Internships & Co-ops at a Glance

Experiential Learning Gets You Ready for Life

Want to see the world? Explore career options right in your own back yard? You’ve come to the right place! In addition to the over 120 exciting, high-quality, fully-accredited academic programs in six colleges, UMass Lowell also offers a host of learning experiences that extend your education well beyond the classroom. 

Opportunities include

  • Paid co-ops and internships with business and industry leaders in your field
  • Study abroad program in more than 20 countries
  • Service and community projects in the Merrimack Valley and worldwide
  • Research assistantships with cutting-edge researchers on our world-class faculty
Our partnership with key regional employers provides improved quality and depth of education and experience through meaningful, sometimes even paid, work in a real world environment. With the experience you’ll gain through the UMass Lowell internship or co-op program, you’ll feel confident that when you graduate you’re the right person for whatever job you seek.

Paid (Co-op) Opportunities - Quick View

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 & Description
Qualifying Student Level Primary 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 Diane Hewitt
UMass Lowell Co-op Scholars (Research, Community, Enterprise Learning) — Incoming freshmen who qualify for Dean’s scholarships or higher and who fulfill the GPA requirements during their first year are eligible to receive a paid co-op opportunity. These positions may be held during the summer following the freshmen year or the sophomore year. Incoming Freshman Research

Research FAHSS

Community
UMass Lowell Research and Community Co-op — Students meeting financial-need criteria or students who are funded by faculty are eligible to participate in a Research or community co-op.  These opportunities are available from freshman to senior level.  Freshman through Senior Research

Research FAHSS

Community 
UMass Lowell Student Employment Campus Co-op  — Students meeting financial-need criteria are eligible for  campus co-op or community service positions. These opportunities are available from freshman to senior level. Freshman through Senior Maureen Souza