PULSE@MassChallenge Social Media/Marketing Intern

Boston, MA, USA Part-time

Not all internships are created equal. PULSE@MassChallenge offers unparalleled opportunity for interns to make a big impact in the world! If you are a college student or post-graduate with a passion for creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship, we want to meet you! PULSE@MassChallenge offers semester-long and summer-long internships in all departments. Full-time and part-time hours are available.

Purpose of Internship: 

The PULSE@MassChallenge intern will be focused on social media and marketing but will be involved in all aspects of the PULSE Program. This internship is an exciting opportunity to work on the ground floor of a huge initiative. This opportunity will provide you with amazing access to startups and the world's best and most supportive startup resources, including top investors, corporate executives, politicians, university personnel and more. 

Reports to: Program Director & Community Manager of PULSE@MassChallenge 

Contract: 3-6 month internship (dependent upon availability) 

Location: 401 Park Drive, Boston, MA 02215

PULSE@MassChallenge Primary objectives & context

  • Help entrepreneurs and patients win 
  • Connect entrepreneurs with the resources they need to launch and succeed immediately
  • Promote innovation, collaboration and commercialization
  • Showcase local ecosystem and benefits of healthcare in Massachusetts

With support from the Commonwealth, City of Boston, and countless other private organizations, PULSE is building upon the success of our main accelerator model in Boston targeting the healthcare sector.

  • Digital health startups that are ready to validate or scale their products and services in a clinical environment will be able to connect and be matched with providers across the state.
  • PULSE@MassChallenge serves as a Boston “hub” for healthcare startups and their collaborators. We will convene events and host networking opportunities for startups, investors and other stakeholders in the ecosystem and develop partner relationships across the states

Main Responsibilities:

Social Media/Marketing interns create strong and consistent content across all media platforms. This is critical to our organization’s positioning and branding. As a social media/marketing intern, you will:

  • Lead and maintain a social media content calendar (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn)
  • Work closely with the PULSE@MC team on developing and executing a media plan
  • Analyze social media strategy and provide insight and recommendations on social media
  • Support events by publicizing every event on social media
  • Work with startups to ensure that their stories are captured and displayed
  • Consult startups on their marketing initiatives, branding strategies and social media content
  • Track coverage of competitors in similar industries to leverage reporting opportunities
  • Identify key journalists and reach out to them with hooks
  • Generally promote PULSE@MC within the startup ecosystem

Skills and background required:

PULSE@MassChallenge is seeking highly motivated interns passionate about working with startups. Applicants should have a strong work ethic and a lot of enthusiasm for developing their skills and their career in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. In addition to having:

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to prioritize and execute multiple projects efficiently and simultaneously
  • Ability to maintain poise and composure in a fast-paced environment
  • Commitment to continuous learning
  • Goal-oriented and self-motivated; hungry for success
  • Dedication to and enthusiasm for our mission of “helping entrepreneurs win!”

At MassChallenge we are committed to your success. We're not just a company - we're a family - and we will do everything possible to make sure you're happy.



All PULSE@MassChallenge interns are offered unparalleled access to global startups, expert mentors and top service providers. The PULSE@MassChallenge team devotes our time and energy to supporting our interns to ensure your success with PULSE@MassChallenge and beyond.


Please note that MassChallenge is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, and startup, and all PULSE@MassChallenge internships are unpaid.

How to Apply:

Draft a one-page cover letter in which you tell us about yourself by answering the following questions:

  1. Why Startups:  Tell us why you want to work with startups, and why at PULSE@MassChallenge in particular.
  2. Why You:  Detail why you are a perfect match for an internship with PULSE@MassChallenge.
  3. When: Indicate when you are available to start, for how long you are able to commit, and how many hours per week you are available to work.

Please be sure that the cover letter is no longer than a single page.

Finally, when you send us your LinkedIn profile, please do NOT cut and paste the URL from your browser's address bar.  Rather, please provide the shorter URL that LinkedIn provides, which includes your name.