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Co-Op Education Partnership

Co-Op Education Partnership.

NEIA has partnered with both Memorial University and the College of the North Atlantic to promote and facilitate co-operative work placements for students with environmental sector businesses in Newfoundland and Labrador. Co-op work placements help grow interest and capacity in the environmental sector, as well as provide firms with fresh ideas and and added resources. Click the icons below to view information on each partnership.

NEIA / Memorial University Co-Op Partnership

NEIA and Memorial University have partnered to promote and facilitate co-operative education within the environmental sector in Newfoundland and Labrador. By employing a co-op student for a semester, businesses in the sector have the opportunity to increase their outputs, acquire energy and expertise in specific operational areas, and build connections within the university community.

Students will Make an IMPACT with your Business!

Memorial University has a variety of programs which feature co-operative education components. It may surprise you what students from these programs can bring to the table for your organization. Did you know:

  • Environmental Science students can apply scientific methods to help you solve environmental challenges;
  • Kinesiology students can assist with employee wellness programs and ergonomic assessments;
  • Economics students can assist with cost-benefit analysis of environmental projects;
  • Commerce students can help with supply-chain management systems;
  • Applied Social Psychology students can help you evaluate the success of your activities…

And more! Read on to learn more about what co-operative students can do for you.

Why Hire a Co-Op Student?

A Memorial University internship can provide significant value for your organization:

  • Students are willing and able to undertake special projects and tasks
  • Students can lighten work loads and provide vacation coverage without requiring a long-term commitment
  • Employers can use the work term to evaluate and train students to fill post-graduate positions

Your Student’s Objectives

The objectives of the work term are to further students’ technical and professional skills. They develop:

  • Professional attitudes and behaviour
  • Interpersonal skills and maturity
  • An ability to be self-motivated
  • An understanding of professionalism and ethics
  • An understanding of a broader environment
  • An ability to manage a work-related project
  • A clearer understanding of career alternatives

Your Contribution

In the co-operative partnership between student, employer and the university, employers are asked to provide:

  • Work assignments of a duration suitable to the employer and the student’s program
  • Participation in the student selection process
  • Appropriate professional guidance
  • A salary consistent with the employer’s organizational salary structure
  • An opportunity for a university representative to monitor the relationship between the employer and student during the work term
  • A written evaluation of the student’s performance at the end of the work term

Available Student Specialties

There are a number of programs from which you can select a student from. In some cases, it may not be obvious how students of a certain discipline can help your business, so be sure to click on each program to get a better idea of the area of study for the student, the type of work assignments appropriate for them, how they will be evaluated, and how they can improve your business.

Computer Science
Master of Environmental Science
Master of Science in Computer Science

Physical Education
Political Science
Master of Arts in Folklore
Master of Political Science
Master of Applied Social Psychology

Find out More

To find out more about Co-Operative education opportunities, including:

  • avenues to subsidize funding of a student
  • co-op semester scheduling
  • and the application process

… enter your contact information and a representative from NEIA or Memorial University’s Division of Co-operative Education will contact you to answer your questions:

Company Name

Your Name (required)


Phone Number:

NEIA / College of the North Atlantic Co-Op Partnership

The College of the North Atlantic is thrilled to invite the members of NEIA to participate in its Co-operative Education program. Students enrolled in Co-op at the College have a wide range of engineering skills in the technical, academic and personal management areas.


Employers, students, and the College all benefit greatly from the Co-op experience, but the true success of the program depends greatly upon the contribution of each participant to the partnership. As a Co-op employer, you are a valued partner in the education process and some of the benefits of hiring a student include:

  • Actively participate in the education and development of our future professional workforce
  • Cost-effective solution for your short-term hiring needs
  • Opportunities to observe a potential permanent hire in actual working conditions without a long-term commitment.
  • Early access to a group of individuals with technical skills and knowledge
  • Allows professional staff to concentrate on higher level work while Co-operative Education students do more entry level work.
  • Access to high-achieving and skilled students who offer a fresh perspective to your organization
  • Offers employers a variety of student work schedules to meet specific needs and industrial/business cycles.
  • Enables students to have increased knowledge, more mature attitudes, and the ability to adapt to changing situations.
  • Ability to provide important feed back to the College regarding its curriculum and programs


The members of the Co-operative Education Team are actively looking to place students for the programs listed below. To receive credit for the placement, a student must work for a minimum of 12 weeks and a maximum of 16 weeks from May to August, at a salary determined by the employer.

  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Computing Systems Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Engineering Technology (Power & Controls)
  • Environmental Technology
  • Geomatics/Surveying Engineering Technology
  • Industrial Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology (Manufacturing)
  • Petroleum Engineering Technology
  • Programmer Analyst (Business)
  • Safety Engineering Technology (Post Diploma)
  • Telecommunications Engineering Technology

Need More Information?

To find out more about participating in Co-operative Education with the College of the North Atlantic, including:

  • potential funding grants
  • information required to recruit a student
  • and the application process

… enter your contact information and a representative from NEIA or the College of the North Atlantic will contact you to answer your questions:

Company Name

Your Name (required)


Phone Number:


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