Internship Awards

A number of very generous alumni listed below assist with the funding of internship experiences.  The Soutar Career Centre has pooled these resources and created a partnership with Emzingo to provide a unique fully funded 8-week experience for our students including Professional Development and Cultural Immersion. Students are mentored and work in groups to complete meaningful projects in non-profits or social enterprises in the host country. For application deadline and registration, visit:

  • BCom Class of ‘66 Internship Award

  • Clinton Foundation Internship

  • Jean Charles Caty Internship Award

  • Management Class of 1960 Internship Award

  • MacKinnon Initiative Award for Student Internships

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

  • Murdoch Family Initiative Award

  • The Rio Tinto-Richard Evans International Exchange Awards

  • Peter and Connie Todd International Internship Award

Summer Opportunities/Internships

Career Services in the Soutar Career Centre assists BCom student 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.

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

Students will find job postings under the OCR Summer & Internship categories on myFuture.

For additional information on internships, visit the Internship Offices Network.

Fall/Winter Internships

The Desautels Faculty of Management does not have a formal internship program in place at the undergraduate level (Bachelor of Commerce).  Consequently, internship positions are not restricted to the Summer term, although it becomes the students’ decision to accept a Fall or Winter term internship. In doing so they opt to take a term off school and extend their graduation date. Please visit the BCom office to discuss how Fall or Winter term internship can impact a student academically.

Students interested in completing an internship during the Fall/Winter terms 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

If the student accepts an internship during the Fall/Winter terms, it is their responsibility to notify the BCom office prior to accepting the internship.