2018 Summer Internships in Innovation & Aging – Baycrest CLRI

Posted Date: February 5, 2018 Posted By: Tania Aragona





It’s that time again! The Baycrest Centre for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care is excited to offer students enrolled in undergraduate health professions programs the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in a long-term care teaching home through a paid summer internship.

Over 7 weeks, successful candidates will actively participate in small group learning focused on aging, clinical issues in gerontology, evaluation techniques and inter-professional competencies. Interns will engage in, and further their understanding of, the practice setting by learning alongside healthcare providers, attending clinical rounds, being paired with a resident and engaging in arts-based and game-based learning.

Interns will also be teamed with a mentor and participate in a program evaluation, quality improvement, or innovation project. This internship will include opportunities to network, job shadow, and observe first-hand the role that both individual disciplines, as well as inter-professional collaboration, plays across the continuum of geriatric services at Baycrest.


Come experience Baycrest and be part of the next generation of health clinician leaders in gerontology and aging!


Why Intern at Baycrest?

  • Explore and learn about aging, the fastest growing field in healthcare
  • Apply knowledge to the ‘real’ clinical world
  • Develop program evaluation, library and evidence-based practice skills
  • Add excellent experience to your résumé
  • Make contacts and expand your network
  • Explore career options, including job shadowing


Key Dates:

  • Applications accepted until March 9, 2018
  • Most decisions will be made by: April 13, 2018
  • Internship start date: July 3, 2018
  • Internship end date: August 17, 2018



At the time of application, students must be enrolled in an academic institution in an undergraduate degree program relating to a health care profession (e.g., nursing, medicine, social work, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, recreation therapy, pharmacy).

  • Applicants must be permanent residents or citizens of Canada studying in Ontario
  • Applicants should have a demonstrated interest and related experience in the field of aging
  • At a minimum, students must be currently completing the first year of the program; students in subsequent years of the program are strongly encouraged to apply
  • A police reference check including vulnerable sector screen must have been conducted by a police force in the student’s municipality of residence no more than 6 months prior to July 1, 2018 (Note: For Toronto residents, because it can take more than 8 weeks between submitting a vulnerable sector screen request and receiving the completed screen, we recommend that the screen request be submitted by mid-April; a certified cheque may accelerate the processing of the screen request)
  • Documented proof of a 2 step TB skin test will be required


Terms of Summer Internship:

  • Interns will be expected to complete the full 7 week term
  • Interns will be expected to work full-time Mondays through Fridays (with the exception of statutory holidays)
  • Interns will be paid an hourly minimum wage (up to 35 hours per week)
  • Interns will be required to develop a learning plan and to engage in self-study
  • Interns will be required to attend all class sessions, activities and rounds
  • Interns will be required to produce an evidence-based fact sheet dispelling a myth about aging
  • Interns will be required to work on a project and to present the project experience to the Baycrest community
  • Interns will be required to participate in weekly blogs and in the evaluation of the internship


How to Apply – Checklist:

The following documents are required in Word or PDF format. Applications with missing documents will not be accepted.


1. An up-to-date résumé that highlights accomplishments, initiative and creativity, as well as interprofessional, leadership and organizational skills using the following headers in the order specified:

  • Contact Information: Name, permanent/sessional mailing address, personal/school email address, home/cell number
  • Career Goals: Short and long-term
  • Education: Current program and university, previous degrees, diplomas and certifications
  • Clinical Placements: Supervised student placements/co-ops in clinical settings
  • Work Experience
  • Volunteer Experience: Professional and community-based volunteer activities
  • Leadership Experience
  • Academic Awards
  • Other Awards
  • Presentations and Publications
  • Other Scholarly Activities
  • Memberships
  • Other Headers as Needed


2. A personal statement of interest in the internship (max. 300 words) describing:

  • Interest in gerontology and aging
  • Past experiences in gerontology and the field of aging
  • Any past work experience in research and program evaluation
  • The relevance of the internship to future career goals
  • A brief summary (2-3 sentences) about the aging topic or myth that is of interest for an evidence-based fact sheet


3. A letter of reference from a supervisor or academic referee describing the applicant’s reliability and flexibility, leadership potential, interpersonal and communication skills and suitability for being involved in a geriatric healthcare setting.


4. Current transcript or grade reports (official ‘issued to student’ or unofficial versions accepted).


To Submit an Application:

Please address the application to: Dr. Raquel Meyer, Manager, Baycrest Centre for Learning, Research and Innovation.
Please email your application and direct questions to: Tania Aragona at taragona@baycrest.org.


Thank you for your interest in this internship program.

Only those candidates being considered for the internship will be contacted.