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International Economics and Finance Internship Program

The Ryerson International Economics and Finance Internship Program provides students with practical work experience and academic credit. Internships are undertaken locally or abroad, vary in length from 10 weeks to 16 months and are completed after the third year of study. Students have secured positions with the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, consulates, major banks, insurance companies, government agencies and ministries.

What does an Internship mean for Students?

  • An opportunity to apply the economics and finance experience and knowledge they have gained through course work in a practical setting.
  • Excellent experience to add to your résumé and build a contact pool for post-graduation employment opportunities.
  • Job search, résumé writing, oral and written communication, and presentation skills development
  • A chance to explore career options in the field of Research, Government, Banking, Natural Resource Industry.

The Internship Process

International Economics and Finance students are typically available for their placements at the beginning of May, in their third year.

  • Recruitment takes place September to March, during which time organizations are invited to submit their job postings to the Internship Co-ordinator.
  • Postings are made available to students, who then apply for positions directly with the employers. Students take part in an application/interview process after which employers make the final selections and offers of employment.
  • At the end of the placements, performance evaluations are requested from the employers, and the students are required to submit reports for evaluation by the program department.


Students typically return to Ryerson in September to complete their final year of study. Some students opt for longer placements, and many continue to work on a part-time basis with their employers during their final year of study.


How do we ensure success for our Student Interns?

  • Unique one-on-one consultation appointment is provided to assess the individual interests of each student and guide their search accordingly.
  • Multiple workshops on resume and cover letter writing, job search strategies, interview preparation accompanied with guest speakers to gain insider perspective.
  • Most importantly due to our small class sizes and access to various resources offered via Faculty of Arts we ensure that each student receives the individual attention they deserve.


Internship and Posting Questions?

Contact: Neha Thakordas
Internship Placement and Program Coordinator
Department of Economics, JOR 208
Ryerson University
350 Victoria Street
Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3
Phone: 416-979-5000, ext. 2029
By fax: 416-598-5916
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