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).

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION OF INTEREST: OCTOBER 19, 2022! 

2022-23 Information Sessions (Virtual):

  • Short-term Internship (4 month; 0.5 credit):
  • Long-term Internship (8-16 month; 1.0 credit) - for third year students:

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 occuring in 2023, please review: 

Application Process (Short-term)

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

The application form will open in late August on Western Connect

Contact:

Available Lengths:

  • 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 Criteria 

Internship
Length
Degree
Program
Year of Study Module Academic Average Other
Short-term
(10 weeks to
4 months)
15.0 or 20.0 credit
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
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.