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Co-op Information for Employers

Build a human resources pipeline of smart, motivated employees

The Cooperative Education Program at Northeastern University, also known as “co-op,” is an educational model that provides students with opportunities to alternate periods of academic study and periods of paid, full-time employment related to their academic majors and interests.

For you, the employer, the program offers a continual gateway to enthusiastic employees with developing skills and talents, as well as potential relationships with future colleagues.

This partnership offers you:

To read more about the benefits of the co-op program, view the Co-op Employer Handbook.

Post a Co-op Job

To participate in the Northeastern Co-op Program please fill out the Job Description Form. Please be sure to choose the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, so that this request comes directly to us. Thank you!

Co-op Cycles

Participating students alternate between full-time academic and full-time co-op semesters. Students typically work six-month assignments. The exact start and end dates are determined by the employer in collaboration with the Co-op Coordinator :

For each cycle, we offer suggested timelines for posting positions, interviewing, and making offers. Once you have hired a co-op student, we provide a checklist with guidelines and requirements for supporting the student.


Thank you for visiting the Employer page. Please feel free to contact one of us if we can be of more assistance to you.