Leah Campbell, SSH’14, set high standards for her first co-op experience at Northeastern. Her ideal position, she decided, would help her develop grassroots organizational skills and overseas campaign experience while also fostering her personal and educational growth.
That first co-op in Spring 2013 at Oxfam America—whose mission is to create lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and social injustice throughout the world—turned out to be the perfect match.
Campbell, a third-year combined major in political science and international affairs, worked in the organization’s community engagement department, where she helped a team of four organize the national volunteer group, which is spread across 15 U.S. cities. Campbell assisted in choosing these volunteer leaders, disseminated newsletters to help publicize its events, and provided additional daily support.