Co-operative education program for students
Co-operative education (co-op) is available for almost every academic program at UVic. Check our co-op FAQ for general information, or find your co-op program below.
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Through this program, you can hire students seeking work experience related to museum and cultural heritage, social services, emergency planning and preparedness, cross-cultural communication and more.
Try jobs in medicine and public health, veterinary science, agriculture and horticulture, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, vaccine developments, fisheries, and environmental protection. Some co-op positions involve laboratory research. Others will take you out in the field.
|Biochemistry and Microbiology||Science||Optional|
Gain work experience in marine biology, fisheries, forestry, resource management, pest management, environmental monitoring, wildlife assessment and tracking, botany, microbiology and genetics.
If you're a business student, you'll automatically participate in Business Co-op and will complete at least three work terms. You can specialize in one of three high-demand areas: entrepreneurship, international business or services management.
Chemistry Co-op helps you gain hands-on work experience in the laboratory with the latest equipment and methods. You'll work in areas of environmental monitoring, quality control or research and development. Some of our employers include industrial and pharmaceutical companies, analytical companies and the government.
EOS Co-op connects you with employers in the mining and oil industries, environmental consulting firms and government agencies. Before starting your first EOS Co-op work term, you'll usually complete a ten-day field school class.
|Earth and Ocean Sciences||Science||Optional|
Through this program, you can hire students seeking work experience related to corporate finance and governance, policy analysis for government, investment and more.
Thinking about a degree in electrical, computer, mechanical or software engineering, or in computer science, math or statistics? If you're an engineering student, participating in co-op is mandatory for graduation. If you're a computer science or mathematics student, you can choose to join the Co-op Program and alternate your academic terms with paid work terms in your field.
|Electrical and Computer Engineering||Engineering||Mandatory|
|Mathematics and Statistics||Science||Optional|
Through this program, you can hire students seeking work experience related to climate change policy, environmental conservation, parks interpretation, social services, government research, land use planning, international development and more.
|Environmental Studies||Social Sciences||Optional|
EPHE Co-op prepares you to thrive in the fields of wellness promotion, physical rehabilitation, exercise, coaching and health education.
|Curriculum and Instruction||Education||Optional|
|Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies||Education||Optional|
|Recreation and Health Education||Education||Mandatory|
Through this program, you can hire students seeking work experience related to parks and protected areas, climate change adaptation, land use planning, scientific research, emergency planning and more.
Health Information Science (HIS) Co-op connects you with real-world jobs in health care systems management. As an HIS Co-op student, you'll learn how to leverage computer and telecommunications technology to process health care information, and to help health care professionals make effective decisions in caring for patients.
|Health Information Science||Human and Social Development||Mandatory|
Thinking about a career in communications and culture? As an HFPW Co-op student, you?ll get hands-on experience in exciting workplaces?weekly and daily newspapers, book and magazine publishers, media groups, museums, galleries, cultural societies, advocacy groups and more.
|Germanic and Slavic Studies||Humanities||Optional|
|Greek and Roman Studies||Humanities||Optional|
|Hispanic and Italian Studies||Humanities||Optional|
|History in Art||Fine Arts||Optional|
|Pacific and Asian Studies||Humanities||Optional|
|Visual Arts||Fine Arts||Optional|
UVic Law Co-op is one of the only programs of its kind in Canada. We can connect you with employers in government, private law firms, not-for-profit organizations, crown corporations and educational institutions. As a Law co-op student, you'll write legal memos, draft legal documents, prepare legal analysis by synthesizing facts and law, and represent clients in court. Law Co-op admits students by lottery.
Physics and Astronomy Co-op lets you try out jobs in fields like astrophysics, medical physics and particle physics. Our employers include high-tech businesses, scientific research organizations, crown corporations, and government and university research labs.
Through this program, you can hire students seeking work experience related to corporate governance, policy research and analysis for government, program support for not-for-profit organizations and more.
|Political Science||Social Sciences||Optional|
Through this program, you can hire students seeking work experience related to research work for government, social services, marketing and business-related activities, youth programming, education outreach and more.
Our co-op program connects you with public sector work experience in areas of research, program evaluation, policy analysis, event planning and coordination, and cost-benefit studies. Public administration majors and minors can take part in this co-op program.
|Public Administration||Human and Social Development||Mandatory|
Through this program, you can hire students seeking work experience related to research and policy work, social services agencies, educational outreach and more.