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3. Regulations for Internships Outside of Formalized Internship Programs

Students undertaking an internship or work‐integrated learning course within their academic program or as a Transformative Talent Internship will be registered in one or more INTE or UNIV course(s) for the duration of the placement and will have the internship or work‐integrated learning experience reflected on their transcript only. Students will not receive recognition of these types of internships on their parchment as they are not recognized as a formal internship program within a sub‐degree nomenclature. Internships must be related to the student’s program of study.

Some thesis‐based graduate students may participate in an internship outside of their degree program that is not undertaken as a formal course and will not be recognized on the transcript or parchment.

International students must comply with relevant Canada Immigration requirements governing eligibility to work off campus. International students may experience some limitations on the ability to participate in optional internship courses and should contact International Student Services to understand eligibility.

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

undergraduate students

Undergraduate students must receive consent from their faculty to register in a UNIV 501 course to participate in an optional internship.

Students do not require consent to participate in UNIV 304, however, registration may be subject to the listed capacity of the course. In addition, work‐experience associated with UNIV 304 is not required to be related to the student’s program of study.

graduate students

Required Internships in Graduate Course‐Based Programs

Graduate students registered in course‐based programs where internship is a program requirement must complete an internship according to the duration and timeline that is required by the graduate program. The student will pay applicable domestic or international tuition for each term enrolled in an internship course.

Optional Internships in Graduate Programs

Graduate students participating in optional internships must receive approval from their graduate program and their supervisor (where applicable) to participate in a graduate internship.

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.

Graduate Course‐Based Programs

Normally, full‐time graduate students registered in a course‐based program may undertake an optional full‐time or part‐time internship for up to 12 months, according to a timeline that is approved by the graduate program. The student will pay regular domestic or international course tuition for each term enrolled in an internship course. Opportunities may include participation in programs such as the Transformative Talent Internship, or in INTE courses specific to their area of study.

Graduate Thesis-Based Programs

Full‐time students registered in a thesis‐based graduate program as set out in section G.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.

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