IT Academy Program
The MassMutual IT Academy Program provides internships and co-op opportunities in areas that allow students to explore, develop and use their skills in technology roles at MassMutual. The program is designed to be an interactive, hands-on experience, offering students the resources to grow and develop while learning about a variety of careers – technical and non-technical, needed for the digital world. We do this by providing:
• Meaningful assignments in a variety of departments in IT
• Professional development and networking opportunities with a variety of IT professionals across the company
• Mentoring and career development sessions
• Collaborative team projects with fellow interns
High School Program
The high school program is for students in 10th and 11th grade who are eager to explore and build their IT and professional skills. Experience in computer science or business is not required to enter the program, just a passion to learn!
Students are assigned to work in areas that allow them to explore, develop and use their skills in information technology roles at the company. Students may be selected to continue their internships on a part-time basis during the school year.
To be eligible to apply students must meet all the following criteria:
- Attend Springfield, Massachusetts or Enfield, Connecticut high schools (see list here)
- Be in 10th or 11th grade
- Have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 or better at the end of the prior school year
If interested in applying for MassMutual’s IT Academy High School Program, students can view the current job opportunities here and see the MassMutual IT Academy Advisor at their respective school to attend the IT Academy Fair (click here for list). The job fair allows students to explore positions, meet hiring managers and apply for positions of interest. To register for the 2017 IT Academy High School Job Fair on March 16, please send your contact information, school and grade by February 26 here.
Past Program Participants
“This experience opened my eyes to a whole new world, a world of work that I wasn't aware of. I will always be grateful for this experience has helped me not only become a better employee, but a better person. I will always be grateful to the IT Academy for this opportunity and I can't wait for other people to have the same experience I did.”
-Lea, Springfield Renaissance School, 1st year high school intern
The college program is for students who are in 12th grade through junior year in college. The focus of the program is exploring, building and refining IT and professional skills. As interns progress through the program, the IT Academy works to place students in roles best suited for their abilities and career goals. Internships can also lead to a part-time position during the school year, and top performing interns may be offered full-time employment after college graduation.
To be eligible to apply students must meet one the following criteria:
- Be in 12th grade at a participating high school and have a 3.2 grade point average or better at the end of the prior school year
- Be a college freshman, sophomore or junior enrolled in a computer science related program and attending a preselected college or university with whom we have a direct relationship
- Be part of our established pipeline
If interested in applying for MassMutual’s IT Academy College Program, students can view the current job opportunities here. Twelfth grade students will need to see the MassMutual IT Academy Advisor at their school to register for the IT Academy Virtual College Job Fair (click here for list). The IT Academy Virtual College Job Fair allows students to explore positions, hear from hiring managers and ask questions about the program. All other eligible college candidates will receive application information via their school or from MassMutual’s IT Academy team. To register for the 2017 IT Academy Virtual College Fair on February 9, please send your contact information, school, major and year of graduation by February 2 here.
Past Program Participants
“The IT Academy greatly influenced my career path. They gave me the opportunity to gain real world experience in a corporate environment early on, which in turn helped solidify my decisions regarding my college major and potential career paths I knew would interest me. The IT Academy not only provides real work experience, but it also helps improve one’s communication, organization, time management, networking and leadership skills. It's an awesome program that leaves a lasting impression on students, even if the corporate environment is not a place where they may see themselves pursuing a career.”
-Nellysha, Putnam Vocational Technical Academy, Western New England University, 5 year intern
The IT Academy Graduate Program provides computer science graduate students with either a six month engagement or a summer internship and is focused on developing and refining IT and professional skills for a future career in the technology field. Interns will have the opportunity to work on key business problems for the organization during their engagement.
Engagement in the Graduate Program can potentially lead to full-time employment after graduation.
To be eligible for an IT Graduate Academy internship, students must be a graduate student in computer science or a related field and able to work in Springfield or Boston, Massachusetts.
If interested in applying for a MassMutual IT Graduate Academy internship or co-op, students can view the current opportunities and apply by sending their resume, position(s) of interest and timeframe preferences here.
Past Program Participants
"My co-op at MassMutual has been one of my most rewarding experiences. I was involved on a very good project on the Mobile team, who gave me the opportunity to learn new skills, from Android to iOS. To my surprise, each co-op intern was assigned a mentor from the company. I received a lot of support from my mentor, who encouraged me to integrate into the new environment and culture, and provided many useful suggestions for both work and life. All the help and motivation I got from MassMutual makes me feel lucky and full of appreciation."
-Xin, Northeastern University, graduate intern, MassMutual IT employee