Eligibility Criteria – Long-term Internship

Students must satisfy the eligibility requirements which are to: 

  1. have at least a 70% average on their previous 5.0 courses;
  2. have completed at least 5.0 credits at Western University; and
  3. be in good standing with their Department or program module.


Internship Length Degree program Year of study Module Academic Average INTL students
(8 - 16 months)
20.0 credit;
Year 3 of a four-year program*;
Returning to full-time studies post-internship
(3.5+ credits)

Declared in a Social Science Honours Specialization, Specialization or Major at main campus 70%+ in previous 5.0 courses Co-op work permit required

*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.

Students who meet the academic eligibility criteria will also be required to attend preparatory workshops prior to their work term (See Application Process).

If you meet all criteria except the academic average requirement, you may request a re-assessment in mid-January once your fall term grades are in by emailing socscintern@uwo.ca.