Where Do Tufts Students Intern? The Biopsychology Major Edition

It’s tempting to make assumptions about the type of internship, volunteering, or other work experience you’re supposed to pursue with a particular major.

The truth? An Biopsychology major — or any Tufts major for that matter — doesn’t limit you to only 1 or 2 career paths. In reality, there are many, many possibilities! Take a look at the chart below, which provides samples of places where Tufts students have interned in recent summers (industry, organization name, position, title, and location). As you review the listings, consider the following:

  • While you’ll certainly see some common themes in the types of internships, what we want you to notice is the variety in the industries and organizations where students are working.
  • A second major, though helpful for some positions, is by no means required.
  • Do some of these organizations sound interesting? Jot down the names and go to their websites to learn more. Do they list jobs or internships that appeal to you?

We encourage you to chat with a career advisor if you’d like help with brainstorming more potential experiences that could match well with your interests.
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Industry Organization Position Title  Location Double Major, if applicable
Nonprofit: Advocacy Alzheimer’s Association Special Events Intern Watertown, MA
Research Amgen Scholars Research Assistant Los Angeles, CA Economics
Finance Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Marketing Intern Boston, MA
Research Boston Children’s Hospital, Biobehavioral Pediatric Pain Lab Research Intern Boston, MA
Research Boston Children’s Hospital, Critical Care Medicine Research Assistant Boston, MA Community Health
Research Boston Children’s Hospital, Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience Student Research Assistant Boston, MA
Nonprofit: Advocacy CISCRP (Center for Information & Study on Clinical Research Participation) Communicating Trial Results Intern Boston, MA Drama
Healthcare/Biotech/Pharma Cubist Pharmaceuticals Bioinformatics and Computational Chemistry Intern Lexington, MA Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Research Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Neurology Intern Lebanon, NH
Technology Github Application Engineering Intern San Francisco, CA Computer Science
Consumer Products & Business Services Grasshoppers Distribution Intern Louisville, KY
Research Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute at Miller School of Medicine Research Assistant Miami, FL
Research Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Clinical Research Intern Baltimore, MD
Research Laboratory for Youth Mental Health at Harvard University Research Assistant Cambridge, MA
Nonprofit: Human Services Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey Mission Delivery Intern Monroe Township, NJ
Research McLean Hospital Student Visitor/Intern Belmont, MA
Research McLean Hospital Research Assistant Belmont, MA
Research MGH/HST Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging Intern/Student, Salat Laboratory Charlestown, MA
Nonprofit: Human Services New Sector Alliance Summer Fellow Boston, MA Community Health
Healthcare/Biotech/Pharma Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research Animal Welfare Compliance Intern Cambridge, MA Community Health
Technology Pegasystems User Experience Design Intern Cambridge, MA Computer Science
Healthcare/Biotech/Pharma resTORbio Junior Analyst Boston, MA
Research RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) Research Assistant Bonn, Germany
Environmental/Wildlife Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies (Cohen Lab) Undergraduate Research Intern Tiburon, CA Environmental Studies
Healthcare/Biotech/Pharma St. Vincent Healthcare Intern Billings, MT
Research Tufts Applied Cognition Laboratory Research Assistant Medford, MA
Nonprofit: Human Services UCSD Shiley Eye Mobile for Children Community Outreach and Education Advocate San Diego, CA
Research University of Barcelona, Department of Clinical Psychobiology Research Assistant Barcelona, Spain French
Research University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Assistant Miami, FL Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Research University of Pennsylvania, Neuropsychiatry Section Conte Center Student Research Assistant Philadelphia, PA Computer Science
Research Yale School of Medicine Research Assistant New Haven, CT


By Susannah Krenn
Susannah Krenn Assistant Director, Communications & Marketing / Career Advisor