Application Process for Long-term Internship


 The application period for 2024 opens on August 24, 2023 and closes on November 3rd, 2023. For general inquiries, please contact

STEP 1: Attend an Information Session (recommended)

Attend ONE Internship Program Information Sessions:

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

If you decide to participate…

STEP 2: Apply through Western Connect - Complete by November 3rd, 2023

Register at Western Connect by completing the “Intern/Co-op - SSLI - Social Science Long-term Internship” application form:


Note: 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 both programs.

Online registration opens August 21, 2023 and closes November 3rd, 2023 @ 11:59pm.

Students must submit their application for this program by the deadline to access full supports and prepare for peak recruitment season. If you are interested in the course credit, but do not wish to access postings or supports, please see Arranging Your Own Internship for guidance.

Applications will be reviewed within 10 to 15 days of the deadline. You will receive a notification from Western Connect once this process has taken place.

Approved applications will be granted access to view internship job postings on Western Connect.

Students who meet all criteria except the academic average requirement may request re-assessment in January once their fall term grades are posted by emailing  

STEP 3: Resumé Workshop & Assignment (mandatory)

Workshop date TBA.

Resume assignment deadline: November 13, 2023

All students must complete a resume and submit for review by the deadline.

Once you've received feedback, you will be encouraged to tailor each application package that you submit to employers. You will continue to have access to feedback from the Social Science Internship Program team on your individual applications throughout your search.

STEP 4: For International Students: Apply for a Co-op Work Permit

International students who meet the requirements to participate in the internship program must secure a valid co-op work permit regardless of the timing and length of the internship.

We encourage students to submit their application ASAP to avoid delays. Suggested submission  before November 30, 2023.

The IESC advisory team is available to help you in the application process! Please email or book an appointment with an International Student Advisor for support.