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Internship

Overview

The internship program enables students to earn course credit by working full-time in the organizational behaviour and human resources (OBHR) field. 

Details

Students can apply for posted internship positions or they can find their own position and have it approved. They can intern domestically for a minimum of 16 weeks (560 hours) or internationally for a minimum of eight weeks (280 hours). Internships must be paid, full-time positions. While on internship, students complete coursework (weekly journals, comprehensive report, poster presentation). After internship, students receive a final grade and credit for the BUSI4996U Internship course. Students intern during the spring/summer after Year 2 or 3; however, they can also intern during fall/winter of Year 3 or during the fall of Year 4. Students may complete only one internship during their degree program. While on internship, they may take one other course per semester part-time at UOIT.

To qualify for the internship program, students must meet two criteria by their internship position start date:

  • Complete all of their Year 1 and Year 2 core courses.
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (equivalent to a B or 73 per cent) in the semester during which they are hired.      

Benefits

The OBHR internship program offers a number of benefits to students: 

  • It enables students to increase their OBHR knowledge by applying what they have learned in their courses to the workplace. 
  • It gives students a chance to gain real-world OBHR work experience, which can be added to their resumé and make them more employable.
  • It helps students develop and broaden their OBHR professional network through the relationships they build with their employer, co-workers and others. 
  • It enables students to try out the field of OBHR so they have a better idea of what area or position they would like to work in when they graduate. 
  • Though not a guarantee of the program, many students are hired back by their internship employers after graduation.    
  • When students intern in the spring/summer after Year 2 or 3, they can get ahead in their coursework for subsequent years.

More information

To learn more about the OBHR internship program, please visit the Capstone and internship programs: Benefits for employers page.

If you have questions about the OBHR internship program, please contact Tim Claydon, Internship and Capstone Co-ordinator

To apply

To apply to the FBIT internship program, students must first submit an Internship Application Form, which is available outside of the Academic advising offices located on the fourth floor of the Business and Information Technology Building. Once approved, students will be given access to search for positions that have been posted, they can find their own position and have it approved.

Sample postings

Below are sample OBHR internship postings. Please do not apply to these positions as they have already been filled. 

For an alternative format of this information, please contact fbit@uoit.ca

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