Arts & Science Internship Program

Are you a student? Please visit the A&S Internship Program page for students.

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 vicki.lowes@utoronto.ca.

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 asip@utoronto.ca.

ASIP Wage Subsidy Program

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

Wage Subsidy Job Submission Form