UBC iSchool Co-op Program: Summer Funding for Student Hiring

Access funding to hire a summer co-op student from UBC’s iSchool.

It’s a great time to recruit from us, as you may qualify for funding to hire a summer student – read below.

Students learning the latest in library, information management, and archival fields can be an ideal fit for that special project or short-term vacancy you’ve been looking to fill. The UBC Arts Co-op Program offers some of the brightest students for 4 or 8-month paid, full-time work terms from the iSchool@UBC, more formally known as the School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies (SLAIS).

Funding for Hiring Summer Co-op Students

Canada Summer Jobs

Application deadline: January 20, 2017

Canada Summer Jobs provides funding for not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers, and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create high-quality summer job opportunities for students between the ages of 15 and 30.

Click for eligibility & application details.

Young Canada Works

YCW has 2 summer job programs:

(1) Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations
Deadline: January 16, 2017
Click for eligibility & application details.

(2) Young Canada Works in Both Official Languages
Deadline: February 1, 2017
Click for eligibility & application details.

Types of Jobs UBC iSchool Students Perform:

  • Archives & Preservation of Information
  • Records Management
  • Library & Information Services
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Social Computing
  • Information Systems Management
  • Information Policy
  • Information Analysis & Retrieval

4 Steps to Hiring:

  1. Post a job: Use our online recruitment tool.
  2. Review applications: We’ll email you a package of applications that are a fit for your position.
  3. Interview students: Shortlist candidates and we’ll coordinate your interview schedule with our students.
  4. Make an offer: Select a candidate and we’ll assist with making the offer.

To assist you throughout the hiring process, we can help you draft job descriptions, determine salary, coordinate interviews, and make offers. We’ll also monitor student success during the co-op term.

Getting In Touch

We look forward to helping you hire education! Let us know how we can help.

Anna Jubilo
Coordinator, Graduate Programs  |  UBC Arts Co-op Program
The University of British Columbia
604.822.4223anna.jubilo@ubc.ca   | www.artscoop.ubc.ca