*Please note that the Murdoch and McDonald, Currie Fund Internship applications are due April 30th, 2013*
Career Services is pleased to offer a wide array of Internship Awards such as:
Murdoch Family Initiative Awards
Established in 2012 by Neil Murdoch (BCom'81) and Gisele Murdoch, these awards will 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 and entrepreneurial. The award will be for a student, in good academic standing, undertaking an internship related to their field of study which is either unpaid, in a non-profit or supra-national agency, or in a developing economy.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
*If you are a current BCom student and would like more details on the above internships, check out the Internships page on your BCom Portal!
General Internship Information
Summer Opportunities / Internships
The Soutar Career Centre assists BCom students 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
There is no Co-op program for BCom students allowing greater flexibility in the type of internship that can be validated by your career advisor.
For more information on internships, visit the Internship Offices Network.
Students who are interested in completing an internship during the Fall or Winter terms will either be taking a leave of absence or must register in the internship program depending on the employer’s requirements under the “Qualifications” section of the job posting.
BCom Internship Program
Certain organizations will not hire a student for an internship unless the student can earn some kind of credit. In this situation, exceptionally, the Soutar Career Centre can have the student gain one single credit. We first need to verify the validity of the internship through the official job description and letter of offer. The student must also pass a performance evaluation with his/her supervisor and must write a six page report at the end of the internship. The single credit does not replace a course and represents a formality. Plus, the student must pay the fees for one credit, based on what he/she currently pays.
Taking a Leave of Absence from the University
Students who are not requested to register in the BCom Internship Program will be taking a personal leave of absence from the University to undertake an internship during an academic term (Fall or Winter). It is the student’s responsibility to notify the BCom office prior to accepting the internship.
Students are responsible for the internships that they accept and assessing how the internship will impact 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/Winter terms.