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Interships allow new graduates or newcomers to gain some work experience in their chosen industry. Many industries offer internships. The best strategy is to do an internet search such as “internship +name of the industry or occupation,”. Various educational institutions have compiled a list of internship websites and we provide a link to some of them below. Many colleges and universities also offer “co-op” work experience as part of their educational programs.
Books
  • All Work, No Pay: Finding An Internship, Building Your Resume, Making Connections, and Gaining Job Experience (650.14 BER)
     “This guide from Intern Queen Lauren Berger shows college students (and others) how to find and land impressive internships and get the most out of them, from work experience to networking to resume building,”
  • The Internship, Practicum, and Field Placement Handbook: A Guide for the Helping Professions (158.307155 BAI 2005)
    ,”Features new for the 4th edition are: incorporates the most recent research and literature pertaining to internship training, ethics and legal issues, supervision, self-care, record keeping, risk management, and other topics.”
  • The Ultimate Guide To Internships (331.25922 Woo)
    100 steps to get a great internship and thrive in it.
Web Sites
  • Canadian Careers
    (canadiancareers.com/internships.html)
    Canadian Careers has compiled this list of internships to start off your research.
  • Career Edge
    (www.careeredge.ca)
    Career Edge Organization has worked with over 1,000 employers across Canada to provide meaningful work experiences through paid internships to over 10,000 talented interns since 1996.
  • Directory of Internship Programs
    (www.campusaccess.com/internships/index.html)
    This student website has arranged internship opportunities by subject category.
  • McGill University Career Planning Services: CaPS
    (http://www.mcgill.ca/caps/)
    McGill University provides general information on choosing an appropriate internship.
  • Ontario Internship Program
    (www.internship.gov.on.ca/mbs/sdb/intern.nsf/LkpWebContent/ePublishedHOME)
    Internships available through the provincial government.
  • U of T Directory of Internships
    (www.utsc.utoronto.ca/aacc/internships-volunteer-work-links-0)
    University of Toronto has compiled a list of internship and volunteer opportunities both in Canada and overseas.
  • Youth Canada
    (www.youth.gc.ca/eng/topics/career_planning/internships.shtml)
    Youth Canada provides helpful websites for internship opportunities.
*Information provided by the Business Services Web page does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement by the Richmond Hill Public Library. Please read the Library's Disclaimer and Copyright Notice regarding linked sites. If you notice a broken link or wish to suggest a useful Web site, please contact the Business Librarian at 905.884.9288 x304 or e-mail jgirot@rhpl.ca.