Academic Internships

Academic Internships (Unpaid - with academic credit)

Note: Academic internships are not available to MTP students. MPI students may apply for an academic internship in addition to the MPI practicum.

An academic internship requires a minimum of 140 hours completed during a school term or the summer months. The work schedule is determined in consultation with the employer.

Fees: An academic internship completed during the fall or winter term is considered part of the regular course load; there is no additional fee. For summer placements, there is a fee for one half-course.

Interns must sign the Student Contract prior to starting a placement.

During his/her entire program, an eligible student is permitted to undertake two academic internships (3090 and 3091), if eligibility requirements are met.

Academic Internship I: MIT 3090F/G/Z – 0.5 course (Pass / Fail / Pass with Distinction)

Who is eligible?

Before starting the placement, a student must:

  • be entering third or fourth year of a module in the MIT program;
  • have achieved a minimum cumulative average of 72%;
  • have no academic failures; and
  • be in good standing* in the program.

*NOTE: Students who have been found guilty of a scholastic offence are not eligible to participate in the internship program.

How will MIT 3090F/G/Z be monitored and evaluated?

To pass, a student must:

  • maintain a suitable level of performance in the position, as verified by the employer through a mid-term and end-term evaluation;
  • submit a (single-spaced) two-page mid-term report;
  • submit a (single-spaced) 5-6 page final report at the end of the internship, demonstrating how the experience gained through the internship relates to his/her coursework and program of study.

To be considered for pass with distinction, a student must:

  • submit a report that consists of a longer paper (18-20, double-spaced pages plus references) which shows evidence of independent background research through the use of resources (e.g., journal articles, books) beyond those included on MIT required course syllabi. Further, in accordance with the “Guidelines to the MIT Grade Range,” the final report will show originality, demonstrate a high degree of critical analysis and high quality writing.

Academic Internship II: MIT 3091F/G/Z – 0.5 course (Numeric Grade on the transcript)

Who is eligible?

To be considered, a student must:

  • have maintained a minimum cumulative average of 78%;
  • have no academic failures;
  • have achieved a “Pass with Distinction” on 3090F/G/Z; and
  • ind a faculty advisor to supervise his/her report.

How will 3091F/G/Z be monitored and evaluated?

To receive academic credit, a student must:

  • maintain a suitable level of performance in the position, as verified by the employer through a mid-term and end-term evaluation;
  • submit a two-page mid-term report;
  • submit a 20-page research paper on a topic related to the internship.