Internship Opportunities Winter 2022

Internship projects are based on departmental needs 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 for Winter 2022

The Centre for Student Engagement (CSE) 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 Opportunities: 

Curriculum Support Intern 

The CSE is seeking support in the development of a new curriculum for LAUNCH, a first-year transition program that runs in the fall term. This intern will help this redesign by ensuring the redesign considers equity and inclusion during its construction. This would include research around content such as decolonizing curriculums, as well as how to effectively and practically use an equity lens. In addition to research, this intern will support curriculum creation, review, and feedback to help ensure the research done is implemented in an effective and equitable way. This intern will be able to apply their knowledge of student development theory, curriculum design, as well as equity and inclusion. 

 

Drop-In Centre Intern 

The CSE is launching a Drop-in Center that will support students, staff and faculty to receive support for all of CSE’s 90+ programs, services and resources. This could include answering in-person questions, taking phone calls, developing and lending materials and assistance with scheduling meetings with CSE staff. This internship will allow for the creation of creating processes, systems and efficiencies to make the Drop-in Centre operational. The successful intern will spend some of their internship scheduled in the Drop-in Centre to apply the processes they are proposing but also to meet and engage with UTM students, staff and faculty. 

 

Community Engaged Learning Intern  

The CSE at UTM is seeking support in developing a volunteer and community partner appreciation strategy to support the celebration of those involved in Community Engaged Learning programs for the 2021-2022 year. The intern will help with exploring the programs within the CSE to participate in this appreciation, meeting with professional staff, student teams and volunteers to develop a best practice for how appreciation is executed and captured for the UTM community to learn about the volunteer programs from the year. The successful intern will develop skills assessment, marketing, event planning and budgeting. 

 

International Education Centre - Accepting applications for Winter 2022

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 Opportunities: 

Intercultural Curriculum and Programs Development Intern  

The International Education Centre requires support in the intercultural programs' portfolio with a variety of exciting initiatives. The Development Specialist will be responsible for 

  • supporting the research and development of an intercultural framework for the UTM campus, 

  • co-facilitation and co-development of the Global and Intercultural Fluency Training Series to a small cohort of students, and 

  • assisting in research and co-design in-depth intercultural competency, perspectives, and communication training for the UTM community. 

Candidates must have strong facilitation skills, and experience with topics related but not limited to: culture and diversity, global citizenship, social justice, and human rights issues. Experience with programmatic development and assessment is a strong asset. 

  

By the end of this internship, the Development Specialist will be able to: 

  • have a solid understanding of intercultural frameworks and their applications, 

  • gain general practical knowledge in the field of student affairs, 

  • use evidence-based theories and practices to design effective student development programs and training opportunities, and 

  • enhance their overall facilitation and leadership skills. 

  

Mode: in-person work with the possibility of working some hours remotely. The applicant must be authorized to work in Canada (SIN number and Canadian bank account) and must be in Ontario. 

Term: Winter and Summer 

 

 

Student Housing & Residence Life - Accepting applications for Winter 2022

The 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: 

Curriculum Development Specialist: First-Year Communities

Description: Reporting to the Supervisor, Residence Education, the Curriculum Development Specialist: First-Year Communities supports the Residence Education team in developing intentional ways of promoting learning within residence life and educational programs. The incumbent will assist in developing the residence curriculum, lesson planning, facilitation guide creation, and will sit on the Residence Curriculum Task Force. Focused on first-year communities, the Curriculum Development Specialist will be a key component to the continued development and implementation of the Residence Curriculum in Student Housing and Residence Life at UTM.  

Virtual or in-person: Hybrid (Mostly virtual with some in-person components)   

 

Assessment Planning Specialist 

Description: Reporting to the Assistant Director, Residence Life, the Assessment Planning Specialist will support the creation of a comprehensive assessment strategy to ensure the department is meeting its targets. The Assessment Planning Specialist will assist in the development of a resource bank for the department of Student Housing and Residence Life to build capacity around assessment which will include an array of assessment techniques. The Assessment Planning Specialist will also assist in developing metrics to assess learning in collaboration with the Curriculum Specialists.  

Virtual or in-person: Hybrid (Mostly virtual with some in-person components)   

 

Curriculum Development Specialist: Upper Year, Grad, & Families  

Description: Reporting to the Supervisor, Residence Education, the Curriculum Development Specialist: First-Year Communities supports the Residence Education team in developing intentional ways of promoting learning within residence life and educational programs. The incumbent will assist in developing the residence curriculum, lesson planning, facilitation guide creation, and will sit on the Residence Curriculum Task Force. Focused on Upper Year, Graduate, and Family communities, the Curriculum Development Specialist will be a key component to the continued development and implementation of the Residence Curriculum in Student Housing and Residence Life at UTM. 

Virtual or in-person: Hybrid (Mostly virtual with some in-person components)