ECO400Y Internship Overview

What is an internship?

Students placed as interns in workplaces where economics expertise is applied on a daily basis. The ECO400Y5Y internships are unpaid; however, the students earn a full course credit.

Internships take a variety of forms. In some cases, the “employer” may ask the student to complete an individual research project. In other cases, the student may take on a role within an existing project team. Fieldwork, database management or specific software may be involved, depending on the background, interests, and skills of the student.

To successfully complete the internship, students fulfil a work commitment of 200 hours (approximately equivalent to one day per week of the academic year). The scheduling of the work commitment is flexible and is to be worked out by mutual agreement between the student and the employer.

What are the goals of the course?

The primary purpose of the course is to provide students with an opportunity to apply in a practical setting the economics expertise they have gained through their coursework at UTM. This is accomplished through work placements or “internships”. Internships provide students with a valuable opportunity to make personal contacts in the economic sector. The course is also intended to bridge the gap between graduation and full-time employment. Therefore, attention is paid to helping students acquire practical skills that will serve them in their job searches and, eventually in the workplace. The course includes speakers focusing on practical issues relevant to the economic sector. The final written submission and oral presentation contribute to the development of communication skills.

CGPA requirement: 2.5 or greater

A full course overview is available at ECO400Y Overview