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Co-op* Apprenticeship* Capstoneor Honours UndergraduateResearch* ServiceLearning* ProfessionalPracticums* Field School Internships* StudyAbroad(All) ExperienceMoreCurricularOpportunities
Co-op* Apprenticeship* Capstoneor Honours UndergraduateResearch* ServiceLearning* ProfessionalPracticums* Field School Internships* StudyAbroad(All) ExperienceMoreCurricularOpportunities

*Work Integrated Learning –embedded in program or course design and includes 3rd party engagement, e.g. Employer, industry or community partner (CEWIL definition)

 Co-operative Education (Co-op)

Co-op blends on-campus learning with practical applied learning. Enhance your education with career-related work experience before graduation. Check out their webpage.

 Study Abroad

The Student Exchange program allows students to live and study in a different country for one or two semesters. Check out the Study Abroad webpage for more information.

 Co-op Abroad

Co-op Abroad makes international opportunities accessible to Co-op students at TRU. Its purpose is to expand the global mindset of current students interested in international work experience. For more information, visit Co-op Abroad.

 Teaching Abroad

Teaching Abroad is a great way to work, travel and learn a different aspect of a new culture. 

TRU offers the TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) course with a high success rate in job placement after graduation. Upon completion of this accredited program at TRU, students receive both a TRU TESL Certificate and are eligible to apply for the TESL Canada Level 1 certificate, providing many opportunities across Canada and Internationally.

Numerous companies recruit TRU students and alumni to teach overseas.

 Volunteering Abroad

Volunteering is a great way to gain experience and references and contribute to our global economy.

 Internship Abroad

More and more companies are using internships to recruit students and train them on the job. For information on internships, please make an appointment with a Career Education Coordinator.

 TRU Study Abroad

The Study Abroad program at TRU allows students to live and study in a different country for one or two semesters while studying at TRU. This is a great opportunity to learn about a new culture, while earning credit towards your TRU degree. For more information, visit Study Abroad.

 TRU Field Schools

International Field School trips vary between 2 to 6 weeks in length and generally operate during the months of April, May and June. These trip destinations include Belize, Peru and Ecuador. For more information, visit Field Schools.

 General Work Abroad Links

This Australian non-profit organization offers variety of internship opportunities in Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

Globalinks Learning Abroad

 Campus Access

This site is geared toward Canadian student internships and volunteer work. It is a database of information in the business and trade, journalism, technology, medicine, government, U.N., humanitarian and development work and the environment areas.

Campus Access


CANADEM is an international not-for-profit NGO dedicated to advancing international peace and security through the rostering, rapid mobilization, and mission management of experts committed to International Service with the UN, other IGOs, NGOs, and governments.


 Commonwealth Games Canada

Commonwealth Games Canada (CGC) is the international franchise holder for the Commonwealth Games and Commonwealth Sport Movement in Canada, and an active, contributing member of the Canadian sport community. Led by its volunteer Board and supported by professional staff, CGC is committed to the strengthening sport in Canada and throughout the Commonwealth.

CGC SportWorks

 Cross-Cultural Solutions

Cross-Cultural Solutions is committed to providing interns with authentic and exciting experiences. They offer internships in the areas of medicine, nursing, dental, social work, education, child development, international development & human rights and environmental sustainability.

International Internships

 DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service

DAAD’s mission is to enable young academics and researchers from around the world to become leaders in the fields of science, culture, economics, and politics. Students spend one semester enrolled in class, then a 2-6 month research internship position.

Study and Internship Programs (SIP)


The GoinGlobal team encourages and facilitates domestic and international employment. This site lists jobs and internships from around the world


 Intern Abroad

This well designed program lists internships in various countries filtered by numerous fields to work in.

Intern Abroad

 Intern Jobs

Intern Jobs seeks to provide an easy to use website for both employers and intern seekers, and you can search by keyword or location. It has many partner companies that post jobs for summer employment, tourism and in various countries.

Intern Jobs

 International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE)

IAESTE jobs are on every continent for 8-52 weeks in duration. Most jobs are during the summer months, but others are available in the winter and fall. Students must be between 19-35 years old and studying full time in engineering, technical sciences, technologies or architecture.


 International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE)

International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE) is a leader in international youth exchange programs with more than 60 years of experience promoting young people's active and global citizenship.


All jobs posted here are located in the United Kingdom, Europe, Africa, Australia, and Asia & Middle East. There are a number of disciplines and fields of work to search by.

Job Postings

 Rooftops Canada

An international program that helps thousands of families secure affordable housing in sustainable communities. You can engage in providing low-cost housing and human settlement developments around the world.

Rooftops Canada

 SEEDS: See Beyond Borders

SEEDS is based in Iceland, and is a non-governmental, non-profit organization. The internships are between 3-12 months where employees experience different cultures, learn new or improve skills and take initiatives to create peace and help in social and/or environmental service.


 Field School

An International Field School course is a credit or non-credit course or program offered off campus in another country. There are also several domestic TRU Field Schools so check with your faculty, school or department.

 Professional Practicums

Involve professional work experience under the supervision of an experienced registered or licensed professional organization or body in a discipline that requires practice-based work experience for professional certification. TRU offers many practicum placement opportunities so check with your faculty, school or department.

 Service Learning

Academic service learning provides a venue for senior-level students (3000 and 4000 level classes) to share their knowledge and skills with the community through approved community-based projects. Service learning projects may be initiated by students, community members, groups, agencies, organizations, and faculty. Check with a professor in your faculty, school or department for more information today!

Also, check out SRCL 1000: Community Service-Learning. SRCL 1000 is for community-minded first-year students wanting exposure to academic, volunteer service and cultural experience connected within and beyond the university context.

 Undergraduate Research

Engaging in undergraduate research will increase your academic and professional success, and enhance your ability to think critically, ask tough questions and search for compelling answers. Check for opportunities here.

 Capstone or Honours

A capstone or honours can be a major project or paper that is supervised by a faculty member. TRU offers many capstone opportunities so check with your faculty, school or department.


Apprenticeship programs provide the knowledge and skills required of a certified tradesperson. These programs involve a combination of work-based training and technical training leading to a provincial and/or national industry training credential. TRU offers many apprenticeship program opportunities so check with your faculty, school or department.


Internships are a great way to find work in a professional setting. Employers benefit from an enthusiastic worker and the employee gains invaluable first-hand experience.

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