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
Haskayne School of Business
Schulich School of Engineering
Faculty of Science