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Gaelle Faye

Gaëlle Faye

Career Engagement Coordinator
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Program Overview

The Telfer BCom Internship Program allows students to gain valuable work experience over multiple paid work terms within the federal government. These full-time work terms are offered by our partner organizations with the opportunity of full-time employment after graduation. This program is open to students in all options, typically in their second or third year.

What will the Telfer BCom Internship Program do for me?

You will be able to take advantage of the following:

  • Gain project experience and responsibilities over multiple work terms within the government of canada;
  • Receive remuneration;
  • Receive three ADM units, the equivalent of one fourth-year ADM elective course (ADM 4903);
  • Obtain the opportunity to jump start your career during your studies.

Organizations

Where can I obtain an internship?

The following organizations offer internship positions within this program for students in diverse options and specializations:

Department 

Fields

Work Terms

Job Posting Timings

Preferred Options or Specialization

Year of Study

Other Requirements

Internship Table
Department of National Defence (DND) Internal Audit 8-month term (winter/summer) Fall

Accounting
Finance

In third or fourth year

- CGPA above 6
- Canadian residency

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) Financial Operations 2 summers
(2 x 4 months)

Winter

Accounting
Finance
Management

Completing second year at time of application.

Canadian residency or permanent citizen

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)

Financial Operations & Application Technology

2 summers
(2 x 4 months)

or 

8-month term (winter/summer)

Winter Accounting
Finance
Management
MISA

Completing second year at time of application

or

In third or fourth year

Canadian residency or permanent citizen

Where do I meet the employers?

Our partnering organizations attend many Career Centre activities throughout the year such as Company Information Sessions and networking events. Otherwise, the positions will be posted on the Job Postings webpage. They will be clearly identified as a part of the Telfer BCom Internship Program.

Eligibility

The requirements:

  • Have completed the first- and second-year common core courses for your program option before you start your work term*;
  • Have a willingness to learn and to be an ambassador of the Telfer School of Management;
  • Have a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 6.0 or higher;
  • Not be enrolled in the Co-operative Education Program;
  • Must return to studies full-time after work term(s) - you must have enough academic units left to return full-time.

*If you are one or two courses away, we encourage you to apply.

What if I am registered for the Co-operative Education Program (CO-OP)?

You may apply to the posting if you are registered for the CO-OP Program. However, you are not eligible if your admission to the Co-op Program has been confirmed during the second year of your studies, in either:

  • the fall, or
  • the spring for accounting students.

What are the other required qualifications?

Each employer has qualifications of their own for the internships they offer. Consult the postings on the Telfer Job Board for details.

Keep in mind that when you work full time for a term, this will affect your student status at the University (not a full-time student). Certain student benefits can be affected (OSAP, bus pass, scholarships, health insurance, etc.). 

HOW TO APPLY?

1 - Apply online

Apply to the positions posted on the Job Postings webpage. The positions will be clearly identified as a part of the Telfer BCom Internship Program. Most positions are posted in September/October and January/February. 

2 - Secure an interview

If you are selected to continue in the hiring process, you will be contacted by the Career Centre or the employer to schedule your interview(s).

3 - Be fully admitted to the Telfer BCom Internship Program

If you are offered and accept an internship opportunity:

  • Attend a short preparatory workshop on internships
  • Plan your course sequence with an Academic Counsellor

4 - Begin your first work term

Work terms can be two summer semesters or two consecutive semesters

5 - Register for ADM 4903 prior to your second work term

Testimonials

Public Services and Procurement Canada - Raffy Antranikian (summer 2015 and 2016)

"This internship changed my life for the better. I was really worried that not getting into the co-op program meant that I was never going to gain valuable work experience while completing my degree. Luckily, I was able to gain work experience in the government and the skills I developed are things that I can use for the rest of my life no matter the place I work. I was lucky I found this internship because if I had never clicked on the link in email sent by the Telfer Career Centre, then I would have never known about this opportunity."

Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Adam Stelmach (summer 2015 and 2016)

"I am very fortunate to have secured a job as a student here at Fisheries and Oceans Canada. I like how they treat their students here just as any other new staff member. Both my managers always supported me and taught me many valuable skills. I am also very thankful for everything they have taught me and their patience with me being as I am a student and fairly new to the workplace. My time at DFO has been very rewarding and an overall interesting experience."

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