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Summer Opportunities/Internships

Career Services in the Soutar Career Centre assists BCom students to plan their career goals by helping them discover and prepare for opportunities that align with the individual career paths that the students would like to explore.

Students interested in securing a summer job or doing an internship will find job postings under the OCR Summer & Internship category on myFuture.

Internships give students practical experience needed to make important career choices and help students:

  • Gain concrete work experience in the business environment
  • Put classroom theory into practice
  • Meet and network with prospective employers
  • Earn money while gaining practical experience

Current BCom students can learn more by visiting the BCom Career Portal

For additional information on internships, visit the Internship Offices Network

Fall/Winter Internships

Students who are interested in completing an internship during the Fall or Winter terms must ensure they are eligible; this includes returning to full time studies after the internship. International students are not eligible to apply as a work permit is required – they are asked to visit the International Students Services office to learn more. Eligible students will be required to take a semester off from their studies. If the student will be taking a semester off it is their responsibility to notify the BCom office prior to accepting the internship.

Note: Students are responsible for the internships that they accept and assessing how the internship will impact with their academic studies. Certain courses and their pre-requisites are offered once a year and therefore students are strongly urged to review the time-line of their program to determine feasibility of accepting an internship during the Fall or Winter term.

Career Services is pleased to offer a wide array of Internship Awards such as:

Clinton Foundation Internship

If you are an undergraduate, a recent graduate, or a graduate student who is passionate about solving some of the world’s most pressing issues, the Clinton Foundation Internship Program offers a unique opportunity for growth, learning, and participation in meaningful work. We are looking for people who are dependable, enthusiastic, and professional.

The William J. Clinton Foundation works to create sustainable solutions to urgent global challenges, including climate change, increasing access to health care worldwide, economic opportunity, and childhood obesity in the United States. Through strategic organization and investment, the Clinton Foundation initiatives strive to change global systems, entire communities, and the way business is done in the United States and developing countries—while emphasizing changes that make a meaningful and positive impact on individual lives.

Value: $7,500
Deadline: mid-February

BCom Class of ‘66 Internship Award

Established by the BCom Class of 1966 in honour of their 50th Class reunion. These awards will provide financial assistance to students in the Desautels Faculty of Management who are undertaking an unpaid internship with a non-profit organization, under the experiential learning component of Major in International Management. The Awards are meant to provide partial funding to assist students with travel and other expenses related to their internship.

Value: $2,500
Deadline: April 30th

Jean Charles Caty Internship Award

Established in 2013 by Jean Charles Caty, BCom ‘63, to support undergraduate students in the Desautels Faculty of Management to take the initiative to gain practical experience during their studies and to provide opportunities for students to broaden their horizons. The award will be for a BCom student, in good academic standing, undertaking an internship or work experience that is either outside of Canada or within Canada, but in a province outside of their province of origin. Preference will be given to Canadian students whose mother tongue is French who do not come from a metropolitan region. The Award will be administered by Career Services at the Desautels Faculty of Management.

Value: $5,000
Deadline: April 30th

Management Class of 1960 Internship Award

In honour of their 50th class anniversary, the Commerce Class of '60 pledged donations towards building an endowment to establish the Management Class Of 1960 Internship Award to fund in perpetuity an internship for Management students. This three to four month practicum will provide those chosen with valuable hands on work experience and the tools to explore career opportunities which will set them on the right path to a successful future. For Undergraduate students only.

Value: $5,000
Deadline: April 30th

MacKinnon Initiative Award for Student Internships

This internship alternates between Arts-odd years and Management-even years. The award is offered to non-graduating students (BCom or MBA) to help defray costs of an internship in line with the interests supported by the MacKinnon Award. Timing is important as eligible applicants must have secured an internship at the time of application.

Value: $2,500
Deadline: April 30th

The McDonald, Currie Fund for International Management and Development Internship Awards

Established in 2012 by George Currie, BEng ’51, to provide financial assistance to students in the Desautels Faculty of Management who are undertaking an international internship as the experiential learning component of their Major in International Management studies and students in the Faculty of Arts undertaking an un-paid internship. The Awards are meant to provide partial funding to assist students with travel and other expenses related to their internship.

Value: Varies
Deadline: April 30th

Murdoch Family Initiative Award

Established by Neil Murdoch (BCom‘81) and Gisele Murdoch to help support undergraduate students in the Desautels Faculty of Management to take the initiative to gain practical experience during their studies and to encourage students to be creative. The award will be for a student, in good academic standing, undertaking an internship related to their field of study which is either un-paid, in a non-profit or supra-national agency, or in a developing economy.

Estimated value for each award: $4,000
Deadline: April 30th

The Rio Tinto-Richard Evans International Exchange Awards

Established in 2009 by Rio Tinto Limited in honour of Richard Evans, formerly President of Rio Tinto Alcan Inc. Awarded to outstanding undergraduate students in the Faculty of Engineering’s engineering degree programs and in the Desautels Faculty of Management to support formal international education exchange, internship or other university sanctioned educational travel opportunities as a way of broadening their experience and ability to work effectively in diverse cultures and enterprises.

The Awards are open to all undergraduate students in the programs specified with a preference given to students with financial need and those from developing countries or those who have lived and/or worked in remote regions. Academic achievement will be the primary criteria for selecting the award recipients. Students selected should also embody the leadership values of personal responsibility, integrity, accountability and mutual respect. It is intended that collectively these awards are made in a way to reflect the diversity of the University student population.

Value: Varies
Deadline: April 30th

Peter and Connie Todd International Internship Award

Established in 2014 in honour of Dean Peter Todd, BCom’83 and his wife Connie Todd, by members of the Desautels Faculty of Management Advisory Board, colleagues and friends, to thank Dean Todd for his service to the Faculty from 2005-2014. This award supports and encourages students to pursue international opportunities during their studies. Awarded by Desautels Career Services to full-time students enrolled in the BCom program who are participating in an international internship with an acceptable organization in the public or para-public sector. Preference will be given to students who exhibit superior leadership qualities.

Value: Varies
Deadline: April 30th

*If you are a current BCom student and would like more details on the above internships, check out the Internships page on your BCom Career Portal!

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