Within the Entrepreneurial Co-op program, students are hired into six-month, full-time co-op positions and are compensated relative to their skill level, the demands of the position, and the industry in which they are working. Students are hired as employees, not as independent contractors, freelancers, or consultants. They do not receive benefits and all applicable taxes are to be withheld.

There are three popular forms of Entrepreneurial Co-ops:

Standard Co-op Positions

Employers compensate students at the market rate for their industry.

Student Venture Co-op

Students develop their own venture through IDEA, Northeastern’s venture accelerator, on a full-time basis over a six-month period while partnering with IDEA’s faculty advisor and coaches.

Subsidized Co-op Positions

Eligible employers are allocated a subsidy by the Center for Entrepreneurship Education to hire a Northeastern University co-op student; ventures match the subsidy, which is paid directly to the student. This program is supported with the generous donation of John Hatsapolous ‘59, founder of Thermo-Electron Corporation and benefactor to Northeastern. See guidelines and apply to participate.

Our Co-op Employers for Entrepreneurship include:

Booker Software Fiksu LevelUp
Care.com Financial Diligence Networks Mendix
Catelas Guided Surgery Solutions Mobiquity
Cignifi HourlyNerd OnHand
Cloudlock Hubspot Pillpak Inc.
Co3Systems Invested Development Splashscore
DataXu Jana Swipely