Internship Requirements

The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) establishes partnership with employers to offer internship opportunities to LA&PS students.  The LA&PS Global & Community Engagement Experiential Office (GCE, EE) acts as a liaison between students and employers to facilitate interns. However, the employer is ultimately responsible for selecting interns.

The GCE EE Office works with employers to oversee the performance and development of each student on an internship.

Enroll in Internship Course

The student intern will be enrolled in  Liberal Arts & Professional Studies Internship Program Work Term - GCIN 3000 0.0  for each work term (i.e. each work term is 4 months).

You will be assigned a Pass or Fail grade in the course.

Terms & Conditions Agreement

The student intern will sign the York University Terms & Conditions Agreement as soon as an internship job offer is accepted.

Learning Agreement

The intern is required to identify 3-5 learning objectives for their internship. It is recommended that your Supervisor review agreement prior to submission, to ensure that your objectives are achievable and appropriate.

The Global & Community Engagement, Experiential Education Office will provide you with a template to complete.

Deadline:  To be submitted in the 4th week of your internship.

First Term Check-in

Mid-term Meeting

This is a brief meeting during the first work term only, between the Internship Coordinator and the Intern, to discuss your initial progress and integration into the work environment.

The will be scheduled 6-8 weeks into the internship.

 

Work Term Report

This is a short (5 page) summary prepared by the Intern about the work performed during their internship and a discussion of their learning and accomplishments, which reflects on the Learning Agreement.

The Global & Community Engagement, Experiential Education Office will provide you with a template to complete.

Deadline:  To be submitted at the end of every work term (i.e. every four months).

Supervisor Evaluation

At the end of each work term the Supervisor is required to complete and submit an evaluation on the Intern's performance.

Deadline:  To be submitted at the end of every work term (i.e. every four months)

Last Term Call

End of Term Call

This is a brief telephone call during the last work term, between the Internship Coordinator and Intern, to discuss performance and the Supervisor’s satisfaction as well as to identify the major lessons and strategies for building on that learning upon returning to campus.

Receiving a grade

To receive a Pass grade, the intern must fulfill the requirements of the work term by their deadlines and meet the requirements agreed upon with the employer. Interns who do not submit the required documents on or before the deadline will receive a Failing grade.