ASIP Eligibility

An Arts & Science student working on his internship with his supervisor

Participation in the Arts & Science Internship Program (ASIP) is limited to eligible undergraduate students at the Faculty of Arts & Science, St. George campus. Eligibility is based on program and year of study. In addition to meeting eligibility criteria, students must also submit a supplementary application, as the ASIP stream of each program is limited enrolment. This page outlines the eligibility requirements and admission criteria for entry into ASIP. 

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible Programs

Eligibility Criteria 

To be eligible for admission to ASIP, students must meet the following core requirements:  

  • Be enrolled in an academic program that is participating in ASIP
  • Entering Year Two (4.0-8.5 credits completed) as a full-time student in the upcoming fall/winter session. 
  • Year 2 students who exceed the 8.5 credit limit due to transfer credits (whether from secondary school or postsecondary studies), with up to 10 credits at the time of entry, will also be considered. 
  • Students going into Year 3 (up to 13.5 credits completed) who enrolled in an eligible program in the summer after Year 2 may also be admitted to the ASIP stream of their program, but entry will be dependent on space and will require approval of both the student’s academic unit and the Experiential Learning & Outreach Support (ELOS) office. Refer to the Year 3 Entry Eligibility section below. 
  • Be in good academic standing or on probation at the time of application and must remain in good academic standing or on probation to continue in ASIP and apply for a work term.   
  • Be returning to full-time studies after completion of all work term requirements. Students returning for only one term must be enrolled in at least 1.5 credits in that term. 
  • Not currently participating in another co-op program at the University of Toronto.  
  • Both domestic and international students from eligible programs may participate. All international students require a valid work permit to participate in a work term. The International Student Immigration Advisors at the Centre for International Experience (CIE) can provide guidance and support, if needed. Students are encouraged to apply for any required work permit as soon as possible after being admitted to the ASIP stream of their program. 
  • Students with part-time status may be considered for the program if they have received accommodation from the University. Examples of accommodation include, but are not limited to, being registered with Accessibility Services. Students with accommodation needs should contact asip@utoronto.ca

Questions about whether you are eligible to apply to ASIP? Please contact asip@utoronto.ca

Eligible Programs

Only students enrolled in the following Faculty of Arts & Science programs at the St. George campus are eligible to participate in ASIP. For information about other experiential learning opportunities for Arts & Science students, visit the Research Opportunities and International Opportunities pages, or connect with the Experiential Learning Outreach & Support office at experiential.artsci@utoronto.ca.

Click on the academic unit name below to view a list of eligible programs and Year 3 entry program-specific entry requirements. 

Note: Our hope is to gradually expand the list of ASIP-eligible programs following an annual review, academic unit consultations, and labour market evaluation.

Year 3 Entry Eligibility

Students who enrolled in an eligible program in the Summer term after Year 2, including transfer students, may be considered for admission to the ASIP stream of their program for the Fall term of Year 3. Students considering this option should be aware of the following:

  • The four professional development courses must be completed in two semesters instead of four (Fall: PDC230H1 and PDC330H1; Winter: PDC231H1 and PDC331H1) during your third year. Each course has about 2-3 hours of additional work on top of your job search activities, which can be time intensive during peak recruitment periods. Year 3 is commonly an academically intensive year; before applying, we recommend speaking to your college’s Academic Advisor regarding the additional workload. 
  • The work experience component for Year 3 entry students may be completed as two back-to-back work terms (e.g., 4 month + 8 or 12 month work term) or as one longer work term (e.g., 12 or 16 months).
  • Priority for ASIP admission will be given to Year 2 entry students. Should space be available, the ELOS office will review Year 3 applications with the student’s academic unit to determine eligibility and suitability. An additional interview may be required as part of the admissions process.
  • Program-specific Year 3 entry criteria:
    • Book & Media Studies – completion of BMS100H1, BMS200Y1 and BMS201H1
    • Centre for Industrial Relations & Human Resources – minimum 2.0 IRE FCEs including IRE260H1 and IRE244H1
    • Data Science – no additional eligibility criteria
    • Department of Chemistry – no additional eligibility criteria 
    • Department of Computer Science – no additional eligibility criteria
    • Department of Mathematics – at least two of the three following courses completed: MAT347Y, MAT357H1, MAT334H1/MAT354H1  
    • Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology – completion of PCL201H1 (with a minimum grade of 77%), PSL300H1 and PSL301H1
    • Department of Statistical Sciences – no additional eligibility criteria

Questions? Visit the ASIP Frequently Asked Questions page or contact the Experiential Learning and Outreach Support (ELOS) team at asip@utoronto.ca.