The Psychology Co-operative Education program is an option for students who are majors in the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Psychology programs or from the Bachelor of Science (Behavioural Neuroscience).

Students seek work placement opportunities that build on the Psychology curriculum and enhance their learning.

Work Placements

Memorial’s undergraduate Psychology program provides students with a solid foundation in the study of behaviour and its biological basis. 

Psychology co-op students can apply their skills in a variety of settings, including government, education, and the non-profit and private sectors in areas such as:

  • research assistance
  • laboratory support
  • animal care
  • market research
  • human resources
  • policy analysis
  • public education
  • program implementation

Psychology work terms are full-time, paid (according to the employing organization’s salary structure), and range from 12-16 weeks in duration. Psychology students are required to complete three work terms as part of their co-op program.

Work Term Schedule

The following is a typical psychology co-op schedule but there is considerable variation; please contact us about the availability of students in a given term.

Year 1AT 1AT 2 
Year 2AT 3AT 4WT 1
Year 3AT 5AT 6WT 2
Year 4AT 7WT 3 
Year 5AT 8  

AT = Academic Term; WT = Work Term







To hire a co-op student or to find out more about this program please contact us.


Co-operative Education

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000