African American Studies

Northeastern University’s Department of African American Studies mentors intellectual leaders, develops emerging scholars, and trains global citizens who are able to explore the world from diverse perspectives in an ever increasingly global and interdisciplinary world. As a community of international and interdisciplinary scholars, practitioners, and community leaders the department aims to create and translate knowledge to meet global and societal needs.

Job Titles

Academic Advisor*Legislator*
Account ManagerManagement Consultant
Admissions CounselorMental Health Worker
AdvocateMuseum Curator*
Affirmative Action OfficerOperations Coordinator
Case ManagerParalegal
Civil Rights Analyst*Policy Analyst*
Community Outreach CoordinatorProfessor*
Diversity CoordinatorPublic Affairs Manager
Editorial AssistantPublic Health Analyst*
Event PlannerReal Estate Agent*
Foreign Service Officer*Recruiter
FundraiserResearch Assistant
Grant WriterSocial Worker*
Grassroots OrganizerStudy Abroad Advisor*
Guidance Counselor*Teacher*
Human Resources AdministratorVolunteer Coordinator
Lawyer*Youth Service Specialist


Positions that require additional education, training, or licensing are indicated by an (*).

Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interest as possible, including co-op and internships.


This is a limited sample of employers who have posted jobs on NUworks; please note, that they may not currently have positions posted.
The Chicago Urban LeagueMuseum of African American History
Harlem Children SocietyOberlin College
Imani CorporationQueer Women of Color and Friends (QWOC Boston)


This is a sample of the industries that often hire this major.
Higher EducationPublishing
Human ServicesResearch

Internships and Co-ops

These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities.

  • Development Intern
  • Legislative Intern
  • Mental Health Worker
  • Research Intern

Use NUworks,Handshake,,, or other internship sites to search for openings.

For more information, please visit Cooperative Education.

Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.


Websites for Career Exploration

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Campus Organizations & Activities

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Professional Associations

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 Social Media

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