Apply for Co-op


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

  • You are in or about to begin your first term at UBC 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

* UBC iSchool students starting their degree programs in January must apply to co-op in the Fall term prior to their January start date. UBC iSchool students starting the dual degree program in January may apply to 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 UBC 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 2019 for info session dates.

Applications are closed for the 2018 intake. Check back in September 2019 for details on the 2019 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 2018 UBC iSchool Co-op Program Guide (PDF) for details and check back in September 2019 for an updated version.

You will be admitted to UBC 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 UBC 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.