About The Intern Hub Platform
Intern Hub is a unique, centralized website where employers and students in the Greater Boston area can turn for internship resources and support. Intern Hub is completely free and offers a variety of helpful tools and resources, including: easy-to-use job posting resources, information about how to create and maintain internship programs, adaptable application sorting and interview scheduling features, an employer-student messaging system, career development advice, student questionnaires, and much more.
Intern Hub is compatible with any web browser, mobile device, or tablet.
Intern Hub is brought to you by The Internship Collaborative, a partnership led by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. Over the past several years, these two organizations have been working together on talent retention initiatives within the Greater Boston area. As a result of the growing success of these efforts, and the need for continued work in this area, the Boston Fed and The Chamber are working to enhance these efforts and eventually expand them throughout New England so as to better serve students, employers, and the regional economy.
Why is talent retention important to New England?
Research conducted by the Federal Reserve’s New England Public Policy Center, along with the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and Mercer, identify New England as a region with a low retention rate of talented college graduates relative to other regions of the country. These studies show that while our region gains from an influx of talented non-native students who attend our many prestigious colleges and universities, many of these talented individuals leave the region after they graduate. The research also shows that a primary cause of this low retention rate is low awareness among students of the many job opportunities available to them in the region. Internships are a proven way to bridge this divide between student and employer communities. Using internships as a key talent retention tool, The Internship Collaborative is committed to strengthening New England’s economy and its workforce.
Why focus on internships?
Research and common experience agree: internships enable students to gain early exposure to the workforce of the region. Internships provide students with meaningful work experience, knowledge of how to apply their studies, and a professional network in their chosen field. For employers, internships are a great way to assess future full-time employees, and to bring in fresh perspectives to support innovative endeavors.
About the Internship Collaborative
The Internship Collaborative has the support of many additional private, public, and quasi-public entities in the Greater Boston area. These supporters share the goals of talent retention and development, and work towards the economic prosperity of the area. Current partners include the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts, the Mass Tech Collaborative, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, the Metro West Chamber of Commerce, State Street Corporation, and The Partnership.
In addition to Intern Hub, The Internship Collaborative supports two event series—one for interns and one for employers, professional internship resources, ongoing research to explore regional talent competitiveness, and more.
If you have any questions, or would like to get involved in these efforts, please contact Emily Dahlgaard at the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.