Flexible Internship in Agri-Food

Are you an organization that contributes to the Agri-Food sector?

Become an industry partner with the University of Guelph!


What is the Flexible Internship in Agri-Food?

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 industry partners located in Canada and internationally, to establish internships.

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

Our internship model is flexible, accessible and scalable:

  • Internships offered either in a concentrated period (i.e. 1 week) or part-time over several weeks/months
  • Open to undergraduate students across most disciplines

Internship Details

  • 40-hour, unpaid internships that benefit the agri-food sector
  • In workplace setting, with the potential for remote work
  • Internship must be structured with purposeful and meaningful activities
  • Two-way feedback from students and partners to ensure continuous improvement
  • Partners eligible for funding to cover participation costs during pilot 

For information on insurance coverage from MTCU please visit the Human Resources website.

Click here to view to view the Terms of Participation for the Flexible Internship in Agri-Food.

If you are interested in becoming a partner or would like more information about the program, please contact: Danica Matovic ( matovic@uoguelph.ca)

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Experience Profiles

  • Andrew was a highly engaged student at the University of Guelph. He worked as student staff on campus in Athletics, Admissions and Student Experience. In addition to this, he was a student leader, engaging in the Board of Governors, Student Senate, the Central Students Association, College of Arts Student Union and other organizations.