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Question: What is the Internship Education Program?

Answer: A Co-operative Education Program is one that formally integrates a student's academic studies with work experience. The usual plan is for the student to alternate periods of experience in career-related fields according to the following criteria: *Each work situation is approved by the Co-operative Education institution as a suitable learning situation *The Co-operative Education student is engaged in productive work rather than merely observing *The Co-operative Education student receives remuneration for the work performed *The Co-operative Education student's progress on the job is monitored by the Co-operative Education institution *The Co-operative Education student's performance on the job is supervised and evaluated by the student's employer *The time spent in periods of work experience must be at least thirty percent of the time spent in academic study

General Questions


Question: Steps in acquiring an Intern

Answer: -1- Prepare a detailed job description for the Co-op position, including information on your organization -2- Send the position description to the school(s) where you want to advertise for Co-op students -3- You will receive the applications of interested students -4- Review the applications and select interview candidates -5- Conduct interviews and make hiring decision -6- Notify the school(s) of your hiring decision.

General Questions


Question: What are the benefits of a Intern?

Answer: -1- Introduction of bright, energetic workers to the organization -2- Quality staff for short term or ongoing projects -3- Access to up-to-date knowledge and skills -4- Opportunity to evaluate potential full-time employees -5- Year-round availability -6- Flexible work term lengths -7- Reasonable cost

General Questions


Question: Internship Employer

Answer: Provide work that is related to a program of study at a Co-op institution and similar in content to the work performed by full-time employees in their organization, adjusted to take into account the students experience level ** Provide appropriate remuneration, working conditions, supervision, training and evaluation to students during employment in order for the student to perform their tasks effectively and safely ** Treat students as they would any other temporary employee regarding benefits, and other employment entitlements in compliance with relevant Provincial and Federal Legislation. As such, the employer assumes responsibility for the Co-op employment. ** Provide ongoing evaluation of the students performance to the Co-op consultants/coordinators at the work site visit ** Complete a final written evaluation - which they are encouraged to discuss with the students - of their performance during the work term ** Offer feedback and suggestions to the Co-op institution on its students, the academic programs, and Co-op process to develop and maintain relevant programs and curricula which reflects the needs of employers

General Questions


Question: Internship Schools

Answer: ** Develop Co-operative education employment opportunities with public and private sector employers that fulfill the Co-operative education requirements ** Maintain and enhances relationship with existing employers ** Provide career training, personal and professional development seminars and resources to enhance students ongoing employability ** Provide and manage administrative support for the recruitment process to employers and students including job postings, interview scheduling, interview facilities, etc. ** Maintain contact (site visits, email or telephone) with students and employers during the work term ** Provide advice and support to students and employers if difficulties arise during a work term ** Ensure that any relevant and required documentation is provided to the student, the employer and the appropriate College department and/or Faculty

General Questions


Question: Internship Students

Answer: ** Maintain acceptable academic standing according to the regulations of their Co-op program ** Attend sessions on career development pertaining to their Co-op employment in order to have a clear understanding of the process and to acquire job search skills ** Inform themselves, as much as possible, about the specifics of the jobs for which they are applying through a review of the job descriptions, personal research, etc. ** Conduct themselves ethically during the job search process (applications, interviews, etc.) following the guidelines established by their respective Co-op institutions ** Observe all rules and regulations set by the employer at the workplace, neither expecting nor requesting special privileges ** Maintain employer confidentiality ** Exercise ethical workplace conduct representing themselves, their employers, and institutions, in a manner that enhances the reputation of each, and enhances the relationship between the institution and employers ** Accept feedback and suggestions for the improvement of their personal and professional skills in a positive manner ** Work on developing their academic, professional and personal skills ** Resolve problems or issues that may arise in a prompt, professional manner and advise the employer and their coordinator of concerns or problems with their work assignment or environment as soon as an issue arises ** Maintain contact (site visits, email or telephone) with their coordinator/consultant or other appropriate Co-op staff during the work term ** Complete and submit an appropriate work term report that has been discussed with the employer within the deadlines established by their respective institutions **

General Questions


Question: Internship Supervisors

Answer: We hope you will help the Co-op students you supervise to acquire relevant knowledge and skills on the job -- work terms are an integral part of their education. It is also important that your organization receive good business value. The following suggestions will help you make the most of your participation in a Co-operative Education program and ensure the work term is a productive one for you and the student.

General Questions


Question: What are Internship students like?

Answer: ** Eager to expand their knowledge and skills ** Quick to learn and become productive ** Keen to make a contribution to your organization ** Interested in feedback about their performance

General Questions


Question: How can you enhance the students work experience?

Answer: -1- Welcome and orient students to the workplace -2-Provide a workstation and appropriate tools/equipment -3-Explain the purpose and structure of your organization and your expectations of the student -4-Discuss with students their personal career interests and learning objectives -5-Assign a major project early and keep students as busy as possible throughout the work term -6-Involve students in planning, meetings and correspondence that relate to their work assignments -7-Give students feedback about their work performance

General Questions


Question: - na -

Answer: Performance evaluations are instrumental in helping students understand their strengths and areas for improvement. It is critical to give students regular feedback on the job, in addition to completing a written performance evaluation at the end of the work term.

General Questions


Question: Can your organization use an Intern?

Answer: The following are situations where Co-op students are especially beneficial: Business is expanding ** Urgent tasks are not getting done ** Senior staff wasting time performing entry-level tasks ** 'Burnout' from workload affecting permanent staff ** Difficulty making new computer and other technologies work ** Lack of good candidates for full- time positions ** Hiring too many freelancers and consultants ** Busy periods requiring temporary staff ** Staff on leaves-of-absence ** Organization would benefit from a more youthful workforce

The Business School


Question: General FAQ Documentation

Answer: <a>Click here to download the 2011 General FAQ</a>

The Business School


Question: General FAQ

Answer: <a >Click here to download the 2011 General FAQ</a>

School of Media Studies & Information Technology


Question: What's in it for you?

Answer: Interns are well-trained university graduates, ready to work. **Interns save you time and money. **Interns bring creative new ideas. **Interns are loyal if you chose to hire them. **Interns are high-energy and give your whole team a lift. They give back far more than the small amount of time you need to manage them. **Interns are like a trial offer or a probationary period so you can test your interns to make sure they are capable (they are!) and fit with your organization and team. Try before you buy.

School of Media Studies & Information Technology


Question: Who are these amazing students?

Answer: They are completing their one-year graduate program, and employers tell us they have the equivalent of three to five years of on-the-job fundraising and volunteer management experience. They are eager, intelligent, talented and well prepared. All have university degrees already, and several have masters degrees. Review their bios at http://humberfundraising2011.pbworks.com/Student-Bios

School of Media Studies & Information Technology


Question: When are interns available?

Answer: You can work with Humber fundraising and volunteer management interns typically during the summer. At the end of the internship they graduate and are available for full time employment. SPRING: Students might be able to work with you part-time before June 13. Starting full-time internships before June 13 is challenging because the students have classes four days a week until then. SUMMER: Most internships run from June 13 to late August 18. You could start later. FALL: You might be able to have an intern in the fall. Each year a few students are interested in starting their internships in late summer or early fall. If that is your preference, make sure it is clear in your posting. WINTER: Internships are normally completed by mid-December. Special arrangements can be made under exceptional circumstances. Contact Ken.Wyman@humber.ca if this is important to you. This program does not normally have formal internships in the winter. However, alumni might be available with more flexible schedules, and students may be willing to volunteer up to one or two days a week.

School of Media Studies & Information Technology


Question: When should you post your internship opportunities?

Answer: Now is good. Any time through early June will work. The sooner you post your position, the more likely you are to get an intern. There are no hard and fast deadlines. Interests is mounting now. Some students like to confirm their arrangements early, while others wait to explore the full range of choices. Commitments do not have to be settled until June, so you are welcome to post your information from now to mid June. You can post your opportunities for the students any time of year. Instructions are below. Update your postings with new information to refresh them. Every time you update, your posting moves to the top of the list.

School of Media Studies & Information Technology


Question: How long are internships? Ten weeks.

Answer: Fundraising and Volunteer Management internships last for ten weeks. You and the intern can negotiate a longer period. Students must complete ten weeks to graduate. If you want an intern for more or less than ten weeks, make it clear in your posting. They may be able to combine two shorter internships.

School of Media Studies & Information Technology


Question: Are internships full-time or part-time?

Answer: The Fundraising and Volunteer Management internships are normally full time. Students can choose to combine two or more part-time internships. If you want an intern part-time, please let the students know in your posting. The intern will work regular work days and hours, usually Monday to Friday, 9 to 5. Of course the students know that nonprofit sector jobs may require them to work evenings and weekends from time to time. If that is necessary we hope you will be able to give them compensating time off in lieu of overtime. Also, if you cannot pay, and the student has to work at a part-time job during the summer to pay the bills, please try to accommodate his or her schedule as much as you can -- but expect the student to be active with you for at least 35 hours a week. Part-time internships are possible. The student still needs to complete 350 hours. This could be done by working over a longer period, combining two or more part-time positions, or completing sequential internships for different organizations. Students will be expected back on campus for classes for three days during the internship for advanced training, in early and mid July, and late August. If the internship is far from Toronto, students do not have to return to campus on those days.

School of Media Studies & Information Technology


Question: Can interns be outside Toronto? Yes, location is flexible worldwide!

Answer: Internships can be anywhere in the world. While most are in the Greater Toronto Area, students have done internships with Oxford University and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in England, with the UN World Food Program in Rome Italy, and in Cambodia, Melbourne Australia, around the USA with The Polaris Project in Washington DC, The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown Massachusetts, and across Canada in Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, London Ontario, and throughout the GTA and Golden Horseshoe. If you are outside Canada please work with the students to make any necessary arrangements for a visa or work permit, as your country's laws require.

School of Media Studies & Information Technology


Question: Internships are not limited to charities.

Answer: Students are interested in getting a wide variety of experiences. Interns can also work with consultants that help the sector, in the donations offices of corporations, foundation and government, or with political parties. While most internships are with fundraising and volunteer management teams non-profit organizations, as long as there is a mentor and appropriate work, the rest is flexible.

School of Media Studies & Information Technology


Question: How is the match made?

Answer: -1-You post your position on this website under Opportunity Management in the left sidebar menu. Details on how to post are below. -2-Students review these opportunities much like looking at help-wanted ads. -3-The students select those where they wish to apply, and contact you directly, with their resumes and portfolios. -4-You can interview the applicants and you select one or more students who seem best suited to your needs. -5-Faculty do not choose, assign or recommend specific students for certain organizations, or act as match-makers.

School of Media Studies & Information Technology


Question: Can we come to the campus to make a presentation?

Answer: We regret that we cannot make classroom time available for the many worthwhile organizations that would like to meet the students. Posting on this website is much more direct than sending email, fax or printed copies of material.

School of Media Studies & Information Technology


Question: What do we do if we need a police check on an intern?

Answer: Most organizations do not require police checks into the intern's background, as fundraisers and volunteer managers are not usually in a position of power with vulnerable people. If your organization requires a police check, please make sure the students know in your posting. Clarify whether your organization will pay for the costs of the police check, or if you expect the student to pay. Police checks can take several months to complete due to backlogs at police services, so begin early. You might consider allowing the student to begin work while the police check is still in progress.

School of Media Studies & Information Technology


Question: Can you have more than one intern? Yes!

Answer: Yes, if you have appropriate projects, Humber is open to placing two or more interns with you.
General Questions
Answer

General Questions


Question: What is the Internship Education Program?

Answer: A Co-operative Education Program is one that formally integrates a student's academic studies with work experience. The usual plan is for the student to alternate periods of experience in career-related fields according to the following criteria: *Each work situation is approved by the Co-operative Education institution as a suitable learning situation *The Co-operative Education student is engaged in productive work rather than merely observing *The Co-operative Education student receives remuneration for the work performed *The Co-operative Education student's progress on the job is monitored by the Co-operative Education institution *The Co-operative Education student's performance on the job is supervised and evaluated by the student's employer *The time spent in periods of work experience must be at least thirty percent of the time spent in academic study

General Questions


Question: Steps in acquiring an Intern

Answer: -1- Prepare a detailed job description for the Co-op position, including information on your organization -2- Send the position description to the school(s) where you want to advertise for Co-op students -3- You will receive the applications of interested students -4- Review the applications and select interview candidates -5- Conduct interviews and make hiring decision -6- Notify the school(s) of your hiring decision.

General Questions


Question: What are the benefits of a Intern?

Answer: -1- Introduction of bright, energetic workers to the organization -2- Quality staff for short term or ongoing projects -3- Access to up-to-date knowledge and skills -4- Opportunity to evaluate potential full-time employees -5- Year-round availability -6- Flexible work term lengths -7- Reasonable cost

General Questions


Question: Internship Employer

Answer: Provide work that is related to a program of study at a Co-op institution and similar in content to the work performed by full-time employees in their organization, adjusted to take into account the students experience level ** Provide appropriate remuneration, working conditions, supervision, training and evaluation to students during employment in order for the student to perform their tasks effectively and safely ** Treat students as they would any other temporary employee regarding benefits, and other employment entitlements in compliance with relevant Provincial and Federal Legislation. As such, the employer assumes responsibility for the Co-op employment. ** Provide ongoing evaluation of the students performance to the Co-op consultants/coordinators at the work site visit ** Complete a final written evaluation - which they are encouraged to discuss with the students - of their performance during the work term ** Offer feedback and suggestions to the Co-op institution on its students, the academic programs, and Co-op process to develop and maintain relevant programs and curricula which reflects the needs of employers

General Questions


Question: Internship Schools

Answer: ** Develop Co-operative education employment opportunities with public and private sector employers that fulfill the Co-operative education requirements ** Maintain and enhances relationship with existing employers ** Provide career training, personal and professional development seminars and resources to enhance students ongoing employability ** Provide and manage administrative support for the recruitment process to employers and students including job postings, interview scheduling, interview facilities, etc. ** Maintain contact (site visits, email or telephone) with students and employers during the work term ** Provide advice and support to students and employers if difficulties arise during a work term ** Ensure that any relevant and required documentation is provided to the student, the employer and the appropriate College department and/or Faculty

General Questions


Question: Internship Students

Answer: ** Maintain acceptable academic standing according to the regulations of their Co-op program ** Attend sessions on career development pertaining to their Co-op employment in order to have a clear understanding of the process and to acquire job search skills ** Inform themselves, as much as possible, about the specifics of the jobs for which they are applying through a review of the job descriptions, personal research, etc. ** Conduct themselves ethically during the job search process (applications, interviews, etc.) following the guidelines established by their respective Co-op institutions ** Observe all rules and regulations set by the employer at the workplace, neither expecting nor requesting special privileges ** Maintain employer confidentiality ** Exercise ethical workplace conduct representing themselves, their employers, and institutions, in a manner that enhances the reputation of each, and enhances the relationship between the institution and employers ** Accept feedback and suggestions for the improvement of their personal and professional skills in a positive manner ** Work on developing their academic, professional and personal skills ** Resolve problems or issues that may arise in a prompt, professional manner and advise the employer and their coordinator of concerns or problems with their work assignment or environment as soon as an issue arises ** Maintain contact (site visits, email or telephone) with their coordinator/consultant or other appropriate Co-op staff during the work term ** Complete and submit an appropriate work term report that has been discussed with the employer within the deadlines established by their respective institutions **

General Questions


Question: Internship Supervisors

Answer: We hope you will help the Co-op students you supervise to acquire relevant knowledge and skills on the job -- work terms are an integral part of their education. It is also important that your organization receive good business value. The following suggestions will help you make the most of your participation in a Co-operative Education program and ensure the work term is a productive one for you and the student.

General Questions


Question: What are Internship students like?

Answer: ** Eager to expand their knowledge and skills ** Quick to learn and become productive ** Keen to make a contribution to your organization ** Interested in feedback about their performance

General Questions


Question: How can you enhance the students work experience?

Answer: -1- Welcome and orient students to the workplace -2-Provide a workstation and appropriate tools/equipment -3-Explain the purpose and structure of your organization and your expectations of the student -4-Discuss with students their personal career interests and learning objectives -5-Assign a major project early and keep students as busy as possible throughout the work term -6-Involve students in planning, meetings and correspondence that relate to their work assignments -7-Give students feedback about their work performance

General Questions


Question: - na -

Answer: Performance evaluations are instrumental in helping students understand their strengths and areas for improvement. It is critical to give students regular feedback on the job, in addition to completing a written performance evaluation at the end of the work term.

General Questions


Question: Can your organization use an Intern?

Answer: The following are situations where Co-op students are especially beneficial: Business is expanding ** Urgent tasks are not getting done ** Senior staff wasting time performing entry-level tasks ** 'Burnout' from workload affecting permanent staff ** Difficulty making new computer and other technologies work ** Lack of good candidates for full- time positions ** Hiring too many freelancers and consultants ** Busy periods requiring temporary staff ** Staff on leaves-of-absence ** Organization would benefit from a more youthful workforce
Roles & Responsibilities
Answer

General Questions


Question: Internship Employer

Answer: Provide work that is related to a program of study at a Co-op institution and similar in content to the work performed by full-time employees in their organization, adjusted to take into account the students experience level ** Provide appropriate remuneration, working conditions, supervision, training and evaluation to students during employment in order for the student to perform their tasks effectively and safely ** Treat students as they would any other temporary employee regarding benefits, and other employment entitlements in compliance with relevant Provincial and Federal Legislation. As such, the employer assumes responsibility for the Co-op employment. ** Provide ongoing evaluation of the students performance to the Co-op consultants/coordinators at the work site visit ** Complete a final written evaluation - which they are encouraged to discuss with the students - of their performance during the work term ** Offer feedback and suggestions to the Co-op institution on its students, the academic programs, and Co-op process to develop and maintain relevant programs and curricula which reflects the needs of employers

General Questions


Question: Internship Schools

Answer: ** Develop Co-operative education employment opportunities with public and private sector employers that fulfill the Co-operative education requirements ** Maintain and enhances relationship with existing employers ** Provide career training, personal and professional development seminars and resources to enhance students ongoing employability ** Provide and manage administrative support for the recruitment process to employers and students including job postings, interview scheduling, interview facilities, etc. ** Maintain contact (site visits, email or telephone) with students and employers during the work term ** Provide advice and support to students and employers if difficulties arise during a work term ** Ensure that any relevant and required documentation is provided to the student, the employer and the appropriate College department and/or Faculty

General Questions


Question: Internship Students

Answer: ** Maintain acceptable academic standing according to the regulations of their Co-op program ** Attend sessions on career development pertaining to their Co-op employment in order to have a clear understanding of the process and to acquire job search skills ** Inform themselves, as much as possible, about the specifics of the jobs for which they are applying through a review of the job descriptions, personal research, etc. ** Conduct themselves ethically during the job search process (applications, interviews, etc.) following the guidelines established by their respective Co-op institutions ** Observe all rules and regulations set by the employer at the workplace, neither expecting nor requesting special privileges ** Maintain employer confidentiality ** Exercise ethical workplace conduct representing themselves, their employers, and institutions, in a manner that enhances the reputation of each, and enhances the relationship between the institution and employers ** Accept feedback and suggestions for the improvement of their personal and professional skills in a positive manner ** Work on developing their academic, professional and personal skills ** Resolve problems or issues that may arise in a prompt, professional manner and advise the employer and their coordinator of concerns or problems with their work assignment or environment as soon as an issue arises ** Maintain contact (site visits, email or telephone) with their coordinator/consultant or other appropriate Co-op staff during the work term ** Complete and submit an appropriate work term report that has been discussed with the employer within the deadlines established by their respective institutions **

General Questions


Question: Internship Supervisors

Answer: We hope you will help the Co-op students you supervise to acquire relevant knowledge and skills on the job -- work terms are an integral part of their education. It is also important that your organization receive good business value. The following suggestions will help you make the most of your participation in a Co-operative Education program and ensure the work term is a productive one for you and the student.
Performance Evaluations
Answer

General Questions


Question: - na -

Answer: Performance evaluations are instrumental in helping students understand their strengths and areas for improvement. It is critical to give students regular feedback on the job, in addition to completing a written performance evaluation at the end of the work term.
The School of Business
Answer

The Business School


Question: General FAQ Documentation

Answer: <a>Click here to download the 2011 General FAQ</a>

The Business School


Question: General FAQ

Answer: <a >Click here to download the 2011 General FAQ</a>
School of Media Studies & IT
Answer

School of Media Studies & Information Technology


Question: What's in it for you?

Answer: Interns are well-trained university graduates, ready to work. **Interns save you time and money. **Interns bring creative new ideas. **Interns are loyal if you chose to hire them. **Interns are high-energy and give your whole team a lift. They give back far more than the small amount of time you need to manage them. **Interns are like a trial offer or a probationary period so you can test your interns to make sure they are capable (they are!) and fit with your organization and team. Try before you buy.

School of Media Studies & Information Technology


Question: Who are these amazing students?

Answer: They are completing their one-year graduate program, and employers tell us they have the equivalent of three to five years of on-the-job fundraising and volunteer management experience. They are eager, intelligent, talented and well prepared. All have university degrees already, and several have masters degrees. Review their bios at http://humberfundraising2011.pbworks.com/Student-Bios

School of Media Studies & Information Technology


Question: When are interns available?

Answer: You can work with Humber fundraising and volunteer management interns typically during the summer. At the end of the internship they graduate and are available for full time employment. SPRING: Students might be able to work with you part-time before June 13. Starting full-time internships before June 13 is challenging because the students have classes four days a week until then. SUMMER: Most internships run from June 13 to late August 18. You could start later. FALL: You might be able to have an intern in the fall. Each year a few students are interested in starting their internships in late summer or early fall. If that is your preference, make sure it is clear in your posting. WINTER: Internships are normally completed by mid-December. Special arrangements can be made under exceptional circumstances. Contact Ken.Wyman@humber.ca if this is important to you. This program does not normally have formal internships in the winter. However, alumni might be available with more flexible schedules, and students may be willing to volunteer up to one or two days a week.

School of Media Studies & Information Technology


Question: When should you post your internship opportunities?

Answer: Now is good. Any time through early June will work. The sooner you post your position, the more likely you are to get an intern. There are no hard and fast deadlines. Interests is mounting now. Some students like to confirm their arrangements early, while others wait to explore the full range of choices. Commitments do not have to be settled until June, so you are welcome to post your information from now to mid June. You can post your opportunities for the students any time of year. Instructions are below. Update your postings with new information to refresh them. Every time you update, your posting moves to the top of the list.

School of Media Studies & Information Technology


Question: How long are internships? Ten weeks.

Answer: Fundraising and Volunteer Management internships last for ten weeks. You and the intern can negotiate a longer period. Students must complete ten weeks to graduate. If you want an intern for more or less than ten weeks, make it clear in your posting. They may be able to combine two shorter internships.

School of Media Studies & Information Technology


Question: Are internships full-time or part-time?

Answer: The Fundraising and Volunteer Management internships are normally full time. Students can choose to combine two or more part-time internships. If you want an intern part-time, please let the students know in your posting. The intern will work regular work days and hours, usually Monday to Friday, 9 to 5. Of course the students know that nonprofit sector jobs may require them to work evenings and weekends from time to time. If that is necessary we hope you will be able to give them compensating time off in lieu of overtime. Also, if you cannot pay, and the student has to work at a part-time job during the summer to pay the bills, please try to accommodate his or her schedule as much as you can -- but expect the student to be active with you for at least 35 hours a week. Part-time internships are possible. The student still needs to complete 350 hours. This could be done by working over a longer period, combining two or more part-time positions, or completing sequential internships for different organizations. Students will be expected back on campus for classes for three days during the internship for advanced training, in early and mid July, and late August. If the internship is far from Toronto, students do not have to return to campus on those days.

School of Media Studies & Information Technology


Question: Can interns be outside Toronto? Yes, location is flexible worldwide!

Answer: Internships can be anywhere in the world. While most are in the Greater Toronto Area, students have done internships with Oxford University and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in England, with the UN World Food Program in Rome Italy, and in Cambodia, Melbourne Australia, around the USA with The Polaris Project in Washington DC, The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown Massachusetts, and across Canada in Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, London Ontario, and throughout the GTA and Golden Horseshoe. If you are outside Canada please work with the students to make any necessary arrangements for a visa or work permit, as your country's laws require.

School of Media Studies & Information Technology


Question: Internships are not limited to charities.

Answer: Students are interested in getting a wide variety of experiences. Interns can also work with consultants that help the sector, in the donations offices of corporations, foundation and government, or with political parties. While most internships are with fundraising and volunteer management teams non-profit organizations, as long as there is a mentor and appropriate work, the rest is flexible.

School of Media Studies & Information Technology


Question: How is the match made?

Answer: -1-You post your position on this website under Opportunity Management in the left sidebar menu. Details on how to post are below. -2-Students review these opportunities much like looking at help-wanted ads. -3-The students select those where they wish to apply, and contact you directly, with their resumes and portfolios. -4-You can interview the applicants and you select one or more students who seem best suited to your needs. -5-Faculty do not choose, assign or recommend specific students for certain organizations, or act as match-makers.

School of Media Studies & Information Technology


Question: Can we come to the campus to make a presentation?

Answer: We regret that we cannot make classroom time available for the many worthwhile organizations that would like to meet the students. Posting on this website is much more direct than sending email, fax or printed copies of material.

School of Media Studies & Information Technology


Question: What do we do if we need a police check on an intern?

Answer: Most organizations do not require police checks into the intern's background, as fundraisers and volunteer managers are not usually in a position of power with vulnerable people. If your organization requires a police check, please make sure the students know in your posting. Clarify whether your organization will pay for the costs of the police check, or if you expect the student to pay. Police checks can take several months to complete due to backlogs at police services, so begin early. You might consider allowing the student to begin work while the police check is still in progress.

School of Media Studies & Information Technology


Question: Can you have more than one intern? Yes!

Answer: Yes, if you have appropriate projects, Humber is open to placing two or more interns with you.

School of Media Studies & Information Technology


Question: What happens after the internship ends?

Answer: Students graduate and are available immediately for full-time employment. If you want to hire your intern, that is up to you to negotiate directly. If that is not the case, please allow the student a little time off to go to job interviews.

School of Media Studies & Information Technology


Question: What are the qualifications required for internship hosts?

Answer: Here are the major criteria in selecting internship hosts: -1. What kind of supervision do we have to provide? A knowledgeable mentor. You must help the student continue to learn as he or she practices under your supervision. Just as in medical school, interns are fully educated, and yet they still need the guidance of a more senior practitioner to complete their training. Humber requires your team to invest time in helping them learn. Make sure they have access to an experienced fundraiser / volunteer manager (depending on the intern's job description. The mentor must meet the student at least once or twice each week to give meaningful feedback and guidance. We expect the mentor to spend two or three hours a week reviewing the intern's work and making suggestions. The mentor could be a senior staff person, a board member, or a volunteer. If you have previously hired Humber Fundraising and Volunteer Management graduates, they maybe able to serve as mentors. Smaller organizations have asked fundraisers or volunteer managers from other nonprofits to freely provide the needed educational oversight. In special cases we might be able to help you find that mentor. We receive many requests from organizations that need a student's help, and offer opportunities for students to test their skills as the only fundraising and volunteer manager on the team. Having a mentor available is an essential part of the arrangement. The mentor and the day-by-day supervisor can be different people. In fact there are advantages for all if they are separate functions. -2. What kind of tasks can the interns complete for us? Meaningful projects! Humber expects you to give your interns responsibility for substantial projects that will help them grow. The ideal tasks will further sharpen their skills, and enhance their careers with a strong portfolio of fundraising and volunteer management experiences to add to their resumes. Clerical duties must be minimal - no more than 20%. Of course everyone must do their share of work at the basic level from time to time, but that should be the exception. The tasks you assign to the students should engage their fundraising and volunteer management training. If a good secretarial temp could do these tasks without special skills or training, it is not appropriate for an intern. For example: *Filing, stuffing envelopes or packing boxes might be necessary for a few hours, but can't be more than 20% of the time. *Entering data into your database day-in and day-out is not appropriate. *Analyzing your database to find potential donors is appropriate. If the tasks you need done are not challenging enough, we reserve the right to reassign the student to another placement. -3. Is paying interns required? Payment is optional but highly recommended to attract students. While payment is not required by Humber, for many students it is essential to have income to support themselves (and in some cases their families). Your intern should make a significant contribution to your work, and he or she should be compensated in accordance with the work they do, if possible. The students pay almost $7,500 tuition for this year, including the internship semester. The students also receive academic credits for the work they do as interns. There is no fixed rate of pay for interns. + One website says hourly wages in this sector average $22.51, while the national average for pay in all nonprofit sector occupations is $18.07. See http://www.jobfutures.ca/noc/5124p4.shtml The most reliable way to find complete salary information is to visit: http://www.afpnet.org/ka/ka-3.cfm?content_item_id=1094&amp;folder_id=907 http://www.charityville.com/cv/archive/acov/acov08/acov0829.html Pay ranges as guidelines: *$25 to $30 an hour at the high end (about $8,750 to $11,000 for the ten weeks, equivalent to $45,500 to $55,000 a year not including benefits) *$20/hr ($7,000 for ten weeks or $36,400/yr) *$15 ($5,250 for ten weeks or $27,300/yr), *$12 ($4,200 or $21,840) *$10.25/hour is minimum wage in Ontario ($3,250 or $18,200/yr) Some organizations offer pay below minimum wage and call it an honorarium, expenses, or a scholarship, such as *$2,500 total (which would equal about $200 a week) or $5.70/hr or *$1,800 total ($150 a week or $4.29/hr). A few internship hosts offer no compensation at all. Students sometimes choose to take these on because they see it as a good fit with their interests and needs, and an important part of their learning process. Students have many more placement opportunities than we have students. That means the financial compensation you offer will be one of the factors students consider in making their selection. Posting a salary or a range increases your chances of attracting a student. However pay is not the only factor, and students sometimes select internships that offer opportunities for experience and growth in preference to wages. Payment is negotiable. A lot depends on the maturity and experience the student brings to you and the work they do. As you can imagine, many students are carrying a lot of debt after years of study, and are eager to earn a living. Compensation does influence the students' choices. Commission or percentage payments are against the Code of Ethics of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

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Question: Are grants available to pay interns, such as summer student employment?

Answer: from the government or another funder to subsidize the students. Grants for 'capacity building' may apply, and many foundations, government grants and some companies offer those. Grants requiring students who will return to school in the fall are not usually suitable, because these students graduate on completion of their internship. However, at least one of our students is planning to return to school in the fall (to pursue a masters degree) so this type of funding may apply. Students working outside the province of Ontario are eligible for a small scholarship to help with the additional costs involved.

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Question: Do we have to pay a fee to Humber?

Answer: No, you do NOT have to pay any fee to Humber for taking on an intern or summer student.

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Question: Working conditions: What do we have to provide to give interns a good work space and equipment?

Answer: Do you have a desk, computer, internet connection and phone ready to go? It can be awkward if the student has to shuffle offices, camping out in hallways, boardrooms or converted closets, or moving around several work spaces belonging to absent employees. Poor working conditions lead to lost productivity if essential equipment is missing or won't be ready in time. Of course most organizations work on a tight budget and have limited resources. Virtual Office, Remote or Home-based work arrangements are possible. Students might be willing to work from their homes and connect with you, provided you arrange regular personal meetings and/or electronic communications, if you can provide adequate levels of interaction with a remote worker.

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Question: Hiring interns: What are the arrangements about longer-term job with us after the internship ends?

Answer: A job offer is not required but may help you attract students. Past internship hosts have often been so pleased that they hired the students for full-time positions at the end of the internship. This could be a permanent job, replace an employee on temporary leave, or last for a few weeks or months while a project is completed. Is that possible for you? You can can employ the student permanently from the first day of the internship if you wish. Humber would count the first ten weeks of the job as the internship requirement, and you and the students would fill in the necessary reports so the student gets course credit and can graduate. You may want to make employment conditional on the interns performance. Many internships do not lead to long-term jobs. This may suit the students as they test career options. While future employment is not essential, knowing whether there might be a job at the end will influence the students when they make their selection.

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Question: Do we have to provide insurance?

Answer: If the internship is unpaid, Humber will provide WSIB Insurance coverage. This means that in the event of an accident, the student will be covered by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and would receive any form of compensation through them. If you pay the intern, arranging insurance is your responsibility.

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Question: How do we post our opportunity for the students to see?

Answer: You can now post your internship opportunities on the website for students to read. -1. Go to http://coop.humber.ca(NOTE: Do not use www.) -2. a) If this is your first time posting an internship opportunity, please click on 'Employers'. Fill in the field boxes and click register. The system will immediately email you with your User Name and your Password. Please save this so you can edit or change your listing. If you have registered before, log in (upper left corner) with your username [your email address] and your password. If you changed your password and have forgotten your it, click on 'Forgot your password'. You will have to type in your email address. Your password will be sent by email. Please check your junk email box as it may be filtered. You may need to re-register to update the system. -3. Enter your User Name and Password and click on 'Log In'. -4. Click on 'Add Opportunity' in the upper right (or 'View Opportunities' to refresh your posting from the past). Your contact information will be shown again. Right below that is a check box marked 'Allow the above information to be shown to students.' Make sure this box is checked, so the applicants can contact you directly. -5. Under Position Type select 'Internship/Field Placement' for students to work with you for 10 weeks or longer. (You can also use this site to post part-time and full-time job and volunteer opportunities for students and alumni). -6. Scroll down through the list under 'Please select which programs you want this posting to be viewed under' and check the box beside 'Fundraising and Volunteer Management' so our students can see your posting. If your internship opportunity might also be of interest to students in the other programs listed, feel free to check them as well, as many as you wish. -7. Please fill in the various fields to explain your opportunity. If you would like to add information that does not fit into one of the pre-assigned boxes, feel free to add it wherever you think it most appropriate. No standard form can cover all the possibilities, so you are welcome to ad lib. Attachments cannot be added, however you can direct students to your website. When you are done, click 'Submit Opportunity'. Your information will automatically be posted for the students to view. You can return as often as you wish to add new information, change wording or refresh your posting. Every time you do, your posting moves to the top of the list, which is shown to the students in chronological order.

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Question: What happens after we post our opportunity?

Answer: The students will review the list of opportunities and contact you and the other internship hosts to request interviews. You can select the students you wish to interview, and arrange a date and time.

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Question: When can we interview students?

Answer: Interviews and internships should be outside class time, if possible. This primarily means interviews should be on Fridays, weekends, or evenings. Once you and the student agree on a match, please inform me at Ken.Wyman@Humber.ca so that we can track progress. Humber will ask you to provide feedback to the students and us at the midway point and the end of the internship.

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Question: What if we don't get any students applying?

Answer: You can refresh your posting at http://coop.humber,ca, change your offer, or add new information. You can do this anytime, as often as you wish. Each time you update your posting it moves to the top of the list for students to see it. More internships are offered than we have students, so not everyone will be successful in recruiting an intern. If you don't get an intern, you can: *Apply again next year to the Fundraising and Volunteer Management Program *Apply to other Humber programs *Offer opportunities for students to work with you on class projects in the fall and winter. We'll email you more information about those if you are on the list. *Offer jobs to alumni and incoming students who are hoping to enroll next fall. For those, email Ken.Wyman@Humber.ca *Offer volunteer opportunities to students, alumni and future students. Email Ken.Wyman@Humber.ca

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Question: What other opportunities are there for us to work with students?

Answer: Can we get students to volunteer? Anytime you would like to invite students to volunteer on one or more projects, please post the information at http://coop.Humber.ca AND email the information to Ken.Wyman@Humber.ca and we will share it with the class. If appropriate, we can also share it with graduates and incoming students who have not yet begun their studies. Fundraising and Volunteer Management students might be willing to help you in their spare time. This could be for tasks that last just a few hours, or over many weeks. Scheduling flexibility is important: from September to mid June students are in class four days a week. (Mondays are the free day in the fall, and Fridays from January to April.) In addition, many students are interested in helping out evenings or weekends. This would not qualify as a formal internship according to the school policies, but might give you the help you need while the students gain experience. Please understand that the students are much sought after. They cannot get involved with every project, however they often choose opportunities that excite them and give them room to grow. Can students work with us on class assignments? During fall and winter the students take on a variety of short-term class projects with partner organizations like yours. These homework assignments require specific tasks to be completed to meet course criteria for which the students receive grades, as part of the curriculum. Information on these is sent to everyone on our list near the start of each semester, so that you can see if the tasks and timing match your needs. During the fall, winter and spring students the students have a heavy schedule of classes for 25 hours a week that keep them tied up at least four days a week, plus many homework projects, so their availability is limited. Can we hire students or alumni? If you would like to hire graduates full-time, or students part-time, or applicants for summer jobs, please please post the information at http://coop.Humber.ca AND email the information to Ken.Wyman@Humber.ca and we will be happy to forward it. Although we are not able to serve as match-makers, and cannot recommend specific people for jobs, we are pleased to share opportunities.

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Question: Can we work with students throughout the year and year after year?

Answer: Yes, you can have an intern and still be eligible to work with students on class projects and future internships. If you work with students on class projects or as volunteers, you are still eligible to have students as interns. If you have an intern you can have interns again and again (provided you get a satisfactory rating from the students and Humber's internship supervisor).
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Question: What's in it for you?

Answer: Interns are well-trained university graduates, ready to work. **Interns save you time and money. **Interns bring creative new ideas. **Interns are loyal if you chose to hire them. **Interns are high-energy and give your whole team a lift. They give back far more than the small amount of time you need to manage them. **Interns are like a trial offer or a probationary period so you can test your interns to make sure they are capable (they are!) and fit with your organization and team. Try before you buy.

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Question: Who are these amazing students?

Answer: They are completing their one-year graduate program, and employers tell us they have the equivalent of three to five years of on-the-job fundraising and volunteer management experience. They are eager, intelligent, talented and well prepared. All have university degrees already, and several have masters degrees. Review their bios at http://humberfundraising2011.pbworks.com/Student-Bios

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Question: When are interns available?

Answer: You can work with Humber fundraising and volunteer management interns typically during the summer. At the end of the internship they graduate and are available for full time employment. SPRING: Students might be able to work with you part-time before June 13. Starting full-time internships before June 13 is challenging because the students have classes four days a week until then. SUMMER: Most internships run from June 13 to late August 18. You could start later. FALL: You might be able to have an intern in the fall. Each year a few students are interested in starting their internships in late summer or early fall. If that is your preference, make sure it is clear in your posting. WINTER: Internships are normally completed by mid-December. Special arrangements can be made under exceptional circumstances. Contact Ken.Wyman@humber.ca if this is important to you. This program does not normally have formal internships in the winter. However, alumni might be available with more flexible schedules, and students may be willing to volunteer up to one or two days a week.

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Question: When should you post your internship opportunities?

Answer: Now is good. Any time through early June will work. The sooner you post your position, the more likely you are to get an intern. There are no hard and fast deadlines. Interests is mounting now. Some students like to confirm their arrangements early, while others wait to explore the full range of choices. Commitments do not have to be settled until June, so you are welcome to post your information from now to mid June. You can post your opportunities for the students any time of year. Instructions are below. Update your postings with new information to refresh them. Every time you update, your posting moves to the top of the list.

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Question: How long are internships? Ten weeks.

Answer: Fundraising and Volunteer Management internships last for ten weeks. You and the intern can negotiate a longer period. Students must complete ten weeks to graduate. If you want an intern for more or less than ten weeks, make it clear in your posting. They may be able to combine two shorter internships.

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Question: Are internships full-time or part-time?

Answer: The Fundraising and Volunteer Management internships are normally full time. Students can choose to combine two or more part-time internships. If you want an intern part-time, please let the students know in your posting. The intern will work regular work days and hours, usually Monday to Friday, 9 to 5. Of course the students know that nonprofit sector jobs may require them to work evenings and weekends from time to time. If that is necessary we hope you will be able to give them compensating time off in lieu of overtime. Also, if you cannot pay, and the student has to work at a part-time job during the summer to pay the bills, please try to accommodate his or her schedule as much as you can -- but expect the student to be active with you for at least 35 hours a week. Part-time internships are possible. The student still needs to complete 350 hours. This could be done by working over a longer period, combining two or more part-time positions, or completing sequential internships for different organizations. Students will be expected back on campus for classes for three days during the internship for advanced training, in early and mid July, and late August. If the internship is far from Toronto, students do not have to return to campus on those days.

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Question: Can interns be outside Toronto? Yes, location is flexible worldwide!

Answer: Internships can be anywhere in the world. While most are in the Greater Toronto Area, students have done internships with Oxford University and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in England, with the UN World Food Program in Rome Italy, and in Cambodia, Melbourne Australia, around the USA with The Polaris Project in Washington DC, The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown Massachusetts, and across Canada in Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, London Ontario, and throughout the GTA and Golden Horseshoe. If you are outside Canada please work with the students to make any necessary arrangements for a visa or work permit, as your country's laws require.

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Question: Internships are not limited to charities.

Answer: Students are interested in getting a wide variety of experiences. Interns can also work with consultants that help the sector, in the donations offices of corporations, foundation and government, or with political parties. While most internships are with fundraising and volunteer management teams non-profit organizations, as long as there is a mentor and appropriate work, the rest is flexible.

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Question: How is the match made?

Answer: -1-You post your position on this website under Opportunity Management in the left sidebar menu. Details on how to post are below. -2-Students review these opportunities much like looking at help-wanted ads. -3-The students select those where they wish to apply, and contact you directly, with their resumes and portfolios. -4-You can interview the applicants and you select one or more students who seem best suited to your needs. -5-Faculty do not choose, assign or recommend specific students for certain organizations, or act as match-makers.

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Question: Can we come to the campus to make a presentation?

Answer: We regret that we cannot make classroom time available for the many worthwhile organizations that would like to meet the students. Posting on this website is much more direct than sending email, fax or printed copies of material.

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Question: What do we do if we need a police check on an intern?

Answer: Most organizations do not require police checks into the intern's background, as fundraisers and volunteer managers are not usually in a position of power with vulnerable people. If your organization requires a police check, please make sure the students know in your posting. Clarify whether your organization will pay for the costs of the police check, or if you expect the student to pay. Police checks can take several months to complete due to backlogs at police services, so begin early. You might consider allowing the student to begin work while the police check is still in progress.

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Question: Can you have more than one intern? Yes!

Answer: Yes, if you have appropriate projects, Humber is open to placing two or more interns with you.

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Question: What happens after the internship ends?

Answer: Students graduate and are available immediately for full-time employment. If you want to hire your intern, that is up to you to negotiate directly. If that is not the case, please allow the student a little time off to go to job interviews.

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Question: What are the qualifications required for internship hosts?

Answer: Here are the major criteria in selecting internship hosts: -1. What kind of supervision do we have to provide? A knowledgeable mentor. You must help the student continue to learn as he or she practices under your supervision. Just as in medical school, interns are fully educated, and yet they still need the guidance of a more senior practitioner to complete their training. Humber requires your team to invest time in helping them learn. Make sure they have access to an experienced fundraiser / volunteer manager (depending on the intern's job description. The mentor must meet the student at least once or twice each week to give meaningful feedback and guidance. We expect the mentor to spend two or three hours a week reviewing the intern's work and making suggestions. The mentor could be a senior staff person, a board member, or a volunteer. If you have previously hired Humber Fundraising and Volunteer Management graduates, they maybe able to serve as mentors. Smaller organizations have asked fundraisers or volunteer managers from other nonprofits to freely provide the needed educational oversight. In special cases we might be able to help you find that mentor. We receive many requests from organizations that need a student's help, and offer opportunities for students to test their skills as the only fundraising and volunteer manager on the team. Having a mentor available is an essential part of the arrangement. The mentor and the day-by-day supervisor can be different people. In fact there are advantages for all if they are separate functions. -2. What kind of tasks can the interns complete for us? Meaningful projects! Humber expects you to give your interns responsibility for substantial projects that will help them grow. The ideal tasks will further sharpen their skills, and enhance their careers with a strong portfolio of fundraising and volunteer management experiences to add to their resumes. Clerical duties must be minimal - no more than 20%. Of course everyone must do their share of work at the basic level from time to time, but that should be the exception. The tasks you assign to the students should engage their fundraising and volunteer management training. If a good secretarial temp could do these tasks without special skills or training, it is not appropriate for an intern. For example: *Filing, stuffing envelopes or packing boxes might be necessary for a few hours, but can't be more than 20% of the time. *Entering data into your database day-in and day-out is not appropriate. *Analyzing your database to find potential donors is appropriate. If the tasks you need done are not challenging enough, we reserve the right to reassign the student to another placement. -3. Is paying interns required? Payment is optional but highly recommended to attract students. While payment is not required by Humber, for many students it is essential to have income to support themselves (and in some cases their families). Your intern should make a significant contribution to your work, and he or she should be compensated in accordance with the work they do, if possible. The students pay almost $7,500 tuition for this year, including the internship semester. The students also receive academic credits for the work they do as interns. There is no fixed rate of pay for interns. + One website says hourly wages in this sector average $22.51, while the national average for pay in all nonprofit sector occupations is $18.07. See http://www.jobfutures.ca/noc/5124p4.shtml The most reliable way to find complete salary information is to visit: http://www.afpnet.org/ka/ka-3.cfm?content_item_id=1094&amp;folder_id=907 http://www.charityville.com/cv/archive/acov/acov08/acov0829.html Pay ranges as guidelines: *$25 to $30 an hour at the high end (about $8,750 to $11,000 for the ten weeks, equivalent to $45,500 to $55,000 a year not including benefits) *$20/hr ($7,000 for ten weeks or $36,400/yr) *$15 ($5,250 for ten weeks or $27,300/yr), *$12 ($4,200 or $21,840) *$10.25/hour is minimum wage in Ontario ($3,250 or $18,200/yr) Some organizations offer pay below minimum wage and call it an honorarium, expenses, or a scholarship, such as *$2,500 total (which would equal about $200 a week) or $5.70/hr or *$1,800 total ($150 a week or $4.29/hr). A few internship hosts offer no compensation at all. Students sometimes choose to take these on because they see it as a good fit with their interests and needs, and an important part of their learning process. Students have many more placement opportunities than we have students. That means the financial compensation you offer will be one of the factors students consider in making their selection. Posting a salary or a range increases your chances of attracting a student. However pay is not the only factor, and students sometimes select internships that offer opportunities for experience and growth in preference to wages. Payment is negotiable. A lot depends on the maturity and experience the student brings to you and the work they do. As you can imagine, many students are carrying a lot of debt after years of study, and are eager to earn a living. Compensation does influence the students' choices. Commission or percentage payments are against the Code of Ethics of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

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Question: Are grants available to pay interns, such as summer student employment?

Answer: from the government or another funder to subsidize the students. Grants for 'capacity building' may apply, and many foundations, government grants and some companies offer those. Grants requiring students who will return to school in the fall are not usually suitable, because these students graduate on completion of their internship. However, at least one of our students is planning to return to school in the fall (to pursue a masters degree) so this type of funding may apply. Students working outside the province of Ontario are eligible for a small scholarship to help with the additional costs involved.

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Question: Do we have to pay a fee to Humber?

Answer: No, you do NOT have to pay any fee to Humber for taking on an intern or summer student.

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Question: Working conditions: What do we have to provide to give interns a good work space and equipment?

Answer: Do you have a desk, computer, internet connection and phone ready to go? It can be awkward if the student has to shuffle offices, camping out in hallways, boardrooms or converted closets, or moving around several work spaces belonging to absent employees. Poor working conditions lead to lost productivity if essential equipment is missing or won't be ready in time. Of course most organizations work on a tight budget and have limited resources. Virtual Office, Remote or Home-based work arrangements are possible. Students might be willing to work from their homes and connect with you, provided you arrange regular personal meetings and/or electronic communications, if you can provide adequate levels of interaction with a remote worker.

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Question: Hiring interns: What are the arrangements about longer-term job with us after the internship ends?

Answer: A job offer is not required but may help you attract students. Past internship hosts have often been so pleased that they hired the students for full-time positions at the end of the internship. This could be a permanent job, replace an employee on temporary leave, or last for a few weeks or months while a project is completed. Is that possible for you? You can can employ the student permanently from the first day of the internship if you wish. Humber would count the first ten weeks of the job as the internship requirement, and you and the students would fill in the necessary reports so the student gets course credit and can graduate. You may want to make employment conditional on the interns performance. Many internships do not lead to long-term jobs. This may suit the students as they test career options. While future employment is not essential, knowing whether there might be a job at the end will influence the students when they make their selection.

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Question: Do we have to provide insurance?

Answer: If the internship is unpaid, Humber will provide WSIB Insurance coverage. This means that in the event of an accident, the student will be covered by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and would receive any form of compensation through them. If you pay the intern, arranging insurance is your responsibility.

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Question: How do we post our opportunity for the students to see?

Answer: You can now post your internship opportunities on the website for students to read. -1. Go to http://coop.humber.ca(NOTE: Do not use www.) -2. a) If this is your first time posting an internship opportunity, please click on 'Employers'. Fill in the field boxes and click register. The system will immediately email you with your User Name and your Password. Please save this so you can edit or change your listing. If you have registered before, log in (upper left corner) with your username [your email address] and your password. If you changed your password and have forgotten your it, click on 'Forgot your password'. You will have to type in your email address. Your password will be sent by email. Please check your junk email box as it may be filtered. You may need to re-register to update the system. -3. Enter your User Name and Password and click on 'Log In'. -4. Click on 'Add Opportunity' in the upper right (or 'View Opportunities' to refresh your posting from the past). Your contact information will be shown again. Right below that is a check box marked 'Allow the above information to be shown to students.' Make sure this box is checked, so the applicants can contact you directly. -5. Under Position Type select 'Internship/Field Placement' for students to work with you for 10 weeks or longer. (You can also use this site to post part-time and full-time job and volunteer opportunities for students and alumni). -6. Scroll down through the list under 'Please select which programs you want this posting to be viewed under' and check the box beside 'Fundraising and Volunteer Management' so our students can see your posting. If your internship opportunity might also be of interest to students in the other programs listed, feel free to check them as well, as many as you wish. -7. Please fill in the various fields to explain your opportunity. If you would like to add information that does not fit into one of the pre-assigned boxes, feel free to add it wherever you think it most appropriate. No standard form can cover all the possibilities, so you are welcome to ad lib. Attachments cannot be added, however you can direct students to your website. When you are done, click 'Submit Opportunity'. Your information will automatically be posted for the students to view. You can return as often as you wish to add new information, change wording or refresh your posting. Every time you do, your posting moves to the top of the list, which is shown to the students in chronological order.

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Question: What happens after we post our opportunity?

Answer: The students will review the list of opportunities and contact you and the other internship hosts to request interviews. You can select the students you wish to interview, and arrange a date and time.

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Question: When can we interview students?

Answer: Interviews and internships should be outside class time, if possible. This primarily means interviews should be on Fridays, weekends, or evenings. Once you and the student agree on a match, please inform me at Ken.Wyman@Humber.ca so that we can track progress. Humber will ask you to provide feedback to the students and us at the midway point and the end of the internship.

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Question: What if we don't get any students applying?

Answer: You can refresh your posting at http://coop.humber,ca, change your offer, or add new information. You can do this anytime, as often as you wish. Each time you update your posting it moves to the top of the list for students to see it. More internships are offered than we have students, so not everyone will be successful in recruiting an intern. If you don't get an intern, you can: *Apply again next year to the Fundraising and Volunteer Management Program *Apply to other Humber programs *Offer opportunities for students to work with you on class projects in the fall and winter. We'll email you more information about those if you are on the list. *Offer jobs to alumni and incoming students who are hoping to enroll next fall. For those, email Ken.Wyman@Humber.ca *Offer volunteer opportunities to students, alumni and future students. Email Ken.Wyman@Humber.ca

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Question: What other opportunities are there for us to work with students?

Answer: Can we get students to volunteer? Anytime you would like to invite students to volunteer on one or more projects, please post the information at http://coop.Humber.ca AND email the information to Ken.Wyman@Humber.ca and we will share it with the class. If appropriate, we can also share it with graduates and incoming students who have not yet begun their studies. Fundraising and Volunteer Management students might be willing to help you in their spare time. This could be for tasks that last just a few hours, or over many weeks. Scheduling flexibility is important: from September to mid June students are in class four days a week. (Mondays are the free day in the fall, and Fridays from January to April.) In addition, many students are interested in helping out evenings or weekends. This would not qualify as a formal internship according to the school policies, but might give you the help you need while the students gain experience. Please understand that the students are much sought after. They cannot get involved with every project, however they often choose opportunities that excite them and give them room to grow. Can students work with us on class assignments? During fall and winter the students take on a variety of short-term class projects with partner organizations like yours. These homework assignments require specific tasks to be completed to meet course criteria for which the students receive grades, as part of the curriculum. Information on these is sent to everyone on our list near the start of each semester, so that you can see if the tasks and timing match your needs. During the fall, winter and spring students the students have a heavy schedule of classes for 25 hours a week that keep them tied up at least four days a week, plus many homework projects, so their availability is limited. Can we hire students or alumni? If you would like to hire graduates full-time, or students part-time, or applicants for summer jobs, please please post the information at http://coop.Humber.ca AND email the information to Ken.Wyman@Humber.ca and we will be happy to forward it. Although we are not able to serve as match-makers, and cannot recommend specific people for jobs, we are pleased to share opportunities.

School of Media Studies & Information Technology


Question: Can we work with students throughout the year and year after year?

Answer: Yes, you can have an intern and still be eligible to work with students on class projects and future internships. If you work with students on class projects or as volunteers, you are still eligible to have students as interns. If you have an intern you can have interns again and again (provided you get a satisfactory rating from the students and Humber's internship supervisor).