African American Studies


Northeastern University’s Department of African American Studies mentors intellectual leaders, develops emerging scholars, and trains global citizens who are able to explore the world from diverse perspectives in an ever increasingly global and interdisciplinary world. As a community of international and interdisciplinary scholars, practitioners, and community leaders the department aims to create and translate knowledge to meet global and societal needs.

Job Titles

Academic Advisor* Legislator*
Account Manager Management Consultant
Admissions Counselor Mental Health Worker
Advocate Museum Curator*
Affirmative Action Officer Operations Coordinator
Case Manager Paralegal
Civil Rights Analyst* Policy Analyst*
Community Outreach Coordinator Professor*
Diversity Coordinator Public Affairs Manager
Editorial Assistant Public Health Analyst*
Event Planner Real Estate Agent*
Foreign Service Officer* Recruiter
Fundraiser Research Assistant
Grant Writer Social Worker*
Grassroots Organizer Study Abroad Advisor*
Guidance Counselor* Teacher*
Human Resources Administrator Volunteer Coordinator
Lawyer* Youth Service Specialist

Positions that require additional education, training, or licensing are indicated by an (*).

Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interest as possible, including co-op and internships.


This is a limited sample of employers who have posted jobs on NUcareers; please note, that they may not currently have positions posted.

The Chicago Urban League Museum of African American History
Harlem Children Society Oberlin College
Imani Corporation Queer Women of Color and Friends (QWOC Boston)


This is a sample of the industries that often hire this major.

Higher Education Publishing
Human Services Research


These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities.

Development Intern
Legislative Intern
Mental Health Worker
Research Intern

Use,, or other internship sites to search for openings.


For more information, please visit Cooperative Education.

Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.


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