Partner With Us

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We value the knowledge and experience that our industry speakers can share with our students.

We invite you to get involved with our program:

  • Mock interviews
  • Guest speakers
  • Networking events
  • Capstone projects
  • Field trips
  • Coffee chats

To learn more about our students, view the profile booklets below:


MUI students will complete a 2-4 month summer internship with a host organization between Year 1 and Year 2 of the program. Through their internship, students will apply the knowledge and skills acquired through courses and professional development activities in the first year of study.

Examples of internship activities include the development, evaluation and explanation of alternative development strategies available to support the future economic growth of a city-region and the exploration of the range of public policy tools available to support that growth and the respective role of private and not-for-profit organizations in contributing to development patterns.

2021 Partners:

  • Toronto Global
  • Maytree Foundation
  • City of Mississauga
  • Woodgreen Community Services
  • KPMB Architects
  • Canadian Urban Institute
  • Urban Living Futures
  • Province of Ontario

  2022 Partners:

  • Eco Lab Shanghai
  • Wood Green
  • PointA
  • Simpact
  • City of Hamilton
  • GSAI
  • Infrastructure Canada
  • Civic Action
  • City of Toronto

Employer Feedback

 “It was a terrific experience. Length of the internship is great and knowledge MUI students bring to the field is valuable.”
KPMB Architects 

 “This was our first experience having a summer intern and we'll definitely be participating again next year!”
Toronto Global

“Overall positive experience as a host. Appreciate the streamlined onboarding and evaluation process through the mid-point meeting and questionnaires.” City of Mississauga

 “Everything was smooth and easy, it was a great experience for me as a supervisor”
Ministry of Energy, Government of Ontario

Previous Internship Booklets

Professional Development

Ensuring that students are well prepared to transition from university to professional practice is a cornerstone of the MUI program. A full roster of professional development training sessions are embedded within the program.

 Career Development PD

MUI Program staff will also foster students’ professional development through a series of practice-oriented seminars, networking opportunities, resume and job interview workshops and one-on-one meetings.

Contact us

For more information on how to partner with the Master of Urban Innovation, please contact:

Natasha Walli
Placement and Employer Relations Manager
Master of Urban Innovation
(647) 709-5367

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