Yes, eligible international students can take part in the Internship Program. The Employer & Student Liaison and York International will assist you in obtaining a Co-op Work Permit after you are officially enrolled in the York Internship Program. Please be aware that some government agencies will only accept internship applications from Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents.
Visit the application page for next steps.
York’s Career Centre has a number of programs, services, events and resources to help you build skills and gain experience, including a free job posting board for students and new graduates that offers a range of full-time and part-time positions.
See recommended application timelines on the application page.
- Yes, there is a one-time, non-refundable program enrollment fee of $200 that will be applied to your student account upon your enrollment into the Internship Program.
- There will also be an additional non-refundable cost of $475 per work term once a student secures an internship position and enrolls in the Internship Work Term course.
Unfortunately, we do not have the resources available to support you in the immigration process to work outside of Canada as part of the Internship Program. You may wish to explore the York International Global Internships.
Given the experiential education nature of this program and government recognized structure, interns are not permitted to enroll in courses while on internship without prior written permission from the Internship Program, with the exception of the zero credit internship work term course. The Internship Program monitors enrollment each term and students who fail to comply with this requirement risk de-enrollment from the internship program (without reimbursement of fees), removal from their current internship, and/or ineligibility for subsequent work terms. In addition, there may be implications for employer tax credit eligibility and international student Co-op Work Permits.