Co-op & Work Experience

Get a head start on your career

Work practicums at hospitals in the province help UNB Health Science students prepare for careers after graduation.

Co-operative (co-op) education, work placement and internship programs offered by the University of New Brunswick (UNB) are designed to provide students with invaluable on-the-job experience.

UNB's employment experience programs can give you an opportunity to apply the knowledge you've gained, and the skills you've developed through your university education, to the workplace – many times while getting paid!

Some career development programs provide academic credits towards your degree.

A co-op, work placement or internship program at UNB gives you an edge in launching your career with real experience to put on your resume.

How it works

Co-op students alternate between academic studies and paid work placements related to their areas of interest.

Some internships are paid while others provide academic credits towards a degree. Others, such as the Renaissance College leadership program, offer a chance to travel and work internationally.

Many UNB programs such as Nursing, Kinesiology and Education include work placements as part of their degree requirements.

The choice is yours

UNB's wide variety of co-op education programs, work placements and internships include:


Fredericton campus
Business Administration Chemistry
Computer Science Economics
Engineering Forestry
Geology Kinesiology
Math Physics
Statistics  


Saint John campus
Business Hospitality and Tourism

Learn more

Looking for more information on UNB's co-op, work placement and internship programs? Check out our student employment services in Fredericton and Saint John.