The Centre for Experiential Learning has developed strong relationships with employers, not only locally, but nationally and internationally. The learning opportunities that employers provide, through co-operative education and internships, contribute to student success. Because of the impactful role that employers play in the education of VIU students, they have become our Partners in Learning.

Funding resources that make it possible to hire a student can be provided. Please visit our Employer Funding page.

Available Co-op Programs

Available Internship Programs

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What our employers are saying about their experiences with VIU students

"Thanks to Sharon Davidson and the VIU Culinary Arts Co-op Program, we were able to have another successful summer, showcasing our beautiful Island and beautiful British Columbia to tens of thousands of visitors. We sure have a Partner in the VIU Culinary Co-op Program!"

Chef Fausto Bellicini - General Manager
Cuckoo Italian Trattoria, Coombs Old Country Market.