Work Experience Programs

Getting you where you want to go

Your education is a journey to where you want to go. Cape Breton University offers a variety of work experience programs to help you get to the next step along the way with hands-on work experience and learning. Choose from programs that can help you:

  • gain skills
  • deepen your understanding about your chosen field of study
  • develop a network of support

Work Study Bursary Program

Help finance your education and gain on-the-job experience with CBU’s Work Study Bursary Program for students in financial need. Jobs are on-campus and supervised by faculty and staff. See if you qualify for the program, then look at job opportunities.

Co-operative Education Program

Get real-world work experience by participating in co-op. After your first year, you can enroll in co-op for paid, full-time work for four months. If you qualify for the program, then look for co-op opportunities. 

Community Studies Work Experience Placements

Within the Bachelor of Arts Community Studies (BACS) degree, there are two required 100-hour work placements.  These two placements connect to two online courses (COMS 2101 and 3101), and can be taken concurrently with a full course load. COMS Work Experience Placements may be paid employment or volunteer-based


Gain hands-on research experience working with faculty at CBU and other institutions on short-term projects. Internships may be paid and unpaid.

Find out about a couple of our current Internship opportunities in our International MBA and History programs.


See the world and broaden your horizons with a global education. Complete part of your degree while studying in another country or at another university in Canada.

Mike MacIsaac
Student Development Officer

Office: B134B

Phone: 902.563.1408

Jennifer Currie
Student Placement Officer - SSOB

Office: SB-113

Phone: 902.563.1196

Carly Turnbull
Student Placement Officer

Office: B-134-G

Phone: 902-563-1129