Launched in fall 2021, the Arts & Science Internship Program (ASIP) is a professional work-integrated learning program for Faculty of Arts & Science students enrolled in specific programs of study.
Arts & Science plans to expand ASIP across the sciences, social sciences and humanities to increase professional work-integrated learning opportunities for students.
Interested in having your academic program considered for inclusion in ASIP, or in hiring an ASIP student? Read on to learn more.
Key Program Features
- Students enrolled in the ASIP stream of their program of study complete mandatory professional development programming plus 12 to 20 months of paid, full-time, academically-related work experience.
- The time to degree completion for students enrolled in ASIP is typically five years.
- There is an additional fee for students to participate in the program.
- ASIP is administered by the Faculty of Arts & Science’s Experiential Learning & Outreach Support (ELOS) Office.
- Detailed information about ASIP can be found by visiting the Arts & Science Internship Program page for students.
Faculty & Staff Members: Get Involved in ASIP
Academic units interested in offering the ASIP stream within their programs of study should contact Vicki Lowes, Director, Experiential Learning & Outreach Support at email@example.com.
Hire an ASIP Student
U of T faculty and staff members interested in hiring an ASIP student for a four-, eight-, 12- or 16-month full-time work term should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Faculty of Arts & Science is pleased to introduce a pilot two-year ASIP Wage Subsidy Program. The program's goals are to support on-campus hiring and to showcase the benefits, energy, skills and experience that ASIP students can bring.
The Faculty will provide a 50% wage subsidy, up to a maximum of $5000, to University of Toronto units hiring an ASIP student for a four-month summer work term.
Wage Subsidy Details & Eligibility
- 50% wage subsidy, up to a maximum of $5000, for hiring an ASIP student for a four-month summer work term
- 50–60 wage subsidies available per year
- Two-year pilot for summer 2022 and summer 2023
- Priority 1: A&S academic units
- Priority 2: Other University of Toronto units interested in hiring ASIP students
- Students must be enrolled in the ASIP stream of their program of study and be registered in the ASIP Internship Course, INT200H1.
- Research and administrative positions are eligible
- The student’s learning and professional development is a critical aspect of ASIP. Applications clearly articulating the skills the students will develop and how their professional development will be supported will be given priority.
- Full time (35 hours/week)
- Minimum of 420 hours or 12 weeks, between May–August
- Paid at minimum wage or higher (recommended $16–20/hour)
- Must offer meaningful learning opportunity for student
- First Job Posting Submission Period
- Monday, April 4, 2022, 12 pm — Posting submission deadline; all postings reviewed
- Wednesday, April 6, 2022 — Hiring manager notified of wage subsidy approval status. Approval rate dependent on number of submissions received.
- Thursday, April 7, 2022 — Approved positions posted to students
- Wednesday, April 13, 2022 onwards — Application bundle sent to hiring manager (exact date dependent on desired job posting duration)
- Wednesday, April 13, 2022 onwards — Hiring manager reviews applications, interviews, and selects students
- Rolling Submission Period (after Monday, April 4, 2022)
- Job submissions reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis until allocations are exhausted
- Hiring manager notified of approval status within two business days
- Deadline to apply for the wage subsidy is Friday, June 3, 2022