Application Process

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 Session (Virtual):

Session will include a program overview & benefits, eligibility criteria, the recruitment timeline and process, and course deliverables.

If you decide to participate…

STEP 2: Apply on Western Connect - Complete by October 19, 2022

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


Note for third year students: If you are interested in both long- and short-term opportunities 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 by the deadline to access internship postings and staff support in advance of peak recruitment season. If you are interested in finding your own internship, please see Arranging Your Own Internship for guidance.

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

Approved applicants 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 (mandatory)

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.