Internship Option

The Internship option is well-suited to anyone who wishes to transition into or continue in a professional position upon program completion. A key element of this study option is completion of the internship work-term in private industry, government or a non-governmental organization (NGO). The internship work-term is typically completed in the final summer semester, once all coursework has been completed. Part-time students can undertake their internship earlier upon successful completion of the EES1100H course.

MEnvSc interns secure dynamic roles across all sectors and industries of the environmental field. MEnvSc internships are required to be: 

  • A minimum of 16 consecutive weeks long (typically within April to August) 

  • Full-time work (typically 35 hours/week) 

  • Paid employment (typically at least minimum wage 

Successful completion of the work term is based on: 

  • Participation in an approved internship (includes a formal evaluation by the supervisor) 

  • A self-evaluation written assignment; and 

  • poster presentation reflecting the internship 

Internship students are expected to secure their roles through an independent job search. They will gain access to an exclusive job board and can expect support from the MEnvSc Internship Team which includes three dedicated staff. 

Throughout the fall and winter job search semester(s), the Internship Team will provide students with job search training and in-class workshops on topics such as job search skills, networking, resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation and more. The Internship Team also provides coaching and preparation support for students throughout their job search. Students will have the opportunity to participate in mock interviews, alumni-to-peer mentoring programs and exclusive student-employer networking events. 

Working professionals completing the MEnvSc program may be permitted to use their current employment for internship, should certain requirements be met. Contact the Internship Team to learn more.