An internship is an extended period of work, typically 12 to 16 months continuous duration. Students are employed in settings which provide work experience directly related to their academic programs and career objectives. The setting may be the private, public, or not-for-profit sector.
Students typically leave school for a year to work for an employer who is offering a 12 to 16 month work term, which will provide education-related work experience. In certain cases, 8 month terms can be arranged. Average salaries range from $35,000 to $50,000 annually (depending on academic program, location of employer, and other factors).
Recruiters definitely see the benefits of hiring and training students with several years of academic education to take on major projects and responsibilities. Both students and employers may find that there is a good match of interests leading to a full time job offer after graduation. Internship students are regarded as regular employees taking on responsibilities far beyond the typical duties assigned to 4 month co-op or summer students.
Internship programs are available to students in the Management and Organizational Studies program, and the faculties of Engineering and Science. Students applying for an internship program must have a minimum average of 65% (Engineering) or 70% (MOS and Science) with strong communication and interpersonal skills. Please contact your faculty or department for additional qualifications.
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