Are you studying to become a clinician or health-care provider who works with older adults? Are you passionate about innovation? Gain knowledge in gerontology, develop skills in interprofessional practice, and get to know long-term care. The internship is an opportunity to explore a future in older adult health care, network with future and current health-care providers, and shape how you will practice.
The 2022 Ontario CLRI Virtual Internships in Innovation & Aging offer 4-week temporary paid positions. Interns will be paid an hourly minimum wage of up to 27.5 hours per week. There are two, four-week term internships delivered online.
The 2022 internships offer students opportunities to actively participate in small group learning focused on ageing, clinical issues in gerontology, and interprofessional competencies. Working collaboratively, interns will develop a better understanding of ageing and develop competencies in seniors’ care through daily interaction in a simulation and game-based app. In addition, interns will have the opportunity to engage with residents. Interns will also be teamed with a mentor and will participate in an innovative project.
Experience Baycrest and be part of the next generation of health clinician leaders in gerontology and ageing!
Why intern at Baycrest?
- Explore and learn about ageing, the fastest-growing field in healthcare
- Apply knowledge to simulated scenarios
- Add excellent experience to your résumé
- Make contacts and expand your network
- Explore career options, including exposure to geriatric professionals
- Enjoy flexible and practical benefits of a virtual environment, including day-to-day learning opportunities and mentorship
- Interact and learn from residents, students, educators and leaders in the field
What will you do?
- Meet long-term care team members to explore their roles through facilitated discussions
- Innovate together with end-users (older adults, family members, residents) to solve challenges in long-term care in a capstone project
- Participate in small-group, facilitated sessions on essential topics in gerontology (e.g., dementia, palliative care)
- Rehearse gerontological best practices through a virtual simulation, serious educational game
- Develop a learning plan and engage in self-study
- Participate in weekly reflections
- Complete 5.5 hours daily of paid activities
To learn more about the internship, including a video produced by our interns in collaboration with the Toronto International Film Festival Reel Comfort Program visit clri-ltc.ca/resource/internship
Who should apply?
- Applicants must be permanent residents or citizens of Canada studying in Ontario
- Current students enrolled in, or recent graduates (within the past 12 months) of an Ontario university or college, in a degree program relating to a health-care profession: health sciences, nursing, medicine, social work, psychology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, pharmacy, food and nutrition, therapeutic recreation, kinesiology
- Current students enrolled in, or recent graduates (within the past 12 months) of an Ontario college in a diploma program for practical nursing or therapeutic recreation
- Current students enrolled in, or recent graduates (within the past 12 months) of an Ontario college in a PSW diploma program
- 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) or have been accepted into an applicable graduate degree program
- Applicants are welcome to apply from all over Ontario
- Preferred qualifications: interest in long-term care, previous clinical placement, work or volunteer experience in geriatric healthcare, strong academic standing, ability to work collaboratively, professionalism, strong time management and communication skills.
The internship is delivered to two separate groups in a 4-week session. Group 1 will intern Monday to Friday, May 30 to June 24, 2022. Group 2 will intern Monday to Friday, July 4 to July 29, 2022.
Please note that in order to graduate from the Internship, you must complete all activities for the full 4 weeks.
How to apply
- Applications will be accepted from February 16, 09:00 a.m. to March 6, 11:59 p.m. ET
- All successful or waitlisted applicants will be contacted by April 5, 2022
- Submit an application form
- The application requires the following: your personal demographics, education and work experience; up-to-date resume; unofficial transcript; self-recorded 2-minute video describing your interest in geriatrics and long-term care; and short answer responses highlighting your competencies and insight into the sector
- Your resume should highlight accomplishments, initiative and creativity, as well as interprofessional, leadership and organizational skills. Please organize and include information in your resume on the following topics: Contact Information, Career Goals, Education, Clinical Placements, Work Experience, Volunteer Experience, Awards, Presentations and Publications, Memberships
- You will find instructions on how to upload an unlisted YouTube video here
- Applicants proceeding to the interview phase will be asked to provide 2 references