Timelines & Recruitment

The Social Science Internship Program is on a continuous hiring cycle for both short-term (10 weeks to 4 months) and long-term (8-16 months) options. This means we do not have set dates for posting, interviewing, and extending offers. In order to be competitive, we do encourage you to post opportunities by February, and hire by March.

For information on how to Post, Interview, and Extend Offers, please see our Posting Internships page

Typical Work Terms: Short-term (10 weeks to 4 months)

For the short-term internship, we have Summer (May - August), Fall (September - December), and Winter (January - April) work terms available. Work terms must be at least 10 weeks in length. We find the majority of students seeking short-term internships are interested in a summer work term.

Typical Work Terms: Long-term (8 - 16 months)

For the long-term internship, there are several options to fit your needs.

  • 2023-2024student cohort can start between May and September 2024
  • Work terms are 8 - 16 months in length
  • Students have completed at least 3 years of full-time studies; students return to school to complete their final year of study in September 2025. 

Accessibility Transcript

16-months: May 1 to August 20

12-months: May 1 to April 30 or  September 1 to August 30

8-months: May 1 to December 30 or  September 1 to April 30 or  January 1 to August 30 (limited availability)

Recommendations for Recruitment

Date Activity Notes
September 29, 2023 Postings go live to students
October 15, 2023* Earliest possible application deadline

*Please note: the majority of students are not approved for the program until late October. Posting prior to this may result in lower application volume.

For this reason, we recommend a deadline no sooner than November 22nd..

October 16, 2023 - August 16, 2024*

*For summer internships, offers must be accepted by June 14, 2024. Work terms must be a minimum of 10 weeks, and completed by September 3, 2024.


Continuous interview & offer acceptance period

Dates to keep in mind: 

Fall Reading Week: Oct 30 - Nov 5, 2023

Exams & Holiday Closure: Dec 10, 2023 - Jan 7, 2024

Winter Reading Week: Feb 17 - 25, 2024

Final Exams: April 11 - 30, 2024

August 9, 2024**

**For summer internships, final application deadline is June 14, 2023

Final application deadline for 2023-2024 recruitment


Contact HireSocialSci@uwo.ca