Student Application - Internship

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Student Application: Venture for Canada’s Internship Program

Apply to Qualify for Venture for Canada Internship Funding!

Internships with Venture for Canada employers start in winter, summer, and fall semesters each year.

UPDATE: Applications for students seeking an internship for Fall 2022 (without a job offer) are now closed due to extraordinary demand.

If you have a job offer for Fall 2022 please proceed. 

If you are applying for a future semester (Winter 2023 or beyond), please note that applications for future semesters will be reviewed once that semester opens and you will be contacted at that time. Thanks for your patience!



IMPORTANT: Have you completed a VFC Internship and/or VFC Application previously? Great news - you do NOT need to complete this form again! Please email to confirm which semester you’re interested in and/or the employer you have a job offer from.

Internships with Venture for Canada employers start in winter, summer, and fall semesters each year.

More information on Venture for Canada and the Internship Program can be found here.



If you're seeking an internship: we review your resume and your suitability for an internship with a VFC employer. You may receive access to our exclusive job board right away, or we might ask you to make some updates to your resume first. You are not guaranteed a job offer from our board. 

If you have a pending job offer: we review your application and invite you to a short webinar to confirm you're eligible to receive our funding, and that you're the right candidate for an internship with a VFC employer. You are not guaranteed acceptance just because you have an offer.



  1. Review your answers at least once. This application should take less than 20 minutes, so there's no need to rush.
  2. Please apply with a personal email. School email servers often block emails from us and from employers who wish to hire you.
  3. It's absolutely possible to complete this application using your phone, however: we will ask you to upload a resume, which you likely don't have saved there.
  4. Your "suitability" is about what you're passionate about, what your goals are, and what you think you're great at. Be honest, and help us get to know you.



The personal information collected by Venture for Canada will be used in candidate selection, hiring, and support, and is collected in accordance with The Privacy Act. Our use of information will include sharing details of your application with third parties, as mandated by our funder the Government of Canada. If you have any questions about this, please email with the subject line: INTERNSHIP APP PRIVACY.

Once you submit your application, applicants for the closest start date will hear from us within five business days


* Required fields
First name*
Last name*
Email address*
Phone number*

Attach resume as .pdf, .doc, .docx, .odt, .txt, or .rtf (limit 5MB) or paste resume

Paste your resume here or attach resume file

Which internship start date are you interested in?*
Do you have a JOB OFFER from an organization that has asked you to fill out this application?*
If yes, what is the name of the organization?
IF YES: do you have a financial stake in the company listed above?
Student Status Verification: Please upload a screenshot of your registration status OR acceptance letter (PDF attachment) from your current post secondary institution. For verification purposes of your student status, we require this documentation to confirm that you’ll be an active student for the first 30 days of your internship. Please ensure that your full name and the start date and end date is visible.*
Do you self-identify as an underserved community member in one (or more) of the following groups (please check any relevant box(es) below) :*
Our funders at Employment and Social Development Canada require the following data to be collected. Do you self-identify as a visible minority, as defined by the Employment Equity Act of Canada? Please choose as many as are applicable to you.*
If you would like to provide more specificity, please do so here:
What Gender do you Identify as? *If you would like to provide further details, or you identify as another gender not listed, please use the space below to respond.*
Gender *If you would like to provide further details, or you identify as another gender not listed, please use the space below to respond.
Personal Pronouns*
Are you the first person in your immediate family (parents and siblings, or primary caregivers) to attend post-secondary/higher education?*
Do you currently reside in one of the following Canadian cities? If not, please select “other” and specify below. **
If Other, please specify your current City/Town/Village/Township/ Municipality/Indigenous Lands/First Nations Reserve
Citizenship Status*
What is the first number of your SIN?*
Birth Year*
Please enter your student number [numbers only].*
Please select your post-secondary from the list below. If your school does not appear, please scroll to the end of the list and select "Other."*
If "Other," please specify. Please use the full name of your post-secondary, i.e. "Memorial University of Newfoundland," vs. "MUN".
Please select the province/territory of your post-secondary:*
What is the name of your program?*
Which of the following describes your program?*
Which of the following BEST describes your enrollment during the internship semester you are applying for?*
What year of study are you currently in?*
Which semester do you expect to be your LAST semester in this program? (The semester you will complete all requirements for graduation).*
What is your expected date of graduation from your current studies?*
Which of the following BEST describes your reason for completing a VFC funded Internship?*
What is your current enrollment status? (*During the semester you are applying in).*
Have you completed a VFC Internship in the past?*
What province do you currently live in?*
Share details about ONE extracurricular experience that illustrates what skills and experience you will bring to an entrepreneurial internship:*
Will you have consistent access to a phone and/or computer with internet access for the remainder of this year?*
How did you hear about us? (Please check all that apply!)*
If accepted, do we have your permission to share your resume with qualified Venture for Canada employers?*