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

Kraig Scharn in front of Perry Hall
Kraig Scharn '20
Plastics Engineering

Thanks to his internship and co-op experiences, plastics engineering major Kraig Scharn ’20 discovered that sales was the right career path for him. He is now a junior technical service engineer for Entec Polymers in Charlotte, North Carolina.

It changed my mindset my senior year. I was able to tailor my classes more to the commercial side of the plastics industry, which was really nice.
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Professional co-op student Jack Goutier stands outside of Bose global headquarters in Framingham, Mass.
Jack Goutier '20
Electrical Engineering

For electrical engineering major Jack Goutier of Attleboro, failure was part of the job during his six-month product safety co-op at Bose Corp.

The co-op program is why I chose UMass Lowell ... I knew I wanted to get a taste of the real world before fully devoting myself to my career.
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David Todisco, center, with Hilary Clinton on the left and Senator Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire on the right
David Todisco '18
Political Science

David Todisco says his political science classes, internships and experiences through UML's partnership with The Washington Center are helping him forge a political career.

The Political Science Department here is phenomenal. The faculty all have so much experience they bring to the table.
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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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Shaila Bornstein on stage at Durgin Hall as one of the two student panelists for debates among the Democratic primary candidates for Niki Tsongas’ seat in Congress
Shaila Bornstein '19
Criminal Justice, Political Science

A semester in Washington, D.C., interning with a nonprofit that trains women to run for political office galvanized Shaila Bornstein. As soon as she finishes at UML, she plans to return to Washington to gain political experience so she can run for president.

The opportunities I’ve already gotten here are above and beyond what I could have gotten anywhere else.
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