Post-Secondary Co-op/Internship Program

The Post-Secondary Co-op/Internship Program (CO-OP) is the primary vehicle through which federal organizations can recruit post-secondary students for a four-month work term. Students must be enrolled in a PSC approved CO-OP.

CO-OP is a great way for you to give students the hands-on experience they need while putting their energy, enthusiasm and skills to work for your organization.

CO-OP is a program in which classroom instruction is alternated with semesters of work placement related to the field of study.

Internship is a supervised, on-the-job training assignment designed to give students the skills and knowledge required for entry into a trade or profession.

To hire a CO-OP student, all you have to do is search the “PSC-approved programs” to choose a program and/or educational institution, consult the school's CO-OP co-ordinators to help determine whether there is a good match with your hiring requirements and post your opportunity with the selected program in each educational institution selected. You and/or your Human Resources Advisor then review the applications that are referred to you and select those to be interviewed.