Admission requirements - Application file - Administrative Procedures for Internships

1. Admission Requirements

The 12 weeks unpaid internship is worth 6 credits. Depending on the program, students can count the internship as part of their compulsory units, optional or electives. You can also get 6 extra credits through the intensive courses offered right after your internship. These courses can count as electives or optional courses depending on the student's program.

Undergraduate Level

When submitting their application students must:

  • have completed 54 units and be registered full time at the Faculty of Social Sciences in an Honours Bachelor and have the Faculty of Social Sciences as your home faculty;
  • have a 6,0 Cumulative (CGPA) grade point average;
  • have demonstrated the ability to write and communicate in French or in English, depending on the location of the internship (a Spanish language proficiency test might be required);
  • Complete the admission request form and submit your application and documents for admission by the stipulated date;
  • Participate in all pre-internship and Consolidated learning workshop meetings organized by the Faculty of Social Sciences;
  • Provide computer and internet access
  • Commit to respect the conditions laid out by the internship partners;
  • For certain internships:
    • candidates must be Canadian citizen or landed immigrant;
  • Students are eligible for one internship per academic level;
  • The internship must meet a requirement of the student's program of study;
  • The duration of the internship is 12 consecutive weeks;
  • Students registered into the coop program who want Coop credits must obtain beforehand a written permission from the Coop Program

Graduate Level

When submitting their application students must:

  • be registered full time in a Masters' program at the Faculty of social sciences;
  • get permission from their research supervisor and the M.A. supervisor of the academic unit before submitting their request for admission;
  • have demonstrated the ability to write and communicate in French or in English, depending on the location of the internship (a Spanish language proficiency test might be required);
  • Complete the admission request form and submit the documents for admission by the deadline stipulated on our website;
  • Participate in all pre-internship and Consolidated learning workshop meetings organized by the Faculty of Social Sciences;
  • Commit to contribute the fee that applies to your internship; (this fee is non-refundable)
  • Commit to respect the conditions laid out by the internship partners;
  • For certain internships:
    • candidates must be Canadian citizen or landed immigrant;
  • Students are eligible for one internship per academic level; some internships may not be combined with a field research for the purpose of a thesis or a major research paper;
  • The internship must meet a requirement of the student's program of study;
  • Students registered into a co-operative program who want Coop credits must obtain beforehand a written permission from the Coop Program. It is important to respect the work-study sequence.
2. Internship Outline
What When Internship only Internship and intensive courses Who
Information Session
Semester preceding internship
OPTIONAL

OPTIONAL
Offered to Undergraduate students only

Faculty of Social Sciences
and Canadian NGO Partners
Admission Request
Semester preceding internship

MANDATORY: See next item
'Application File'

MANDATORY: See next item
'Application File'

Submit to Faculty by prescribed date
Pre-departure Trainings
Semester preceding internship
Compulsory: around 30 hours
Compulsory: around 30 hours

Faculty of Social Sciences
University of Ottawa (International Office)
Canadian NGO Partners

 

Registration

 

Semester preceding internship

 

MANDATORY

 

MANDATORY

Undergraduate Students:
CRM AND SVS: Student's department

For all other programs: International Field Placement Coordinator of the Faculty of Social Sciences

Graduate Students: Student's department upon approval of International Field Placement Coordinator of the Faculty of Social Sciences

Internship
Internship Semester
minimum 12 weeks (including three (3) day re-entry workshop - Mandatory)

minimum 12 weeks (including three (3) day re-entry workshop - Mandatory)

Local and Canadian NGOs
Faculty of Social Sciences
 and Intensive Courses
Immediately after Field internship

OPTIONAL

Three (3) weeks intensives courses
Faculty of Social Sciences
3. Application File

BEFORE THE APPLICATION DEADLINE - 4:00 p.m. - INDICATED IN THE IMPORTANT DATES PAGE, YOU MUST:

4. Registering for International Internships Courses

For undergraduate students, the internship is worth 6 credits (9 credits for SVS or CRM student’s mandatory placements). Depending on the program, students can count the internship as part of their compulsory units (ANT4010, DVM4010, ECH4010), optional or electives (FSS4010 for all the other programs offered at the Faculty of Social Sciences). Undergraduate students can also get 6 extra credits through the intensive courses offered right immediately after the internship These courses can count as electives, optional courses or additional units depending on the student's program. All registration will go through FSSINTER.  You cannot register by yourself online.

For Graduate students, the internship is worth 3 units. Upon approval of International Field Placement Coordinator of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Graduate students will register for the course code at their department.

Undergraduate Level

  • Students receive 6 or 9 units (according to your program) for the internship (course codes vary according to study program).
  • Students may do only one (1) international internship per academic level.
  • Intensive pre-departure and re-entry workshop meetings are mandatory.
  • Students who wish to maintain full time status may also register to two courses (3 weeks) immediately after the internship period. The two intensive courses, three (3) units each, will enable students to make links between knowledge and the hands-on experience of an international internship;
  • Registration for these courses will be done by international internship coordinator. A student cannot take part in the internships offered by the Faculty without being registered to the internship course code. Please note that if you have a financial condition linked to your student account, we won't be able to register you for the internship. You will be financially responsible for any cost resulting from this situation.
  • A student cannot graduate before or while completing an internship.

Graduate Level

  • Students receive three (3) units for an internship;
  • Students may do only one (1) international internship per academic level.
  • Pre-internship and Consolidated Learning workshop meetings are mandatory.
  • Registration for these courses will take place at the student's unit. A student cannot take part in the internships offered by the Faculty without being registered to the course code. Please note that if you have a financial condition linked to your student account, we won't be able to register you for the internship. You will be financially responsible for any cost resulting from this situation.
  • A student cannot graduate before or while completing an internship.
5. Costs Associated with the International Internship

Students who take part in the internships offered by the Faculty, through the partnerships with Canadian NGOs, will have to pay, in the semester preceding the internship, for the following:

  • Computer
  • Internet Access for the entire internship period
  • tuition fees (part time or full time depending on student registration) 

Financial Aid from the Faculty

Please note that students who take part in the internships organized by the Faculty benefit from an important financial aid from the Faculty. The Faculty adds an important amount of money to the student's personal contribution in order to enable students to participate in an internship. In the actual context, the Faculty will pay the NGO administration costs which runs from 1 500 $ to 3 000 $.  This is the cost charged by the NGO to supervise a student during the internship.

6. Pre-internship training and Consolidated Learning workshop

These internship trainings are mandatory. They represent about 35 hours of training. The Faculty of social sciences offers multicultural training, ethical issues when doing international cooperation, international development and issues relating to your particular host country. Your Canadian NGO will address issues around their mission, their projects and their local partners.

All these trainings are mandatory. We will advise students on date, time and location of theses trainings as soon as possible. They all take place before the beginning of your internship semester, therefore throughout the preceding semester.

7. Important Dates

You must make sure to read and meet the different deadlines associated with an internship (winter, spring, fall).  You will find those under Important Dates at the home page of international internships in the right column.

Some dates may change. Students registered in the Coop program must also take into account the key dates linked to that program.

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