Our mission is to engage, empower and support students, prospective students and recent graduates as they explore and create life goals that integrate career planning with academic studies, and co-curricular and personal pursuits. Working with strategic partners, we offer career education and experiential opportunities, which foster career clarity and build skills and lifelong competencies.
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Across the University of Toronto, over 3,500 students are hired annually through the Work Study Program, providing them with a meaningful Work Integrated Learning experience. Through paid on campus work experiences, students develop their knowledge, strengthen their skills, and explore how their academic studies translate to career possibilities.
To help create the best experience for both you, have your student(s) complete the Professional Development Workbook.This will help them set learning goals, and support you in identifying relevant projects and tasks for them to complete.
There are two Work Study programs each year: Fall/Winter and Summer.
For more information please visit the Career & Co-Curricular Learning Network (CLNx)
Note: Some of these internships may not be specifically related to IRHR but they will be of interest to those seeking interdisciplinary experience in a broad range of activities. This page has not been updated recently.
Note: The University of Toronto, the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources and Woodsworth College are not responsible for the content on these websites.The inclusion of any such websites/links does not imply a recommendation or endorse the programs listed below. You alone are responsible for making informed decisions on the suitability of any programs and are advised to use caution when applying for any position with any organization or private party.
- Keep sensitive information private: Do not include your birthdate, your social insurance number, your marital status, and age on your CV. As well, do not include any banking or credit card information when applying for a job.
- Go with your gut: No job is worth your personal safety or mental health. if something doesn't feel right, it probably isn't.
- If It Seems To Good To Be True... If a job seems to good to be true it usually is!
- Beware of Handing Over Cash: No one should ask you for money to apply for a job.
Updates may be mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- HRPA Edge (also check the paid vs unpaid on-demand webinar)
- AFS Interculture Canada Volunteer opportunities in Canada and other opportunities abroad
- Aga Khan Foundation Canada Opportunities in Canada and abroad
- AIESEC Global Internship Program
- Amnesty International Canada Volunteer opportunities
- The Association of American Universities
- Bundestag Internship (Emigré Memorial German Internship Program)
- Atlantic Council of Canada International internship opportunities
- Canada World Youth Unpaid internships
- Canadian Cooperative Association Internships in Africa and Asia
- Canadian Crossroads International Volunteer opportunities in Canada and abroad
- Canadian Embassy in Beijing, China Eligibility: University of Toronto Students and recent graduates (one year or less)
- Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. Eligibility: Canadian and American students at schools in US and Canada Deadlines: March for summer semester, July for Fall semester, November for spring semester Unpaid
- Canadian Feed the Children Volunteer opportunities in Canada
- Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) Internship Program Paid internships
- CARE Canada Paid internships through CIDA and DFAIT
- Central Asia-Caucasus Institute (CACI) & Silk Road Studies Program (SRSP), Sweden (Stockholm) & USA (DC) Unpaid internships available on an irregular basis.
- Central European University Professional Internship Program Eligibility: Undergraduate students. Deadlines: April 1st for fall semester, November 1st for spring semester. March deadline for the summer internship program Fee to participate
- Chatham House Unpaid 3 month internships
- CIGI, Canada (Waterloo)
- Coady International Institute, Youth in Partnership Program CIDA-funded internship
- Coalition for the International Criminal Court Various unpaid internships.
- Consulate General of Canada, New York City Eligibility: grad students only No internship currently.
- The Council Of the Federation Youth Internship Program Eligibility: 25 years of age or under, completed undergrad or graduate degree, eligible to work in Canada. 1 year program Deadline: end of May Paid
- CUSO-VSO, International Volunteer Program Overseas volunteer opportunities in different sectors. Unpaid.
- European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
- Faculty For Israeli-Palestinian Peace (FFIPP)
- Federal Public Sector Research Affiliate Program
- Federal Public Sector Youth Internship Program
- Federal Student Work Experience Program Campaign begins in October.
- Green Corps
- Heritage Toronto Volunteer opportunities in Toronto
- instaradio Public relations internship opportunities
- Institute of International Relations, Prague
- Institute for Security Studies, Africa (Nairobi)
- Institute for the US and Canadian Studies (ISKRAN), Russia (Moscow)
- Inter-American Development Bank
- International Court of Justice Unpaid internships.
- International Criminal Court
- International Crisis Group Unpaid internships in different locations
- International Development
- International Development Opportunity
- International Institute for Sustainable Development, Leaders for a Sustainable Future Program
- International Institute for Strategic Studies, US (DC) Unpaid full-time and part-time internships.
- Jamie Anderson Internship – work in the office of a federal Member of Parliament
- Jefferson Institute
- Manitoba Legislature Internship Program Eligibility: must have a degree Deadline: February
- Mines Action Canada, Young Professionals International Mine Action Program CIDA-funded paid internships
- NATO Internship Program
- Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
- Ontario Legislature Internship Programme Eligibility: Recent graduates of Canadian universities. 10 month program.
- Ontario Municipal Internship Program
- Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG) TorontoVolunteer opportunities in Toronto and across Canada
- Ontario Internship Program Eligibility: Recent graduates who are legally entitled to work in Canada. Two year internship.
- Ontario Public Service Regular Student Hiring Program
- Ontario Public Service Summer Experience Program
- Oxfam Canada Volunteer opportunities in Canada and abroad
- Parliamentary Information and Research Service Internship Program Eligibility: Bachelor degree, bilingual. One year paid internship Deadline: January
- PASOS (Policy Association for an Open Society), Czech Republic 3-6 month internships Applications accepted on a rolling basis
- RAND Corporation Summer internships for graduate students
- Rooftops Canada: Intern Program Eligibility: Canadian citizens/perm residents. Must hold a university degree and be between the ages of 19 and 30. 6 month internship through Gov of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy Program. Stipend.
- Sandra Rotman Centre
- Sheldon Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership Eligibility: Minimum Bachelor degree required, related to ethics in leaderships. Paid 9-month internship, with possibility to extend for 3 months Deadline: March
- Transparency International Paid internships
- U.S. COMMERCIAL SERVICE CANADA – The U.S. Commercial Service Internship Program
- U S COMMERCIAL SERVICE IN TORONTO
- U.S. Consulate General Internship
- UNICEF Canada Volunteer opportunities
- United Nations Association in Canada – International Development & Diplomacy Internship Programme (IDDIP) Eligibility: Canadian citizens with a minimum of a bachelor degree Unpaid, must pay organization to participate.
- United Nations Institute for Disarmament Unpaid internships for undergraduate and graduate students.
- United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Unpaid internships.
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- University of Toronto Centre for Community Partnerships
- US Commerical Service, Department of Commerce (at various US consulates across Canada) Eligibility: Canadian students enrolled in a degree program. Vacancies in Toronto, Montreal Unpaid
- US Department of Justice Internship Program Eligibility: US citizens 4 month unpaid internships Year round application process
- VSO International Volunteer opportunities abroad
- War Child Canada Volunteer opportunities
- White House Internship Program Eligibility: US Citizen, enrolled in an undergrad or graduate program. Deadline: March for the summer program, end of May for the fall program Unpaid
- The Woodrow Wilson Center
- World Bank Paid internships in Washington, D.C. Two internships sessions/year.
- World Trade Organization
The new Arts & Science Internship Program (ASIP) stream is available to students entering their second year of study in Fall 2021 and enrolled in the Industrial Relations & Human Resources Specialist or Major.
- Enrolment is limited and requires a supplemental application. Students enrolled in the ASIP stream will be required to complete mandatory Professional Development programming plus a minimum of 12 and maximum of 20 months of paid, full-time work experience. The time to degree completion for students enrolled in ASIP will normally be 5 years. There is an additional cost to participate in the ASIP stream.
- Students will typically be admitted to the ASIP stream for the Fall term of Year 2 of study, however starting in Fall 2022, in exceptional circumstances students, including transfer students, who enrolled in an eligible program in the Summer after Year 2 can be admitted to the ASIP stream for the Fall of Year 3. Year 3 entry into the program requires prior approval of the Associate Chair, Undergraduate or their designate and the Experiential Learning & Outreach Support (ELOS) Office.
- Further details about ASIP, including eligibility requirements and application procedures, can be found here. Students may also visit the ASIP webpage or contact the ELOS office at email@example.com.
There has been a rise in job frauds in the current economy. A recent scam was reported at several Ontario Universities; someone leaves a clipboard in a classroom or open area and encourages students to enter their personal information to receive information about a job. Sometimes students are given a clipboard and asked to pass it along during class time, with the implication it is something to do with the class or sanctioned by the professor.
No reputable company would recruit students in this way. If you see this activity, please remove the clipboard and notify Campus Police at the emergency hotline, below. If you hear about suspected activity like this, call campus police on the non-emergency line. To report other suspicious employer activities contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Campus Emergency Police Hotline Non-Emergency Police
Mississauga 905-569-4333 905-828-5200Scarborough 416-978-2222 416-287-7398
St. George 416-978-2222 416-978-2323 or email@example.com
Through the CLNx, the University of Toronto posts thousands of jobs on behalf of employers in Toronto and around the world. While the University of Toronto reviews new employers and job postings by checking for the legitimacy of email addresses, office locations, websites and certificates of incorporation we do not always catch clever scammers. Therefore, students need to exercise caution and common sense when exploring career options.
Great tips on how to be aware and safe when applying for jobs