Benefits For Students

Benefits of Doing an Internship

  • Gain hands-on professional work experience related to your program of study.
  • Connect with employers the internship program has an established connection with.
  • Test-drive a job to help you make informed career decisions following graduation.
  • Strengthen employability skills, such as communication, teamwork and time management.
  • Earn income — the average internship salary is between $30,000 and $40,000 per year.
  • Establish contacts in your field and begin networking for future employment.
  • Get your internship recorded on your transcript, which adds credibility to the calibre of your experience.
  • Depending on your program of study, your internship may count as experience towards your professional designation, e.g. CPA.

Ready to apply for the Internship Program?

Review the application steps.

Where could I work?

York interns are working at many of Canada’s largest and most innovative companies including:

  • Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
  • Canadian Tire
  • CGI
  • Celestica
  • CIBC
  • GE Canada
  • Hydro One Inc.
  • IBM Canada Ltd.
  • Ministry of Education
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ministry of Natural Resources
  • Ontario Power Generation
  • Ontario Public Service
  • Parks Canada
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Sanofi Pasteur
  • Scotiabank
  • Statistics Canada
  • TD Bank
  • Toronto Hydro Corporation

What Students Have to Say

“Embarking on an internship was the best decision I made as a student, bar none. I secured a position within the Ontario Public Service, and spent an entire semester contributing to meaningful public sector initiatives and expanding my professional network, all whilst earning a competitive salary that I have used to reduce my student debt. My advice to students considering an internship? Take full advantage of this unique opportunity.”– Akbar Hashmi, Finance Student

“Working at Toronto Hydro has added practical, real-world working experience to my repertoire of skills. Not only do I have professional work experience from a reputable company to add a competitive edge to my resume, but I have skills that school alone could not teach me. I was able to gain invaluable interpersonal skills, dramatically improve my technical and administrative skills, and witness first-hand how crucial Human Resources is to a real organization.” – Sara Pecorella, Human Resources Management Student