State of Massachusetts Website Development Intern in Boston, Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking an experienced and dynamic intern to provide agency-wide support for all website development activities, using the full set of technical tools available through Drupal, the Commonwealth’s content management system.

The successful candidate brings a comprehensive understanding of the wide range of technical capabilities offered by the Drupal platform, ensuring that all DPH information is presented in a logical and understandable format for a wide range of audiences. As part of the central Communications Office within the Commissioner’s Office, the position focuses on a comprehensive approach to content development and continuous quality improvement for the Department of Public Health website. Under the direction of the Web Team Leader, the position ensures that the Department’s web presence is developed and maintained according to the highest standards of readability, accessibility, and ease of use, and also meets the expectations of the hundreds of thousands of unique web visitors who interact with the DPH website every month.

/_Preferred Qualifications:_/

  • Familiarity with website content management systems, Drupal preferred.

  • Ability to adhere to web accessibility best practices when writing for the web.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

/_About the Department of Public Health:_/



The mission of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is to prevent illness, injury, and premature death, to assure access to high quality public health and health care services, and to promote wellness and health equity for all people in the Commonwealth. We envision a Commonwealth in which all people enjoy optimal health. Massachusetts ranks among the healthiest of states according to comparative analyses, but we face numerous challenges, including chronic and infectious disease, substance abuse, violence, preventable hospitalizations, and health disparities.

DPH coordinates programs and policies to address specific diseases and conditions and offer services to address the needs of vulnerable populations. We also develop, implement, promote, and enforce regulations and policies to assure that the conditions under which people live are most conducive to health and enable people to make healthy choices for themselves and their families. We license health professionals, healthcare facilities and a variety of businesses that impact public health. We operate the state laboratory and four public health hospitals. We monitor health status and manage vital records including births, marriages and deaths. We educate people about public health issues and work closely with local boards of health and community partners to identify and solve public health problems.

/_Additional Information:_/

  • Benefits are unavailable with the exception of sick leave accruals.

  • Contracts are renewable, subject to the Department approval, performance and allocation of funds.

  • Merit and C.O.L.A. increases may be included.

  • Incumbent will be paid on a biweekly basis.

/_Period of Service:_/



January 2019 through June 30, 2019

_/Pre-Hire Process:/_

A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit

Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines.

Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website.

For questions, please contact Health Human Resources at 1-800-850-6968.

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

Please see Preferred Qualifications.

*An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job: *Administrative Services

Organization: *Department of Public Health

Title: Website Development Intern

Location: Massachusetts-Boston-250 Washington Street

Requisition ID: 180008ED