Co-ops, internships & clinicals build on academic and career interests through structured and supervised experiences in the workplace

What are co-ops, internships and clinicals?

Co-ops, internships and clinicals are structured and supervised experiences in the workplace related to academic and career interests.

By the Numbers

  • $20,075
    Average earnings for six-month co-ops
  • 360+
    Employers who have hired undergraduate co-op students
  • 149
    Co-op employers

Meet Our Students

Julie Lawton admires a mural in Coburn Hall
Julie Lawton '21
Political Science

Joining a club as soon as she arrived on campus got Julie Lawton experience on two political campaigns as well as internships in the Boston mayor’s office and the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus – all within a year.

I think it’s cool that I can connect my classes with what I learned in my internship.
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Honors College students Lindsay Blount, Kale Connerty and Erin Monahan work at the Thoreau Institute library with curator Jeffrey S. Cramer.
Erin Monahan '19
Public Administration

Erin Monahan finds value in learning principles applicable to a wide range of arts and humanities-based organizations. She is getting professional experience as an archivist through an internship at the Thoreau Institute at Walden Woods.

The program is helping me synthesize what I’ve learned through my nonacademic and academic experiences.
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UMass Lowell students and Model U.N. members Alejandro Lopez and Ryan Dekeon, pictured in suits sitting in the Pulichino Tong Building in orange chairs looking at the camera
Alejandro Lopez '18
Economics

The Model U.N. program and a semester interning and learning in Washington, D.C., helped Alejandro Lopez put economic and political theory into practice - and paved the way for a successful career.

The chance to travel and experience a new country each year with the Model U.N. team has given me a college experience I never could have imagined.
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Mathew D'Entremont seated at a table with another person
Mathew D'Entremont '23
Psychology

The Moloney Student Fellowship Fund allowed Mathew D’Entremont to take an unpaid internship with a Lowell nonprofit.

It was good to learn about an organization like Coalition for a Better Acre in the city where I go to school.
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Matt-Macioci-Environmental-Portrait
Matt Macioci '18
Mechanical Engineering

Thanks to professional co-ops at New Balance and Teradyne, mechanical engineering major Matt Macioci has designs on a future career working with complex machinery.

If someone had told me when I was a freshman that I’d be working at New Balance in 2-3 years, I wouldn’t have believed it. It’s amazing what I’ve experienced here.
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