IDS Co-op Program

The co-op program gives international development students the opportunity to gain relevant work experience, build professional networks and develop essential interpersonal skills needed to succeed in the workplace — all while getting paid and earning a university degree.

The International Development Studies co-op program includes four co-op work terms in addition to eight academic semesters, for a total of four and a half years of study.

International Development Academic and Co-op Schedule

Year Fall Winter Summer
1 Academic Semester  Academic Semester 2 Off
2 Academic Semester 3 + COOP*1100 Academic Semester 4 COOP*1000 Work Term I
3 COOP*2000 Work Term II Academic Semester 5 Academic Semester 6
4 Academic Semester 7 COOP*3000 Work Term III COOP*4000 Work Term IV
5 Academic Semester 8 N/A N/A


Co-op Program Completion Requirements