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University of Calgary Calendar 2016-2017 Co-operative Education/Internship 1. Summary of Programs
1. Summary of Programs
Contact Information by Faculty

Faculty of Arts

Location: Social Sciences 102
Telephone: 403.220.8636 or 403.210.8509
Web page:

Haskayne School of Business

Location: Scurfield Hall 346
Telephone: 403.220.7533
Web page:

Schulich School of Engineering Internship Office

Location: Science B 149
Telephone: 403.220.2930
Web page:

Faculty of Science

Location: Undergraduate Science Centre (Specialized Programs Office) EEEL 426
Telephone: 403.220.8020
Web page:

Co-operative Education Programs

Co-operative Education programs are offered in the following areas. Please see the faculty description for further information.

Faculty of Arts 

Anthropology (BSc)

Anthropology - Social and Cultural (BA)

Ancient and Medieval History


Canadian Studies

Communication and Culture

Communications Studies

Development Studies

Earth Sciences

East Asian Language

East Asian Studies



Film Studies




Greek and Roman Studies


International Indigenous Studies

International Relations


Latin American Studies

Law and Society


Linguistics and Language


Political Science

Religious Studies




Urban Studies

Visual Studies

Women's Studies

Haskayne School of Business


Business Process Management

Business Technology Management

Energy Management

Entrepreneurship and Innovation



Human Resources and Organizational Dynamics

International Business


Operations Management

Personal Finance Planning

Petroleum Land Management

Risk Management and Insurance

Risk Management: Insurance and Finance

Supply Chain Management

Tourism and Hospitality Management

Tourism Management and Marketing

Faculty of Science

Actuarial Science

Chemistry (Applied)


Internship Programs

Internship programs are offered in the following areas. Please see faculty description for further information.

Schulich School of Engineering







Oil and Gas


Faculty of Science

Computer Science


Co-operative Education and Internship are optional academic programs that provide students the opportunity to enhance their education by acquiring career-related work experience before graduation. Students gain practical experience, develop a network of contacts, and obtain a better understanding of careers in their field. This program allows students the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills developed in the classroom in a practical work environment, enhancing both the academic and employment portions of their University career.

Each four month Co-operative Education/Internship work term is registered as a Co-operative Education or Internship course. Evaluation of the Co-operative Education/Internship course/work term is a faculty responsibility and is based on successful completion of a work term report and/or assignment(s) and satisfactory work performance. Work performance is monitored by a Career Advisor and the employer.


Students in the Co-operative Education/Internship program complete the normal academic curriculum while integrating a number of work terms into their program. Work terms and study sessions are full time and all students receive a salary while on a work term.

Co-operative Education students complete a minimum of twelve months and a maximum of twenty months of work experience (depending on Faculty/Department requirements), normally alternating periods of work and study starting and ending on an academic session. Internship students complete twelve to sixteen months continuous work experience between their third and fourth academic years. Co-operative Education/Internship programs are designed to expose students to a realistic work environment with employment occurring in all seasons of the year.

Each Co-operative Education/Internship position is evaluated as a suitable learning opportunity by the University and students continue to interact with the University for the duration of their employment. Each four-month work term is registered as a Co-operative Education/Internship course and non-refundable course fees are assessed. Courses are evaluated on a Completed Requirements/Fail (CR/F) basis. Upon successful completion of all program criteria, the Co-operative Education or Internship designation will appear on the student's academic transcript and degree parchment.


A variety of employment opportunities exist for Co-operative Education/Internship participants. Positions are offered in business, government, the professions and not-for-profit organizations. The number and variety of work experience positions available and advertised to Co-operative Education and Internship students varies from term to term and some positions are outside of Calgary. Students compete for job opportunities (placement is not guaranteed) and employers make the hiring decisions. Employers seek students who have relevant education, computer skills, some related work and volunteer experience, and extracurricular involvement.

Students have the option of applying to Co-operative Education/Internship positions advertised through Career Services "CareerLink", or finding their own job and having it approved as a suitable learning opportunity. Students can also apply for credit by special assessment on work experience previously completed (Engineering Internship does not offer special assessment on work experience previously completed).