Internship Information for Students

The application period for 2024 opens on August 21, 2023 and closes on November 3rd, 2023. For general inquiries, please contact

If you are in year 3 and above, have secured your own internship, and are interested in the course credit, please see Arranging Your Own Internship (4 month | 8-16 month) for guidance.

Social Science Internship Program (SSIP)

The Social Science Internship Program is designed for upper-year students registered at main campus in the Faculty of Social Science to participate in paid and career-related internships for course credit (See Academic Calendar).

2023-24 Information Sessions:

Social Science Internship Program (4 & 8-16 month; 0.5-1.0 credit)- for students second year and up:
  • Tuesday, September 19th | 5:00pm EST (virtual)
  • Wednesday, October 4th | 5:00pm EST (in person)
DAN Management Internship Program (8-16 month; 1.0 credit)for students third year and up:
  • Thursday, September 14th | 5:00pm EST (in person)
  • Tuesday, October 3rd | 5:00pm EST (virtual)

Session will include a program overview & benefits, eligibility criteria, the recruitment timeline and process, and a student intern panel discussion.

How to Apply: 

To be considered for internships occurring in 2024, please review: 

Application Process (Short-term)- available to students in second year 

Application Process (Long-term) - available to students in third year 

The application form will open in late August on Western Connect


  • Email:
  • Drop-in Hours (SSC 2040): Tuesday + Thursday | 1:00pm - 3:00pm - resuming September 12th, 2023.

Available Lengths:

  • Short-term Internship (10 weeks to 4 months; 0.5 credit); typically in summer (Fall & Winter options available starting in third year)
  • Long-term Internship (8 – 16 months; 1.0 credit)

Commitment: Full-time (32+ hours per week)

Note: Students may not enroll in other courses during their internship work term without special permission.

Eligibility Criteria 

Year of Study Module Academic Average Other
(10 weeks to
4 months)
15.0 or 20.0 credit
Year 2, 3 or 4

with >10.0 credits completed at time of internship start
(> 5.0 credits completed at time of application)*

Declared in a Social Science Honours Specialization, Specialization or Major at main campus 70%+ in previous 5.0 courses INTL students:
Co-op work permit

(8-16 months)
20.0 credit
Year 3 of a four-year program*
Returning to full-time studies post-internship
(3.5+ credits)

*Additional opportunities may include an internship work term between years four and five of an eligible academic program, or between years one and year two of a second degree.

See Eligibility Criteria sections below for more detail.

If you are eligible for both long- and short-term options this year, please only complete the long-term internship application form where you may indicate your interest in accessing all postings.