Internship Awards Program (IAP): Call for applications

The Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies' (LA&PS) Internship Awards Program (IAP) aims to encourage students to engage with organizations, whose work addresses key issues of social and economic justice.  These are carefully designed experiential education/work-integrated learning opportunities for enhancing and deepening our students' learning in their respective programs of study.

We recognize that many organizations who undertake important work for social and economic justice are not able to offer paid opportunities. This is why LA&PS is making available a limited number of awards for students to engage in a meaningful work opportunity with selected organizations.

We are working with organizations which focus on equity and inclusion or on economic justice (such as cooperatives, credit unions etc.). More internships, particularly with organizations who work on indigenous justice, are forthcoming.

 

2019 AWARDS

KOREAN STUDIES COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT - 1 Award
VALUE: $6,000

LA&PS INTERNSHIP AWARDS (IAP) - 6 Awards  
VALUE: $6,300 per awards

CANADA LIFE COMMUNITY AGENCY STUDENT INTERNSHIP AWARDS (CASI) - 12 Awards
VALUE: $6,300 per awards

ELIGIBILITY: The awards will be available to all LA&PS Honours students in 3rd year, who have completed a minimum of 54 credits or 4th year students who have at least 15 credits remaining to graduate and returning to academic studies in September 2019.

In order to qualify for this award, students must:

  • Attend the mandatory LA&PS Internship Workshop, click here to register.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 6.0
  • Be enrolled in full-time studies (at least 9 credits - Winter Term 2019)
  • Must be able to work in Ontario (Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident of Canada or Indigenous Person of Canada)
  • International students must have a co-op work permit
  • Demonstrate academic excellence
  • Students are eligible to receive the internship award only once during their undergraduate studies at York.

APPLICATION PACKAGE: Your application package must contain the following required documents:

  • LA&PS Internship Award Application Form – Choose the position you wish to apply for and complete the application form in its entirety; make certain that all of your contact information is accurate and up to date before submitting your application.
  • Resume – Do not forget to proofread your resume!
  • Statement of Purpose – Prepare an essay, between 250 and 500 words and include the following in cover letter format:
    a. Identify the Internship opportunity that you are applying to and state why you are interested in this position and organization
    b. Explain how the proposed internship will be a valuable experience, connects to your education/program of study, and contributes to your future career goals.
    c. Include your education and work experience, as well as the knowledge and skills that make you the best candidate for the position.
  • One Letter of Recommendation – Include a recommendation from a faculty member or a current/previous supervisor. The letter should outline your strengths, motivation and suitability for the internship.
  • Co-op Work Permit – Required ONLY for international students

Record on your transcript: Successful candidates will be enrolled in the non-credit course, GCIN 3000 0.0 (Liberal Arts & Professional Studies Internship Work Term) on your transcript. You will be assigned a pass/fail grade in conjunction with the award.

IMPORTANT: Students may apply to more than one position; each position requires a separate application.

 

2019 Summer Internship Positions

ORGANIZATION POSITION START DATE END DATE DEADLINE
Korean Canadian Scholarship Foundation (KCSF) Communications & Engagement Intern June 2019 August 2019 April 1 4:30pm
Afro Caribbean Business Network Community Engagement Intern June 2019 August 2019 April 1 4:30pm
Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) Education & Design Specialist May 2019 July 2019 Extended to April 1 4:30pm
Dr. Roz's Healing Place Child Advocacy Assistant June 2019 August 2019 April 1  4:30pm
DUKE Heights BIA Community Outreach Intern May 2019 July 2019 Extended to April 1 4:30pm
Elspeth Heyworth Centre (ehwc) Program Assistant June 2019 August 2019 April 1  4:30pm
Feed it Forward Administrative/Communications Intern May 2019 July 2019 Extended to April 1 4:30pm
Financial Empowerment and Problem-Solving Program, (FEPS) Jane/Finch Centre Financial Literacy Curriculum Developer June 2019 August 2019 April 1 4:30pm
Firgrove Learning & Innovation Community Centre (FLICC) Community Support Staff May 2019 July 2019 Extended to April 1 4:30pm
Green Change Program, Jane/Finch Centre Inclusive Local Economies Intern May 2019 July 2019 Extended to April 1 4:30pm
JobStart Coordinator, Program for Persons with Disabilities Intern June 2019 August 2019 April 1 4:30pm
Migrant Workers Alliance for Change (MWAC) Communications and Worker Organizing Intern May 2019 July 2019 Extended to April 1 4:30pm
Ojibwe Cultural Foundation Archives Assistant June 2019 August 2019 April 1 4:30pm
Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) Policy & Research Assistant May 2019 July 2019 Extended to April 1 4:30pm
Ontario Employment Education and Research Centre (OEERC) Communications and Member Engagement Intern                            (Better Way Alliance Project) May 2019 July 2019 Extended to April 1 4:30pm
Regenesis Food Equity and Justice Program Assistant May 2019 July 2019 Extended to April 1 4:30pm
Senior Program,      Jane/Finch Centre Seniors Computer Literacy Developer June 2019 August 2019 April 1  4:30pm
Sistema Toronto Marketing & Advancement Coordinator June 2019 August 2019 April 1  4:30pm
YWCA Toronto Advocacy & Research Intern June 2019 August 2019 April 1 4:30pm

 

2018 AWARDS

For more information, please visit the winners gallery website. Learn more about last year’s awards.