International Student Employment Support Program

About the program

The UPEI Student Union and the Experiential Education department have partnered with Skills PEI to create the International Student Employment Support Program (ISESP). This program will offer a cohort of international students the opportunity to gain employability skills through a combination of professional development training and a paid internship this summer.

Training begins May 25, followed by 11-week internships through the summer with local businesses/organizations, tailored to students’ career interests. Training will include workshops on job search strategies, self-awareness and advocacy, goal setting, networking, and resume and interview preparation.

Student eligibility

To be eligible, international students must be finishing their first or second year of undergraduate studies (having completed between 30 and 60 semester hours), living in Prince Edward Island for the duration of the program, and available to work during regular business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:00 am–5:00 pm)

How to apply

To express your interest in participating in the program, please complete an application form. Your application must include a copy of your current resume, an unofficial transcript, and a statement of interest that outlines your career goals and how you feel the program could benefit you.

The deadline to apply is May 16, 2021 at midnight. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by May 18.

This program is funded by the PEI Department of Economic Growth, Tourism, and Culture and Skills PEI.