Work Integrated Learning Opportunities

In partnership with the Business + Higher Education Roundtable, and with support from RBC Future Launch, and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador is excited to announce our partnership with Business + Higher Education Roundtable to create work-integrated learning opportunities for post-secondary students.

Our program is aimed at providing meaningful experiential learning and skill development opportunities to Memorial's undergraduate students by collaborating with provincial industry associations to generate and deliver 250 Work Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities through their member organizations. This new micro-placements program (5 or 10 days) will be available to all full-time and part-time undergraduate students at Memorial. WIL placements are essential to helping students build meaningful career pathways while simultaneously helping businesses address skills, talent and innovation gaps.

Eligibility

This new WIL micro-placement program will be available to all Memorial University undergraduate students who are pursuing both full-time and part-time studies. Only students who are pursuing their first degree at Memorial University will be eligible.

This program will be open to both domestic and international students looking to gain meaningful work experience in their field of interest.

Students who are currently not residing in NL and/or Canada will also be eligible to participate in this program via remote setup.

WIL Placements

Depending on the ongoing COVID-19 situation in the province, the placements are tentatively expected to take place between  June 20 - July 1  and July 4 - July 15. Students will have the ability to directly apply for the placements via the My MUNLife webpage once they have been posted. The length of placement is determined by the employers and will either be 5 or 10 days.

Please note that the micro-placements are unpaid. The university will, however, cover the costs of travel, accommodations and meals should the placement be in a rural part of NL.

Students selected for the micro-placements will be required to take part in an orientation and preparation session that will include a pre-placement skills inventory and an introduction to the importance of reflection. Additionally, students will need to attend mini professional development seminars online or in-person (if permitted) which will be required to be completed pre-placements.  Students and employers will also be required to complete a registration and program evaluation form.

 Application Process

 *Applications are currently open. To apply, please review the instructions below.*

There is no formal application to apply for the WIL micro-placement program. Once the placements have been secured from employers, interested students can log into their my.mun.ca account and follow the instructions below:

  • Click on the ‘Students’ tab located at the top of the page
  • Under ‘Student Services’, click ‘Launch’
  • A window will pop up and click on ‘My MUNLife’
  • Once in the dashboard, click ‘Student Life’
  • A drop down menu will appear- click on ‘WIL Opportunities’
  • Click ‘view all available postings’
  • Apply to the placements of interest to you

Once you have applied, the WIL program coordinator will review your resume and determine if you will be a good fit for the employer. In some cases, a shortlist of candidates will be handed to the employer, who will then reach out and conduct an informal interview. Please note that an informal interview may be required for some and not all employers.

If you have any questions related to the WIL micro-placement program, please contact the WIL Program Coordinator, Elea Stephenson, at ekstephenson@mun.ca. You may also schedule a meeting with the Program Coordinator via the Navigate app.