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Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 10/07/2015 - 4:30pm

International co-op work terms are possible and may be back-to-back for 4, 8 or 12 months. Students are encouraged to allow 6-9 months to research and develop these types of opportunities and discuss with their co-op coordinator.


University of Calgary International office (UCI) 
The University of Calgary International office on campus provides links and support for international work and study abroad. Some of these opportunities may be considered as co-op work terms. More >

The Washington Center
The world-renowned Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars in Washington, D.C. offers Alberta Post-secondary undergraduate and graduate students an important edge in the competition for future professional employment and admission to graduate and professional schools, while earning credit towards their degree. Substantial funding for these internships is available to Alberta residents. More >

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship (QES)
These internships may be considered for co-op upon consultation with a co-op coordinator.
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Internships in East Africa. More >
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Internships in India. More >

Alberta-Saxony Internship Program

Offered through University of Calgary International office, the internship program allows the exchange of bright and talented students to complete a research or industry placement in a wide variety of areas including Health, Energy, Environment, Education, and Economic Development. 

Alberta Smithsonian Internship Program
An internship with the esteemed Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest consortium of museums located in Washington, D.C.

Going Global
Provides online career and employment resources to help new and experienced job seekers find opportunities both at home and abroad. More >

An international platform for young people to explore and develop their leadership potential. As the world’s largest student-run non-profit organization, we develop students on a global scale into responsible and entrepreneurial leaders. More >

International Experience Canada
The program has agreements with over 30 countries and foreign territories to make it easier for Canadian youth to work and travel abroad. More > 

* If you are an international student thinking about joining the co-op program, learn more about the process here.

Contact us

The co-op education office is located in the Arts Students' Centre, on the first floor of the Social Sciences building.

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Social Sciences 102
University of Calgary
2500 University Dr. NW, Calgary, AB
T2N 1N4 

8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 
1 - 4:30 p.m.