Our co-op option enables students to combine their academic studies with practical work experience in positions related to their professional interests. If you are interested in the co-op option, please complete the PSCI Co-op Application Form (Word), due the third Friday of September. If you have any problems accessing this document, please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator.

2022 Co-op positions

  • Audit Researcher - Office of the Auditor General of Ontario
  • Executive Office Student - Ontario Energy Board
  • Policy Analyst - Global Affairs Canada, South Asia Division (OAK)
  • Public Affairs Intern - McMillan Vantage Policy Group
  • The Economical Insurance Group
  • Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO)
  • EnvironFocus Inc.

2021 Co-op positions

  • Privacy Analyst - Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
  • Claims Care Advisor - Auto Insurance Dept at Gore Mutual Insurance
  • Policy Analyst - Canada Border Services Agency
  • Project Assistant - UW Advancement Office
  • Information Management Officer - Department of National Defense
  • Junior Analyst - Counter-Terrorism Capacity Building Program, Global Affairs Canada

2020 Co-op positions

  • Junior Policy Analyst - Canada Border Services Agency
  • Summer Student - International Development Research Centre
  • Junior Project Officer - National Research Council Canada
  • Supplier Delivery Analyst - RBC Financial Group
  • Policy Assistant - Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

2019 Co-op positions

  • Research Assistant - Ontario Ministry of Finance, Finance Services
  • Policy Assistant - Planning, Environment, Resource and Land Secretariat (PERL), Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
  • Project Delivery Analyst - Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
  • Training Development Specialist - Enable Training and Consulting Inc.
  • Research Associate - Toronto Centre
  • Analyst - Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Research Assistant - Waterloo Professional Development Program (WatPD)

2018 Co-op positions

  • IT and Business Compliance Analyst - Toronto Transit Commission
  • Research Assistant - Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, Government of Alberta
  • Junior Program Advisor - National Research Council Canada
  • Research Assistant - National University of Singapore
  • Policy Analyst - Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade
  • Anti-Money Laundering Investigator - Bank of Montreal, Financial Intelligence Unit
  • Analyst - Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • University of Waterloo Secretariat
  • Analyst - Treasury Board Secretariat

Co-op student experiences