Students admitted into the Science Internship Program will receive access to the Science Internship job board which includes pre-approved job postings from employers wishing to hire Science Internship students. The program does not guarantee that students will obtain work placements. It is the student's responsibility to search for and secure their work term placements. If a student secures a placement outside of the Science Internship job board, the position must be approved by their Science Internship Co-ordinator.
Students must complete a minimum of 8 consecutive months, and a maximum of 16 consecutive months, work experience while registered in the Science Internship courses (Internship 505.01–505.04) to be eligible for the Science Internship designation.
Students are limited to one 8, 12, or 16 month continuous internship work term placement during their undergraduate degree. Students who have completed one 4 month placement must complete their internship with a consecutive work term placement of either 4, 8 or 12 months. Work terms operate on the same schedule as the Academic calendar. Students may begin positions in May (Spring/Summer), Fall (September) or Winter (January). A normal 4 month work term placement must be a minimum of 12 weeks and may be up to 17 weeks.
Students who have completed one 4 month work term placement and are not able to secure a second work term placement immediately following, will be removed from the Science Internship Program.