Information for Students

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  • Are you officially registered in an Economics Program of Study (Subject POSt: Specialist, Major, or Minor)?
  • Are you looking to apply your economics knowledge to the "real" world?
  • Will you have completed 15.0 full course equivalents (FCEs) by the September of the academic year in which the course and placement will begin (be considered a fourth year student by then)?
  • Will you be graduating in June or November at the end of the internship?
  • Will you be taking no more than 4.0 other full course equivalents (FCEs) during the academic year in which the course and placement will take place?
  • Will you be able to commit 200-hours over the academic year (an average of a full-day during the fall/winter terms) for your placement?
  • Will you have a CGPA of 2.5 or higher at the time of application (*Note: If not, explain any extenuating circumstances in application statement for a case-by-case consideration)

If you answered yes to these questions then this internship course is a valuable opportunity for you to apply the economics expertise and knowledge you have gained through coursework through a part-time unpaid work commitment, and gain 1.0 academic credit at the same time. A written report and poster presentation will also be required - see full course details for ECO400Y5 and download the current course syllabus posted on the timetable builder.

Economics students will fulfill a program requirement with the successful completion of this course. In general, students gain valuable work experience from the course. The internship can be listed on a student’s resume as an example of relevant work experience. Through the internships, the practical sessions, and the final written and oral submissions, students will gain a number of practical workplace skills, including communications (written and oral); job search and resume-writing skills; interpersonal and teamwork skills; issues identification and analysis; and project management. Finally, some students will be lucky enough to gain valuable personal contacts and perhaps even employment.

Benefits to Students

45% of employers offer higher salaries to incoming hires with internship experience than they offer to those without such experience - NACE 2005 Experiential Education Report

  • Learning in your chosen field from the inside
  • Valuable experience to add to your résumé
  • Contacts, contacts, contacts! Allows you to meet new people and practice your networking skills
  • Enable you to work alongside a professional in your chosen career field
  • Allows you to apply some of the theory and ideas you have learned in university
  • Provides a bridge between university and the professional world
  • Full year course credit
  • Job search, résumé writing, oral and written communication, and presentation skills development
  • Application of your knowledge to the 'real' world
  • Opens the door to a job offer or a recommendation about the next steps you should take on your career path


If you are an Economics student interested in learning more about our internship course ECO400Y5, please contact our Internship Coordinator & Outreach Officer in the Department of Economics.