Experience Toronto, Canada’s largest city and a melting pot of cultures. The Academic Internship Council will source a customized internship placement for you, based on your studies, experience, interests and career goals.

Key information

  • Internship provider: Academic Internship Council (AIC)
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Dates: 
    • 4 January – 13 February 2021 (6-week option)
    • 4 January – 27 February 2021 (8-week option)
  • Duration: 6 or 8-weeks
  • Academic credit: International Internship (Extended) Unit 25CP or other course-related experiential units
  • Cost:
    • 6-week option:
      • US$4,900* (approx. A$7,500) with housing
      • US$2,250* (approx. A$3,500) without housing
    • 8-week option:
      • US$5,600* (approx. A$8,500) with housing
      • US$2,950* (approx. A$4,500) without housing
  • Application deadline: 20 July 2020

*Note: These costs include mandatory visa-processing and sponsorship fees of approximately A$500, required to intern in Canada.

Study areas


  • Business (all except sports management)
  • Business Information Systems
  • Arts (criminology, sustainability, global studies, history, politics, international relations)
  • Media and Communications
  • Design (architecture, UX, industrial, communication)
  • FTV, Games & Animation
  • IT & Computer Science
  • Engineering (civil, construction, mechanical, software, biomedical, product design)
  • Health & Psychology (non-clinical, all except neuroscience)
  • Science (chemistry, physics, biochemistry, environmental)

Note: These study areas are just a guide, and availability of relevant internships depends on many individual factors. Some study areas and majors are more difficult than others to source internships for. AIC can provide advice and guidance on alternative locations if required, but internships are not guaranteed. If your study area is not listed here, but you are interested in this destination, please let us know and we can confirm with the internship provider.


  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Corporate Governance
  • Master of Digital Business Management
  • Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Master of Marketing
  • Master of Project Management
  • Master of Social Impact
  • Master of Supply Chain Innovation
  • Master of Business Information Systems
  • Master of Finance & Banking; Financial Technologies; Professional Accounting (limited and competitive, not available in large banks or big 4 firms)
  • Master of Design; Design Strategy & Innovation
  • Masters of Architecture; Urban Design (limited and competitive)
  • Master of Media and Communications
  • Master of Writing
  • Master Construction Management; Infrastructure Management
  • Master of Engineering; Engineering Science
  • Master of Professional Engineering
  • Master of Science (Biotechnology)

Note: Internships for postgraduate students can be more difficult to source due to the niche and specific nature of courses and study areas. The study areas listed here are a guide only and it is suggested that postgraduate students discuss program options with Swinburne Abroad prior to applying.

Eligible students

Specific eligibility requirements depend on the academic unit being utilised, but all students must meet the minimum program eligibility criteria below:


  • Completed at least 100CP (8 units)
  • Have an average weighted mark of at least 60% (or satisfy additional eligibility criteria if mark is between 50–60%)
  • Have available space in your course for the applicable academic unit (domestic students may be able overload their degree)


  • Completed at least 25CP (2 units) at the time of application
  • Have an average weighted mark of at least 60% (or satisfy additional eligibility criteria if mark is between 50–60%)
  • Have available space in your course for the applicable academic unit (domestic students may be able overload their degree)

Application deadline

Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis, with places allocated to the first students to complete a full application and meet eligibility criteria.

  • Applications open: 1 June 2020
  • Final deadline for applications: 20 July 2020

Note: This program requires a minimum of 7 participants to run.

Toronto Island with a view of Toronto city in the background.


  • Tailored internship placement
  • Visa assistance and most fees (if applicable)
  • 24/7 support and emergency assistance
  • In-country orientation
  • Accommodation (double occupancy dormitory/shared apartment style)
  • Various social and cultural events
  • Professional development support and workshops
  • Swinburne travel insurance (subject to eligibility requirements)


  • Tuition fees
  • Some visa expenses (if applicable)
  • Airfares
  • Daily living expenses

What about COVID-19?

Our team are monitoring the COVID-19 situation very closely, and will not allow programs to run if it is not safe. At this stage, we are planning for travel to be safe by Summer 2020/2021, but will have various review points over the coming months. Ensuring your wellbeing and protecting you financially is our priority, so you can be comfortable applying for this program with the following measures in place:

  • First deposit payment (US$500) is not due until early October
  • The program will be reviewed prior to this time, and if not deemed safe the program will be cancelled and students re-allocated to other programs if available and preferred 
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