Skills internships ⁠— what supervisors need to know

Skills internships can help your students discovery new opportunities and career paths following graduate school

Graduate supervisors and skills internships

Transformative Talent Internships are an opportunity for graduate students to discover how versatile their graduate degrees are and to demonstrate the skills and value they can bring to organizations and business. 

When students participate in internships they benefit their supervisors and their research groups by translating and adding to the collective knowledge, enhancing employment outcomes for your grant applications and developing industry contacts and a community network.

Graduate students also return from their internship experience with new and enhanced skills and increased motivation to complete their degree.

If you are a supervisor, consider internship opportunities with your graduate students and encourage them to find a company or organization that will be mutually beneficial to your student’s career goals and the organization’s needs. Transformative Talent Internship applications require supervisor sign-off.

  • Discuss internship suitability with your graduate student
  • Assist your graduate student in developing their learning goals
  • Approve the internship opportunity by signing the application form