Application Process for Long-term Internship

The application period for 2023 is now closed. 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 October 19, 2022

Register at Western Connect by completing the “2022-23 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 24, 2022 and closes October 19th @ 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 five to ten business days. 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.

STEP 3: Resumé Workshop & Assignment (mandatory)

Workshop date TBA.

Resume assignment deadline: November 14th, 2022

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 SSIP 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 your application ASAP to avoid delays. Suggested submission  before November 30, 2022. 

The IESC advisory team is available to help you in the application process!

Attend a 2022-23 IESC Co-op Work Permit Information Session:

If you cannot attend a session, please email or book an appointment with an International Student Advisor for support.