Co-op

Northeastern Students receiving Co-op awards at 2012 awards ceremony

Northeastern Students receiving Co-op awards at 2012 awards ceremony

Northeastern University is world-famous for its co-op program. Although engaging in co-op is optional, we strongly encourage all undergraduate Political Science students to learn about how this program works and what it can offer to them.

Co-op is a program that allows students to alternate between periods of academic study and full-time employment related to their field of study. You may choose to complete as many as three six-month co-ops under the university’s five-year undergraduate curriculum. Some students prefer to participate in co-op for only one or two six-month periods.

Within the fields of law, government, public policy, and politics, there are many kinds of employment possibilities in the public and private sectors. Co-op positions are available locally, in New York City, Washington, D.C., and other cities, including an increasing number abroad. Though far from exhaustive, the following are several recent Co-op positions held by Political Science majors: