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The co-op program at Northeastern integrates periods of full-time work in students’ individual areas of interest with traditional periods of academic study. Students may do up to three six-month co-ops if they are on a five-year course of study, or two on a four-year plan.  Northeastern students invariably consider co-op one of the most valuable aspects of their college career. Through it, they not only get to experiment with potential careers, but also gain experience that proves invaluable when they enter today’s challenging job market.

Students may either choose from existing co-op positions or create their own in collaboration with potential employers and co-op advisors. Northeastern students have done co-ops at a variety of local organizations closely connected to Jewish studies, including Northeastern University Hillel, the Jewish Women’s Archive, Facing History and Ourselves, the Jewish Community Relations Council, and Jewish Family & Children’s Services, as well as co-ops in Israel.

Students interested in doing a Jewish studies-related co-op in the Boston area or elsewhere in the United States should contact Michelle Zaff, co-op coordinator for Jewish studies (617.373.4210; m.zaff@northeastern.edu; 33 Lake Hall).

Jewish studies majors and minors should also see Lori Lefkovitz (l.lefkovitz@northeastern.edu, 450 RP) to discuss how co-op fits into their Jewish studies coursework.