Mount Saint Vincent University offers an internship program for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science students. The internship program is an educational strategy that integrates your academic studies with one paid internship work term with an employer. You will gain work experience in the corporate, government or non-profit sectors.

In preparation for your work term, we will help you with resume development, writing cover letters and interview prep. We host a student conference in January to talk about the internship process and navigating the workplace to help you succeed while on the job. A member of the Co-op Team will complete a work site visit during your work term, to ensure you are achieving your learning goals.

Eligible students can submit an application form to the Co-operative Education Centre
(email co-op@msvu.ca) by 12 pm on Friday, September 17, 2021. Students admitted into the internship program will complete the internship in summer 2022 (May to August).

Successful completion of the internship program is comprised of:

  • Setting objectives and creating a personal learning plan with your employer
  • Completing a work site visit with a member of the Co-op Team
  •  Meeting with your employer to review the end of term employer evaluation
  • Completing a work term report

Benefits of completing an internship:

  • Apply what you are learning in the classroom to a real work environment
  • Develop new skills and knowledge
  • Be involved in challenging and rewarding work
  • Offset some cost of your education with internship work term earnings
  • Explore a career option
  • Build your resume
  • Develop a network of professional contacts
  • Become more competitive for post-graduation employment

Sequencing and Eligibility

Typical sequencing for a Bachelor or Arts or Bachelor of Science student

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be enrolled in the 20-unit Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science program
  • Have a CGPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Complete 15 units of coursework before starting the internship (students who have completed 14 – 16 units before the summer internship may be considered)
  • Declare a major
  • Be a full-time student when applying for admission into the internship program, and the semesters before and after the internship

The Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science internship program is a limited enrollment program. A maximum of 10 arts and 5 science students will be admitted to the program each year. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the internship program.

The Application Process

To apply, submit your completed internship program application package to the Co-op Office (email co-op@msvu.ca) before Friday, September 17, 2021 at 12 pm.

A completed application package will consist of the following:

  • Application Form 
  • Writing requirement as outlined in the application package
  • Department Chair’s signature on the application form
  • Transcript from other post-secondary education institutions if you are a transfer student

Potential Jobs

Below is a list of potential job opportunities for arts and science internship students.

  • Communications Assistant
  • Research Assistant
  • Conservation Engagement Intern
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Charitable Activities Assistant
  • Procurement & Contract Management Assistant