Real-life learning through co-op

Hanna Lewis with a Kenyan boy

Hanna Lewis worked with Me to We in Kenya as a trip facilitator—meeting the children at the local primary school was a highlight of her placement.

Devin Tepleski showing his camcorder to children in Ghana

Devin Tepleski was invited to work as a documentarian and archaeologist in Ghana.

Student working in Drumheller

Talking dinosaurs as a heritage interpreter and guide in Drumheller, Alberta.

Student playing a board game in Barkerville with elderly tourists

Working as a Chinatown Street Interpreter in the Barkerville Historic Town, BC.

At UVic, learning extends beyond the classroom. Through co-operative education (co-op), you can alternate terms in class with paid work terms in positions related to your field of study.

You'll graduate with professional job search skills, work experience, contacts in your field, strategic professional development skills, a greater understanding on how you can apply your Anthropology degree in a career that is right for you and some extra cash in your pocket. UVic Co-op is a national leader in co-operative education: one in four UVic students take part in the program each year.

Learn about co-op experiences

Where do co-op students work? What types of jobs do they try?

Discover the endless opportunities by reading about other anthropology co-op students' experiences.


How to participate

To join Anthropology Co-op you need to:

  • have completed first year
  • be a full-time student with a B average and intend to declare a major in Anthropology
  • complete the Social Sciences Co-op application form - print or get one from the Social Sciences Co-op office, DTB A204
  • submit the application materials to the Social Sciences Co-op office by September 15th or January 15th

Get more information about Anthropology Co-op. Drop by to see Helen Kobrc, your Anthropology co-op coordinator in DTB A204 or email Helen at hkobrc@uvic.ca with your questions .

The application deadline is September 15 and January 15 each year.


A message from your co-op coordinator

Thanks for checking out the Co-op page. I hope you'll consider doing Co-op as part of your degree program. You'll have some amazing experiences as you try out different types of work for a range of organizations. You'll learn a ton, meet new friends and find out what career path is right for you.

I hope to see you in the program and look forward to working with you during your time at UVic.

Helen Kobrc

Until May 4, Co-op and Career is running our online summer job expo which aims to help students find work over the summer months. We update the featured job postings daily so students are encouraged to check the site regularly. There are also links to various job boards as well as job search support. Check out the summer jobs available.