UMass Boston FWS Internship Program – Summer 2021 – Employer Recruitment & Networking Event 4/29

Boston, MAUMass Boston is pleased to introduce the Federal Work Study Internship Program (FWSIP): the FWSIP Program is a strategic initiative they are implementing in the Summer 2021  to increase their off-campus internships and they have identified you as a strategic employer partner. Participating employers are eligible to receive between 50-75% off student wages for joining the program. Please read further to see what type of discount your organization is qualified for.

In partnership with the US Department of Education, they are pleased to offer funding support to assist you with hiring qualified UMass Boston student interns.  Did you know that 24/7 Wall St. ranked UMass Boston as the 3rd most diverse 4-year school in the nation? Check out this link to learn more.  They are excited to partner and hope you’ll participate in our Summer 2021 pilot program.  Discover UMass Boston talent through the FWS Internship Program!

SAVE THE DATE: FWSIP Summer 2021 Networking Event – Thursday, April 29 from 3pm-5pm via Zoom

TO REGISTER: Follow the registration link below

TO PREPARE: Questions about the FWSIP and summer timeline? Attend one of their 2 upcoming Employer Info Sessions – Summer FWSIP

  • FWSIP Summer 2021 – Employer Info Session: Tuesday, April 20th from 12pm-1pm | Click HERE to Register!
  • FWSIP Summer 2021 – Employer Info Session: Wednesday, April 21st from 4pm-5pm | Click HERE to Register!

Read on for more details about the FWSIP, and reply with your interest ASAP to become a founding partner!

The FWS Internship Program supports employers in subsidizing student wages for off-campus internships.

The Department of Education has chosen UMass Boston as a Federal Work Study (FWS) Experimental Site. This experiment grants waivers to specific Federal Work Study regulations to increase opportunities for academic/career related internships.


Program Goals:

  • Increase partnerships between UMass Boston and industry
  • Improve college retention and completion rates among UMass Boston students
  • Reduce student debt levels
  • Improve post-graduate employment outcomes

Financial Coverage of Internships: FWS funds can be used to cover the following costs:

Students are paid through UMass Boston paychecks. Organizations will receive an invoice on their wage share contributions.

Individual or Cohort Model: Employers can hire an individual intern or hire a group/cohort of students


  • Summer Internship: June 2021 – August 2021 (Potential extension option into fall)
  • Announcing: FWSIP Fall Internship: September 2021 – December 2021 (Potential extension option into spring 2022)
  • Announcing: FWSIP Spring Internship: January 2022 – May 2022 (Potential extension option into summer 2022)

*Start dates and weeks are flexible, but must be acknowledged upon contractual agreement between all parties


  • Internship placements cannot be used to fill or displace designated FTE (full-time equivalent) positions or employees.


  • All other inquiries will be assessed on a rolling basis until the program is filled
  • Employers will be notified of next steps as soon as they indicate interest in the program

CONTACT: Matt “PK” Power-Koch, Manager of University Internships at: [email protected] or call 617-287-5519 if you are interested in participating in the Federal Work Study Internship Program and to receive more information.