The Technology Internship Program (TIP) is an optional experiential education program that provides students with the opportunity to engage in a four, eight, twelve or sixteen month work placement. While on internship, students are able to apply their classroom learning in a work environment; explore potential career options; and build relationships with colleagues and employers in their field of study.
Employers Actively Recruiting from TIP include:
IBM, RIM, CIBC, RBC Financial Group, TD Bank Financial Group, Toronto Hydro, Ministry Of Health, Municipality of York Region, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Ministry of Children and Youth Services.
A few examples of positions that York University students have received include:
Java Developer, Software Developer, Digital Hardware Engineer, IT Planning Analyst, Web Application Developer, Quality Assurance, Research Assistant and Application Programmer.
Benefits of the Technology Internship Program
Get a first exposure to a modern working environment though a paid opportunity.
Try different IT roles and industries and explore what fits your inclination.
Appreciate how University knowledge is translated into industrial practice.
Expand your network and meet new people, prospective colleagues and employers.
Show your abilities; start building a record and a reputation.
Open to international students; acquire valuable Canadian experience.
To be eligible for an Internship you must be an Honours Full-time ITEC student (120-credit degree) at a specific stage of your studies. You must have completed 54 credits and have 9 credits to complete before you graduate. You need to return to York University for full-time studies to qualify.
International students are eligible to join with a co-op work permit from the federal government.
Review Eligibility Requirements
There are specific pre-requisite and academic performance requirements that you need to fulfill to be eligible for TIP: you need to have a GPA of 5.5 or better in Major as well as a cumulative GPA of 5.0 or better. Successful completion or in progress of 9.00 ITEC credits at the 3000-level or higher, one of which MUST be AP/ITEC 3010 3.00 Systems Analysis and Design I (formerly ITEC 2010 3.00).
Attend an Information Session
To begin the process of applying to the Technology Internship Program students must first register and attend an information session. In that session the subsequent processes for applying, getting and attending an internship will be detailed.
To sign up for an Information Session or apply to upcoming jobs, please visit the LA&PS Internship Program webpage.