To create a self-directed work term, identify an employer that you would like to work for and develop your own Cooperative Education learning opportunity. Your Co-op Program will assist in this process. If the position meets the necessary Co-op Work-term requirements, you may be eligible to receive a $100 SFU Bookstore gift certificate.
For all students going on an International Co-op work-term, and requiring further financial assistance, please refer to the financial assistance section for funding sources.
If you have questions along the way, be sure to check in with your home faculty co-op coordinator or the International Co-op Coordinator (email@example.com). See below for more international job resources.
Expert advice for anyone considering going abroad to work, intern, study, volunteer, teach or travel!
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Is there a specific country you are interested in? We have compiled links to country-specific information about programs and companies that hire students.
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This website offers information and links about internships and jobs abroad.
This website is a great source of internships and employers in Ireland.
This web site provides postings for thousands of international internships. Search away to find a position suited for you.
Job Search site dedicated specificallly to international careers.
This website enables you to search for internships across the United States.
This online resource has a great search function for researching internship opportunities in the United States.
This web site provides postings for internships in the European Union. Check back regularly for updated postings around Europe.
An SFU Library Database which offers links to various international news media. Career opportunities and country information can be found through a number of these media sources.
Articles and resources to help you land the overseas job and planning your time once you arrive.
This web site posts student positions worldwide.
Click here to find links to help keep you motivated during your international work search.
Did you know that you can combine an international exchange with an international work term? This is a great way to extend your stay abroad and to use your new international connections in your host country. While you are abroad on exchange, you can start to look for internships and accommodation following your academic semester. You can then work with SFU Co-op to turn this internship into a self-directed placement and make it count towards your Co-op program! For information on how to apply for an international exchange, visit SFU International.