BEAT THE ODDS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Make a difference in a student's life by removing barriers to employment

An inclusive and flexible internship program that levels the playing field for students in need

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Students in equity-seeking groups* benefit the most from a paid professional experience in their field of study. Through BTO, they broaden their professional network, gain essential employability skills and access support and mentorship opportunities to better prepare them for life after graduation. 

By hiring a student, you’ll strengthen your organization’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion while providing guidance as the student builds their self-confidence and discovers their strengths.

*Students in equity-seeking groups are parents, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, students with disabilities, students in financial need, international students, refugees and more.


Why you should supervise a student-intern

As a supervisor, you’ll develop your unique leadership style by mentoring, training and supporting a student as they acquire transferable skills and explore their future career. You will also access the next generation of talent, gain new ideas, fresh perspectives, cultural knowledge and energy from students.

The Program

Participants are undergraduate students from all four faculties: the Faculty of Arts and Science, the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science, the Faculty of Fine Arts, and the John Molson School of Business. The internships are flexible (either part-time or full-time), fully funded by the Experiential Learning Office at Concordia University and they can vary in nature and across the total number of hours (anywhere from 50 to 500 hours).

While English is the primary language of the internships, the program also offers interns select placements in French-speaking or bilingual environments.

Internship Options

Internships often integrate a combination of observation, and skills acquisition and application. The options below can guide you in finding the right fit for your organization's projects, the appointed supervisor's time commitment and their role in the student's professional development.

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Additional questions? Contact beattheodds@concordia.ca

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