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Sample Co-op Jobs

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Students tie their co-op positions to their courses of study, their professional aspirations, or a role or industry they have newly discovered and are curious about. CSSH co-op positions are open to students in all majors across the University.  For example, students majoring in criminal justice, political science, international affairs, English, and philosophy (among others) regularly complete co-ops with the Massachusetts Attorney General in Boston. Majors in English, political science, international affairs, and computer science often land  co-ops at National Geographic Learning, also in Boston. A wide range of our CSSH majors often complete co-ops at the law firm WilmerHale in Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C., Many of our students from across our majors also complete global co-ops at organizations such as the International Criminal Tribunal Court for the Former Yugoslavia, and Aston English in Vietnam.

Below is a small sampling of domestic co-op roles and organizations.


Data Operations, EnerNOC
Energy Supplier Analyst, PowerAdvocate
Catastrophe Modeling Analyst, Guy Carpenter
Economics Research Assistant, John Hancock


Research Assistant, McKinsey, North American Knowledge Center
Analyst, Sussex Economics Advisors

Corrections/Courts/Juvenile Justice

Forensic Mental Health-Administrative Assistant, Massachusetts Department of Correction
Reintegration, Probation Department of Boston Municipal Court
Office Assistant, Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office
Victim Advocate, Massachusetts Children’s Alliance


Instructional Assistant, Upper Devotion School
Teacher’s Assistant, Newton Public Schools
Extended Day Teaching Assistant, Driscoll School
Elementary Curriculum Writing Fellow, Bridge International Academies
Service-Learning Program Assistant, Northeastern University Center of Community Service


Assistant Investigator, Massachusetts Office of Inspector General
Communications Intern, Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs
Press Intern, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren
Enforcement Unit Intern, Massachusetts Division of Banks
Intern, U.S. INTERPOL Washington, D.C.
Legal Support Intern, United States Attorney

Human Rights and Peacebuilding

Communications Intern, The Corrymeela Peace and Reconciliation Centre
Policy Intern, Office of the High Representative, Scottish Parliament
Assistant Program Coordinator, NATO Defense College
Intern, CANVAS (Center for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies)


Assistant Medical Fraud Investigator, Attorney General of Massachusetts
Law Library Clerk, WilmerHale
Intake Coordinator/Paralegal, Health Law Advocates
Records Analyst, Ropes & Gray

Marketing and Public Relations

Marketing & New Business Development, MXM
Author Concierge, Instafreebie
Brand Copywriting Intern, Hasbro
Marketing & Program Co-op, Grubstreet
Events & Experiences Assistant, Advoc8


Impact Evaluation Intern, Ashoka
Recruitment and Community Partnerships, Big Sister Association of Boston
Special Projects Co-op, Root Cause
Healthcare Improvement Project Assistant, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Legislative Affairs & Program Assistant, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Legislative Affairs Intern, American Baker’s Association

Publishing and Writing

Editorial Intern, National Geographic Learning
Junior Technical Writer, Smartleaf
Editorial & Project Management Assistant, Aptara Corp.
Marketing & Technical Writing Assistant, CDM Smith


Research Assistant, Kostas Research Institute
Research Assistant, Boston Municipal Research Bureau
Archives Assistant, Massachusetts State Archives
Research Assistant, Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict
Knowledge Management and Development Intern, National Center on Time and Learning

Social Enterprise/Social Change

Small Business Entrepreneurship Internship, Interise
Innovation Program Assistant, Doorway to Dreams
Social Innovation Forum Program Co-op, Social Innovation Forum
Program Assistant, Northeastern University’s Social Impact Lab