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.
|Willis Towers Watson & Co./ Willis Towers Watson||Pension Analyst|
|Movement for Reform Judaism/ Movement for Reform Judaism||Jewish Music Intern|
|Plymouth Rock Assurance Company/ Plymouth Rock Assurance Corporation||Docket Clerk|
|United Nations Population Fund/ United Nations Population Fund||UNFPA Communications Corporate Communcations|
|Government of The United States/ Department of Justice||Undergraduate Volunteer Intern|
|Boston Bar Association/ Boston Bar Association||Lawyer Referral Program Assistant|
|Commonwealth of Massachusetts/ Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs||Consumer Information Coordinator|
|United States Senator Edward Markey/ United States Senator Edward Markey||Intern|
|State Street Corporation/ State Street Corporation||Investor Relations Co-op|
|495/ MetroWest Partnership/ 495 MetroWest Partnership||Economic Development & Public Policy Co-op|
|Eze Software Group/ Eze Software Group||Legal Co-op|
|Northland Investment Corporation/ Northland Investment Corporation||Real Estate Private Equity Co-op|
|Boston After School & Beyond, Inc. / Boston After School & Beyond, Inc.||Policy and Research Co-op|
|Athenahealth, Inc. / Athenahealth, Inc.||Client Marketing & Performance|
|Goodwin Procter LLP / Goodwin Procter LLP||Research Operations Co-op|
|Ropes and Gray LLP / Ropes & Gray LLP||Records Analyst (NYC)|
|Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the United Kingdom / Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the United Kingdom||Events Intern|
|Massinc / Massinc||Research Assistant|
|Interise, Inc. / Interise, Inc.||Program Assistant & Small Business Entrepreneurship|
|WilmerHale / WilmerHale||Discovery Solutions Co-op|
|Plymouth Rock Assurance Company / Plymouth Rock Assurance Company||Customer Representative-Personal Injury|
|City of Boston / City of Boston||Mayor’s Office Press Assistant|
|Imprivata, Inc. / Imprivata, Inc.||Public Relations Co-op|
|Massinc / Massinc||Communications Assistant|
|Wayfair LLC / Wayfair LLC||Talent/ Human Resources Co-op|
|The Novus Group / The Novus Group||Client Support Specialist|
|Associates For International Research, Inc. / Associates For International Research, Inc.||Housing and International Relocation Analyst|
|John Hancock / John Hancock||Risk Analyst Co-op|
|Commonwealth of Massachusetts / Department of Telecommunications and Cable||Regulatory Specialist|
|Government of Ohio / Office of Governor John Kasich||Press Office and Communications Apprentice|
|Massachusetts Clean Energy Center / Massachusetts Clean Energy Center||Cleantech and Water Innovation Fellow|
|Goodwin Procter LLP / Goodwin Procter LLP||Professional Development & Training Co-op|
|Government of The United States / House of Representatives, United States||Intern-Nancy Pelosi|