Available to Academy alumni, Internships provide a chance to gain practical work experience in local industry while also gaining high-school credit.
Supported by industry mentors and an educational job coach, internships are a chance to gain early insight into technology careers, while also gaining high-school credit in Work Experience 12A/12B (if applicable).
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Frequently Asked Questions
What would I be doing on an internship?
Internships vary greatly based on employer, allowing interns to explore the many different aspects of a career in technology. That said, what we hope all students will gain during the internship experience is the opportunity to use their skills to contribute to the local community and to build a professional network in Victoria and beyond.
When do Internships take place?
Internships are subject to availability, with most taking place during the months of July and August. Employment terms and contracts are managed through individual employers, with ongoing support for both interns and hosts provided by HighTechU. While we encourage all Skills Academy graduates to apply, there are limited internship opportunities available, and as such not all applicants will be accepted for a position.
Upon successful completion of their internship, graduates may be eligible for a post-secondary award which can be applied to their first-year tuition should they choose to attend the University of Victoria.
Am I eligible to apply for an Internship?
Students wishing to participate in the Internship program must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Member in good standing of HighTechU
- Completed a HighTechU Skills Academy course within the past 2-years.
- Demonstrate language proficiency if English is not your primary language (https://uvic.ca/enpr).
- Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
- At least 16 years of age.
How do I apply for an Internship?
Application processes differ based on individual employer requirements. Eligible Academy alumni will be informed of available Internship opportunities on a regular basis and invited to apply following the requested process.