Discover Co-op and Internships

Want hands-on learning? Co-op and internship programs provide valuable work experience during your degree. They're administered through individual faculties across campus.

Experiential learning for students

Experiential learning enhances a student's education and provides employers with a talented labour pool. At UCalgary, we focus on providing students with real-life hands-on experience through labs, simulations, field studies and business cases.  A myriad of work placements or work-integrated learning opportunities is also available through co-op, practicum and internship programs. These work programs are co-ordinated by each respective faculty.


• Co-op students alternate periods of full-time work with their academic terms. Students are available in January, May and September for four, eight and yearly terms. 

• Internship students spend twelve to sixteen consecutive months on a work term, between their third and fourth years of academic study.

• Practicums will vary in length depending on the faculty requirements.


Check with the faculty for more information. Click below on the program of your interest to get started!

Faculty of Graduate Studies Transformative Talent Internships are designed to give graduate students exposure to meaningful career opportunities to help bridge the gap between academia and the workplace. Transformative Talent Internships are intended to demonstrate the value of hiring individuals with advanced research and professional training.

Student testimonial

Tasha Taylor, MPP Master of Public Policy provides a testimony of her experience

Career Tip

Make it your goal to be a great job seeker; if you focus on this, you will not only get a job but will also develop skills that you will use over and over again.

Faculty contacts

Faculty of Arts | 403.220.8636 

Faculty of Graduate Studies | 403.210.6814 

Faculty of Kinesiology

Faculty of Science | 403.220.8600 

Haskayne School of Business | 403.220.6743

Schulich School of Engineering | 403.220.2930