Our Cooperative Education Program and internships can provide you with valuable career-related experience for a head start in today's competitive marketplace.
The Cooperative Education Program (Co-op)The co-op program offers both part-time and full-time options and is available to full-time graduate students. By combining relevant work experience with academic studies, students have the best opportunity for personal, professional and career development. Additionally, students are able to subsidize their education costs while building their resumes in preparation for their professional lives. Part-time co-ops usually involve working 15-25 hours per week while continuing to take a full load of courses. Students working full-time must have completed a full load of courses the previous semester and then must return to school for the semester after their co-op placement. Co-ops are available for all degree programs. Most positions are located in businesses and organizations within easy commuting distance of campus, so that students can balance their work and academic schedules.
Sample co-op employers
The Boston Globe
Cape Cod Potato Chips
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Ernst and Young, LLP
Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau
Investors Bank and Trust
Massachusetts General Hospital
North Suffolk Mental Health Association
Internships are usually unpaid or carry a small stipend. Your academic department may also grant academic credit.