The Arts Co-op Program offers students a way to enrich their educational experiences for personal and professional growth by facilitating opportunities for paid work experience. The program has a variety of local, national, and international work placements. If you are planning on working abroad, this is a great way to get your feet wet.
Sample Placement Countries
Argentina, Australia, Chile, China, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States
Employer: Global Affairs Canada
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Position: Desk Officer Intern, EU-EFTA Commercial Relations Division
Description: Write letters, prepare briefing documents, and conduct research for the office of the Minister of International Trade and the European Union / European Free Trade Association Commercial Relations division. Countries of responsibility include Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, and Slovenia.
Employer: Canadian Embassy in Thailand
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Position: Co-op Student Intern – Political Section
Description: Support the administration and development of Canada’s bilateral relationship with Thailand, liaising with Global Affairs Canada, other government ministries, and other diplomatic missions in Southeast Asia in order to advance Canada’s foreign policy priorities.
Employer: Ministry of Finance, Financial Institutions Commission
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Position: Junior Analyst, Policy
Description: Undertake research and comparative analysis of international regulatory regimes, reviewing policies and guidance issued by Canadian regulatory and supervisory authorities and determining their applicability to provincially regulated financial institutions.
For more information on the coop program, please visit: http://artscoop.ubc.ca/students/.
Internships & Volunteering
For a list of various internship/volunteer opportunities including many international ones, please visit our internships/volunteer page.