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Co-ops at a Glance

UMass Lowell has many options for students to engage in co-op opportunities and at the same time receive a paycheck. Click on the co-op titles to view more details about these opportunities.

Co-op Type & DescriptionQualifying Student LevelPrimary Contact
Professional Co-op — Through the Career & Co-op Center, students in good academic standing from the following academic colleges: Engineering, Science and Business, and who complete the co-op required Professional Development Seminars course, are eligible for either 3-month or 6-month co-op positions in a professional workplace outside the university.Sophomore, Junior and Senior
UMass Lowell Immersive Scholars, formerly known as Co-op Scholars (Research, Community, or International Field Experience) — Incoming freshmen who qualify for Dean’s scholarships or higher and who fulfill the GPA requirements during their first year are offered the Immersive Scholar Award (it is part of your financial aid package, and cannot be applied for) to receive a paid research opportunity. The co-op is during the summer following the freshmen year or the sophomore academic year.Incoming Freshman
UMass Lowell Emerging Scholars — Administered by the Center for Women and Work, this program provides students in the College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences with a unique year-long opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge gained from courses at UMass Lowell to a faculty member's on-going research. Students who participate gain valuable research experience and build on their classroom learning.Junior, Senior
Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Community Internships — The Community Internship Program provides students with paid experiential learning opportunities by partnering with local Community-Based Organizations (CBOs). Each semester CBOs are offered the opportunity to submit a job description to hire UMass Lowell students to assist with marketing, social media, program planning, volunteer management, research, and technology. Students can apply for positions that interest them. The intern’s pay is split between the CBO and the University.Sophomore, Junior and Senior