Internship Information for Students

The application period for 2023 is now closed. For general inquiries, please contact

If have secured your own internship and are interested in the course credit, please see Arranging Your Own Internship (4 month | 8-16 month) for guidance. 

Social Science Internship Program (SSIP)

The Social Science Internship Program is designed for upper-year students registered at main campus in the Faculty of Social Science to participate in paid and career-related internships for course credit (See Academic Calendar). 

2022-23 Information Sessions:

  • Short-term Internship (4 month; 0.5 credit):
  • Long-term Internship (8-16 month; 1.0 credit) - for third year students:

Session will include a program overview & benefits, eligibility criteria, the recruitment timeline and process, and a student intern panel discussion.

How to Apply: 

To be considered for internships occuring in 2023, please review: 

Application Process (Short-term)

Application Process (Long-term) - available to students in third year 

The application form will open in late August on Western Connect


  • Email:
  • Drop-in Hours (SSC 2040): Tuesday + Thursday | 1:00pm - 3:00pm - resuming January 5th.

Available Lengths:

  • Short-term Internship (10 weeks to 4 months; 0.5 credit); typically in summer
  • Long-term Internship (8 – 16 months; 1.0 credit)

Commitment: Full-time (32+ hours per week)

Note: Students may not enroll in other courses during their internship work term without special permission.

Eligibility Criteria 

Year of Study Module Academic Average Other
(10 weeks to
4 months)
15.0 or 20.0 credit
Year 2, 3 or 4

(> 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 INTL students:
Co-op work permit

(8-16 months)
20.0 credit
Year 3 of a four-year program*
Returning to full-time studies post-internship
(3.5+ credits)

*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.

See Eligibility Criteria sections below for more detail.

If you are eligible for both long- and short-term options this year, please only complete the long-term internship application form where you may indicate your interest in accessing all postings.