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).
- Tuesday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
- Wednesday: 10:00am - 12:00pm
- Thursday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
- 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
|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
|20.0 credit; full-time||
Year 3 of a four-year program*;
Returning to full-time studies post-internship
*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.
SHORT-TERM INTERNSHIP (4 MONTH)