The UBC Arts Co-op Program offers graduate students enriched educational experiences for personal and professional growth.

We work with a diverse range of community partners and sectors to provide transformative workplace learning for our students.

What is Co-op?

Co-operative Education (Co-op), allows you to explore a range of careers during four or eight-month paid work terms. These opportunities will help you excel in both academic and professional capacities and prepare you for your future career. The Arts Co-op Program partners with employers across Canada and around the world in the non-profit, private business, and government sectors.

Graduate Co-op Programs

We offer graduate co-op programs for students in UBC iSchool, the Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA), as well as those from select PhD programs.

UBC iSchool Co-op

View our UBC iSchool Co-op eligibility requirements and program details.
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MPPGA Co-op

View our MPPGA Co-op eligibility requirements and program details.
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PhD Co-op

View our PhD Co-op eligibility requirements and program details.
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Benefits of Arts Co-op

Explore your career options while getting paid, develop professional work experience, and a rich network of contacts.

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Two-thirds of grads in Canada say work-integrated learning helped them find a job post-graduation

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Co-op graduates earn 15% higher starting salaries that non-co-op graduates

$13,725

Average graduate co-op earnings per work term


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Effective resume, cover letter, and interview preparation skills

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Discover how your degree applies in the workplace