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Internship Opportunities in Vancouver

By Michelvar Smith Subscribe to RSS | July 4th 2012 | Views:

As summer approaches, Vancouver college close down for summer break and students in this spare time look out for internship opportunities in order to enhance skills and build a good resume. There are many internship opportunities in and around Vancouver which can be explored by students.

Before embarking on a hunt for the desired internship, students first need to define their field of interest or specialization. There are scores industries which offer specially designed summer internship programs to students. Some of the popular fields include --


For students who are majoring in accounts and business administration, an accounts internship is extremely important. Placements include in accounting firms or in the accounts department of large establishments. At an accounting firm, an accounts student works in close partnership with a CGA or CMA. Training in accounting software, preparation of spread sheet, payroll, accounts receivable and other day to day administrative duties are some of the highlights of this internship.


An advertising internship is done at advertising and marketing agencies. It is ideal for students in advertising, mass media communication, sociology and marketing majors. Students in this internship form the junior member team and assist in client briefs, creating logos, content development, advertisement themes etc. Students are also included in brainstorming sessions and strategy meetings. Computer skills are an absolute must for this internship, good knowledge about Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Photoshop etc. is an added advantage. Even though these placements are available throughout the year, they are especially available in summers.


This internship is usually open for 3rd and 4th year architecture students who have knowledge of Auto CAD. Placements are usually available at architectural firms but many times it is also available with property developers. Students usually work under the senior architect and use their Auto CAD knowledge in building structural designs. A log is maintained of the designs and are reviewed with the on-site supervisors. Many internships offer site tours and tutorials also.

Arts and Culture

Being a highly creative field, students are offered duties depending upon their area of interest and focus. The duties are varied such as assisting art galleries and speaking about the artwork and their specialty, assisting theatre groups in props and stage direction or assisting sculptors and artists. This placement is best suited for fine arts major

Electrical Engineering

Engineering Students who have completed their second year are eligible for this placement. Students are inducted into an R&D position with a manufacturer or in a Green energy firm. Students assist senior engineers in projects and research work.

Genral Office Administration

This internship is especially useful for high school graduates and first year students or for students who need to sharpen their English language skills. Placements can be in any industry or company as the major duties would be to assist the administrative staff of the company and reporting to the office manager. This job requires good communication skills, both verbal as well as written.

Apart from the above mentioned summer internships, internship in other fields is also available. Upon closing of Vancouver college for summer break, students can inquire thorough ads posted online or in newspaper classifieds.

Michelvar Smith - About Author:
Vancouver College specializing in Flight Attendant Preparation, Hospitality Management, Travel & Tourism, and Business Administration training.

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