Jobs & Internships

Boston-area employers are invited to hire a student and invest in Boston’s future

Every summer, the City of Boston and the Boston Private Industry Council (PIC) join forces to place hundreds of Boston Public School (BPS) students at nearly 200 local businesses. Together these employers – which range from Fortune 500 companies to neighborhood small businesses – are helping us train and prepare the workforce of tomorrow.

If you are interested in joining other Boston-area companies in hiring BPS high school students as summer or school year interns, fill out this interest form or contact Josh Bruno, Employer Engagement Director.

In their own words...

I see this internship as a milestone. To be seventeen and already have experience working at a biotech company as large as Vertex is a really big step. I would just like to say thank you to Vertex for the opportunity and for allowing me to grow as a student and as a future STEM professional.


Intern, Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Our interns were a breath of fresh air; their energy, curiosity, and eagerness to learn had an infectious effect on our office. As a designer, I can easily get caught up in day-to-day tasks, but their creativity helped inspire me to look at my work differently. I'm so glad to have been a part of our PIC experience this year!

Jackey Robinson

Designer, Goody Clancy

I’m grateful for this opportunity with ADI and to work with the team here! It gave me a feel of what it’s like to work in a professional setting, be part of a team without being intimidated by company jargon, and know the value and skills I can bring to a company,


Intern, Analog Devices

The hiring of high school students helps to drive our commitment to grow future talent. Part of Dana-Farber’s mission is to train the next generation of healthcare professionals, and this really gets at the core of that goal.

Candace Burns

Director of Inclusion and Workforce Development, Dana-Farber Cancer Insittute
Students provide value to the companies where they work.

Interns bring new energy to the workplace and meet real business needs. Supervisors value the time they spend with students and often report increased engagement with the company or organization after working with a student.

  • Summer jobs build a talent pipeline for the local workforce. Career exploration and early work experience help ensure that young people have the knowledge and skills to be successful in their future careers.
  • Early work experience is linked to future success. Students who work during high school have higher employment rates and higher earnings later in life.
  • Internships develop supervisory skills. Employers encourage junior staff to take on internship supervision as a professional development opportunity.
  • Internships can align with your corporate social responsibility and diversity goals. You can make a real difference in the lives of young people, while bringing in new and diverse perspectives.
  • By participating in the Mayor’s Summer Jobs Campaign, your company can build brand awareness among students and families, other employers, and city officials.

PIC Career Specialists work closely with students prior to the summer to prepare them to join your workplace. Students go through a series of job readiness workshops and career exploration programs during the school year. PIC Employer Engagement staff are available throughout the school year and summer to address your questions and concerns, ensuring a productive and positive summer experience.