The Liberal Arts Summer Internship Program (LASIP) is a new summer internship program that provides 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.
Learn more about London's growing technology and digital creative sector here.
Faculties: Arts & Humanities, Don Wright Faculty of Music, Social Science, Information and Media Studies
Start/End Dates: Summer 2019:
Length: 10 -16 Weeks
Credit Weight: 0.5
Paid or Unpaid: Paid
Commitment: Full-time (35 - 40 hours/week)
Contact: To learn more about the program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The total number of placements per year will vary based on participating employers.
Ready to gain experiences that employers are seeking? See the Application Steps below and apply today!
Students are eligible for the Liberal Arts Summer Internship Program if they satisfy all approval criteria. Students must:
1 Full-time fourth-year students who plan to graduate in June 2019 may not be eligible. Please contact your Faculty Academic Counsellor or Associate Dean (Undergraduate). Please note that due to funding criteria, some internship roles will be restricted to students returning to school post-internship.
2 Including students enrolled in BMus and BMusA programs.
Upon submission of your application to the internship program via CareerCentral, your application will be reviewed by the Program Coordinator in conjunction with your Department and Dean's Office to ensure all academic and non-academic requirements have been met.
1 Students may only apply up to 1.0 credit total to graduation requirements.
The process of engaging with the LASIP has five (5) primary steps.
If you have not yet done so, register at Career Central by completing the form on the website. Your registration will be reviewed to ensure you have met the academic and workshop/resume review requirements to be accepted into the program.
Online registration for the 2018-19 internship cycle will open September 2018 via CareerCentral:
Faculty of Information and Media Studies (FIMS) students can find details for registration here.
To fulfil this requirement, you must complete one (1) of the following:
This is mandatory for approval
Visit Western's Employment Resource Centre (WERC) to have your resume and cover letter reviewed by an expert! In-person and e-advising options are available - visit WERC for more details.
This is mandatory for approval
Interested in learning more about the Liberal Arts Summer Internship Program? Attend an Information Session. At this step you will:
See Information Session dates (below) for a complete listing.
After your status is changed to “Approved” in CareerCentral you will have access to job postings. Job postings will begin as early as Winter 2019; check CareerCentral on a regular basis for updated postings, and follow the application process outlined in each job description. Postings will be available for placements in London growing tech sector. Select opportunities will also be available in other sectors and locations.
You will be notified by the Student Success Centre if you have been selected for an interview.
It is expected that the student will:
Liberal Arts Summer Internships
Date: Wednesday, January 16 and 23, and Monday, February 4, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Conron Hall, University College
Attending one of these three (3) sessions are recommended for third (and fourth) year students. During the session, we will review eligibility requirements, the application process, and timeline to apply for a summer internship with your Faculty. We will also review the type of internship positions available to students. This year, there is a focus on connecting Liberal Arts students to roles in London’s growing technology and
This mandatory workshop (see above "Application Steps" for details) delivered by Western's Career Counselling team is geared to all students in Liberal Arts faculties interested in pursuing an internship relating to their field of study. This event is open to main campus students registered in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, Don Wright Faculty of Music, and Faculty of Social Science who are in the process of applying to their faculty's internship program
Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Conron Hall, University College
If you are unable to attend the in-person workshop, you may complete the following four Career Fundamental modules online at completestudent.ca
You will receive a certificate after completing all four modules. Please forward your certification to email@example.com as proof of completion.
While on Internship, students are required to pay a $125 administrative fee.1 Payment of fees is the sole responsibility of the student, not the employer.
1 If a student finds their own internship placement outside of the postings available on CareerCentral, the student is not required to pay an administrative fee.
The internship course counts as a 0.5 academic credit. A 0.5 standard academic course fee applies.
The course fee is payable when the internship course is posted to your student account (Registrar's Office).
The course fee must be paid if:
Internship fees are NOT
You may be eligible for grant and/or loan funding through the Ontario Student Assistance Program1 (OSAP) to assist with internship course tuition fees.
If you are only enrolled in the internship course (0.5 academic credit), you must apply through the Part-Time Canada Student Loan & Grant Program. You should apply as early as possible to avoid delays. The deadline to apply and submit all required documents for a short-term internship (10-16 weeks in length) is no later than 6 weeks prior to the end of the study period. Please keep checking the status of your application through your online OSAP account. If you are eligible for aid, the Financial Aid Office at Western will send you an email notification to let you know when your funding is available for pick-up. If you are unable to pick-up your funding in-person during office hours due to internship commitments, please complete and submit the Letter of Direction/Mailing Authorization Form (pdf) by the deadline noted above.
If you are enrolled in the internship course (0.5 academic credit) and other coursework (maximum 0.5 additional course credit while out on full-time internship), please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be connected with a Financial Aid Officer to review funding eligibility.
1 Must be OSAP-eligible; visit OSAP for eligibility requirements. Out-of-province students should contact their provincial lender for funding inquiries.
Prepare your application documents (as requested by employer) and submit by the specified deadline date. Staff at the Western's Employment Resource Centre can assist students with resumes and cover letters.
All internship students who receive an interview will be notified by email. You will also see these interview requests when you
Most interviews will be held on campus (UCC 210), but some interviews may be off-campus (employer location), or by phone or Skype.
The student agrees to:
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