Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Co-op Program

Arts and Social Sciences Co-op Positions

Co-op is all about applying and expanding your knowledge, building on your skill set, exploring job options, and developing connections in your field. Here are a few examples of job opportunities available through the Arts and Social Sciences Co-op program. Co-op employers represent all sectors, including federal and provincial government departments, corporations and agencies, social services, and not for profit organizations. During four or eight month Co-op terms, SFU Co-op students are able to work locally, nationally or internationally, with the majority of positions based in Metro Vancouver and the Ottawa/Gatineau region. Undergraduate students in Co-op can anticipate payrates of $12 to $18/hour, depending on employer and position.

We’re glad you’ve made the decision to find out what Co-op is about and how it can help you gain experience and achieve your goals. Please visit http://www.sfu.ca/coop/assc/home for more information (including application requirements and deadlines). If you have specific questions, contact a Co-op coordinator or program assistant at http://www.sfu.ca/coop/contact.  

Click here - for a few examples of job opportunities with Co-op.

Skills and Attributes Co-op Employers are looking for:

  • Researching, analyzing and fact-checking
  • Communicating in writing (various styles)
  • Communicating verbally and making presentations
  • Organizing projects and special events
  • Word processing, databases (Excel, Access, FileMaker Pro, SPSS), e-mail and the Internet
  • Working in a team and/or independent situation
  • Client service
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Multi-tasking and setting priorities
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn new things

Undergraduate

The Arts and Social Science Co-op Program is an experiential learning program for students in undergraduate, post baccalaureate diploma (PBD)/Second Degree programs, and Master’s degree programs.

Co-op can provide you with:

  • Paid, professional  work experience during your studies
  • A well-rounded education that combines theory and practice
  • A network of contacts upon graduation, as well as practical experience, a high quality resume, and effective job search and interview skills
  • The ability to figure out your likes and dislikes in the career world, as well as the chance to gain a greater understanding of the job market and find out about career opportunities
  • And much more!

Possible Positions:

  • Oxfam Canada "We Can" Campaign Assistant
  • Dixon Transition House Resource Development Assistant
  • Co-op student to Child, Youth, and Social Development Studies Directorate at Human Resources Development Canada
  • Multicultural Health Fair Assistant at Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Services
  • Junior Community Parole Officer at Correctional Service of Canada
  • Junior Research Assistant at Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
  • U.S. Trade Office Intern at U.S. Consulate General

Graduate

The Arts and Social Science Co-op Program is an experiential learning program for students in undergraduate, post baccalaureate diploma, and Master’s degree programs.

Co-op can provide you with:

  • Paid, professional  work experience during your studies
  • A well-rounded education that combines theory and practice
  • A network of contacts upon graduation, as well as practical experience, a high quality resume, and effective job search and interview skills
  • The chance to apply your areas of interest and research to a real-world career
  • Opportunity to make connections that may aid in your Master’s  thesis work
  • And much more!

Possible Positions:

  • Economist at Environment Canada
  • Policy Analyst at Citizenship and Immigration Canada
  • Researcher at BC Ministry of Labour and Citizens’ Services
  • Project Coordinator at Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
  • Analyst at BC Ministry of Health Planning

We’re glad you’ve made the decision to find out what Co-op is about and how it can help you gain experience and achieve your goals. Please visit http://www.sfu.ca/coop/assc/home for more information (including application requirements and deadlines). If you have specific questions, contact a Co-op coordinator or program assistant at http://www.sfu.ca/coop/contact.