Co-op for Indigenous students
Interested in gaining culturally relevant work experience and launching your career? The co-op program offers many exciting opportunities!
WHAT IS CO-OP? Check out general co-op information to learn more.
TIP: You can also check out several career programs for Indigenous students.
Frequently asked questions
Co-op offers many culturally relevant work opportunities that will help you gain experience and build your technical, professional and community-based skills. Our employers include large companies, government ministries, organizations that impact Indigenous communities, and community-based groups, such as community organizations and tribal councils. You can also apply to any other co-op jobs you're interested in.
You can also work with our Indigenous coordinator to develop a customized position in your own community or with a particular employer you're interested in.
Many students balance their academic degrees with family responsibilities. Co-op supports you in many ways:
Meet the Indigenous coordinator
Lalita Kines is the LE,NONET Experiential and Community Learning Coordinator.
My name is Lalita Kines and I am Coast Salish from the K'ómoks Nation. I have a background in education and a passion for career planning and development. I look forward to helping Indigenous students!
I can help you:
- find relevant work in your field of study
- connect with Indigenous organizations and First Nations communities who hire students
- explore culturally relevant co-op opportunities—projects or services that impact or partner with Indigenous communities
- learn more about the LE,NONET program
- find career resources and discuss band funding issues