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Anthropology Co-op

Jamila (anthropology) spent two work terms helping to set up exhibits at the Royal BC Museum.

Jamila (anthropology) spent two work terms helping to set up exhibits at the Royal BC Museum.


Put your learning in motion.

Social Sciences Co-opAs an anthropology co-op student, you'll alternate your academic terms with co-op terms working for employers in your field. You'll gain relevant work experience, gain competencies, earn some extra cash, and boost your chances of landing your dream job after graduation.

There are two application deadlines each year: September 20 and January 20. Download an application form or pick one up from the Social Sciences Co-op Office, DTB A204.

Wondering what it's like to be a co-op student? Ask Nancy, the Anthropology Student rep: anthcoop@uvic.ca. Or check out our student stories.

Contact: Main office - 250-721-8689, sscoop@uvic.ca | Helen Kobrc (co-op coordinator) - 250-721-7358, hkobrc@uvic.ca
Office: David Turpin Building A204 (map)
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences



Our programs and how to apply


Work Experience Program

Work Experience Program

Not sure if co-op is right for you? As an undergraduate student studying anthropology in the Faculty of Social Sciences, you can participate in the Anthropology Work Experience Program.

You can apply to this flexible program at any time during your degree (although the program is best suited to fourth- or fifth-year undergraduate students) and complete two paid work terms with employers in your field, instead of three or four. You'll receive all the same benefits and support as a co-op student.

Once accepted into the Work Experience Program, you can transfer to the co-op program later, as long as you meet the co-op requirements. You'll then have the opportunity to complete extra work terms and graduate with a co-op designation on your degree.

Co-op Program

Co-op Program

The Anthropology Co-op Program is an optional co-op program. You can apply to this program as an undergraduate student if you:

  • are a full-time UVic student
  • have completed your first year of study
  • have a 5.0 GPA (B average) overall and a 5.0 GPA (B average) in all anthropology courses
  • are willing to accept work term placements elsewhere in Canada

All anthropology graduate students are eligible to take part in co-op. Contact our office for details.

Graduating with co-op designation

If you successfully complete all your required co-op work terms, you'll earn a co-op designation on your degree. Undergraduate students must complete three four-month work terms to graduate with co-op designation. Graduate students must complete two to three work terms.

How to apply (for both programs)

How to apply

To apply to Anthropology Co-op or the Anthropology Work Experience Program, drop off a completed application package to the co-op office in SSM A204 (map). Your application package should include:

  1. A completed application form: download an application form or pick one up from DTB A204.
  2. A cover letter: Your one-page cover letter should introduce yourself and explain why you're applying.
  3. An updated résumé: Include your latest experiences, including extracurricular activities (volunteer, sports, outdoor, arts).
  4. Unofficial transcripts from post-secondary institutions (including UVic). Photocopies are accepted.

When to apply

  • There are two application deadlines for undergraduate students for co-op and the Work Experience Program: Sept 20 and Jan 20
  • Graduate students must apply by Dec 15
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