Eligibility Criteria – Short-term Internship

At the time of application, students must satisfy the following eligibility requirements:

  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
Short term
(10 weeks to 4 months)
15.0 or 20.0 credit;full-time Year 2, 3 or 4 with > 10.0 credits completed at time of internship start
(> 5.0 credits completed at time of application)*
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. A student who has an academic offense on their record may be ineligible for enrollment in the Internship Program.

Students who meet the academic eligibility criteria will also be required to complete the resume workshop and assignment prior to their approval (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.