Co-ops & practicums

Budd and co-op supervisor Christine Young
Master of Public Administration student Anabelle Budd became UVic's 75,000th co-op student to secure a co-op work term when she was hired last month by the BC Ministry of Health. She is working as a research and policy analyst for a four-month work term.

At UVic, learning extends beyond the classroom. You'll be challenged at any one of our schools or programs to learn in new and dynamic ways.

Co-ops, practicums and community projects

You can complement your academic studies through co-operative education (co-op), a practicum, an internship or a community project. You can sample areas within your field of study or explore future career options.

Each year HSD students apply and expand their academic knowledge in real-world environments. You'll find NursingSocial WorkChild and Youth Care, Health Information Science, Public Administration, Public Health and Social Policy, and Indigenous Governance students in a wide range of practicum settings including:

  • culturally-specific projects in the community.
  • hospitals and health authorities.
  • federal, provincial and municipal government offices.
  • child care programs.
  • non-profit agencies.
  • public health clinics and shelters.