Overview & Benefits of Short-term Internship
What is short-term internship?
A short-term internship is designed to assist students in finding quality paid work experience during their degree. The duration of the internship is 10 weeks to four months - from May to August, September – December, or Jan - April.
Students may not take any academic courses during their internship work term without special permission. Most students seek summer internship work terms so that they may continue with full-time studies in Fall and Winter terms. If you are interested in a Fall or Winter internship, please review further detail in the FAQs section.
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
- A short-term internship after your second year of your degree may provide you with an opportunity to pursue a long-term internship with the same employer between your second last and last year of studies
- Many employers view internship work terms as an opportunity to assess candidates for future full-time positions after graduation
Who can participate?
What is the enrollment process?
- Online registration begins August 23, 2021 on Western Connect
- Internship information sessions are available annually in the Fall Term.
- See Application Process
What are the costs?
- You pay a program fee and are enrolled in SS 3990A/B/Y (0.5 credit) upon receiving an internship offer.
- The internship fee is $500 per work term, which covers your course tuition
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