Information for Students


  1. Are you registered in an Economics Program (Specialist, Major, or Minor)?
  2. Will you have 15.0 full course equivalents by the September of the year in which you wish to apply?
  3. Will you be graduating in June or November at the end of the internship?
  4. Are you looking to apply your economics knowledge to the "real" world?

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 requirements.

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