Brandeis International Business School

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Internships & Field Projects

Gain work experience while testing your skills in real-life situations


Internships provide critical opportunities to explore job functions that match your academic and personal interests. They're an invaluable way to gain work experience while exploring your career options and gaining insight into organizations and career paths. Students gain access to our job and internship career database, HandShake, before they even arrive on campus. For those seeking guidance and support throughout the search process, the Career Strategies Center works with students to align career goals and skill sets with internship opportunities around the world.

Real Experience

Sahir Chawla, MBA '17

Transparency Data Analyst at Shire Pharmaceuticals - Waltham, MA
“I worked on analytics projects and supported the transparency team on data collection, validation and reporting. The work was closely related to the technical knowledge that I learned in my Brandeis IBS data analytics courses. On the day I joined, Shire had acquired another firm which doubled the company's size, leading to an increase in work. It gave me the opportunity to lead projects and work with multiple business partners. After the internship ended, I was hired as a part-time analyst for the academic year.”

Field Projects

In a required field project course, Brandeis IBS graduate students work under the guidance of a faculty advisor to solve real-world business problems for corporate partners in finance, health care, startups, environmental organizations, data analytics, marketing, nonprofits, real estate and many other fields.

These unique practical learning experiences give students the opportunity to put classroom learning into action, build professional skills and connect with industry insiders.

Past Projects



The team utilized their expertise in financial data research, competitor research, financial modeling, product pricing analysis and data analysis to recommend different lending segments that Fincura could pursue.

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Students researched and analyzed competitors, target consumers and user behavior. They developed insights to deliver a suggested strategic marketing plan with a focus on brand visibility and user acquisition growth.

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Students gained experience in investment deck research and analysis, gained understanding of investor expectations related to investment pitch deck, executed FinTech market analysis, competitor analysis and more to inform their recommendations for successful strategic growth options.

State Street Global Exchange (SSGX)

This project focused on crypto currency, examining the application to finance of distributed ledger technology (DLT) and the blockchain.

Armored Things

Armored Things

The student team prepared a pricing model for Armored Things services unique to potential clients based on university budgets (public safety specific or otherwise) and the number of enrolled students.



Two student teams were challenged to observe macroeconomic data from two different perspectives.

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Students provided recommendations for strategic growth using e-commerce market research, data analysis and financial analysis.



Klarity uses AI to read incoming NDAs, sales and vendor contracts to tell enterprise users if they can sign right away or need to approve a contract redline first.

Experiential Learning at Brandeis IBS

Adjunct Professor Gene Miller (middle row, third from right) with students and staff.

Adjunct Professor Gene Miller (middle row, third from right) with students and staff.

Experiential learning is a pillar of every Brandeis IBS student's education. It can happen on campus in the Bloomberg Lab, nearby in a field project class, in another country on a Hassenfield Overseas Immersion Program trip, or almost anywhere nationally or globally on an internship or industry trek.

For more information, contact the Career Strategies Center at 781-736-8502. Current students should speak with their personal career coach.


Employers interested in working with our students should contact our Engagement Department at