Cooperative Education

Requirement Shore-Side Majors

An innovative approach to education that integrates professional industry experience into the academic curriculum.

Co-ops give MSSEP, EM, IMB, ESE, and FE students an opportunity to work within their profession as part of their academic program, giving them real-world experience while helping to finance their education. Co-op positions are also available locally and globally and for industry and research positions.

About 30% of Mass Maritime Academy undergraduates are offered a full-time job from their co-op or commercial shipping employer upon graduation.


Summer 2024
Summer I (April 22, 2024 through June 21, 2024)
Summer II (June 24, 2024 through August 30, 2024)
(240 minimum required hours)

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Employer Feedback from Summer 2022 Co-Op

Nicholas M., FENG "If Nick is any example of the quality of personnel from Massachusetts Maritime Academy I would hire them blindly and be pleased every time. His punctuality, open communication, professionalism and the ability to work unsupervised once given a task are exceptional." Neil Geary, Wianno Club

Evangeline G., FENG/MSSEP "Evie's area of strength is collaboration and communication. She asks great questions to solidify understanding, and was a great asset to the team. She is organized and a fast learner, which contributed directly to the business very quickly." Suzanne Guillette, Rolls-Royce America

Sean O., ESE: "Sean's addition to the CRiMSON Power team was substantial. His decision-making abilities are exceptional. I was amazed how quickly Sean integrated into the company and started to make a true and meaningful contribution." Respectfully, Dr. Kevin J. Kelly, CEO CRiMSON Power Solutions (High Efficiency, LLC)  

Molly P., ESE: "Molly is a very smart person and always has a positive attitude she is going to do very well in life. She takes direction very well and wants to make sure she does the best job possible in every task no matter how small. She was an absolute pleasure to have at Zenergy this summer." Jeremiah Toomey, Zenergy