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Apply for your Co-op abroad with Roots Interns

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Great to see you are interested a co-op with a grassroots organization that Roots has listed on NUworks system from Northeastern University.

With our co-ops/internships, you are able to gain hands-on international work experience by working directly with decision makers to see the direct impact of your work. At the same time, you’ll be contributing to important initiatives that are happening at a truly grassroots level around the world. You’ll be a large part of a small team doing something amazing for something you are passionate about.

Please note the following:

  • You will not receive a stipend of any kind because all internships with our nonprofit partners are based on a volunteer work placement.
  • Fees apply and need to be paid once Roots has secured you a placement. How much you pay depends on your destination, duration of the co-op, and the accommodation type. You will find an indication of the fees with the listing on the Northeastern platform as well as on our website in the section ‘dates and fees’ under each internship listing.

Northeastern supports students’ global travels by offering financial aid through the following options:

  • Presidential Global Scholarship administered by the Student Financial Services office. More info
  • The Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships offers aid for global co-ops involving research. More info
  • Employer Engagement and Career Design may help with funds to cover the agency fee. More info
  • Colleges may have their own funding for global experiences. Check with your Co-op Coordinator


If you’re ready to apply for an internship, here’s what to do:


Fill in the application form below which includes sharing your CV with us.


We’ll set up a call with you to go through your application.


If we feel it’s a good match, we’ll set up a call between you and the supervisor for this internship.


If everyone’s happy, we’ll provisionally confirm your placement! We’ll then send you  all the information you need.


We’ll then send you the invoice for the deposit. Only once we receive payment of the deposit your placement will be confirmed.

Complete the form below to get started.

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