Co-operative Education Program

EURUS offers a co-op option for students enrolled in the MA program and BA students in their 4th year, allowing them to gain practical experience and skills while pursuing their studies. For more information visit the Co-op Services Website.

To be eligible you must have successfully completed, by the start-date of the first work term, the required first-year core classes (EURR 5001 and 5010). Please see the Graduate Calendar for other requirements. Students in the European, Russian and Eurasian Studies MA co-op option will be registered in EURR 5913 by the Co-op office when they are on a work term.

Placements at which EURUS MA students have completed co-op work terms include:

  • Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (formerly Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, AANDC)
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)
  • City of Ottawa
  • Global Affairs Canada
    • Europe, Middle East and Maghreb Branch
    • Americas Branch
    • Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) Secretariat, Trade Agreements and Negotiations Branch
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada
    • Aboriginal and Stakeholder Affairs
    • Strategic Policy Branch
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)

Internship Program

The Institute administers an optional internship program for 4th year undergraduate and Master’s students. Following a selection process, successful applicants are placed with an Ottawa-based organization during the winter semester for, on average, one day per week. Students selected for the internship program also register in a 0.5 credit course EURR 5301/4206 that supplements the internship experience. Many students have found the internship program to be integral to their time at EURUS as it provides them with valuable work experience in a field related to their studies, gives them the opportunity to network, and introduces possible career paths.

EURUS students have obtained placements in a variety of organizations, including:

  • Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB)
  • Employment, Social Development Canada (ESDC)
  • United Nations Association of Canada (UNAC)
  • Parliamentary Center
  • International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
  • Export Development Canada (EDC)
  • Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)
  • Amnesty International
  • The Delegation of the European Union
  • Embassy of Ireland

EU Study Tour and associated internships in Europe

The European Union (EU) Study Tour is a joint initiative of the European Studies Network (Canada), a consortium of Canadian universities of which Carleton is a member. The Tour consists of 19-20 days in Europe, involving consultations at a wide range of European institutions in Brussels, Strasbourg, Luxembourg, and Frankfurt. Students participating in the Tour may apply to participate in an internship (2 months or more) in a European institution; internships take place after the Tour. Students may apply to Carleton’s Centre for European Studies for some financial assistance to participate in the Tour. The Tour is advertised in December of each academic year. Click here to learn more about the 2020 tour! 

Exchange Opportunities

Through Carleton’s International Student Services Office, formal exchange programs enable qualified EURUS students to spend one to two terms at the various universities in the region of study. Particularly popular among EURUS students are the exchanges with:

For more information visit the ISSO website. EURUS students may also apply to spend up to three months at the University of St. Petersburg to undertake study of the Russian language during the summer months. EURUS encourages student participation in the exchange programs.

Research Abroad

Given the pace of change in the region, many students find fieldwork to be extremely helpful for gaining a deeper understanding of the ongoing political, economic, and social transformations, as well as a good means to improve language skills. EURUS will assist students, where possible, in carrying out research in the region of study. We are able to provide financial support for research abroad through travel-research grants from the Centre for European Studies (for research on the EU), the Kinross Gold Fund in Russian Studies (for research on Russia/Central Asia) and the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs.