Flexible Environmental Internship

What is the Flexible Environmental Internship?

The Flexible Environmental Internship is an innovative program, which is comprised of an upper-year university credit course designed to teach job relevant skills and an internship with a host organization.

U of G is seeking to collaborate with host organizations located in Canada and internationally, to establish internships.

Internship Details

  • 40-hour, unpaid internships that contribute to the environmental sector
  • In workplace setting, with the potential for remote work
  • Insurance liability for unpaid placements funded by the Ontario Ministry for Colleges and Universities
  • Internships offered either in a concentrated period (i.e. 1 week) or part-time over several weeks/months
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate students in:
    • Ecology
    • Environmental Biology
    • Environmental Economics and Policy
    • Environmental Geomatics
    • Environmental Governance
    • Environmental Management
    • Environmental Science
    • Environment and Resource Management
    • Geography

Benefits for Employers

  • Flexible internship model for employers
  • Stronger talent pipelines for industry
  • Opportunity to provide input on industry-relevant skills and needs
  • Strategic partnership opportunity

If you are interested in becoming a partner or would like more information about the program, please contact Boris Martín (boris@uoguelph.ca). You may also find more information in the Terms of Participation for the Flexible Environmental Internship (PDF).

Experience Profiles

  • Madison is a recent graduate from the University of Guelph. During her time here, she engaged in experiential learning as a way to solidify her future career choice and develop her professional skills. Madison signed up for course-integrated experiential learning and did a practicum placement.