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Internships & Placements

International work experience can make your resumé stand out to employers and provides an excellent opportunity to make professional connections and to build your intercultural skillset.

A number of programs are supportive of students pursuing an internship or placement abroad, but it’s up to you to take the initiative to explore what’s available and to determine whether it can be recognized for credit. There are many organizations that facilitate internships, but it is important to research extensively to ensure that you get the maximum benefit from the experience.

Be sure to check out International Experience Canada, external link, opens in new window for information on how the Government of Canada facilitates working abroad for Canadians between 18 and 35 and for a list of recognized organizations that can provide you with assistance in finding the right opportunity for you.

Some academic units will arrange specific placements for their students. Others provide a set of guidelines to help students make an appropriate choice. Academic units are responsible for ensuring that students comply with all safety guidelines. International internships/placements may require the signing of an institutional agreement

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AIESEC is the world’s largest student-run organization, operating as a platform for young people to discover and develop their potential to have a positive impact on society, becoming globally-minded responsible leaders. Contact AIESEC Ryerson to learn more about internship opportunities abroad.