Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp
Engage in life-changing experiences such as an off-campus co-op. Photo by Rowan Meredith

Students in Germanic and Slavic Studies are eligible for co-op studies, alternating coursework with work terms.  Call the Director's office at 250-721-7628 or the general Career Services office at 250-721-8421. For more information please read the Co-op education guide.

Contact our Co-op Advisors: Germanic Studies:Dr. Ulf Schuetze; Slavic Studies: 

Co-op postings:

The Auschwitz‐Birkenau State Museum, Oświęcim, Poland

Position title: Holocaust Museum Intern
In collaboration with the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies, UVic Co‐op & Career is offering a summer co‐op placement for students at the Auschwitz‐Birkenau State Museum, from May to August. The Auschwitz‐Birkenau State Museum is a memorial and museum in Oświęcim (German: Auschwitz), Poland, which includes the German concentration camps Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II Birkenau. It is devoted to the memory of the murders in both camps during World War II. The museum performs several tasks, among them research into the Holocaust.
Application process:
Interested students are requested to submit their applications through Learning in Motion. These should include your resume and cover letter outlining your academic program, your competencies and how you can contribute to an internship at the museum.

Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg Co-operative State University in Mannheim, Germany

This opportunity is open to undergraduate students in the Germanic and Slavic Studies. Students in the co-op program are welcome to apply, and those not in the co-op program are invited to contact , Co-op Coordinator, Humanities, Fine Arts and Professional Writing Co-op Program, at CLE D128 to discuss how you can take advantage of this opportunity.

Students may contact  for details relating to the course/academic component of this exchange.