Arts Co-op

Program Options: 
Arts Work Experience consists of flexible program options for undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts that  integrates academic and workplace learning. 

  • Arts Co-op
  • Discipline Specific Internships (Psychology and Planning)

Arts Co-op: 
Arts Co-op is an optional program open to all undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts. The program alternates periods of paid full-time employment with academic semesters. Students are able to put the transferable skills they gain in the classroom to work in professional settings for periods of four, eight, 12 or 16 months. If students complete a cumulative total of 12 months of work experience. Work experience terms start in September, January or May each year. 

To be eligible for the Arts Co-op program, students must*:

  • Be a continuing undergraduate student in a Faculty of Arts degree program (General or Honours)
  • Be in good academic standing (minimum 2.3 GPA)
  • Have completed between *30-105 credits

*Meeting minimum eligibility criteria does not guarantee program acceptance. See Co-operative Education (Work Experience) Program complete calendar entry for more details.  

How to Apply: 

To apply to Arts Work Experience, fill out an application in campusBRIDGE. Login under the "students" menu using your CCID and password. Once in, click "Arts Work Experience (AWE)" in the left hand navigation menu to be directed to the AWE application. *If you have any issues accessing campusBRIDGE please contact

You will be required to submit three documents:

  • Statement of interest that includes the following: a description of why you want to participate in an AWE program option, and how you anticipate that it may impact your future career goals; the career, industry or employment sector(s) that you are most interested in; and the skills that you hope to develop during your work experience term(s). Please include your anticipated start date (September, January, or May) and the length of work term you hope to participate in (4, 8, 12, or 16 months). Your statement of interest should be a maximum of one page (single spaced). 
  • A copy of your resumé
  • A copy of your unofficial transcript (downloaded from BearTracks)
    Book an intake meeting with Arts Co-op Staff: 

After you have submitted your application, please email to set-up an intake meeting with a Work Experience Coordinator. Please indicate your program of study (e.g. English, Psychology, Planning etc.) and 3 meeting times that work best with your schedule. The intake meeting should take approximately half an hour to complete. The purpose of the meeting is for you to learn more about work experience and for us to learn more about your employment interests and skill development goals.

Program contacts:
Amber Nicholson - Career Development Officer, amber.nicholson@ualberta or Laura Kerslake - Work Experience Coordinator,