Public Administration

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

By the time they begin their first work term, CO-OP students in Public Administration have successfully completed courses in

  • Micro- and macro-economics
  • Governance in contemporary societies
  • Accounting
  • Organizational behaviour
  • Human resources
  • Principles of public administration

 

This training means interns will integrate quickly into your work environment, becoming a productive member of your team in no time.

 

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
  • Helping in the policy consultation process
  • Preliminary research on strategic initiatives
  • Preparing PowerPoint presentations
  • Preparing the policy aspects of feasibility studies
  • Reviewing media coverage and analyzing public opinion
  • Writing briefing notes, summaries and report
  • Writing profiles for media
  • Writing synopses of public opinion research
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