The Business & Public Administration Internship Program is an optional experiential education program that provides Honours Bachelor Degree students, majoring in Administrative Studies, Business & Society, Communication Studies, Economics or Public Administration, with the opportunity to apply their classroom learning in a workplace environment between their 3rd and 4th years of study. Through these internship opportunities, students gain confidence in field-related knowledge, general employability skills, and valuable full-time, paid work experience (i.e. 4, 8, 12 or 16 months in duration). This initiative builds on the success of other collaborations between the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies and the Career Centre, such as the Certified Management Accountants Internship Program, Human Resource Management Internship Program and Technology Internship Program.
In alignment with the White Paper, the Business & Public Administration Internship Program not only supports students in the application of learning and the development of skills, but also contributes to enhancing the student experience and promoting community engagement. This program also supports the University’s recruitment and retention initiatives by fostering a culture of engaged domestic and international students, and subsequently engaged alumni. The intent is to see this program continue to grow to include additional programs within the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies and move towards a sustainable state.