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).

2021-22 Information Sessions:

  • Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 5:00pm EST on Zoom – Register
  • Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 5:00pm EST on Zoom – Register

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 to request a recorded version of the information session.



  • 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.


  • 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

Year of Study Module Academic Average Other
(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

(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.