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How it works

In order to satisfy the program requirement, a minimum of 480 hours (equivalent to 14 weeks at 7 hours per day) is required. Please note that this is the minimum requirement and MAcc students in the full-time stream are available to work full-time from September to April. Nearly 100% of students complete 8 month work-terms. Students in our part-time stream study in the evenings and are therefore available to work full-time throughout the program (September to August).

What we provide:

If you have a position you would like to make available for our students, we can coordinate the posting on our mySprott career portal. We will track the applicants for you and send a package of applications once the posting closes. We will also coordinate an interview schedule on your behalf.

In order to post a position, we simply need the following information:

Positions are made available to our students in early May, following our annual MAcc & Cheese recruiting event. Please contact Jeremy Stanley for details on specific timing of the hiring process.

Students must successfully complete Internship course deliverables, which include:

*It is the responsibility of the Intern to notify their Supervisor of these deliverables and their corresponding deadlines.


In Ontario, mandatory internships have flexibility with regards to compensation. The vast majority of our students secure paid positions however some students have benefited from unpaid experiences with non-profit organizations. Rate of pay is at the discretion of the employer and negotiated with the student.

As general guidance:

Treasury Board rates of pay for Master level students range from $22.04 to $27.73 per hour as of May 1, 2019.


The Internship has been approved by the Public Service Commission (PSC) as a co-op program, which means employers receive the same tax credit as they would if hiring a co-op student. Please note that only the fall term is eligible for the tax credit as the winter term is considered optional.

Contact Us to join our community of Sprott Employers

Sprott School of Business
Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON, K1S 5B6
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