In the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, cooperative education—or co-op for short—is a key component to the Experiential Liberal Arts, an educational model that integrates experiential learning with the rigorous study of society, culture, and politics.
Students majoring in philosophy and religious studies have a variety of interests and a corresponding variety of co-op opportunities available to them. Students interested in exploring a career in law have the chance to work in a small, medium, or large law firm and also to work in the public sector in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office or the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Students interested in public service have the chance to work in local, state, and federal government offices including jobs with the MA-Department of Transportation, the MA-Governor’s Office and MA-Office of Consumer Affairs, among many others. You will develop your communication and advocacy skills as well as hone your interpersonal skills and overall professional skills through co-op work experiences.
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Enhance your classroom learning and deepen your knowledge through the co-op experience in a variety of fields. Below is a partial list of the co-op employers and sample job titles by field or industry.
If you would like to learn more about how co-op works in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, please visit the CSSH co-op website.
|Bain & Company||Quality Assurance Intern||Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE)|
|Boston Housing Authority||Center for Community Engagement & Civil Rights||Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE)|
|Amundi Pioneer Management USA, Inc.||Regulatory Compliance Co-op||Philosophy|
|MA Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals||Community Outreach and Government Affairs Specialist||Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE)|
|Eze Software||Legal Co-op||Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE)|
|City of Boston, Mayor’s Office||Boston 311 Co-op||Philosophy|
|Liberty Square Group||Projects Assistant||Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE)|
|MA Medical Society Inc.||Marketing Communications Co-op||Philosophy|
|Manning Gross + massenburg LLP||Finance and Billing Coordinator||Philosophy|
|Eastern Wind Power, Inc.||Research Intern||Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE)|
|Town of Brookline, School District||Assistant Teacher||Philosophy|
|Eaton Vance Corp||Diversity & Inclusion Co-op||Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE)|