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Diversity & Inclusion Intern - EPSIP
Job Number: 2022-39966
Category: Interns
Location: Worcester, MA
Shift: Day
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Non Exempt
Business Unit: UMass Med School
Department: School - Diversity & Inclusion - W400400
Job Type: Intern (Full Time)
Union Code: Non Union Position-W00-Non Benefited
Num. Openings: 1
Post Date: March 12, 2022


**IMPORTANT: Your application will not be considered without an essay**

Complete the online application and include a short essay either in the "resume" field (the resume and essay should be uploaded as one document) or uploaded as a cover letter on your profile. Essay topic is listed below (Please include within your essay, examples from personal experience, observation, research, and or scholarship. The essay should be succinct and be your original work. It should also reflect an excellent command of English grammar, style and syntax. Maximum length 200 words.): 

Please write a short essay on ONE of these three topics:

  1. What does it mean to you to be effective in an environment that values diversity, equity and inclusion?
  2. In what ways has diversity, equity and inclusion shown up in your commitment to service at the national, regional, local, and/or institutional levels?
  3. In what ways have you integrated diversity, equity and inclusion as part of your professional and personal development? And how have these engagements informed your approach to being a better scholar and professional?

This internship program will begin Monday June 6th and will end Friday, August 12th. The pay is $16/hour and the position is expected to be full-time over those 10 weeks. This will be an onsite internship. 

About Emerging Professionals Summer Internship Program (EPSIP) at UMass Chan Medical School

The Emerging Professionals Summer Internship Program (EPSIP) is a paid internship experience for talented college students.  Individuals historically underrepresented in STEM, health science and medicine are strongly encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to students that identify from one of the following underrepresented groups in STEM, health science and medicine:  Black/African Americans, Hispanic or Latinx, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islanders, individuals with a disability or the first in their family to attend college, are also strongly encourage to apply.

Participants in the EPSIP program benefit from:

  • a 10 week, paid summer business internship at UMMS with an administrative focus
  • a unique opportunity to be guided and mentored for the world of business in academic medicine
  • professional development series of lectures, networking, mentoring, resume and job search preparation, and more
  • an opportunity to discover their passions and interests and discern which career path is best for you


Position: Program Assistant Intern

Description/Background: The Diversity & Inclusion Office (DIO) is the principal vehicle to guide the implementation of our diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) strategies and programs.  The DIO coordinates DEIB programming, training and education as well as provides oversight of compliance for Affirmative Action/EEO.

The Program Assistant Intern will provide support to the Diversity and Inclusion Office by collaborating with the team to develop, shape and support institutional DEIB work through projects and initiatives, which include:

  • Attend and participate in DEI meetings and programs
  • Prepare materials and documents for Tri-school learners’ orientations
  • Complete an environmental scan of DIO written and digital materials to identify gaps in the materials and for opportunities to increase inclusivity and accessibility in existing materials.
  • Research and compile a list of community-based organizations that DIO may consider partnering and sharing with the UMass Chan student community
  • Exploring innovative models and best practices to improve DEIB at UMass Chan.
  • Support the work of DIO team


  • Work both independently and as an effective team member
  • Communicate clearly and professionally
  • Demonstrate intellectual curiosity and openness related to DEIB, with the desire and ability to listen and learn.
  • Understand and believe in the mission of the organization and diversity and inclusion office.
  • Embody the values of the organization, including a commitment to decreasing inequity in our health care system and society as a whole
  • College Junior or Senior
  • Research and Analytical skills
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Minimum Word and Excel)
  • Proficient in use of social media accounts
  • Must be reliable and able to set consistent work hours


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