Internships and co-op opportunities with the BC Public Service

Last updated: September 28, 2021

Paid internships and co-op placements in the BC Public Service

Indigenous Youth Internship Program

Every year, the Indigenous Youth Internship Program provides a 12-month paid internship for up to 25 young Indigenous British Columbians, ages 19 to 29. The goal in providing this opportunity is to help Indigenous youth build professional skills and networks, get a taste for pursuing a career in government and 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 internship 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. Interns gain valuable skills and public service experience.

Co-op program

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, the Co-op program 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're so impressed by them—that they end up returning to build their careers with us.

Youth employment program

The Youth employment program is a great way for students or recent graduates of high school or post-secondary school to gain practical work experience through short-term opportunities (up to 4 months) in the BC Public Service.

Finding your fit

In addition to helping to finance your education, this is a great chance to absorb knowledge from people experienced in their field and an optimal time to build connections. Most ministries offer a variety of exciting co-op positions.