Internship Course 3391

Internship Course 3391
(Science 3391: Internship: Planning, Practicum, and Prospects)

This is a 1.0 credit course for successfully completing the Science Internship Program and is taken on top of a regular full-time course load (no additional course fees will be assessed). Please note: students do not register themselves in Science 3391 (it is not a normal course).  Once approved to the program students will have Science 3391 added to their records. It will not trigger a course “overload”.

The Course consists of:

  • A preparatory series of workshops, which may include cover letter/resume writing, interview skills, introduction to technical writing, introduction to intellectual property, business etiquette.
  • Development and review of a professional resume
  • An 8-16 month Internship work term. Performance reviews will be submitted to the Internship Coordinator.
  • Following the Internship work term, interns will submit a written report focusing on the technical aspect of the placement and will prepare a short oral presentation which will be graded at the Science Internship Day. The departmental representative will assign a pass/fail grade based on performance reviews, as well as the oral and written presentation.
  • Interns will participate in general discussions regarding what they have learned during their Internship experience in terms of interview skills, action planning/goal setting, business etiquette, and how these areas differ from one business setting to another. The goal of this final component is to allow Interns the opportunity to learn [from one another] how their skills are transferable to multiple settings and industries.

Application Procedure

  1. Attend an Information Session about the Science Internship Program in September.
  2. Apply and obtain approval to participate (opens August 25, 2017, 2017/2018 academic year) in the Science Internship Program and review the Science 3391 course information.
  3. Attend the first class of Science 3391, when announced, in order to be enrolled in the course.
  4. Actively participate in Science 3391 throughout the academic year.
  5. Check Career Central regularly for updated job postings.
  6. Keep all deadlines in mind as specified in the Employers Recruiting Schedule.
  7. Follow job application procedures as outlined in each job description.
  8. You will be notified by the Student Success Centre if you have been selected for an interview.