Lawyers, writers, data analysts: Digital internship program had it all

Summer interns share advice and reflect on what they learned

Some of the 21 Digital Services interns who participated in the 2018 summer program.

Keeping data open and protecting your privacy

Siri Nelson, who wrote about data sharing and privacy.

“Technologists and legal professionals need to work together with lawmakers to establish clear norms that are regularly updated.” — Siri Nelson

Summer intern energy

Content strategy intern Dan Beckley, who kept Massachusetts parks pages beautiful.

“The work was especially intriguing because it could include helping constituents find farmers’ markets to updating energy regulations within the span of a day.” — Dan Beckley

Behind the dashboards

Natasha Mathur who helped build Mass.gov analytics dashboards.
A screenshot of an analytics dashboard report for a page on Mass.gov.

Power of partners

Savanah Cuevas and Allison Green, who shared their findings with fellow interns and EOTSS Digital Services staff.

“I think that’s exactly what internships are for: You come for several weeks and learn more about a particular area, and learn even more about yourself and how you work with others.” — Savanah Cuevas

Importance of feedback

Ben Bossi (left) and Rohit Sinha (rigth), who worked with the Executive Office of Administration & Finance (ANF), and its various organizations.

“I was taken aback by how much information needs to be published to satisfy every user.” — Rohit Sinha

Real workplace experience


Massachusetts Digital Service

Part of the Executive Office of Technology Services and Security (EOTSS), our mission is to use the best technology, design, and data to make every interaction with Massachusetts government simpler, faster, more meaningful, and wicked awesome.

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Bob Brown

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Bob Brown

Digital Services editor and content strategist for Mass.gov. Hyperlocal news editor. More: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bobbrownboston/

Massachusetts Digital Service

Part of the Executive Office of Technology Services and Security (EOTSS), our mission is to use the best technology, design, and data to make every interaction with Massachusetts government simpler, faster, more meaningful, and wicked awesome.