Internships give you the opportunity to learn about a new field of work, build on existing skills and gain experience while improving your English. A major problem commonly cited by employers is that many graduates do not have the practical skills necessary to excel in the job market. They also feel that the professionalism of students is less than it should be. Internships are valuable to students because it gives them the opportunity to apply their knowledge in real work environments, as well as develop their skills to improve their performance in the work place. Internships greatly increase the chances that a student will gain full time employment after graduation.
■ UNPAID INTERNSHIP
This is ideal for university students or students who are planning to change their career soon interested in improving their English in a real-life setting, meeting Canadians and getting a valuable reference from a North American employer. Students can have an opportunity to speak English to Canadians while they are working. Students can use English that they have learned in class. This experience let students improve their speaking and listening abilities. Students can learn how English is actually spoken.
A professional internship is a full or part-time unpaid position where the goal of the student is to gain valuable experience that will help them in their future career path.
Fields of Internship Include: Business Administration / Sales and Marketing / Event Planning Hotel Management / Office Support / Charity Support Information Technology / Education / Travel and Tourism Fundraising / Healthcare
Students must be at least 18 years of age and attend classes at Cornerstone prior to accepting an internship position.
Students must be enrolled at Cornerstone for a minimum of 8 weeks.
Students must have a minimum ESL Level 5, both written and spoken.
Students must be available to intern part-time or full-time for at least 8 - 12 weeks after the completion of studies.
Length of internship cannot be longer than the length of study (ie. Study for 12 weeks - Intern for 12 weeks).
Students must possess a student visa to register for the internship program. Some companies require the student to also have a work permit (Cornerstone can help with the application process).
* NOTE: Students must go through a screening process with the Internship Coordinator at Cornerstone in order to be accepted into the program.
Services to Students:
Internship counseling, resume advice and revision, job and internship search and matching, interview practice, interview arrangements, support through search.
Monthly Work Report
Students must submit monthly work reports, which includes company name, contact number, hours of work, and duties.