Internships & Careers


Students in the Biology Department can gain professional experience through internships in a variety of fields.  Some internships are already established; others are set up by students and faculty to accommodate a student’s specific area of interest.  Students earn one (1) internship credit for every 45 hours of on-site work.  In addition, meetings with faculty and written work are typically required.  Up to 15 credit hours for internships can be applied to the MCLA graduation requirements.  Students interested in setting up an internship, or participating in an established internship should discuss this with their advisor.

Recent student internships have involved the following:

  • Animal care at MCLA
  • Plant care at MCLA
  • Physical therapy observation at Williamstown Physical Therapy
  • Animal care at the Berkshire Museum
  • Observation at Greylock Animal Hospital and North County Animal Hospital
  • Application of diet plans for specific health conditions at Buckley Health Care
  • Wood turtle monitoring at Canoe Meadows

Established Internship and Observation Sites

Berkshire Area Health Education Center
Berkshire Health Systems
Berkshire Medical Center
Berkshire Museum
Greylock Animal Hospital
Hopkins Memorial Forest
MCLA Athletic Training room
North County Veterinary Hospital
Northern Berkshire Community Coalition
Southwestern Vermont Medical Center
Williamstown Physical Therapy

Graduate Schools

Students have gone on to graduate studies in their area of interest or academic concentration at many different institutions, including:

  • Cornell University
  • Liberty University of Osteopathic Medicine
  • New York Chiropractic College
  • North Carolina State University of Veterinary Medicine
  • Sage Graduate School
  • UMass Medical School
  • University of New England College of Pharmacy
  • University of Texas 


Our graduate have successfully pursued careers including the follwing fields:

  • Allied Health
    • Physical Therapy
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Physician Assistant
    • Nutrition
  • Biological Forensic Sciences
  • Biotechnology
  • Medical Technology
  • Pharmaceutical Industries
  • Science Education
  • Scientific Research