For specialized skills and expertise at the graduate level, you can hire co-op students from several programs: UBC iSchool, Master of Public Policy & Global Affairs (MPPGA) and various Master of Arts (MA), and PhD programs.

UBC iSchool

UBC iSchool (Library, Archival, and Information Studies) is a leader in educating information professionals, equipping them with the knowledge and understanding necessary to obtain and manage information in an increasingly complex world. iSchools across the world make up an international consortium of institutions with a common interest in the relationship between information, people, and technology.

UBC iSchool students are trained in today’s best professional practices. They will become leaders in the planning, implementation, preservation, and organization of society’s recorded information and ideas, in both analog and digital formats.

Students develop their expertise through their studies in Master of Archival Studies (MAS)

Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS), or Dual MAS/MLIS (MASLIS).

Students can also specialize in Human-Computer Interaction and First Nations Curriculum Concentration.

  • Archives & Records Management
  • Library & Information Services
  • Preservation & Digitization of Information
  • Information & Data Analysis
  • Qualitative & Quantitative Research
  • Information Systems
  • UX & Information Design
  • Information Policy

Master of Public Policy & Global Affairs (MPPGA)

The MPPGA program is designed to train students to become highly skilled, globally-minded policy practitioners. Our students have excelled in roles in non-governmental organizations, as well as local and national governments, and inter-governmental agencies.

Students are available every May for four or eight-month paid work terms, and every September for four-month terms. If you are interested in hiring an MPPGA student, we recommend that you start the process four months in advance of the start date to ensure access to the largest pool of candidates.

MPPGA students are trained with a broad skill set that combines data analysis with policy tools, economic understanding, communication skills, and creativity.

MPPGA students specialize in one of three streams:

  • Development and Social Change
  • Resources, Energy, and Sustainability
  • Global Governance and Security

  • Policy Strategy, Design & Analysis
  • Data Analysis
  • External Relations
  • Global Security
  • Government Relations
  • Immigration & International Development
  • Regulatory & Environmental Affairs
  • Research Services
  • Social Service Delivery
  • Strategic Communications & Digital Diplomacy

Master of Arts Political Science

The MA Political Science program is a one-year, flexible academic program designed to equip students to succeed in roles in academia, government, NGOs and the private sector. Approximately 1/3 of students pursue a PhD after completion of their master’s degree.

Students are available every May for a four-month paid work term. If you are interested in hiring a Political Science master’s student, we recommend that you start the process four months in advance of the start date to ensure access to the largest pool of candidates.

  • Survey design and analysis
  • Quantitative & qualitative research methods
  • Indigenous politics
  • Political behavior and critical political theory
  • International relations
  • Public policy
  • Environmental politics

  • Policy Analyst / Policy Developer
  • Planner
  • Data Analyst
  • Researcher
  • Consultant
  • Copywriter
  • Communications Specialist
  • Polling Analyst
  • Marketing Specialist


The UBC English, History, and Germanic Studies Graduate Programs are the only programs at UBC to provide employers access to PhD co-op students.

With highly developed research, communications, and writing skills at the PhD level, students in this program can take on larger, more complex work than what could be assigned to other students.

  • Project Management
  • Program Administration
  • Educational Programming
  • Writing & Editing
  • Teaching & Curriculum Development
  • Research
  • Strategic & Creative Communications
  • Journalism
  • Language Translation
  • Policy Analysis

Arts Amplifier Internship Hiring

Through the Arts Amplifier, a pilot project under the UBC Arts Co-op Program, you can access Master and PhD students, across all departments in the Faculty of Arts, for about 250 hours of paid full- or part-time work between May 1 and August 31.

These shorter term internships can jump start ongoing projects or set the groundwork for a new initiative for your organization, while allowing a student to learn sector specific skills and build their knowledge base.

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