Now Hiring: Our Summer 2014 Student Services (HR) Intern

Experience Education is hiring for a summer intern. This position is scheduled to begin on May 5th and end on August 29th.

About Us

Experience Education manages internship, practicum, and coop programs for private and public ESL schools, career colleges, and universities. Each year nearly a thousand student placements are managed by EE. Our company has staff in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, and New York. This internship is in our office in Vancouver – this is a small, close-knit office with 5 staff-members.

The Internship

You will join our 3-person student services team. There you will help with day to day duties such as:

  • Resume writing
  • Interview preparation
  • Internship site inspections
  • Compliance documentation

You will also help with several summer projects, including:

  • Helping redesign our internship reporting documents
  • Helping create new interview preparation materials (include videos)
  • Writing internship field profiles

You will also have the chance to work on your own related HR project – subject to approval of course.

Learning Opportunities

This internship will give people pursuing an eventual career in HR the opportunity to understand more about candidate selection, drafting job descriptions, conflict resolution best practices, and the legal and regulatory environment for work experience programs.

Requirements

  • Fluent English – in order to correct resumes
  • Basic IT skills – our office runs on Google Drive
  • An educational background in HR or a related field such as psychology
  • French is not required, but very appreciated

Details

This internship will be done at our office in downtown Vancouver. This will pay $11/hour for 30 hours per week. The internship starts on May 5th, we are accepting applications until April 15th.

How to Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to contact @ experienceeducation.ca .  In the cover letter please let us know how you feel you would benefit from this internship, and what you would like to accomplish during the summer.

 

 

 



Social media agency internship description

In this video an internship host describes a short-term social media internship at their company. One important note here – we don’t allow students to go just anywhere and do social media. As with all internships, there has to be a direct supervisor who works in the same field – i.e. there has to be a paid employee who works in the same field. If there isn’t, then there’s no one to train the student, and if there’s no one to train the student, it’s not an internship. So if we do social media placements, they’re at companies that specialize in social media and have staff who are expert in it, or in the large marketing departments of firms where there are staff who use social media as part of their marketing mix. If you’re a host company and are thinking of bringing on an intern to ‘manage’ your social media 1) shame on you, and 2) Google the phrase ‘sum ting wong’ and see why that’s a colossally bad idea:

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A network administration host describing a language coop placement with them

In this video an internship host describes a short-term network administration language coop internship at their company:

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A software engineering host describing an internship with them

In this video an internship host describes a short-term software engineering internship at their company:

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The three rules for creating a great internship

Earlier last month I was interviewed by BC Business Magazine about how to create a great internship program.  In that interview I gave them 3 rules:

Robert Jago, owner and director of Experience Education Internship Providers Inc., an agency that partners with for-profit schools and private universities to manage internship programs, says millennials “need to have a relationship with people at their host company… they need a mentor and they need to have guidance in their work.”

Jago and his team believe that Generation Y works best in a collaborative environment. Forcing interns to work in a silo, he says, is a flawed strategy, adding that businesses looking to create successful intern programs should follow these three steps.

1. Create a Partnership

Interns can’t flourish if left to their own devices, so make sure there’s someone in the company who can act as a mentor and guide. Don’t hold the intern’s hand every step of the way, but make sure guidance is available when needed. “We received 1,200 to 1,500 reports from interns last year,” says Jago. “Those who are happiest are the ones who have somebody they can touch base with, someone they can ask questions.”

2. Remember, Interns Aren’t Leaders

Just because your intern has unique skills doesn’t mean they should take the lead on projects. An intern may be a master at crafting clever tweets, but that doesn’t mean she should be running your entire social media channel. Interns aren’t the pillars you build on, but pieces that can augment existing teams.

3. Follow the Rule of Three

Internships should be broken up into three separate parts: the tasks that must be completed in order to keep a business functioning, job shadowing and a guided personal project. This balance will allow the freedom and creativity that will keep interns engaged while providing a safety net for any stumbles along the way. But don’t demand too much: “What a Gen-Xer sees as a great opportunity, a Gen-Yer can see as exploitative,” says Jago.

The rest of the article can be found here.



An internship host describes a placement in project management (engineering)

The internship described below is designed for students with a civil engineering or project management background – the placement itself is a combination of the two, along with some auditing thrown on top for good measure:

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Lucas talking about his software and marketing internship

Lucas was in an ESL program at a school called EC English. They’re  large group of English schools with locations across the US and Canada. As part of his course of studies, Lucas did an internship. Here he is talking about some of his work at a marketing firm:

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Video internship description – mechanical engineering

If you’re a mechanical engineer, you’re going to understand this video. If you’re not a mechanical engineer, here’s a video of a seagull staring in the window at our head office in Vancouver.

Now, for you engineers, this is a typical placements in engineering – it shows some of the breadth of what you can do. As for the specifics though – those will of course depend on your skills. In this video a host company in the renewable energy sector, describes an internship with them:

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Video internship description – architecture

Architecture is an incredibly popular field for interns. It’s one of our top requests. So what does an architecture intern do? Find out in the video below:

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Video internship description from a market research host company

In this video an internship host company describes an entry-level ESL-targeted internship with them in market research:

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