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2. Undergraduate Co-operative Education/Internship Programs

Co-operative Education and Internship are optional academic programs that provide students the opportunity to enhance their education by acquiring work experience before graduation.

Students in the Co-operative Education/internship program complete academic curriculum while integrating a number of work terms into their program. Work terms and study sessions are full-time and all students normally receive a salary while on a work term. During work terms, students register in a course that has an assigned instructor of record. Work performance is monitored by a Co-operative Education/Internship advisor and the employer.

Co-operative Education students complete a minimum of two work terms (4 months each) up to a maximum of five work terms (four months each), normally alternating periods of work and study.

Internship students normally complete a minimum of eight to a maximum of sixteen months continuous work experience, depending on Faculty requirements, between their third and fourth academic years.

Each Co-operative Education/Internship position is evaluated as a suitable learning opportunity by the Faculty and students continue to interact with their Faculty for the duration of their employment. 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.

Students have the option of applying to Co-operative Education/Internship positions advertised through Career Services, their faculty job board or by finding their own job and having it approved as a suitable learning opportunity.

Co-operative Education/Internship options are offered in the following Faculties:

Faculty of Arts

  • Co-operative Education

Haskayne School of Business

  • Co-operative Education

Schulich School of Engineering

  • Internship

Faculty of Science

  • Internship