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Work Integrated Learning Types

Professional Internships and Practicums

Students bring energy, commitment and new skills to the work place. Royal Roads University believes that work integrated learning is a three-way partnership between the University, the student and the host organization. The Work Integrated Learning (WIL) office supports a variety of applied learning opportunities that fall under two categories:

Internships 

  • A commitment of a minimum 12 week (420 hours) to a maximum of full-time for 6 month work experience: the number of hours and duration that students are available is dependent on each program’s requirements.
  • Most programs do not require students to return to classroom studies upon the completion of their internship.
  • Students are integrated into positions as an "employee" in a mentored opportunity with a host supervisor.
  • Students work in a professional capacity while completing their academic responsibilities under the guidance of a faculty advisor.
  • Host employers will offer an equitable salary in relevance to their industry, the role and the student’s experience.
  • Host employers are required to complete the internship contract, which includes the internship job description.

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Practicums

  • Is a commitment of 75-100 on-site hours for a project-based experience: the number of hours and duration that students are available is dependent on each program’s requirements.
  • Students increase their understanding in their professional area of interest and gain skills outside of the classroom.
  • Students volunteer in a professional capacity while fulfilling predefined academic responsibilities under the guidance of a faculty advisor.

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Work Integrated Learning Calendar

Internship and practicum students are available throughout different times of the year. View the current WIL calendar of program area and student availability.