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Cooperative Education

From Cuba to Kenya to Cambodia our students can choose for an amazing variety of co-op experiences throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America. We also offer amazing opportunities to work for government and NGO’s in Boston, the US and beyond.

Northeastern is home to the world’s most innovative cooperative education program, also known as “co-op.” Now more than 100 years old, Northeastern’s co-op program prepares students for the global challenges of the next century. ASL students who choose to participate in co-op can gain up to 18 months of professional or research experience in the interpreting field or related to their other academic interests with any of more than 2,500 employers across the United States and in 80 countries around the world.

Working with one of Northeastern’s full-time co-op coordinators, students who participate in co-op alternate semesters of academic study with six-month terms of full-time employment in positions related to their academic or career interests. Students have the option of completing up to two co-ops over a four-year plan, or up to three co-ops over five years. The Co-op Cycle provides more information on how students alternate class and co-op over four or five years.


For a detailed list of options and guidance contact our Co-op coordinators:


Jonathan Andrew


Joani Lamachia


Stephen Williams, JD