Internship Information for Students

Social Science Internship Program (SSIP)

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

2022-23 Information Sessions:

  • FALL 2022 DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED (TBA)

Session will include a program overview & benefits, eligibility criteria for both internship lengths, the recruitment timeline and process, and course deliverables.

Missed these dates? Please email socscintern@uwo.ca to request a recorded version of the information session.


Contact:

Benefits:

  • Explore potential careers
  • Gain paid work experience and academic credit
  • Learn from a mentor
  • Develop marketable skills
  • Build your professional network
  • Secure career-relevant references
  • Add to your resume and gain an edge in the job search process!

While acquiring valuable work experience, you will obtain first-hand knowledge of available career options. In a number of cases, internship placements have led to full-time employment upon graduation; in other instances, interns have made valuable contacts who have then helped the students to secure employment at a later date.

Length:

  • Short-term Internship (10 weeks to 4 months; 0.5 credit); typically in summer
  • 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 by Internship Length

Information session dates
Internship
Length
Degree
Program
Year of Study Module Academic Average Other
Short-term
(10 weeks to
4 months)
15.0 or 20.0 credit; full-time
Year 2, 3 or 4

(> 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

Long-term
(8-16 months)
20.0 credit; full-time
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.