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Humanities+ for Employers

Bring new talent to your organization

Humanities+ is a skills development and work-integrated learning (WIL) program, with a goal of supporting the school-to-career transition for students studying in Humanities-based programs, including Art History and Film Studies.

The program:

Read on to learn more, or check out our Slide Deck PDF!

Employer partnerships for work-integrated learning (WIL)

We are seeking employers from a variety of sectors to partner with us to create 80-400 hour WIL experiences (e.g, internships) for students in the H+ program, to take place during the summer (between May and August).


  • Talent recruitment – Program participants will come to your organization with up to 50 hours of skills development in digital skills (e.g., Excel, Canva) and professional skills (e.g., time management, project management). This is in addition to the skill sets being developed through their coursework like writing, research, and critical thinking skills.
  • Long-term investment – With students often being in the latter stages of their degree program, Humanities+ offers the possibility to recruit talent for the long-term.
  • Access to SWPP wage subsidies – Our Placement Coordinator can support you in applying for a (SWPP) wage subsidy of 50% - 70%. Details on this subsidy, including eligibility requirements, can be found here. If you have questions about this, please connect with our Placement Coordinator at .
  • Possible access to H+ Internship Funding - see section below for more details! 


Employers offering a WIL opportunity for the H+ program will be expected to:

  • Assign a mentor or advisor to assist the students to identify goals and clarify roles and responsibilities.
  • Provide the students with relevant training and development opportunities.
  • Support, train, and supervise the intern while setting expectations not unlike those of their co-workers.
  • Monitor the students' progress, and provide formal/informal feedback on a timely basis to both the students and to the institution.

Possible student tasks/roles

A list of possible tasks and/or roles students could perform in your organization:

  • Develop communications for web, social media, etc.
  • Writing, Editing, Copywriting, Proofreading, document of all kinds
  • Assist in the planning, coordination, management of programs/services/events
  • Plan for and prepare grant applications
  • Conduct various kinds of research (e.g., on clientele, products, services, markets, etc.)
  • Assist with the development of programs, frameworks or policies
  • Create visuals for data in the form of infographics, presentations, etc.
  • Support your organization's collaboration and partnership development activities
  • Translation

With your guidance, the student could also develop a project that suits the needs of your organization.

Program timeline

  • At your earliest convenience // Connect with the H+ Placement Coordinator to discuss your needs. Send an email to or book a "discover call" meeting with our Placement Coordinator. 
  • Feb - June  // Create and submit an internship description, with our support if you'd like it.
  • March - June  // Receive students applications for WIL experiences on an ongoing basis.
  • March - June  // Review student applications, conduct interviews with selected candidates, notify successful candidates.
  • May - August 31 // Students engage in 80+ hour internships.

Note: This is a general timeline. Exact start & end dates, and students' work schedule, will vary as per employer needs and intern availability.

Humanities+ Internship Funding 

Thanks to some external funding, we are thrilled to be able to offer select hosts fully-funded internships with Humanities+ interns this summer!  

  • Up to 200 hours per internship 
  • Student Eligibility: Intern must be a current participant in the Humanities+ program; we share your posting with our students, who apply directly to you. 
  • Host Eligibility: Host cannot be a branch of Concordia or a public institution (Branch of Government, Crown Corporation, etc)
  • We pay students directly - no administrative management of financials for you! 

Our ideal hosts / internships include: 

  • Publishers & various publication settings (magazines, online publications, etc.)
  • Media & entertainment industry - film, TV, radio, music, etc. 
  • Art galleries, artists-run centers, arts organizations, etc.
  • Cultural organizations & events
  • Museums (art, history, anthropology, archaeology, ethnographic, natural history, etc.)  
  • Research opportunities within the humanities / social sciences
  • Archives & libraries
  • Social justice organizations
  • Theatre companies & groups
  • Law offices & organizations
  • and more!

Ready to apply?

Fill out our short Funding Application Form (5 –15 mins). 

  • After we receive your application, we will follow up by email in 2 - 4 business days with more info or with our own questions. 
  • Approval of your application is based on alignment of the internship with our cohort’s interests and availability of funding. 

If you have questions or are unsure what role an intern might fill, email us or book a meeting with us to explore possibilities!

Express your interest

If you are interested in the possibility of hosting a Humanities+ intern during the summer,  or maybe you still have questions about how things work before you're ready to "commit", reach out to us! There's plenty of options to connect with us: you can fill out our employer interest form,  email us at , or even go ahead and book a "discover call" meeting with our Placement Coordinator. 

Contact us

Please don’t hesitate to reach out should you wish to have a conversation about the possibility of your organization being involved in the H+ program.

Claire Elissalde
Humanities+ Placement Coordinator 


The start date is 100% flexible so long as the experience is 80 hours or more, and can be completed by mid-August.

There are a few different SWPP partners who administer the SWPP funding.  One is Magnet, another is the Accueillez un stagiaire program via the Federation de Chambres de Commerce du Quebec.  Both SWPP partners provide excellent support for those wishing to submit an application.  However, our own Humanities+ team is quite familiar with their processes, and is happy to offer support as well.

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