Arranging Your Own Internship

PLEASE NOTE: the deadline to submit a Summer 2023 offer is June 16, 2023. 

We understand that students' academic and professional interests are varied, and encourage you to seek opportunities that align with your current and future goals. This could mean pursuing opportunities outside of what is available on Western Connect. Provided a student meets our Eligibility Criteria, we will review and consider internship offers received external to Western Connect. All students and their offers go through an assessment process by the SSIP team, and must be formally approved in order for a student to be enrolled in the internship course.

The internship fee is applied whether an opportunity is sourced inside or outside of Western Connect.

For reference, short-term internships must meet the following requirements:

  • 10-weeks to 4 months in length (Jan – Apr; May – Aug; Sep  – Dec)
  • Full time (32+ hours per week)
  • Paid position (minimum wage+) - Stipend or honorarium payments are not considered paid.
  • Professional level duties that align with your studies and career goals

Please complete THIS FORM to have your opportunity assessed for internship eligiblity.

Upon receipt of this information, the SSIP team will review and confirm if the position can be counted as an academic internship.

We do not retroactively assess students for the internship credit, so please submit your Summer 2023 offer by the deadline - June 16, 2023.