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In addition to general college funding available to help support unpaid co-ops, CSSH also has donor funding that apply to specific co-op opportunities as described below. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need according to the criteria set by Student Financial Services.
Students that meet the criteria for any of the funds below may mark themselves for consideration when applying for unpaid co-op funding:

Application for CSSH Unpaid or Low Paid/Stipend Co-op Funding

NOTE:  If you wish to apply for any of the awards described below please include information on all of the criteria for the award in which you are interested in your personal statement on your application. 

PHFFoundation Gumprecht Family Latin America Study Abroad & Co-op Fund ($5000 award)

  • Candidates must be participating in an unpaid or low paying (under minimum wage in MA)/low stipend co-op or a study abroad program, excluding Dialogues of Civilizations.
  • These experiences need to be in South America, Central America, or the Caribbean.
  • Preference may be given to students participating in a co-op that will have a social impact.

William M. and Marilyn L. Fowler History Co-op Fund ($5000 award)

  • Students must have a major, combined major, or minor in history.
  • Candidates must be full-time undergraduate students at Northeastern participating in unpaid or low paying (under minimum wage in MA)/low stipend co-op position at a museum, non-governmental agency, or other non-profit organization. Positions at Northeastern or at private, for-profit companies are not eligible.
  • Preference may be given to students who will be participating in a co-op in public history, a co-op that deploys historical knowledge and methodologies, or a co-op that is located abroad.

Michael and Kitty Dukakis Public Service Co-op and Internship Fund (amount of award varies)

  • Candidates must be participating in an unpaid or low paying (under minimum wage in MA)/low stipend co-op or internship in MA state government.
  • Applicants must be full-time undergraduate or graduate students.
  • Preference may be given to internships or co-ops with the State Legislature.

Lora Giampetruzzi Co-op Fund ($10,000 awarded to two students) Early Deadline for this award – see below.

  • Applicants must be full-time undergraduate student applying for an unpaid or low paid (under minimum wage in MA)/low stipend co-op.
  • Candidates must not be able to afford an unpaid co-op without receipt of this fund.
  • Co-ops must be in government agencies, research organizations, nonprofit organizations, or similar entities with that have social impact.
  • Preference may be given to students who are the first generation of their family to attend college.
  • Preference may be given to students involved in clubs or organizations that promote and support the academic and professional advancement of women.

The Lora Giampetruzzi Co-op Fund has a priority deadline of Monday, October 31. This fund is not accepting additional candidates for Spring 2023 co-ops.

The application deadline for all other funding for Spring/Summer 1 is Thursday, December 1.