There is a set of responsibilities we ask all of our employer partners to undertake when recruiting from among our students. As an M.Env.Sc. student’s work term employer we ask that your organization:
- Provide the student with a paid work experience relevant to his/her field of study, and formalize his/her employment in an agreement outlining the terms and conditions of his/her tenure with you. We welcome you to use any documentation you would normally use to hire a student. In addition, we would also ask that you complete and submit our MEnvSc Internship Agreement Form.
- Provide our office with a Job Description outlining the student’s responsibilities, and describing what he or she will be learning during the internship while on work term. We have a form you are welcome to use for this purpose. When thinking about creating an opportunity for an intern, please know that project-oriented assignments work best for our students, since the students need to submit a project report at the end of their work term, which will be evaluated for academic credit by one of our faculty members.
- Monitor and guide the student throughout the work term, alerting Program staff if there are any concerns during the work term.
- Evaluate the student’s progress and performance at the middle and end of his/her tenure with you. A Coordinator may request a visit (or, if the work term is outside of the Greater Toronto Area, a telephone conference) with the supervisor and the student at the mid-point of the work term to learn about progress and to enable constructive feedback.