The BGSU Global Internship-Toronto
The internship in Canada program offers comprehensive professional development and cultural immersion. The Toronto internships span all career fields and we are proud to partner with a range of leading companies and organizations. Toronto is an international hub for business, finance, arts and culture and is recognized as one of the most multicultural cities in the world. This program offers successful applicants the chance to gain invaluable work experience in one of the most important cities in Canada, and in the world, all while making important global connections and boosting their resume and future career.
The program offers much more than leading internships. Toronto is a colossal city, one of the most populous in North America, and we want it to feel like your home. For this reason, we provide all of the stability and support necessary to ensure that your experience is seamless and rewarding. Accommodation, all of your public transportation in Toronto, advanced professional training, cultural and social events, and 24/7 local support are all included alongside a leading internship. Canada will feel like home in no time with this local support in Toronto. You will form lifelong friendships with other program participants, build networks which span the globe, and forge long-lasting connections. Program participants will also become part of our powerful alumni network for life after completing their internship in Canada. Toronto is the ideal city for growing your professional and personal networks.
This location is best suited for students in the following areas: Business, IT & Computer Science, PR & Marketing, Media, Television & Film.
Toronto is the world’s most multicultural metropolis. With more than half of the population born outside of the city and over 140 languages spoken, it’s one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. Toronto is world-renowned as a financial powerhouse and a cultural melting pot. There is truly something for everyone in Canada’s largest city and economic capital.
Toronto is influential in everything – from finance and business, technology and life sciences to art, design, fashion and much more. No matter your interests, the opportunities are endless here. Home to the Toronto Stock Exchange and the headquarters of the Big Five, Canada’s five largest banks, Toronto deserves its title as Canada’s financial and commercial capital. This is the place to be if you’re looking to launch your career in finance or business. For those pursuing careers in the creative industries, Toronto’s cultural scene does not fail to impress. Home to Canada’s major broadcast networks, media outlets, art galleries and studios, Toronto has something for everyone.
From Casa Loma to Kensington Market and Toronto Islands to the Hockey Hall of Fame, Canada’s economic capital truly has something for everyone. Wandering through the city’s diverse districts is equivalent to taking a tour of the globe, each one boasting its own characters, culture and cuisine. Be inspired in the epitome of a melting pot.
Learn about your destination by visiting the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs web page at https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/country.html
to find country specific information about visa, safety and security, local laws, health, and more.
All internships will be conducted in English.
BGSU 4900: Internship Abroad*
Variable: 1-12 credit hours
Students will have to complete a minimum of 120 clock hours to meet the internship requirement as determined by each specific academic department approving the experience abroad.
*If students would like the internship to count towards a specific degree requirement they must obtain permission from the relevant department. Please consult with the Education Abroad office.
A top internship in your field of interest
Airport pick-up & drop-off
24/7 local support
Regular social & cultural events
Alumni career coaching
Your own private bedroom in shared accommodation with other interns or young professionals
Workplace HR Assessment: Partnering with the world's leading HR agency DDI International, The Intern Group provides a workplace personality and skills assessment usually exclusive to CEO’s and corporate leaders.
$300 discount because you’re a Bowling Green State University student
Additional $500 discount for Pell Grant recipients
Yearly full-ride and partial Global Leadership Grants
After the initial review of your application, you will be instructed to schedule a 20 minute interview with The Intern Group’s admissions team so that they can learn more about your career goals. If accepted into the program, you’ll then begin your collaborative placement process with the local team in the destination you’re interested in interning abroad in.
- CN Tower
- Experience a full 360 degree view of Toronto from the observation deck in the iconic CN tower, soaring 1136 ft (346 meters) above ground.
- Toronto Harbor Tour
- Cruise through the famous Lake Ontario, taking in breathtaking views of the Toronto skyline and experiencing the local wildlife of the Toronto Islands.
- Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
- Immerse yourself in Canada’s largest indoor aquarium, with 16,000 aquatic animals, 100+ interactive displays, nine galleries, and three touch exhibits (featuring sharks, rays, horseshoe crabs).
- Tour Guys Walking Tour
- There is no better way to explore a new city than on foot! Listen to informative & entertaining tour guides covering topics such as graffiti, ghosts, bacon, rock & roll, immigration, and some historical facts on the great city of Toronto!
Interns will reside in shared apartments with other interns and international students. You will have your own lockable private bedroom. All apartments are equipped with bedding, basic cooking utensils and WIFI internet service. We take care to make sure that all of our housing options are located within safe areas with a reasonable commute (about 30-60 minutes is normal) to your internship by bus, metro or walking.Transportation in Toronto: A travel card loaded with credit to last for approximately one month of public transportation will be provided.
BGSU students who qualify for financial aid for a semester at BGSU may also qualify for funding to assist with the cost of this program.
To determine eligibility for Financial Aid, please contact:
You may schedule an appointment with Ryan Czech by visiting https://calendly.com/rczech/30min
In addition to financial aid, there are International Travel Grants and general Education Abroad scholarship opportunities that are available for students on the Education Abroad WEBSITE
PROGRAM COSTS ($ specific to programs)
Costs billed directly through BGSU Bursar's Office*
Possible Additional Expenses (not billed through BGSU)*
|Estimated living expenses
* Please note that these costs are estimated and should be used as guidelines only!
“Finding housing, planning your events, and finding an internship is a rather big task, especially when you don't have the experience or knowledge. With The Intern Group, I was able to see a lot of what Hong Kong had to offer, live in a rather comfortable area with all the other interns, and get valuable life and professional experience. I also appreciate them helping me get a visa. Going to theme parks, cooking events, and getting to see Lantau and Macau is something I'll cherish for a long time.” - Joseph, The Intern Group Hong Kong, via Go Overseas
“I completed a marketing internship with The Intern Group in Australia for ten weeks this summer. The experience exceeded my expectations in every aspect and completely changed my life! I can honestly say that I know this will always be the best summer and most incredible experience of my life. I met people that I'm still friends with and talk to every day. I developed professional skills that now set me apart as I begin to search for post-graduation jobs. When I tell someone that I interned in Australia, they immediately take an interest in a way they normally wouldn't have.” Dezaray, The Intern Group Australia, via Go Overseas
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