Flexible Internship in Agri-Food

What is the Flexible Internship in Agri-Food?

The Flexible Internship in Agri-Food 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 agri-food 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 across most disciplines

Benefits for Host Organizations

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


Boris Martín (boris@uoguelph.ca)

Terms of Participation

Terms of Participation for the Flexible Internship in Agri-Food (PDF).

Experience Profiles

  • Emerson is a recent graduate from the University of Guelph. During his undergrad he was involved in experiential learning opportunities such as community engaged learning courses, undergraduate research assistantship (URA), a peer helper role and independent research. These opportunities helped define his academic path and led him to pursue a Masters degree.