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Program benefits

The benefits of participating in the Graduate Co-op include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Simultaneously gain professional experience, while completing your academic studies\research without adding time to your degree length
  • Build your professional network prior to the completion of your academic journey through employer and specialized workshops, site visits & networking events
  • Earn academic recognition on your transcript for completing work experience in your field of study
  • Access numerous internship opportunities not available publically, sourced specifically to your academic profile
  • Gain access to professional tools and resources only available to students enrolled in the Institute for Co-operative Education
  • International students accepted into the program will not only receive a special work permit in order to complete their internship, but also get valuable experience in the Canadian labour market

Internship criteria

As with all internships, it must be:

  • Paid
  • Minimum 35 hours per week
  • Between 12 to 17 weeks 
  • Start in either September, January or May
  • Relevant to student’s program of study



  • Admission to the Institute is a competitive process, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee entrance into the Institute's programs.
  • Must have a minimum current GPA of 3.3
  • Must be registered in a Concordia University graduate academic program which has a Graduate Co-op program:
  • Faculty of Arts and Science
    • Economics
  • John Molson School of Business
    • MBA
  • Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science



  •  Students must be physically located in Montreal in the semester prior to their internship in order to attend interviews with employers (e.g.: you cannot be on exchange or travel).
  •  The Institute will fully support your internship search, but participants are ultimately responsible to do all the steps for securing an internship. 

  •  Students are responsible for paying Institute fees.
  •  Students must liaise with their Co-op Academic Director to ensure that their study program sequence aligns with their internship schedule.

  • Cannot rescind an accepted internship offer. A student that rescinds an accepted offer will be immediately withdrawn.
  • May complete 1 internship only (12 -17 weeks).
  • Must complete all training, academic, reflective learning and Institute requirements as directed.
  • Must return to their studies after the internship, must have at least 3 credits remaining in their program after their internship students cannot graduate on an internship.
  • May take one course during their internship with written permission of their employer; the course must not interfere with their internship.
  • Who are not proficient in French must be willing to do an internship in regions where French proficiency is not required.

How to apply

Application Process:

·      Econ MA students must contact the Co-op Academic Director Prof. Christian Sigouin and consult the ECON MA Co-op webpages directly

·      All other Grad Co-op Programs apply directly online through this website by the September 15th application deadline. The applications will go live only in September.

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