In the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, cooperative education—or co-op for short—is a key component to the Experiential Liberal Arts, an educational model that integrates experiential learning with the rigorous study of society, culture, and politics.
As a political science major, you will be able to bring your interests, your skills and what you have learned in the classroom to a wide variety of co-op opportunities. Conversely, you will bring what you have learned on co-op back to your academic setting, allowing you to deepen your knowledge about your major and yourself. These connections are made through guided, ongoing preparation and reflection. Students in the major co-op in city, state and federal government settings; for law firms of all sizes; for non-profit and for-profit organizations with a range of missions- from human rights to policy making to security. Co-op students work in Boston, Washington, D.C., and many other cities in the U.S. Global co-op offers students a chance to work outside of the U.S.
Enhance your classroom learning and deepen your knowledge through the co-op experience in a variety of fields. Below are a few examples of co-op employers and co-op job titles:.
If you would like to learn more about how co-op works in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, please visit the CSSH co-op website.