Paying internship students
Internships are typically paid opportunities. Host employers are expected to offer students a fair salary for the work they'll be doing with your organization.
Opportunities for funding
Your organization may be eligible for funding to hire students through these programs:
- National Research Council Canada Student Employment Program
- Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
- Mitacs Accelerate
- Provincial Funding Programs
- Clean Tech Internship
- BC Arts Council
- Scientific Research and Experimental Development Tax Credit
Insurance for internship students
As with any temporary employee, employers are required to include paid internship students in their WorkSafeBC insurance policy.
Students hosted in unpaid internships in BC have workers’ compensation coverage through the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
For details on employer expectations and requirements in BC, review the Government of BC’s employment standards.
The employer and student are responsible for following workplace insurance regulations for internships outside of BC.