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

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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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Sean Jordan '14
Physical Therapy

Sean Jordan is living his dream working for the New England Patriots as an assistant athletic trainer and physical therapist.

The experiences I had at UMass Lowell helped me gain confidence as a clinician and gave me the chance to network and grow as a professional.
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Allyson Toppi and her co-workers at Brooks Automation
Allyson Toppi ’20, ’21
Mechanical Engineering

Allyson Toppi never thought she could work in robotics. An internship at Brooks Automation changed her mind – and turned into a full-time job.

I never questioned that women could be engineers, because here was one in front of me, and she was so smart, strong and capable.
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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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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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