A Master of Professional Communication requirement, the Internship gives students the opportunity to develop skills and networks for career enhancement. Students are encouraged to independently establish sponsors that suit their personal interests and goals.
The internship is positioned in the winter semester and is configured as part-time, approximately 150 hours over 8 to 10 weeks. Students and sponsors determine final scheduling.
The variety of internship sponsors reflects the many opportunities for MPC students. Some students select an internship to complement their Master's Research Project (MRP), the capstone study that combines theoretical and applied research.
From their internship experience, students:
- Gain exposure to a workplace sector and insight into professional practice.
- Acquire hands-on experience and practical knowledge through participation in professional communication activities.
- Communicate with diverse professionals and acquire a deeper understanding of Canadian organizations and society.
- Develop the ability to reflect critically on practical workplace experiences in the context of their academic studies.
- Build a network of professionals working in their field of study and identify career options.
With an MPC intern, sponsors:
- Establish a relationship with a highly motivated prospective employee.
- Profit from the energy, enthusiasm, and expertise of a current university graduate student.
- Contribute to the growth of Canada’s workforce of the future.
- Gain positive exposure in the community at large.