FAQ's

What will the intern do in my business?

  • The intern will perform everyday business functions, conduct research around business challenges or a combination of these

What kind of support does VIU provide me and the intern?

  • Vancouver Island University's Internship Coordinators will provide ongoing support for employers and monitor the intern's progress

When does the internship start?

  • Internships officially start in January, July, September or November but flexibility is allowed to meet your needs.

How long is the internship?

  • Internship must last a minimum of 16 weeks.

How much paperwork will I have to do?

  • There is very little paperwork involved in the process and if you choose all of it can be done online via our Centre for Experiential Learning online internship tracking portal CareerVIU.

Can we have more than one intern?

  • Yes, each organization is permitted up to two interns at any given time. If, however, you have a large organization capable of supporting multiple interns with office space and mentors we may consider allowing more than two.

After the internship, can I hire the intern(s)?

  • Yes

How do I get an intern to work within my organization?

  • Contact an Internship Coordinator and find out how we can meet your specific business needs

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