Apply for Co-op

Applications are closed for the 2017 intake.

In each academic year, there is only one intake for the program.

For more information about the program and the benefits of Arts Co-op, refer to the 2017 iSchool Program Guide (PDF) and check back in September 2018 for an updated program guide.

You are eligible to apply to iSchool Co-op if:

  • You are in or about to begin your first term at iSchool*
  • You are a full-time UBC student (part-time students will be considered if they are available for full-time co-op terms)
  • You plan on starting your first co-op work term once you have earned between 21 to 30 credits of your Master’s degree

Refer to the 2017 iSchool Program Guide (PDF) for more information on the iSchool Co-op Program structure, expectations, and benefits. Check back in September 2018 for an updated program guide.

* iSchool students starting their degree programs in January must apply to iSchool co-op in the Fall term prior to their January start date. iSchool students starting the dual degree program in January may apply to iSchool co-op in the Fall term prior to, or following their January start date. Please contact the Arts Co-op Office if you need clarification regarding this.

Learn more about the iSchool Co-op Program and application process by attending one of our information sessions. You will hear from current co-op students about their experiences.

Check back in September 2018 for info session dates for the 2018 intake.

Applications are closed for the 2017 intake. Check back in September 2018 for details on the 2018 intake. Note that there is only one intake per academic year.

For your reference, the application package typically consists of:

  • An online application form
  • A cover letter (1 page maximum)
  • A resume (2 pages maximum)
  • 2-3 references (contact information only on 1 page)

Review the 2017 iSchool Co-op Application Checklist (PDF) for full details and check back in September 2018 for an updated Application Checklist.

You will be admitted to iSchool co-op if:

  • Your application is complete and submitted to the Arts Co-op Office on time (late and/or incomplete applications will not be considered)
  • You meet the eligibility requirements for the program

In some cases, an interview with co-op staff may be required for clarification before a student is admitted to the Program. Preference will be given to students who are able to relocate, are open to completing more than one co-op work term, and those whose work interests are flexible.

Once students are accepted into iSchool co-op, the Arts Co-op Graduate Programs Co-op Coordinator will review the student cover letters and resumes submitted in the application package and provide students with suggestions for ways to develop and improve their cover letters and resumes prior to their co-op job search.

If you are accepted into the Arts Co-op Program, you will be asked to sign and submit a Terms & Conditions document that details your responsibilities as a co-op student, and the Program’s guidelines.