Health professional schools look for applicants who have differentiated themselves. Participating in one or more co-ops is an outstanding way to gain unique experience.
There are co-op positions in Boston’s leading teaching hospitals, research institutions, biotech, industry, and community health centers. PreMed and PreHealth students participate in a wide variety of co-op options, including bench research, clinical research, and hands on patient care. Co-op can also be an opportunity to explore a different area of interest, for example working in the Financial District, a political office, marine sciences, pursuing an interest in music or art, or learning about a different culture by traveling internationally. There isn’t any specific co-op that PreMed and PreHealth students should complete. Rather, choose positions that engage and inspire you.
Please contact your co-op advisor, who will help you find co-op positions that align with your career goals and qualifications.
A summer internship may be the best way to test the waters of a field. Below are some options for you to begin exploring opportunities.
- AAMC Summer Undergraduate Research Programs has a variety of summer research opportunities offered at universities and hospitals nationwide.
- Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory gives highly selected individuals the opportunity to conduct research working next to their leading scientists.
- Brookhaven National Laboratory sponsored by the US Support Program offers one year internships in Vienna, Austria, at the International Atomic Energy Agency.
- Howard Hughes Medical Institute offers students from disadvantaged backgrounds opportunities in the Exceptional Research Opportunities Program (EXROP).
- Summer Health Professions Education Program offers students a variety of academic and career experiences to support health professions career preparation.
- Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program for Premedical Students offers summer research fellowships at Cornell Medical School with a focus on issues that affect the health of traditionally undeserved groups
- Tufts Adventures in Veterinary Medicine is a career-exploration program designed to provide participants with direct insights into the opportunities and realities of a career in veterinary medicine
- UMass Medical School Summer Undergraduate Research Program is a 10-week, non-credit summer research program that provides students with in-depth exposure to laboratory scientific research under the guidance of a mentor
Please contact Northeastern’s Employer Engagement and Career Design for further assistance in finding internships aligned with your career goals and qualifications!