Commerce Internship Program

When you recruit a high-caliber DeGroote commerce student you get an energetic, enthusiastic intern who brings core technical skills and excellent academic training to your organization. You get an employee who has studied a variety of business topics including:

  • accounting
  • finance
  • human resources
  • marketing
  • general business administration

Students in the internship program have successfully completed the third year of their undergraduate commerce degree and have maintained or exceeded a cumulative average of 72% (7.0). Interns are available for paid work assignments starting in May (12 or 16 month assignments) or September (12 month assignments).

Key Recruitment Dates for 2020/2021 Interns

We are excited to announce that we will be moving to a 3-phase recruitment cycle. By providing you earlier access to our internship students, you’ll gain more flexibility so you can meet your recruitment needs. If you’re ready to recruit in early Fall, you can participate in Phase 1 beginning in October with matching results on November 28th. For our partners who traditionally participate in the December/January cycle and continuous round, this option still remains and you can see the specific dates below.

Here are the full details for the 2020/2021 CIP Recruitment Cycle:

Phase 1 (Rank/Match) Job Postings Begin Thursday, October 8
  Fall Break October 12 – 16
  CIP Career Night Tuesday, October 20
  On-Campus Interview Period Monday, October 26 – Friday, November 20
Employer Rankings Due Monday, November 23
Rank / Match Results Thursday, November 26
Phase 2
Job Postings Begin Thursday, December 1
Blackout Exam Period December 10 – 23
University Closure December 25 – January 1
Interview Period January 8 – February 12
Reading Week February 15 – 19
Phase 2 Resumes (Postings and Interviews) Monday, February 22 – Friday, April 19
Phase 3  Winter Exam Period April 13 – 28
Job Postings Begin Monday, May 3
Interview Period Monday, May 10 – Friday, July 30
Internship Start Date Anytime between May 1–September 1

We look forward to connecting you with our incoming CIP cohort this Fall. Should you have any questions regarding our new recruitment cycle, please feel free to reach out to any team member.

How to Participate

Rank/Match Recruitment Phase

The Rank/Match Recruitment Phase follows a specific schedule and includes:

Job Posting Period

To post a job opportunity, follow the instructions in the OSCARplus employer manual. You can also email the information to and let us handle the posting details.

Interview Period

Our team will work with you to schedule your virtual interviews during the Rank/Match Recruitment Phase. This helps us provide you with the best service and also helps students manage the combination of their academic and interview schedules. To reserve an interview date, please contact our Associate, Recruitment Programs at

Rank and Match Process

When you’ve conducted all of your interviews, we will ask you to rank the candidates by number. Candidates will also rank the different opportunities for which they interviewed. A calculated match is then made between the employers and candidates. For more information about the process, see the rank and match page.

Making Offers

Once the match is confirmed, we will ask you to prepare a formal offer letter. One copy is sent to the candidate and the other is sent to our team to place in the student’s file. In turn, we will provide you with a confirmation letter which can be used for tax credit purposes.

Continuous Recruitment Phase

The Continuous Recruitment Phase is less structured. Employers and students who are not matched during Rank/Match, proceed to this phase. You can interview candidates on your own schedule, but the pool of candidates is smaller.

Job Guidelines

In order to help make the job a mutually beneficial and rewarding experience we ask that each employer:

  • Supervises and guides the student during the work term, providing a welcoming environment where the student can develop his or her skills.
  • Participates in a work site visit with one of our relationship managers to discuss the student’s progress.
  • Completes a final evaluation form and discusses the results with the student.