Participate in a co-op or internship

Participate in a co-op or internship

An internship or co-op placement—whether paid or unpaid—is an excellent way to connect with people in your field of interest, explore your fit for a particular occupation, and develop valuable work experience related to your field of study. Check with your Faculty or the YU Experience Hub to see if there are any existing co-op or internship programs that might be a good fit for you. If there isn’t a York co-op or Internship available in your discipline, you can use your job search techniques to set up your own internship.

The YU Experience Hub

The YU Experience Hub supports students in a variety of internships and co-op placements.

Experience York

Experience York is the Career Centre’s job posting board. There are often a variety of internships available that are not affiliated with any particular York program or field of study.

Additional Resources to help you learn about internship opportunities on and off campus

  • LA&PS Internship Program Information for Students: Our highly competitive internship program will provide you with short-term employment in professional organizations. These are paid, career-related positions designed to offers LA&PS students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in their field of study.
  • Going Global Career and employment resources including world-wide job and internship listings, corporate profiles and country-specific career information. Constantly-updated content on work permit/visa regulations, resumé writing guidelines and examples, employment trends, salary ranges, networking groups, cultural/interviewing advice and more.
  • Students Describe the Benefits of Internships: In this Monster article, students discuss the various ways they’ve benefited from internships.
  • GlobaLinks Learning Abroad: offers unpaid international internships to students and new graduates. Participants have the opportunity to gain professional experience abroad in a wide variety of fields.


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