Current Students

Internship

Applying for Opportunities

Locating an internship is a collaborative process that is intended to simulate the experiences that students will likely encounter after they finish their academic experience.  We do not use a placement model but rather an open employment model.  The fall semester teaches students various methods and processes for finding and securing opportunities through a variety of means.  Interested students apply for internship positions that appeal to them (just like a regular summer job), they are interviewed by the employer and if successful, become employed.  Often the best internships are located by the student through the students’ own network or direct contacts.  Also, internship opportunities are shared in class as well as posted through the CareerVIU Work-Integrated Learning Portal.

Available employment / internship positions are posted through our web based portal, CareerVIU Work-Integrated Learning.

Recent internships have occurred with the following organizations:

Before your Internship

A prerequisite for the internship is to successfully complete the fall semester assignments and discuss the specifics of the internship experience with the WIL faculty. Once the student secures an internship, the student submits a work term record in CareerVIU.  Once the WIL faculty approves the internship,  a Letter of Agreement will be sent to the employer to verify the experience.

During your Internship

Typically we do two assessments for each internship experience;

  1. Midpoint Assessment; most often this is done in a face to face meeting with the student, employer and work-integrated learning (WIL) faculty or VIU designate. (Occasionally, we do online assessments as required)
  2. Final Assessment; this is completed by the employer and submitted to the work-integrated learning faculty

The student is also required to complete an Internship Presentation that highlights specific learning that occurred during the internship experience.

Important Resources

Course resources are available in VIULearn and internship resources are available through the  CareerVIU Work-Integrated Learning Portal.