Science Internship Program

An Industrial Internship Program, similar to a co-op program, is offered to students in the Specialization or Honors programs in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (see section 193.7.8 for guidelines to the program). The Industrial Internship designation will appear on the degree parchments of students who have participated in the program.

Students approved to enter this stream register for a continuous sequence of at least two work experience (WKEXP) courses 955 and 956, starting in May, September or January.  During the program, students are considered full-time students of the University.  Work experience courses have no weight and are graded credit/no credit, and recorded on the student's transcript. The industrial Internship Program Advisor maintains contact at approximately three-month intervals with the student and the person designated by the employer to be responsible for the student's progress. This arrangement ensures satisfaction on all sides. If the review shows the situation is not satisfactory, the internship may be terminated and the student would then return to classes at the next available opportunity.  The graduation requirements for the Industrial Internship program designation include successful completion of at least WKEXP 955 and 956 plus EAS 401 Industrial Internship Practicum. EAS 401 must be taken in the first term immediately following completion of the WKEXP period.  If required by the employer, the student's written report and oral presentation in EAS 401 may be classified confidential. The employer also assesses the student's performance during the work term. Based on the student's written report and oral presentation, and the report from the employer, students are awarded a grade in EAS 401.

Interested students should see the Industrial Internship advisor in the department for more information.


WORK EXPERIENCE COURSES

WKEXP 955  Science Work Experience I

*0 (fi 9) (either term or Spring/Summer, unassigned).  A four-month work placement for Faculty of Science Honors or Specialization students admitted into the Industrial Internship program.  The focus of the internship will be for students to perform work directly related to their specialization.  Work Experience registrations must be continuous.  Prerequisite:  consent of Department.

WKEXP 956  Science Work Experience II

*0 (fi 9) (either term or Spring/Summer, unassigned).  A four-month work placement for Faculty of Science Honors or Specialization students admitted into the Industrial Internship program.  The focus of the internship will be for students to perform work directly related to their specialization.  Work Experience registrations must be continuous.  Prerequisite:  WKEXP 955.

WKEXP 957  Science Work Experience III

*0 (fi 1) (either term or Spring/Summer, unassigned).  A four-month work placement for Faculty of Science Honors or Specialization students admitted into the Industrial Internship program.  The focus of the internship will be for students to perform work directly related to their specialization.  Work Experience registrations must be continuous.  Prerequisite:  WKEXP 956.

WKEXP 958  Science Work Experience IV

*0 (fi 1) (either term or Spring/Summer, unassigned).  A four-month work placement for Faculty of Science Honors or Specialization students admitted into the Industrial Internship program.  The focus of the internship will be for students to perform work directly related to their specialization.  Work Experience registrations must be continuous.  Prerequisite:  WKEXP 957.