What is an Internship?
An internship provides an opportunity for students between third and fourth year to work with a company for 8, 12, or 16 months, contributing your diverse knowledge and skills to the company’s work and goals. Our long-term internship allows qualified students to work in paid, career-related placements prior to your final year of academic studies.
- 8, 12, or 16 months, beginning in May or September following completion of third year
NOTE: We do not currently offer a summer internship.
Eligible students have completed second year with a minimum cumulative average of 70%. Eligibility can be re-evaluated upon completion of the first term of third year if your average has moved above 70%.
International students are not currently eligible for the internship.
Eligible third-year students are provided with access to the internship portal on Western Connect. There is no application process for access to the internship portal.
Internship postings that are obtained by the Experiential Learning and Placement Coordinator will be posted on Western Connect. Application requirements will vary by position.
Students may also locate their own internship opportunities – through networking with potential employers or searching for internship postings online. All internship opportunities need to be submitted to the Experiential Learning and Placement Coordinator for approval.
- Credit course (1.0); elective credit
- Academic deliverables include Learning Contract, reflection assignments, and supervisor evaluations
- Graded pass/fail
- Interns are considered ‘full-time students’ but are not enrolled in full-time courses
- Interns are permitted, however, to enroll in one 0.5 online course per term of the internship.
- Interns are required to return to fourth year as full-time students (enrolled in a minimum 3.5 credits)
- Interns pay an internship fee, dependent on the length of the internship ($750; $900; $1200)
Students interested in learning more about internship oppportunities should watch the video information session below, and follow up with the Experiential Learning and Placement Coordionator with additional questions or to discuss specific interests.
Experiential Learning and Placement Coordinator