Internship Opportunities

Internship projects are based on departmental need and the strengths of the intern, so no two projects are alike. During the application process, you will be asked to select up to three departments you are interested in working with and pitch a project idea for each. Some departments have also proposed project ideas they are looking to be fulfilled.

Read below to learn a little bit more about each of the departments involved in the UTM OISE Higher Education Internship program.


Centre for Student Engagement - ACCEPTING INTERNS

The Centre for Student Engagement at the University of Toronto Mississauga is committed to holistic student learning and development. Informed by research and assessment, our campus & community based co-curricular programs, services and initiatives promote access to post-secondary education, transition into university, student engagement and community engaged learning.

Current Opportunity: 

Hiring & Training Assistant 

The Centre for Student Engagement is one of the top 5 employers of students on campus with over 110 positions annually. Student Leader hiring and training is an essential skill for all Student Affairs professionals. This internship position will serve to work alongside the Hiring Committee to review the Centre’s current hiring processes, conduct an environmental scan of hiring carousels, and the redesign, support and implementation of hiring activities for the 2020/2021 student leader team.


International Education Centre - ACCEPTING INTERNS

The International Education Centre provides a range of programs and services tailored to support and enhance the experience of our global students. Committed to holistic learning, we strive to meet the diverse needs of our global students while ensuring compliance with changing government policy related to immigration and international student support from authorized educational agents.

Current Opportunity: 

Program Development Assistant 

The International Education Centre requires support for the expansion of resources and services offered for intercultural student development and international student support. This intern would have the opportunity to co-develop, facilitate, and assess the Global and Intercultural Fluency Training Series. This is a 5 week program open to all UTM students and runs throughout the fall and winter semesters. The Global and Intercultural Fluency Training Sessions will help students to develop their leadership and communication skills in facilitating cultural relations. In our rapidly changing and interconnected world, learning and understanding how to work and build relationships with diverse and intercultural environments are imperative skills for success. These sessions will guide students through critical reflection on their personal self-identity and their relationship and impact on local, national, and global scales. The intern would also support the development of resources for international students.


Health & Counselling - not accepting interns for Fall/Winter 2019

The Health & Counselling Centre offers support, resources and care for physical and mental health issues, as well as supports students in difficulty and crisis. Our services include comprehensive medical care, counselling & psychiatric care, nutritional counselling, health education and promotion, dispensary, vaccinations and immunizations and more.


Student Housing & Residence Life - ACCEPTING INTERNS

The University of Toronto Mississauga Department of Student Housing & Residence Life advances the mission of the University by creating a holistic student experience that promotes academic and personal success. We provide facilities that are safe & secure, well-maintained, and competitively priced in an effort to foster a supportive community that values diversity, equity and inclusion. Informed by research & assessment, we offer innovative programs & services that enhance student learning & development. Our peer-based approach, dedicated professional staff and collaborative attitude contribute to a unique and unparalleled student experience.

Current Opportunities: 

1. Move-In and Orientation Assistant (Supporting the Chair of the Residence Move-In and Orientation (MIO) Committee)

This position will be focused on planning, improving and providing support for the early planning of move-in and orientation for 2020. This position would be excellent for those seeking more event and logistics planning experience.

2. Hiring and Training Assistant (Supporting the Chair of the Residence Hiring & Training Committee)

This position will be primarily focused on planning, improving and providing support for the Resident Student Staff (RSS) hiring. This position would be excellent for those who hope to hire and supervise student-staff teams after their graduate work.

3. Community Standards Assistant (Supporting the Community Standards Officer)

This position will primarily be focused on supporting the residence student conduct process. This position would be excellent for those who hope to gain student conduct experience to apply for live-in residence life positions after their graduate work.

4. Human Resource Assistant (Supporting the SHRL leadership team)

This position will support the review and improvement of departmental human resource processes, and activities. This position would require some familiarity with interviewing/hiring in a residence or student affairs context. This position would be excellent for those interested in human resources or administrative roles in higher education.

5. Residence Education Assistant (Supporting the Supervisor, Residence Education)

This position will support the growing residence education initiatives in residence including Living Learning Communities (LLCs) and our residence curriculum. This position would benefit from familiarity with learning outcomes and curriculum. This position would be excellent for those interested in working in residence life, student life or student transition roles after their graduate work.


Recreation, Athletics & Wellness - not accepting interns for Fall/Winter 2019 

The Department of Recreation, Athletics & Wellness creates a friendly and safe environment that welcomes our diverse community to participate in physical activity; Offers a continuum of programming, everything from casual recreation to varsity / excellence; Fosters an environment of respect and fairness that promotes individual pride and UTM spirit; Develops a wide range of opportunities for student leadership in support of our programs; and plays an integral role in the learning environment of university campus and community life.


Office of the Registrar - ACCEPTING INTERNS

The Office of the Registrar is the administrative office responsible for undergraduate recruitment and admissions, transfer credit, registration, enrolment, academic and financial advising, financial aid services, scheduling, exams, records management, and graduation. Students receive one-on-one guidance to ensure that the quality of support meets their individual needs whether in person, or online. We work with partners across the entire university including the Dean’s Office, academic departments and student affairs.  We leverage existing and new technologies to support students, staff, and faculty to maximize efficiencies, excellent service, and meaningful collaboration

Current Opportunity: 

Assessment Assistant 

The Office of the Registrar (OR) provides a wide range of services and interacts with students in a variety of ways (e.g. online or in person, one-on-one or in a group, transactional or advising). The selected intern would work with the Associate Registrar, Student Success and supervisors of various portfolios, to review and categorize the OR’s interactions with and services for students. This project would involve developing the most efficient, effective, on-going, non-intrusive manner of assessing the impact of our services answering questions like: Do students feel heard? Do they feel understood? Do they feel empowered to take the next step towards their goals?


Accessibility Services - not accepting interns for Fall/Winter 2019 

The mission of Accessibility Services is to ensure that all students with disabilities can freely and actively participate in all facets of University life; to provide and coordinate services and programs that enable students with disabilities to maximize their educational potential and to increase awareness of inclusive values among all members of the University community.


Career Centre - not accepting interns for Fall/Winter 2019 

To engage students in the career development process throughout their time at UTM and two years after graduation. As career educators, the UTM Career Centre helps students and recent graduates to: Make career & academic plans, based on self-knowledge & career information; Identify & seek relevant experience and relevant network connections during & after UTM; and learn the process of lifelong career management.