Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and international work experience through an academic internship in Toronto, Canada. On this program, you will:
"This was probably one of the best decisions I made in my four-year duration here at Berkeley. I found a group of friends that I am extremely comfortable with, found a career that I enjoy waking up at 8 a.m. for and most importantly, found who I was."
Units: 6 units
Language of Instruction: English
Two Required Courses:
In addition to your internship, you will take an on-site local culture course and an online internship course for a total of 6 UC Berkeley units. The on-site local culture course will be set, but you will have the option of choosing one of two online courses.
Title:Canada: A Short History of Here
Dates:June 11-August 12, 2017
Units: 3 units
This introductory survey course makes sense of politics today and develops a deeper understanding of Canadian society and its institutions through the study of the major events and demographic trends that have shaped the development of Canada. Topics will include First Nations/newcomer relations (including treaties and the Truth & Reconciliation report), French/English relations (including Quebec separatism), regionalism, the North, economic history, constitutional developments, and the development of Canadian identity, including common symbols associated with Canada.
AND your choice of one of these two online courses:
Course: Undergraduate & Interdisciplinary Studies W157
Title: Experiential Learning: Organizational Context, Self-Reflection, and Professional Development
Dates: June 5 – August 11, 2017
Instructor: Joel Clark, Ph.D.
Units: 3 units
This is an online course that facilitates students' learning and self-reflection about various types of organizational contexts, structures, and cultures as well as the development of practical strategies to promote successful internship experiences. A series of audio-visual lectures, practical exercises, writing assignments, projects, and online group discussions will guide students through all stages of their internship experience. The course will also present a range of theories, methods, and real-world example for examining management and organizational theory and practice.
Course: Undergraduate & Interdisciplinary Studies W158
Title: Global Citizenship
Dates: June 5 – August 11, 2017
Instructor: Jeroen Dewulf, Ph.D.
Units: 3 units
With this course, you will be able to add a new dimension to your internship experience: a reflection on global citizenship. You will be challenged to use your internship experience as an opportunity to critically explore cultural differences, modes of conduct and values. A series of audio-visual lectures, practical exercises, writing assignments, projects, and online group discussions will stimulate you to leave the comfort zone of what you are familiar with and to explore alternative views on right and wrong, good and bad and the beautiful and the ugly. The course will also encourage you to interact with locals and to engage with the city/region/country where you live during your internship. It is our hope that this course will help to increase your consciousness about the challenges of being a global citizen.
Consult with your college/major advisor to see which degree requirements these courses may fulfill.
Global Internships staff will enroll you in courses after your acceptance to the program. Please make sure there are no active blocks on your student account that may impact your course enrollment.
Joel Clark, Ph.D.
UGIS W157: Experiential Learning: Organizational Context, Self-Reflection, and Professional Development
Dr. Joel Clark is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara where he earned his Ph.D. in Political Science. He has authored two books involving careers and professional development: Intern to Success (Houghton Mifflin, 2002) and Careers in Political Science (Longman, 2003). His grant work includes the development of web-based learning resources for Arlington (VA) County Schools, and the production of a 12-part video series, Democracy in America. Prior to his current appointment with UC Berkeley, Dr. Clark helped create and direct the University of North Carolina in Washington Program from 2004-2008. Before that, he directed the Michigan State University Washington Program from 2001 to 2004. He has taught at American University and George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. Dr. Clark is currently at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a Career/Internship Instructor for the Social Sciences.
Jeroen Dewulf, Ph.D.
UGIS W158: Global Citizenship
Dr. Jeroen Dewulf is Associate Professor in the Department of German at UC Berkeley where he teaches courses in German Studies and Dutch Studies. He is also Queen Beatrix chair as well as Director of Institute of European Studies and Director of Dutch Studies.
Born in Ostend, Belgium, Dr. Dewulf graduated in Dutch and German Philology at the University of Ghent. He holds a Master's degree from the University of Porto and a Ph.D. from the University of Bern. His areas of specialization are European Studies, particularly related to (multi)cultural identity in Belgium and the Netherlands, and Post-Colonial Studies, in particular Dutch colonial history and literature.
The Global Internships team works one-on-one with you to find an internship that matches your career goals, interests, and experience level. Internships in Toronto are available in a wide variety of fields and internship placement is guaranteed.
Examples of past internships:
Opportunities can vary year-to-year by such factors as market trends, time of year, and the economy.Common industry sectors for internships include, but are not limited to:
Arts, Culture & History
Business, Finance & Accounting
Community Services & Education
Hospitality & Travel
Marketing & Advertisement
Media, Television & Film
Politics, Law & NGOs
Research, Technology & Medical
Some challenging internship fields to place in Toronto are:
The fees to participate in this program are broken down into 1) tuition and 2) program fees, which are applied to your student billing account as follows:
|2017 Fees||UC Students||Visiting Students|
|Tuition (6 units)||$2,460||$3,120|
Fees are subject to change. All non-UC Berkeley students must pay an additional Document Management Fee of $55
In addition to the fees outlined above, Berkeley Study Abroad has estimated amounts for out-of-pocket expenses. These amounts are used to calculate financial aid packages for eligible students. Actual expenses will vary depending on your lifestyle and spending habits.
|International Airfare and Transportation||$800|
|Personal Expenses (i.e. phone, passport, visas, etc.)||$1,817|
|Total Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses||$3,874|
|It is your responsibility to obtain any necessary travel documentation for your program destination (i.e. passport, visa, etc). This may require you to pay fees of up to a few hundred dollars depending on the type of paperwork required.|
Financial aid is available for UC Berkeley students who are enrolled in at least 6 units during the summer. All other students should contact the financial aid office at their home institution for more information.
Tuition is based on a per unit cost:
The program fee includes the following items:
|Please note that the list of items included in the program fee is not all-inclusive and is subject to change.|
The following items are excluded from the program fee:
|Application opens||February 1, 2017|
|Application closes||February 26, 2017|
|Applicants notified of selection||March 10, 2017|
|Attend internship pre-placement orientation*||March 2017|
|Participate in individual placement meeting with a member of the Toronto Global Internships team*||March 2017|
|Deadline to confirm participation or cancel for a refund of all program-related fees, minus $400 deposit||April 3, 2017|
|Attend professional development workshops and pre-departure orientation*||April-May 2017|
|Receive a provisional internship placement||April-June, 2017|
|Interview with your direct internship supervisor via Skype/phone or during your first week in Toronto||April-June, 2017|
|Online course begins||June 5, 2017|
|Arrive in Toronto||June 11, 2017|
|Attend onsite orientation activities||First week of program|
|Online course ends||August 11, 2017|
|Last day of program||August 12, 2017|
* These events take place on the UC Berkeley campus. If you are not on campus during this time, we will schedule a meeting via phone or Skype.
All dates are subject to change.
Located on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario, Toronto is the largest city in Canada and the fifth-most populous city in North America. Toronto is a major destination for immigrants to Canada, with more than half its residents born outside of the country. As a result, Toronto is one of the world's most diverse cities, with arts, entertainment, and cuisine from all around the world.
The provincial capital of Ontario, Toronto is also considered the financial capital of Canada. The city is an international center for business and finance, and is home to the nation's five largest banks. Its major economic sectors include telecommunications, aerospace, transportation, media, arts, publishing, software production, medical research, education, tourism, and engineering.
The University of Toronto is a public research university located in the city of Toronto in Canada's Ontario province. Situated on the grounds that surround Queen's Park, the University of Toronto was founded in 1827 by royal charter as King's College, the first institution of higher learning in the colony of Upper Canada. Today, the University of Toronto is comprised of twelve distinct colleges and is one of Canada's largest research institutions.
You will reside in suites at the University of Toronto's Innis College. Each suite is comprised of four to five private bedrooms, a shared kitchen, a living room, and 1.5 to two bathrooms. The building common facilities include study rooms, laundry rooms, two large-screen television rooms, a music room, and a fitness room. The residence is fully air-conditioned during the summer months. Your accommodation includes weekly cleaning of your suite's common areas, as well as access to the University's Internet network. Meals are not provided, but you will have access to a fully equipped kitchen.
|Please note that accommodations are subject to change.|
A comprehensive orientation will be provided both on the UC Berkeley campus as well as on-site. Orientation will cover various topics, including academics, internship and local culture, health and safety, transportation, and more.