It’s that time again!
The Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care at Baycrest is excited to offer students the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in a long-term care teaching home through a paid summer internship.
The Summer 2020 internships are open to students who are enrolled in post-secondary healthcare professions programs, including nursing, medicine, social work, pharmacy, food and nutrition, kinesiology, health sciences, gerontology, and some therapeutic recreation specialties.
Over 6 weeks, successful candidates will actively participate in small group learning on aging, clinical issues in gerontology, evaluation techniques, and inter-professional competencies. Interns will grow in their understanding of the practice setting by learning alongside healthcare providers, attending clinical rounds, shadowing a resident, and participating in arts-based and game-based learning.
As said by an Ontario CLRI Intern Alumni “The internship is the best thing I ever did for my career! It showed me the practical side of all my university education and opened many doors.”
Interns will also be teamed up with a mentor to take part 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, play across the continuum of geriatric services at Baycrest.
To learn more about the internship, watch a video produced by our interns in collaboration with the Toronto International Film Festival Reel Comfort Program at: https://youtu.be/dgkT8r_Uwcw
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
- Applications will be accepted from January 20 – February 17, 2020 and will be reviewed on an on-going basis. Early applications are encouraged.
- Interviews will start late February 2020
- Most decisions will be made by March 11, 2020
- Internship start date July 2, 2020
- Internship end date August 14, 2020
Terms of Summer Internship
Interns will be expected to:
- Complete the full six (6) week term
- Work full-time Mondays through Fridays (with the exception of statutory holidays)
- Develop a learning plan and to engage in self-study
- Attend all facilitated learning sessions, activities and rounds
- Work on a project and to present the project experience to the Baycrest community
- Participate in the evaluation of the internship
Interns will be paid an hourly minimum wage (up to 35 hours/week)
At the time of application, students must be enrolled in an academic institution in a postsecondary healthcare profession program (nursing, medicine, social work, pharmacy, food and nutrition, kinesiology, health sciences, gerontology, **therapeutic recreation). By the internship start date, applicants must have completed at least half of their program (e.g., for a 4-year program, you will have completed at least 2 years of the program by the start of the internship).
- 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
- **Applicants from a therapeutic recreation college program must have a prior undergraduate degree and/or extensive clinical/volunteer experience
- 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 2, 2020 (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 April 2020)
- Documented proof of a 2 step TB skin test will be required
How to Apply – Checklist
The following documents are required in Word or PDF format. Applications with missing documents will not be accepted.
- 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. Number of hours should be clearly indicated for each placement.
- Work Experience
- Research Experience: Role, project, supervisor, area of focus, and responsibilities. Number of hours should be clearly indicated for each position.
- Volunteer Experience: Professional and community-based volunteer activities. Number of hours should be clearly indicated per activity/experience.
- Leadership Experience
- Academic Awards
- Other Awards
- Presentations and Publications
- Other Scholarly Activities
- Other Headers as Needed
- 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 relevant work experience in research and program evaluation
- The relevance of the internship to future career goals
- 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.
- Current transcript or grade reports (official ‘issued to student’ or unofficial screen capture from students’ school website showing grades accepted).
- A completed TCPS 2: CORE certificate. This can be completed here: https://tcps2core.ca/login
To Submit an Application
- Please address the application to: Dr. Raquel Meyer, Manager, Ontario Centre for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care at Baycrest
- Please email your application and direct questions to: Tania Aragona at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your interest in this internship program. Only those candidates being considered for the internship will be contacted.