Co-Op Students For Fall 2018 Work Term - Arts Work Experience (AWE)

Gov't of Canada, Communications Security Establishment (CSE)

Posted 25-Sep-2017

Application Deadline


Position Start Date


Position End Date


Minimum Education Required

Some Post-Secondary

Area(s) of Study

  • Business, Management, Finance and Administration
  • Culture, Information, Recreation and Tourism
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Fine Arts

Duration and Term

  • Temporary -- Full Time
  • Internship -- Full Time

Job Status


Job Description

The Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSE) is committed to hiring students through recognized educational programs in various universities and colleges across Canada in a variety of technical and administrative openings. If you are interested in working in a challenging role within a dynamic environment, make CSE your first choice!

Students at CSE have the opportunity to work on challenging and interesting projects related to their field of study. Collaboration and innovation are two values that are imbedded in CSE’s culture and these are directly reflected in the type of work assigned to students. CSE is also an evolving organization that offers developmental opportunities to students, which can potentially help them to be considered for future employment. In order to provide a great work-life balance, CSE has interesting alternative work arrangements to meet the student’s personal requirements.

CSE is Canada's National Cryptologic Agency. Our mandate is to:

  • Acquire and provide foreign signals intelligence;
  • Provide advice, guidance and services to help ensure the protection of Government of Canada electronic information and information infrastructures; and
  • Provide technical and operational assistance to federal law enforcement and security agencies.


CSE offers placements to students from the following disciplines:

  • Business Administration
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Events and Training Coordination
  • Human Resources
  • Library and Information Studies/Records Management
  • Mathematics
  • Multi-media and Web Design
  • Protective Security Administration
  • Real Property Asset Management
  • Strategic Policy
  • Translation

To view detailed job descriptions or to apply to each of the specific categories please visit

Our Student Program

Meet New People

CSE hires more than 50 students every semester, so you will be part of a community of students. You’ll meet students from different programs and from different colleges and universities across Canada – with plenty of opportunities to build friendships and participate in social and sports events outside of work.

On your first day with us, you will attend an orientation and meet the head of CSE. Over the course of your first day, you’ll receive information about CSE as well as the different services we offer to our employees. Once orientation is finished, your new manager will meet with you personally and introduce you to your new workplace.

During your work term, CSE organizes a networking session so you can meet and chat with other hiring managers. This is a great opportunity to line up your next placement – or possibly even a permanent position once you graduate.

At CSE, we recognize that students are the next generation of great CSE leaders - many of our full-time employees began their careers in our student employee program.

Explore your options. Develop new skills. Gain experience.

To get a step ahead in today’s competitive job market you need to gain practical experience before you graduate.

We invite you to work with top professionals in your field at CSE, located in Ottawa, the Nation’s Capital.

At CSE we work hard – but we understand the value of play, too.

Our student employment program has been in place since 1995 – offering positions to students across a variety of disciplines.

We recruit students from across Canada and we offer more than 50 placements per semester to Canadian citizens who are registered full-time in a Canadian post-secondary program.

If you want to investigate a career choice that makes a difference – to really contribute to Canada and to keeping Canadians safe – CSE may be just the place for you.


Along with role specific qualifications (please visit our website for greater detail) all candidates must:

- Be registered as a full time student at your university or college.

Security Requirements:
You must be a Canadian Citizen and eligible for a Top Secret security clearance.
The security screening process involves a security interview, a polygraph test, a psychological assessment, and a background investigation covering a minimum of your last 10 years history, including credit and financial verifications.
Ongoing substance abuse is a factor to be assessed as part of your screening process.


This opportunity is being posted through the U of A, Faculty of Arts Work Experience (AWE). To apply through this posting, applicants must be enrolled in AWE.


If you are interested in this work experience opportunity but are not enrolled in AWE, or for more information about AWE, please contact:


Arts Work Experience (AWE) at the HUB Career Centre

Phone: 780-248-1483


Or visit:


If you are enrolled in another work experience program (e.g. internship, co-op) and interested in this position, please contact the program office in your faculty.



  • Ottawa, ON

Additional Information

Here are some important points in regards to CSE’s student recruitment program:

  • All applications must be submitted via our website;
  • You must also send a previous work term evaluation (if applicable) via E-mail to (Note that you might be asked to provide an official transcript later during the process)
  • On your cover letter, indicate which position you are interested in and what makes you a possible candidate for that position.

CSE is a government agency located in the Ottawa region. Relocation assistance will be provided to students studying at an accredited academic institution located outside the National Capital Region.
CSE supports the Employment Equity Act. We encourage candidates to apply if they belong to the following designated groups: women, visible minorities, persons of Aboriginal descent, or persons with disabilities. CSE offers an assessment process which will accommodate the needs of persons with disabilities.  If you may need such accommodation, please advise us.
This job posting may be used to fill a number of positions.

We thank all those who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


Application Requirements

  • Please include a covering letter.
  • Please submit a resume.
  • Additional Documents Required explained in "Additional Information Section of this posting" for details.

Application Instructions

You may apply for this position through any of the means below.