Anthropology and Sociology

An investment that works

By hiring a CO-OP student from the University of Ottawa, you are investing in a winning combination! You get a motivated and enthusiastic employee while giving a student the chance to put their 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 foundation 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 Anthropology-Sociology have successfully completed courses in

  • Social anthropology
  • Qualitative research
  • Political anthropology
  • Economic anthropology


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
2StudyStudyWork 1
3StudyWork 2Study
4Work 3StudyWork 4

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

Year of StudyFallWinterSummer
2StudyStudyWork 1
3StudyWork 2Work 3
4Work 4Study-
Examples of tasks at work
  • Analyzing social, economic and political issues
  • Conducting interviews
  • Designing and conducting surveys
  • Detailed studies on different societies
  • Ethnographic research
  • Interpreting study results
  • Researching and designing solutions for social problems
  • Writing research reports
Student salaries
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