Research Opportunities for Undergraduates:
Training in Environmental Health Sciences

A Northeastern University Cooperative Education Program

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Are you interested in the way environmental forces shape human health?

Are you looking for a Co-op that isn’t just a job, but an introduction to research culture and a foundation for an environmental health career?

Imagine an exclusive Co-op opportunity that involves hands-on, competitively paid, environmental health research.

Imagine being paired with a Northeastern faculty member in your field of interest as a mentor, along with the guidance of graduate and post-doctorate students.

Imagine presenting your research, attending conferences, and networking with researchers in environmental health-related sciences.

Consider Applying to Become a Northeastern ROUTES Scholar!

The ROUTES research program has been created to diversify the field of environmental health research by recruiting exceptional science, engineering and public health undergraduates from groups traditionally underrepresented in environmental health research. ROUTES’ ambition is to highlight the opportunities and obstacles that the next generations of students will encounter as they shape the future of environmental health.

ROUTES scholars will be given the mentoring and hands-on research experience they need to allow them to thrive in a research-based career. We offer innovative opportunities in the environmental health field such as studying the effects of air pollution on brain function, and working to develop remediation technology that will remove chemical contaminants from drinking water.

Learn more about the ROUTES Mission

NU Co-op

Choose from a variety of unique environmental health-related co-op opportunities on and off campus


Gain hands-on, full-time, paid research experience in established labs on and off campus

1:1 Mentoring

Receive one-on-one mentoring from a Northeastern faculty member


Scholars receive support to attend a conference focused on environmental health and professional development

[My Advisor’s] . . . persistence and guidance prepped me to represent at conferences in Puerto Rico and exhibits in the Boston area. Overall, the experience has given me a voice to bring awareness to environmental health issues and their influence in the inner cities.

-David Berroa, Former ROUTES Scholar

Apply to Become a ROUTES Scholar!

Well, what are you waiting for? Begin your application to join the ROUTES team today!

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