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Internship - AIC Toronto (10 Weeks)
Toronto, Canada (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: BSU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission notification. Applicants will be notified of acceptance and be able to complete post-decision materials as admission decisions are made.
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA:
2.75
Class Status:
Sophomore
Language of Instruction:
English Language Courses Offered: None
Academic Subject:
Business, Communication, Family & Consumer Sciences, Journalism, Political Science, Telecommunication Program Type: Internship
Program Description:
International Internships in Toronto, Canada
 
What is the program about?
This program offers professional placements in a wide range of career fields and disciplines, including Business, Hospitality, Law, Government, and Media and Communications among others, giving you an international edge that will open many doors to your future career path. 
 
You will gain professional work experience and broaden your understanding of contemporary Canadian life and culture. Your internship is matched to meet your career goals, interests, and skills, providing you with the opportunity to work with Canadians as well as fellow interns from all over the world.
 
Ball State University has contracted with an established placement organization (Academic Internship Council (AIC)) to identify student internships. This agency will act as our overseas internship office.  Agency professionals will secure full-time internships, set up on-site interviews, make the necessary evaluation visits and will work with the on-site supervisor to oversee the internship for the duration of the placement. You will network with your new Canadian and international coworkers, and in the process, you’ll make close friends, boost your resume, and gain great references for future job prospects during your internship in Toronto.
 
 
Where does the program take place?
Toronto, Canada
 
Canada’s economic capital, Toronto is a city with an impressive list of credentials -- the largest city in Canada, the fastest growing financial center in the G7, and one of the most dynamic, yet livable, cities in North America. While offering robust opportunities for internships in English, Toronto sets itself apart from internships in the United States through its distinctively Canadian culture, politics and charm.
With more than half its residents born outside of Canada, Toronto offers world-class arts, entertainment and cuisine drawing from cultures near and far. From film festivals to museums to professional sports franchises, the city offers something for everyone.
The city’s excellent public transportation system makes navigating Toronto easy and convenient. Toronto’s wide-ranging industry sectors and multi-cultural setting create an ideal backdrop for a valuable internship program.
 
When does this program take place?
10 weeks, actual dates TBA.
 
 
What is the internship content?
Multi-disciplinary across all colleges and departments, students are placed with companies ranging from innovative start-ups to global organizations representing a spectrum of industry sectors:
  • Business & Finance – Banking, Consulting, and Insurance.
  • Media – Publishing, Telecommunications, Television and Film Production.
  • Hospitality & Travel – Hotel Management, Airlines, and Tourist Sites.
  • Communications – Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing, and Event Management.
  • Politics & Law – Legal Departments, Law Firms, Local Government, Think Tanks, and NGOs.
  • Culture & Education – Galleries, Museums, Performance Companies, and Entertainment Venues.
  • Research – University Departments, Medical Research, and Engineering.
 
Students must work with their faculty and register for their academic discipline’s “internship” course to ensure receiving academic credit. All placements are unpaid. You are able to intern legally because these are unpaid placements for which you are receiving credit at your home institution.
You have a great deal of control in directing the placement process and ensuring that AIC makes the right placement. It's important to keep in mind that the time for you to exercise this control is during the earlier part of the process, in your discussions and correspondence with a AIC placement manager and even before, as you prepare for this meeting. The best way to prepare is to think about the following questions:
  • What previous experience do you have that makes you a suitable candidate?
  • What types of tasks & responsibilities do you expect to have in your internship?
  • What is your main goal for the internship?
  • What specific skills are you hoping to develop?
  • What are your future career goals and how does this internship relate to them?
  • What kind of credits do you need for this internship?
AIC takes this information very seriously. They will not let you request a type of placement which they do not feel is a realistic possibility. They also expect you not to agree to a type of placement which you are not willing to undertake, but they DO expect you to have at least three internship preferences.
 
 
What is the student accommodation? 
Accommodations will be student housing on the University of Toronto campus, shared with other interns. Students have access to a fully equipped kitchen, unlimited wireless internet, and laundry facilities. Bed linen and towels are typically supplied and details will be provided during the pre-program orientation. Accommodations are clean, comfortable, safe, and convenient to city center as well as public transportation.
 
 
What is included?
  • Individual pre-placement meetings and group pre-departure orientation webinar
  • Internship placements via personalized process
  • Visa services, including paperwork processing and placement monitoring
  • On-site orientation to the city, program, and internship
  • Accommodations in student residences for the duration of the program
  • Program management and emergency support including 24/7 contact person
  • Workshops or materials on topics such as interviewing and industry-specific resume writing
  • Coaching and troubleshooting during the placement
  • Professional development components such as networking symposium
  • Mid-term reviews and final evaluations from supervisors and students
  • Cultural exploration activities such as city tour and theater performance or sporting event
 
 
Is financial assistance available?
Students can apply for a scholarship from the Rinker Center for International Programs. In addition, students should consult with the Ball State University Financial Aid Office to determine available aid for this program.
 
 
Number of placements available?
Unlimited
 
 
Is a passport and visa required? 
Yes. U.S. and non-U.S. citizens need a valid passport both to enter other countries and to return to the United States. If you already have a passport, make sure it is valid until at least six months after your return date. If you must apply for or renew a passport, APPLY EARLY, since a minimum of four to six weeks is usually required for processing. During peak travel seasons, more processing time is required. Passport forms are available at many federal and state courts, probate courts, some county/municipal offices and some post offices. They can also be downloaded from the Web.
 
A visa is official permission granted by the authorities of a country where you will study or travel that allows you to enter and remain in that country for a specific purpose. The visa itself is frequently a stamp in your passport, not a separate document. You will need a passport before applying for a visa and the passport plus visa process may take several months, so start early. It is your responsibility to inquire about visa requirements for all countries you plan to visit while abroad; this includes countries that you plan to visit before or after your study abroad program. If you are not a U.S. citizen, consult the embassy or consulate of the countries you will visit to learn their document requirements. If you are an BSU international student, also visit the Rinker Center to obtain a signature on visa documents to permit re-entry to the United States. 
 
 
How do I apply? 
Step 1 – Click on "Apply Now"
Step 2 – Complete the online application through BSU
 

Who can I contact for more information? 
Phone: (765) 285-5422
Email: studyabroad@bsu.edu