Northeastern University’s co-op program is among the largest and most innovative in the United States. More than 75% of Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, and Marine Biology students participate in co-ops.
The co-op program offers students opportunities to:
- Gain skills and experience that make them sought after employees
- Explore jobs in the public and private sectors
- Clarify short and long term professional, academic, and personal goals
- Integrate classroom and workplace learning
- Develop relationships with mentors and peers
Each year, six month co-op assignments begin at the beginning of July and, again, at the beginning of January. If you enter Northeastern as a freshman, you are typically eligible to begin your first co-op at the beginning of the second semester of your sophomore year. Transfer students are usually eligible to start co-op after completing at least one academic semester at NU.
Although Co-op Faculty Coordinators make every reasonable effort to help you find a position, NU cannot guarantee that you will have a job each co-op term. Working closely with your Co-op Faculty Coordinator and meeting all required deadlines will benefit you in the co-op process.