Industry Internship Program
What is the MOS Industry Internship Program (IIP)?
The MOS Internship Program offers students an opportunity to gain practical 8 to 16 months of industry working experience between their third and fourth years of the MOS program.
How do students find an IIP Internship?
Companies recruit students and post jobs through The Student Success Centre during the November to July period. These jobs are reserved only for students enrolled in the IIP. Each company selects and interviews its candidates on campus and then makes job offers to the students through The Student Success Centre during the mid-February period and continues into the summer months. In addition to industry job postings, students may find their own employment. These positions must involve degree-related work experience.
Why is the internship 8 to 16 months instead of 4 months?
Many employers find that this program is better than a traditional co-op program, as it gives the employer a longer time to assess the student and the student is able to work on advanced projects and see them through, from beginning to end. The student feels that they are better motivated and have a well-crystallized plan for their careers after gaining valuable work experience and contacts in the industry.
Who can enroll in the Industry Internship Program?
Any MOS student who is enrolled in third year, has achieved a minimum academic average of 70% in second year with successful completion of Business Administration 2257, and is a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident can enroll in the program.
What else do I need to know?
- You must apply to the program using Career Central to be considered. The application process opens in September and closes in December.
- You must have your resume reviewed and approved by The Student Life Centre (MSJ 119) by the December deadline.
- You must attend one ‘Information Session’ and one ‘Workshop’ (pre-register on Career Central).
Internship Information Session (Mandatory – attend one)
Overview and Question Period
Wednesday, September 20
5pm – 7pm
Tuesday, October 17
5pm – 7pm
Internship Resume & Interview Workshop (Mandatory – attend one)
Resume Preparation, Cover Letters, and Interviewing Techniques
Monday, September 25
5pm – 7pm
Tuesday, October 24
5pm – 7pm
- This credit cannot be included in the number of courses counted toward any degree or program.
- This is a paid internship experience, and will require the student to pay a course fee (8 months= $750, 12 months= $950, 16 months= $1200).
- Applying to the program does not obligate you in any way; it is an expression of interest and determination of eligibility to participate. Once you are accepted in the program, there is still no fee. Fees are only charged once a student has successfully accepted an internship.
- Students are permitted to find their own jobs. These jobs must be approved by the course supervisor in order to ensure that the position qualifies as suitable internship employment.
- Work during the internship period is full-time and is considered productive work.
- Students must obtain special permission from the Course Supervisor to enroll in courses while participating in the MOS Internship Program. All interns will be limited to enrolling in 1 course per academic term (for example – in a 12 month IIP, a student may enroll in a maximum of 1.5 credits – 3 terms x 0.5 credits).
- Students must have 4.0 credits remaining to complete at the end of the Internship Program in order to maintain Internship status.
- As part of the IIP, students are required to:
- successfully complete the work term
- submit an employer evaluation
- submit a written reflection paper
- complete an oral presentation
- complete all other assignments as outlined by their Course Supervisor