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York Internship Programs

Working in an Internship Position

Performance Review Process

The Career Centre works with the employer to oversee the performance and development of each student on an internship through this process:

  1. Learning Agreement (once per internship)
  2. First Term Call (once per internship)
  3. Work Term Report (for each work term during your internship)
  4. Supervisor Evaluation (for each work term during your internship)
  5. Last Term Call (once per internship)

Performance for each Internship Work Term Course undertaken will be assigned a Pass or Fail grade by a Faculty Committee/Coordinator in the student’s program of study.

To receive a Pass grade, the student must fulfill the requirements of the work term by the deadlines (as detailed below) as well as meet the requirements agreed upon with the employer. Students who do not submit the required documents on or before the deadline will receive a Failing grade.

Internship Requirements

Once per Internship = Must be completed once per internship (for each job you have with a new employer)
Every Work Term = Must be completed for every work term (for each 4-month academic term that you are on internship)

Definition of an Internship: Each time you start a job with a new employer, you are starting a new internship (i.e. most students complete an internship lasting 4-16 months, although it may be possible for students to participate in internships of shorter duration with different employers). All steps below in green must be completed during every internship position you have with a different employer.

Definition of a Work Term: Each time an academic term (Fall, Winter or Summer) starts, you are starting a new work term (beginning in September, January or May). A student may complete one or more work term(s) with the same employer (e.g. 12 months with one employer would be 3 work terms) or with different employers (e.g. 4 months with one employer and 8 months with a different employer would still be considered 3 work terms). All steps below in blue must be completed for every academic term that you are on internship.

Requirement Due Date Winter 2016 Deadlines
Enroll in the Internship Work Term Course
($475 non-refundable fee per term)
Every work term. Enrollment opens 2 weeks prior to each work term. December 14, 2015 – January 15, 2016
Terms & Conditions Agreement Once per internship. As soon as an internship job offer is accepted. N/A
Work Term Details Every work term. Within the first two weeks of each work term. Update details at any time if there are changes in your contact info or your supervisor's. January 22, 2016
Learning Agreement Once per internship. Fourth week of your first term with an employer. January 29, 2016
First Term Call Once per internship. Six to eight weeks into your first term with an employer. February 8 – February 19, 2016
Last Term Call Once per internship. Last month of the final work term in your internship. March 28– April 8, 2016
Work Term Report Every work term. At the end of each work term. April 15, 2016
Supervisor Evaluation Every work term. At the end of each work term. April 15, 2016
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