We've collected here some great opporunities that are of interest to Knowledge Integration students!
- Beyond Borders program
- Redfish School of Change
- UROP International: research internships at RWTH Aachen University
- RBC Amplify Program
- Bell Graduate Leadership Programs & Summer Internships
- Bridgeable Designerships
- Explore French Language Program
- Research Entrepreneurs Accelerating Prosperity (REAP)
- Ontario Legislature Internship Programme
- WaterlooWorks: Summer, part-time, volunteer, work placements
- Waterloo Residences
- University of Waterloo Library
- Work with the Warriors
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Beyond Borders is an academically centered international service-learning experience at St. Jerome’s University. The program consists of two terms of on-campus course work and a 90-day placement abroad. Beyond Borders is the capstone experience in international service learning that takes upper year students out of their comfort zone and into the world. Students can use their Beyond Borders international volunteer placement as a co-op work term or as their international experience for the Global Experience Certificate.
KI students have participated in this program and found it to be a very valuable experience, and two KI alumni have worked to coordinate this program!
The Redfish School of Change is a non-profit program designed for people who want to lead the way in creating ecological sustainability and social equity in their communities. Each student enters the program with a proposed Community Action Project (CAP) that they develop during the course of our unique field experience, and then work to implement after the program is over.
KI student have participated in the Redfish School of change and they had very valuable experiences, and one of our KI alumni has taught in Redfish.
Applications are usually due in early February each year, and the program runs in the summer in coastal communities in British Columbia and Washington State.
UROP International is designed for students from North American universities who wish to gain research experience by conducting research projects at RWTH Aachen University in Aachen Germany. It takes place during a ten-week research summer school.
Several KI students have already done this program and they all had a very valuable experience.
Applications are due mid-January each year, but **first apply through the University of Waterloo global learning opportunities coordinators** so that you will qualify to be considered for any scholarships that RWTH has for UW students.
KI students have participated in this summer innovation program, and kickstarted their careers! RBC Amplify Program
The Leadership Development folks at Bell contacted us because they had a great KI student working for them, and they asked us to help them connect to more KI students to join their team!
Read more about details and deadlines on the Bell Graduate Leadership Programs & Summer Internships website
The folks at Bridgeable, a Toronto-based strategic and service design company, are friends of Knowledge Integration and are interested in KI students and recent grads connecting with them.
Bridgeable Designerships run from May to the end of August, and is a full-time, paid program for students interested in applying their skills to real systemic design challenges in a social impact project.
Explore is a five-week intensive language-immersion program. You can take the program in the spring or summer, whichever you prefer. Participants in Explore receive a bursary (taxable income) that covers tuition fees for the programs, instructional materials, meals and accommodations, workshops, and other mandatory activities. Discover another region of Canada while learning French. Enjoy five weeks of learning and adventure, friendship and discovery!
Many KI students have participated in Explore and had great experiences.
Applications are available in the Fall each year, and the deadline to apply is in February.
Research Entrepreneurs Accelerating Prosperity (REAP) sparks creative minds to explore the latest interactive, machine-to-machine, and digital display technologies, challenging students to build innovative business opportunities on top of our partners’ technologies.
"We hire our REAPsters on a semester based system – meaning we do our hiring in September, January, and April. However, we accept applications at any time, and there are many ways to get involved with REAP."
Ready to kick start your career by gaining practical experience working for Members of the Provincial Parliament? Would you like to supplement your university education by writing and presenting an academic paper at the Canadian Political Science Association’s yearly conference? Do you want to take part in comparative study tours to various legislatures in Canada, and abroad?
The Ontario Legislature Internship Programme (OLIP) is a paid non-partisan programme which offers recent Canadian university graduates a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the inner workings of Ontario politics. During the ten-month programme, Interns gain practical experience working for backbench Members of the Provincial Parliament from both the government, and the opposition parties. Interns are responsible for completing a variety of tasks for their Member including, but not limited to, drafting Private Member’s Bills, responding to constituent correspondence, writing speeches, and attending meetings with Ontario’s key decision makers.
A KI grad has participated in this and had a very valuable experience and recommends it to the KI community.
Applications usually due at the end of January, check the OLIP website for details.
Summer, part-time, volunteer and work placement positions received by the Centre for Career Action are available online to all University of Waterloo students via WaterlooWorks.
Waterloo Residences Jobs & Leadership provides a variety of opportunities for you to get involved and build your skills as well a chance to collect a pay cheque and prepare for your future career.
Work for the Library! Part-time employment opportunities are available at our main branch libraries for full-time registered students.
There are many employment & volunteering opportunities within Athletics and Recreation. Working with the Warrior is a perfect way to get involved and meet other UWaterloo students who share the same passion. Employment ranges from refereeing intramural programs to teaching fitness classes to working with one of our varsity teams. Whatever your interest is, we have a job for you.