Get Ready for Your Placement or Internship
We build hands-on work experience into every program at University of Guelph-Humber. We do this through placements and internships that let you apply the skills you learn in the classroom, test drive roles and industries before you graduate, and meet key players in your field.
Some placements and internships begin as early as your first year, depending on your program. Here are some key placement and internship requirements to help you get ready.
|Program||Placement Semester||Due Dates|
|Early Childhood||Semester 2 (Winter Semester of 1st year)||
|Family and Community Social Services||Semester 4 (Winter Semester of 2nd year)||
|Justice Studies||Semester 4 (Winter Semester of 2nd year)||
|Psychology||Semester 6 (Winter Semester of 3rd year)||
Contact Career & Placement Services to verify the deadlines based on your program year.
Give yourself enough time
Reach out to Career & Placement Services a full semester before your placement begins. You may need to get additional vaccinations or tests (e.g., Hepatitis A and B, TB) for certain placements.
Apply early for a Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS)
If your placement involves vulnerable groups, like children, the elderly or people with disabilities, you may need to complete a Vulnerable Sector Screening. To apply for a VSS, visit the local police department where you live.
Allow at least 12 - 15 weeks from the time you apply. If a VSS is required for your placement or internship, you cannot start until the VSS is completed. If you apply late, you may not be able to complete the required number of hours for your internship or placement.
If you have any questions about placements, internships or the documents you need, please contact Career & Placement Services: