Student Success Centre

Short Term Internships & Co-op

Internships provide practical experience to students looking to gain the relevant knowledge and skills required to enter a particular career field. The following are short-term Internships/Co-op programs currently offered at Western.

Arts & Humanities

Arts & Humanities Internship Program

The Arts and Humanities Internship program allows 3rd and 4th year students an opportunity to gain paid, career-related experience within an approved institution or industry related to their module for course credit. Internship placement opportunities may be available in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. The total number of placements per year will vary based on the individual needs of participating employers.

Contact: Emily Torresan


Summer Co-op Program

The Summer Co-op Program is a four-month (May - August), paid work experience program. It is designed to assist students in finding quality degree-related summer employment, providing them an opportunity to gain valuable engineering experience. The Summer Co-op Program follows the guidelines proposed by Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL), including an introductory co-op workshop, a placement process, a required minimum academic average, employer/student placement evaluations and a work term report.


Master’s of Environment and Sustainability (MES)

The Master's in Environment & Sustainability (MES) is an interdisciplinary, accelerated program at Western University, which uses project-based learning to enhance the graduate student's skill-set, in preparation for a career in the environmental field. The summer co-op follows two intensive academic terms, and is a required part of the student’s degree.

Master of Management and Applied Sciences (MMASc)

The Master’s in Management of Applied Science (MMASc) is a twelve-month, comprehensive professional degree program jointly offered by the Faculty of Science, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, the Faculty of Social Science, and the Faculty of Arts & Humanities.

The only one of its kind in Canada, MMASc graduates enhance their professional skills and networks through course work and internship or a major research project in preparation for a successful career in industry.

Master of Data Analytics (MDA)

Data analytics is inherently interdisciplinary. The foundation for descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics lies in a set of tools and techniques from Statistics and Computer Science, as well as from the intersection of these two fields. The Master of Data Analytics (MDA), a one-year professional science master's program, equips our students with a set of highly sought-after, interdisciplinary technical data analytics skills, approaches and experiences and prepares them for an analytics-focused career.

Social Science

Master of Financial Economics

The Western Master of Financial Economics (MFE) is a 16-month, course based graduate program which includes a summer internship. This professional program is designed for students who wish to have careers in finance with banks, pension funds, investment banks, consulting firms, and regulatory institutions. Undergraduate students with strong analytical and quantitative skills and interests should apply before February 1st for admission in August.

Contact: Program Coordinator

Master of Arts in Public History

The minimum requirement for admission to the M.A. in Public History Program is an Honours bachelor’s degree (or the equivalent) with at least high honours standing. In their statement of interest students should clearly outline the academic research project they wish to pursue and explain their interest in the field.  In addition to these core requirements, students in Public History will complete a summer internship.

Contact: Program Coordinator


Health Science


  • Kinesiology 4496, Kinesiology Internship
  • Kinesiology 4497, Kinesiology Internship

Students will participate in a placement in an area broadly related to the field of Kinesiology. The internship is developed/organized/planned together with the student, on-site supervisor, and faculty course instructor. A paper and work log are required components of the course. 1.0 credit

Contact: Experiential Learning and Placement Coordinator

Information & Media Studies

Media, Information & Technoculture

  • Academic Internships
  • Professional Internships
  • Long Term Professional Internships

The MIT Internship program is an initiative that will aid students in making connections between academic study and the off-campus world by undertaking supervised work placements in organizations and businesses with media-related or information-related interests, public service organizations, and community groups.

Contact: Program Coordinator


The purpose of the mandatory one-month internships (JOU 9799) is to provide students with the opportunity to gain professional experience in a journalism setting.

Library and Information Science

Western's Library and Information Science co-operative work/study program integrates a student's academic study with paid work experience.

Students gain exposure to the professional environment, an opportunity to use and develop newly-acquired skills, and practical experience which will contribute to their training as professionals.

Contact: Program Coordinator

Liberal Arts Summer Internship Program

The Liberal Arts Summer Internship Program (LASIP) is a new summer internship program that will provide students from Western’s Liberal Arts Faculties, including Arts & Humanities, Social Science, Music, and Information and Media Studies an opportunity to engage in paid, for-credit experiential learning in London’s vibrant and growing technology sector.

Contact: Zach Anderson

School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Graduate Student Internship Program

The Graduate Student Internship Program allows master’s and doctoral candidates in research-based degrees the opportunity to pursue a paid internship during a leave from their studies. Graduate internships are 4-, 8- or 12 months in duration and start in September, January, or May. Participation in an internship can help graduate students develop professional skills, connect their discipline specific theory with practice, and expand their professional portfolios.

Contact: Graduate Experiential Learning Developer