Overview & Benefits of Long-term Internship

What is long-term internship?

Students spend 8 to 16 consecutive months working in a paid internship position prior to the last year of their degree program. A long-term internship provides a more extensive experience than the short-term option, which ensures that students are able to work on advanced projects, seeing them through from beginning to end.

Who can participate?

See Eligibility Criteria for long-term internship

What is the enrollment process?

  • Submit your application of interest between August 24 - October 19th, 2022 on Western Connect
  • Internship information sessions are available annually in the Fall Term.
  • A resume workshop and assignment will be required of all approved participants. See Application Process for more detail.

What are the costs?

  • 8 month: $1,000
  • 9-12 month: $1,500
  • 13-16 month: $2,000

Why should you participate?

  • Gain hands-on experience related to your academic program
  • Develop marketable skills employers are looking for in new recruits
  • Clarify your career goals and objectives
  • Earn a salary to help offset the cost of tuition
  • Build a professional network with employers and professionals in your field of interest
  • Many employers view internship work terms as an opportunity to assess candidates for future full-time positions after graduation

What does an employer expect?

  • Motivated and enthusiastic students
  • Clear, neat and organized resumes
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ethical and professional judgment
  • Responsible and accountable student employees