid Internship ($17-20/hour, based on experience), and there are currently three positions available. There is also a possibility of extending the Internship through the Fall 2021 Semester as a Co-op.


Selected applicants may manage a variety of projects related to the build-out and maintenance of UMass Amherst’s new 70-acre satellite campus located in Newton, Massachusetts. Projects may include transportation infrastructure, space planning, office/classroom/laboratory renovations, landscape/grounds work, special project feasibility, wayfinding, and ADA-compliance/access control. Students work alongside the Campus Director, project managers, staff and faculty, and will gain hands on experience in a real-world context.


UMass Amherst students may also register for academic credits during the internship (1-14). This allows the experience to be documented on your transcript and can distinguish you from other candidates in a highly competitive job market.



Familiarity with construction means and methods is preferred;

–       Excellent project management skills;

–       Excellent written and verbal communication skills;

–       Self-starter with ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously and contribute productively in a team environment;

–       Experience with LEED and/or interest in sustainable building best practices

–       CAD experience, skills and expertise are useful

–       Strong commitment to safety, the team environment, customer satisfaction and quality control

–       Prompt and accurate judgment with the ability to troubleshoot and solve problems as they arise

–       Excellent time management skills


To Apply:

Submit resume and cover letter to the attention of Dr. Paul J. Wolff III (). Interviews will be arranged with potential candidates in anticipation of a June 2021 start date.

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