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Internships are posted on OSCARplus

Internships are posted on OSCARplus

Did you know students can complete as many internship placements as they like over the course of their undergraduate career?

Search for Internships on OSCARplus.

Internships allow you to explore careers, to develop employability skills and to make important contacts for both now and after graduation.

Internships are either part-time or full-time, and are non-credit, paid work opportunities lasting 4, 8, 12 or 16 months in duration. Upon completion, the internship placement is noted on the official student transcript.

Internship Information

Do you have questions about the Social Sciences Internship Program and want to learn more? This video covers all the information you will need!

There are two ways to secure a Social Sciences internship placement:

1. EE Cultivated Internships

Throughout the year, internship placements are cultivated by the Office of Experiential Education (EE) and posted on OSCARplus under the Internships & Co-op tabOnly students who meet the Social Sciences internship eligibility criteria are provided access to view and apply to these postings.

Internship postings contain information regarding the organization, internship duration, required duties and qualifications, location, rate of pay etc.  Application deadlines will vary depending on the needs of the employer. 

While some employers have short job posting and hiring timelines, many employers begin recruitment the academic term prior to the internship start date.  Therefore, students are encouraged to check the site often for suitable placements, and plan ahead if considering internships for future terms.  See below for a sample timeline as to when most employers choose to post internship placements on OSCARplus.

Internship Term

Term Posted

Fall 2017

Summer 2017

Winter 2018

Fall 2017

Summer 2018

Winter 2018

2. Student-initiated Internships

Students can take the initiative to secure a job on their own and have their experience noted on the official student transcript as an internship placement. These positions, though not cultivated through the EE office, may hold equal value in providing you with a unique opportunity to capitalize on the learning opportunities within the position.

Interested students are required to complete the Student-initiated Internship Application form to see if their position qualifies.

Student-initiated internship applications are due to the Programming and Outreach Manager in KTH 129 before 4:00pm on the following dates for each respective term:

Term

Deadline Date

Term 1

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Term 2

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Summer

Monday, May 14, 2018

 

Late applications will not be accepted.

Internship Handbook

Internship Handbook

Did you know all internship placements are paid and are noted on the official student record?

Read the internship handbook.

Internship Fees

The following fees will be applied to internship placements. Internship fees are charged so that the Faculty may recover a portion of the overall administrative costs. These include: access to OSCARplus internship postings, employer development, application processing, internship mid-way review and transcript notation.

Internship Type

Each 4-month Term

Full-time

$200

Part-time

$100

 

Internship Documents & Resources

The following resources are considered required reading and are meant to assist students interested in participating in the Social Sciences internship program.

 

Stephen Erickson


Geography

"I was originally drawn to the Peel Regional Police Crime Analyst internship after noticing the position gave me the chance to utilize the skills I had acquired through my degree. My expectations going into the placement were to learn something new, and to hopefully network and grow new relationships. What I found was a real interest in a field that I never saw myself working in."

FAQs:

When is a good time to start looking for an internship?
Depending on your course load requirements and extra-curricular activities, you may begin applying to internship placements as early as your second year.  If you mean at which point during the year, the Office of Experiential Education receives internship listings continually. It's probably best to begin your internship search the semester prior to your desired placement. That way, you'll have time to respond to listed positions and initiate contacts on your own as well. Lead time can give you a competitive edge when it comes to composing an effective cover letter or tailoring your resume to a desired internship.

Can I get academic credit for my internship?
Students do not receive academic credit for internship placements, however they are noted as a Pass or Fail grade on the official record.  In addition, students receive a transcript notation which includes the position title, name of the organization worked for and the start and end date of the placement. 

What salary can I expect?
Salaries vary according to experience and skills required, year in school, type of position, type of employer, and location.  It is not unusual to find positions ranging from minimum wage up to $25.00 per hour. 

Resume Critiques

Resume Critiques

Did you know students applying for an EE internship can request to have their cover letter and resume critiqued by the Programming and Outreach Manager? 

 

Talk to our Programming and
Outreach Manager