Conflict Studies and Human Rights

An investment that works

By hiring a CO-OP student from the University of Ottawa, you invest in a winning combination! You get a motivated and enthusiastic employee while giving a student the chance to put his or her academic training to the test. The University of Ottawa is the place to recruit CO-OP students!

Only the top students are admitted to the program. Each one has achieved a cumulative grade point average of at least 6 out of 10 (a B average). Students begin their first work term after two complete years of study giving them a strong academic background to help them succeed on the job. Students are available year-round.You may choose French-speaking, English-speaking or bilingual students. The sequence of work and study terms is shown below.

Skills that are in demand

Conflict studies and human rights cover issues such as tensions within and between states, fundamental human rights and conflict resolution processes. A range of themes underlie these issues: nationalism; personal and collective identity; peacemaking and peacekeeping; inequality, justice and democracy; “traditional” conflicts.

Work/Study sequences

Sequence 1 - by default, all students follow this sequence

Year of StudyFallWinterSummer
1StudyStudy-
2StudyStudyWork 1
3StudyWork 2Study
4Work 3StudyWork 4
5Study--

Sequence 2 - available to students hired for 12-month terms with the same company

Year of StudyFallWinterSummer
1StudyStudy-
2StudyStudyWork 1
3StudyWork 2Work 3
4Work 4Study-
5StudyStudy-
Examples of tasks at work
  • Evaluations
  • Gathering information, developing and maintaining databases
  • Preparation of briefing materials
  • Research and analysis on issues tied to policy planning
  • Review and summary of project proposals
  • Support for program management (services to staff and clients, event organization)
  • Writing correspondence
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