Internship Opportunities

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Build work experience

Internships are a great way to gain hands-on work experience and make professional connections, and in some cases, get paid. Through an internship, you will:

  • Enhance your resume or graduate school application
  • Make connections with professionals who can provide feedback, support and references
  • Gain insight into different roles to help you evaluate your future career options

Types of Internship Opportunities

As an Arts & Science student, you have access to three different types of internship opportunities during your degree — the Arts & Science Internship Program (ASIP), course-based internships and independent internships.

Arts & Science Internship Program

The Arts & Science Internship Program (ASIP) is a co-op program that enables eligible students to combine 12 to 20 months of paid, full-time work experience with specialized professional development training. 

Learn more about ASIP

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Course-Based Internships 

Some academic units offer courses where experiential learning is an integrated part of the curriculum. For example:

  • The School of Cities offers the Urban Data Science Corps (UDSC) program, an opportunity for U of T students to work with real data issues in the public and non-profit sectors.
  • The Germanic Languages & Literatures department offers iPRAKTIKUM, an internship course that connects students with opportunities in German-speaking countries. 

Learn more about course-based opportunities

Independent Internships 

Students can also find their own short-term internships that provide practical, supervised work at professional organizations. 

Learn more about independent internships

My ASIP internship solidified my dream of working in book publishing. I was able to make connections and build my network. I gained a lot of insight into the industry, and the ASIP team was really supportive.

— Stephanie, double major in book & media studies and sociology

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