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

Sid Iyer stands in the lab with two other students holding a piece of smart fabric
Sid Iyer '20
Plastics Engineering

Sid Iyer has taken advantage of internships, research opportunities, the DifferenceMaker program and more to pursue his goal: a career in biomedical research and development.

Professor Nagarajan wants students to take responsibility for all aspects of a project and to think independently.
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Sarah Herrick
Criminal Justice, minor in Sociology

Sarah Herrick’s studies and many internships prepared her for a job working with troubled teens.

UMass Lowell doesn’t just talk about real-world experience; it is real-world experience.
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Maylis Brito stands in front of a Kronos sign
Maylis Brito '20

Thanks to her co-op and internship experiences at Kronos, business administration major Maylis Brito has broadened her career options beyond her concentration in finance.

Now that I’ve worked in marketing, I’m not just theorizing about my future; it’s actually something I can see myself getting into.
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Nicole Haas sits at a table and works at her laptop at Revive Recovery Center in front of a decorated blackboard
Nicole Haas '18, '20
Public Health

Nicole Haas always knew she wanted a career helping people. The Master of Public Health major landed an internship with the Revive Recovery Center and is taking on one of the most challenging public health crises of the last 20 years: the opioid epidemic.

These face-to-face experiences are how I learned so much about the recovery community and how to continue finding ways to help people and prevent fatal outcomes.
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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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