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

Before beginning their first placement, students in the CO-OP Translation program have acquired a solid knowledge of linguistics and been introduced to the basics of translation, documentary research, bilingual revision and terminology.


Their basic training centres on generalist, specialized and technical translation; writing in both official languages; and documentary and terminological research. This training means that interns are prepared to integrate your work environment quickly and to become productive members of your team in no time.


Work/Study sequences

Sequence 1 - all students follow this sequence

Year of StudyFallWinterSummer
3StudyStudyWork 1
4Work 2StudyWork 3
Examples of tasks at work
  • Terminological research
  • Translation of general interest texts
  • Translation revision
  • Writing of specialized and technical texts
Student salaries
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