Work experience/internships

Each year, our School of Planning admits 25-30 graduate students who are enrolled in our MA/MES (Planning) programs. These students take a series of courses that prepare them for the practice world or an academic career.

By the end of their first year in the program, these students have been exposed to the fundamentals of urban planning, project environments, research skills, and the practice world through courses such as PLAN 701 (Land Use Planning Fundamentals), PLAN 720 (Introductory Planning Practice Studio), PLAN 710 (Research Design) and PLAN 703 (Planning Professional Practice).

Our graduate Planning students need practice experience. To meet that need, the School now requires a work experience or internship that is to be completed between years 1 and 2 of the program. This could be a paid work experience, combined with funding opportunities, or an unpaid internship, depending on the requirements of the position.  The School intends to work with potential employers/mentors to match our students’ talents with your needs.

Timing: The work experience/internship should be 10 to 14 weeks in duration, and normally takes place in the Spring academic term annually (May-August).

Please complete a work experience/internship form to allow positions to be inventoried and matched at a future date. Once we receive your form, we’ll contact you to explore how best to move forward.

If you are interested, or would like additional information about this initiative, please contact:

Dr. Mark Seasons
School of Planning
University of Waterloo
EV3 3227
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON    N2L 3G1
Tel: 519-888-4567 x35922

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