Internship & Co-op Opportunities with the BC Public Service
Find out if you are eligible to apply for a paid internship or co-op placement in the BC Public Service.
Aboriginal Youth Internship Program
Every year, this program provides a 12-month paid internship for up to 25 young Aboriginal British Columbians, ages 19 to 29. The goal in providing this opportunity is to help Aboriginal youth build professional skills and networks, get a taste for pursuing a career in government, and above all, awaken their capacity for leadership. We want to support our young people who want to make a difference and empower them to lead their communities and our province into the future.
Work-Able Internship Program
In 2015, the BC Public Service introduced the Work-Able program. Work-Able is a 12-month work experience program for recent post-secondary graduates with disabilities. This unique program provides learning, coaching and mentorship throughout the internship and interns will gain valuable skills and public service experience.
A co-op placement with the BC Public Service could pave the way to a rewarding and long-term future. As a post-secondary student, a co-op is a great way to explore life in the public service, to expand your skills and to build your resume. Many students find the co-op experience to be so positive—and we are so impressed by them—that they end up returning to build their careers with us.
Finding Your Fit
In addition to helping to finance your education, this is a great chance to absorb knowledge from those who are experienced in their field and the optimal time to build connections. Most ministries offer a variety of exciting co-op positions.