Hyun Shin: Administrative Director




“The International Institute of New England is a non-profit organization based in Boston, Massachusetts, with site offices located in Boston, Lowell, and Manchester, New Hampshire. The Institute’s mission is to help refugees and immigrants become active participants in the social, political, and economic richness of American life.”


What does your organization look for in co-op students?

We focus on finding a co-op student that is flexible; someone who is able to turn on a dime. The International Institute needs employees with great attitudes – you don’t necessarily need to come on with us with a complete skill set, but positive outlook will carry you through the work-experience.


What can co-op students expect to do while working for your organization?

I try to give interns a holistic experience; I don’t want to pigeonhole them in a specific position. Coops have a close working relationship with the entire staff to coach them along throughout the semester.