Internships are an intensive, longer-term workplace engagement, often discipline-specific and directly supervised by partner organizations. Internships range from 70 to 200 hours, depending on the course/program and can be paid or unpaid.
Below are examples of some courses that fit the internship opportunity.
Students complete a 70-80 practicum placement in their final year, carrying out a range of activities including research projects, direct support to programs and services, and resource development.
This course gives students the opportunity to participate in and contribute to a research project in a government, business or non-profit agency. The course combines participation in a research project with in-class seminars and online exercises. Students become part of the research team, while applying the research skills and knowledge from their political science courses to real-world work problems.
At Laurier, we offer a selection of courses connected to internship opportunities. Course offerings can vary and we are add new courses each year.
Internship opportunities can be paid or unpaid:
If your organization is interested in having an intern, contact us or complete the Partnership Request form.
We look for opportunities two to six months in advance of the course starting. Courses start in September (fall), January (winter) and May (spring).
Timelines and requirements vary for each course, but recruitment usually happens in the following times of the academic year:
The onboarding process involves two forms to be completed by your organization: the Placement Organization Terms and Conditions, and the Safety Review and Declaration.
If the experience takes place at your organization's site, our coordinators may ask you a few questions related to the setting, and health and safety.
Students placed with your organization will reach out to you based on the application procedures outlined in the posting.
Student supervisors within your organization are asked to verify attendance electronically and complete an evaluation for the student at the end of the term.