Who can participate?

We encourage all eligible students to dream big and apply! No previous work or academic experience is required to apply for any internship.

To be eligible for Langara's GSO internship program and financial awards, participating students must be:

  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or refugees registered at Langara College,
  • Enrolled in undergraduate studies, either full-time or part-time,
  • In good standing, as defined by Langara College Policy here, and
  • 18 years of age or older. There is no upper age limit to participation.

The GSO program is open to all Langara domestic Regular Studies students but will prioritize underrepresented students. Per Federal funding requirements, this includes Indigenous students1, low-income students2, and those with disabilities3

Successful applicants are those who demonstrate a high desire to learn and a need for financial assistance, rather than those with the highest GPA. 

How are the internships allocated?

Based on the funding available, the GSO internship program aims to match and fund a total of 156 students with internship opportunities over the duration of the program (Fall 2022-Summer 2025). The below outlines the GSO allocation targets for student participation in the program:

Online internships 100 internship opportunities over 4 years
  • 2022/23 - 9 underrepresented students, 15 all other students
  • 2023/24 - 14 underrepresented students, 14 all other students
  • 2024/25 - TBD
In-person internships 16 internship opportunities over 4 years
  • 2022/23 - 4 underrepresented students
  • 2023/24 - 6 underrepresented students
  • 2024/25 - TBD
COIL-EX 40 internship opportunities over 4 years

Collaborative Online Integrated Learning - Extension (COIL-EX) is open only to students who have completed a COIL-VE (Virtual Exchange) component in their Langara studies.

  • 2022/23 - 6 underrepresented students, 2 all other students
  • 2023/24 - 12 underrepresented students, 2 all other students
  • 2024/25 - TBD

"I have learned so much in such a short time on my internship which has been absolutely amazing.In future I want to be a nurse practitioner, so will need a variety of skills in a variety of settings. I will also need a broad range of knowledge and I feel as though this internship has been a great step in furthering my skills."

– Ervisa, Developmental Psychology online internship out of India, Intern Abroad HQ

1. In this context, Indigenous refers to First Nations, Inuit, and Metis.

2. Students who either: (a) are registered with Langara Accessibility Services, or (b) hold PWD designation with Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, or (c) report to have a difficulty or impairment due to a long-term condition or health problem and/or experience a limitation in their daily activities.

3. Students who are either: (a) recipients of Canada Student Grants, or similar non-repayable student financial assistance offered by provinces and territories, or (b) able to provide information to demonstrate their need for financial support in order to study or work abroad (information will be reviewed and verified by Financial Aid).

Learn more

Interested and want to find out more? Contact or join an information session.

Ready to go? Apply online now.

Note: The GSO program is a federally funded project and all participating students will need to create an online account on the GSO platform to complete a pre- and post-internship survey.

About Global Skills Opportunity

Global Skills Opportunity (GSO) is an integral component of the Government of Canada’s International Education Strategy. The program aims to empower post-secondary institutions to increase the participation of young Canadians—especially underrepresented students—in international learning opportunities both at home and abroad.