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Graduate Studies Calendar 2023-2024 Academic Regulations G. Internships
G. Internships

Students undertaking an internship will be registered in an internship course for the duration of the placement in order to have the internship reflected on their transcript.

Internships must be related to the student’s program of study. Approval to participate in a graduate internship is at the discretion of the student’s supervisor (if applicable) and graduate program, which recommend enrolment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies where appropriate.

Graduate students undertaking an internship program of 30 hours per week or more are not eligible for scholarship or other non-internship funding from university sources, including supervisor's research grants, during the period of their internship. Graduate students undertaking a part-time internship must ensure the internship is compatible with any scholarship or other funding.

Students are responsible for arranging the details of their remuneration with their employer during the period of the internship.

International students must comply with relevant Canada Immigration requirements governing eligibility to work off campus.

G.1 Internships in Thesis-Based Programs

Full-time students registered in a thesis-based graduate program as set out in section D.3 Student Status may undertake either:

a) an internship for up to eight months, full-time (21 hours or more per week). This may be completed as a single internship or in blocks of time up to 8 months total, or
b) a part-time internship, up to one year (20 hours or less per week).

Normally, internships are undertaken after a doctoral student has completed all candidacy requirements, or after a student in a thesis-based master’s program has completed all course requirements.

Domestic students enrolled in a thesis-based program may undertake an internship after a successful thesis defence, but before approval to graduate. The maximum duration of a post-defence internship will be four months, which must be completed within six months of the date of the thesis defence.

Full-time registration must be maintained until the end of the internship. Regular tuition and general fees will be assessed.

G.2 Internships in Course-Based Programs

Full-time students registered in a course-based graduate program may undertake a full-time internship for up to eight months, or a part-time internship for up to one year, at a time that is approved by the graduate program. The student will pay regular domestic or international course fees for each term enrolled in an internship course.