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

Erin McGuire sits on a mountaintop
Erin McGuire '21
Geoscience

Erin McGuire has been able to ease into her new job as staff geologist at Nobis Group in Concord, N.H., while putting the finishing touches on her bachelor’s degree in environmental science with a geoscience option.

I’m excited to have the outdoors as my office. I really love being outside.
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Jennifer Schultz posing during a hike between two large red rocks
Jennifer Schultz '21
Mechanical Engineering

When she was younger, Jennifer Schultz didn’t want to be an engineer. Yet here she is, a summer intern in the office of Nonspec, a company that offers low-cost prosthetic limb systems. She even trekked to India with UMass Lowell’s B.V.B. Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program.

There was no way I was going to be an engineer.
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UMass Lowell Plastics Engineering student Patrick McCallum interns at Wittmann Battenfeld
Patrick McCallum '18
Plastics Engineering

Patrick McCallum got a leg up on his plastics engineering career with an internship at Wittmann Battenfeld, where he worked alongside the company's president, alum David Preusse '85.

As a student, it's rewarding to be involved with (Industry 4.0). Most people don't have a clue what newer machines are capable of. Now, I'm able to talk about those sorts of things.
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Andrew Sciascia participated in a debate held at UMass Lowell
Andrew Sciascia '20
Political Science & Criminal Justice

Andrew Sciascia’s studies in political science and homeland security are combining with his student newspaper experience to prepare him for a career as a political analyst.

We all come to this university with a different story, and we are welcomed with open arms.
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Grace Chin works at a computer on campus
Grace Chin '20
Computer Science

Great classes and research experience, a professional co-op and a cybersecurity competition are preparing Grace Chin for professional success.

I really lucked out coming to UMass Lowell. I think it’s a hidden gem for computer science.
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