Co-op and careers

Katheryn Jones with textiles
Political science student Katheryn Jones spent a co-op term working with the Q'ente Textile Revitalization Society. Q’ente facilitates projects and initiatives that support the revitalization of traditional cultural practices (including weaving) by communities in the Peruvian Andes.

What is co-op?

Co-operative education (co-op) is a learning strategy that lets you:

  • Alternate your academic studies with paid, relevant work experience in your field of study
  • Enrich your academic studies by drawing on practical, real-world experience from your work terms

Visit the Faculty of Social Sciences co-op website for details on admission requirements and how to apply.

Career-related support

UVic Co-op and Career can support you through every stage of your career development, through:


Contact the Political Science Co-op Coordinator: or 250-721-8969.

Or "Ask a Co-op Student" for a student's perspective on political science co-op: email Renae at