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Hire a LA&PS Student

Connect with top student talent through our flexible internship program. Hiring an upper year LA&PS student allows companies to build their talent pipeline and benefit from fresh student perspectives.

The incredible breadth and diversity of the Faculty’s academic programming is preparing tomorrow’s top talent with the skills employers are looking for. With more than 90 undergraduate degree and certificate programs offered through LA&PS, we’re sure to find you the right candidate to fit your organization.  

At a glance:

  • Positions may be 4, 8, 12 or 16 months in length
  • We accept both part-time (14-24 hours) and full-time (up to 40 hours) positions
  • Work terms typically begin in September, January or May
  • Positions are posted one term in advance of the desired start date

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If you are focused on social impact, you may benefit from our donor-funded Internship Awards Program.

Diverse Talent

Employer partners are encouraged to explore our student talent across multiple academic disciplines. We are seeking
positions for students that are broadly categorized under the following internship program streams: 


Liberal Arts in Technology & Business

Our social science and humanities students can offer the type of critical thinking, cross-cultural awareness, flexibility, and communication skills that are essential for success in our rapidly changing workforce. Open your mind and let the liberal arts help shape the future of your business.  


Accounting

Our accounting students can provide specialized knowledge in income taxation, finance, auditing, and managerial accounting. The program prepares students for the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. 


Business & Public Administration

Offering one of the largest business programs in the country, our Faculty boasts a wide range of business and management streams and an equally diverse pool of student talent to help enhance your business.  


Human Resources Management

Tap into the talent of Canada’s leading School of Human Resources Management and hire a student to support the people and culture side of your business. 


Technology

Our information technology students are trained to plan, design, build and administer information systems, and are ready to help you customize and integrate the latest technologies to meet your users’ needs.  

Continuous Recruitment

You can hire students year-round on a full- or part-time basis, for a term that suits your needs, from four to 16 months.

Summer
(May - August)

Job posting submissions begin as early as 2nd week of January until April. The peak recruitment period (interviews and offers) runs from January to March.

Fall
(September - December)

Job posting submissions begin as early as 2nd week of May until August. The peak recruitment period (interviews and offers) runs from May to July.

Winter
(January - April)

Job posting submissions begin as early as 2nd week of September until December. The peak recruitment period (interviews and offers) runs from September to November.

Frequently Asked Questions


Contact Fahimeh Ehsani, experiential education partnerships coordinator, at fehsnai@yorku.ca.

Email your posting to the LA&PS internship team at lapsintr@yorku.ca. We will post the jobs for you, and after the deadline, you'll be sent the applications.

Experience York (Orbis), our client management software portal, will automatically send you the applications after the job posting deadline. We also encourage students to apply on your company website, if applicable.

We accept job postings year-round, but our peak hiring times are at the beginning of each academic term in September, January and May. Positions are typically posted one full academic term in advance of the desired start date (e.g., a January posting for a May start date).

We offer wide range of students and programs in business, accounting, finance, technology, human resources, communications, the humanities and social sciences. Browse our Departments & Schools.

We’re flexible! Internship work terms can be either four, eight, 12 or 16 months long.

No, students in internships must be enrolled in an honours undergraduate program and returning to full-time studies for at least one semester. York’s Career Centre can post full-time permanent positions for new grads – email ccjobs@yorku.ca.

Send us the job offer, and we’ll co-ordinate the process! Please contact the LA&PS internship team at lapsintr@yorku.ca.

Yes, all internships must be paid opportunities. Internships can be part time (14 to 24 hours/week) or full time (up to 40 hours/week). All salaries must be at least minimum wage, although many of our positions are paid at rates that are competitive with student or entry-level positions in their respective fields. 

Several wage-subsidy programs and incentives are available to support businesses in hiring student interns, such as the Federal Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) and the Ontario Co-op Tax Credit.

For additional information and support, contact Fahimeh Ehsani, experiential education partnerships coordinator, at fehsnai@yorku.ca.

Our employers are partners in the student’s learning. As a supervisor, you must:

  • Provide general direction to students on their workflow, responsibilities and expectations.
  • Complete a mid-point and final telephone check-in with the LA&PS internship team, who is available to support both employers and students throughout the work term to ensure success.
  • Complete a job performance review at the end each work term.

Ready to hire?

Easily post multiple jobs, collect application documents and batch resumes for review, post a profile of your organization for
students to view and host networking/recruitment sessions - all through Experience York.

Submit

We can facilitate the uploading of your job postings to our client management portal, just send us the details.

Interview

When the posting closes we will email you a student application bundle to review & select which candidates get interviews.

Offer

After you select the best candidate for the job, send us your job offer and we’ll coordinate any paperwork needed with the student.