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Student Co-ops and Internships

Co-ops and internships offer valuable opportunities for students to get hands-on work experience and for industry partners to access talented personnel for short-term hiring periods.


The UBC Co-operative Education program has grown to be the largest program offered at post-secondary institutions in British Columbia with over 3100 annual work terms.

Co-op students are available for four, eight, twelve and sometimes sixteen months to assist with special projects and increased workloads and can start their work terms in January, May or September. Co-op student salaries are generally less than those of regular employees, and UBC’s Co-operative Education offices support the co-op recruitment at no cost to organizations. Many employers identify future hires by assessing organizational “fit” during these work terms.

Co-op students are available in programs offered by Arts, Commerce (Sauder School of Business), Engineering, Forestry, Kinesiology, and Science.

For more information visit www.coop.ubc.ca


Internships at UBC are not coordinated centrally, but opportunities are often posted through the Student Society Internship Office and the Careers Service.

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