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.
|Mental Health Worker
|Affirmative Action Officer
|Civil Rights Analyst*
|Community Outreach Coordinator
|Public Affairs Manager
|Public Health Analyst*
|Real Estate Agent*
|Foreign Service Officer*
|Study Abroad Advisor*
|Human Resources Administrator
|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.
|The Chicago Urban League
|Museum of African American History
|Harlem Children Society
|Queer Women of Color and Friends (QWOC Boston)
These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities.
- Development Intern
- Legislative Intern
- Mental Health Worker
- Research Intern
Websites for Career Exploration
- Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupational Outlook Handbook
- MassCIS – Massachusetts Information System
- O*NET OnLine
- Vocational Biographies (username: NEUniv; password: RAZDE)
Career Development Videos
- Careers in Non-Profit, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6
- Careers in Think Tanks and Other Research Organizations
- Corporate Communications
- Careers in Public Policy, Part 1, Part 2
Websites for Job Search
Campus Organizations & Activities
Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professional networking opportunities.
Sample industry specific LinkedIn groups. Stay on top of industry trends, company information, job listings, and networking opportunities. Visit the Social Media and LinkedIn pages for more information on how to leverage your social media network.