Student Success Centre

Social Science Summer Internship Program

The Faculty of Social Science offers a summer internship program for full-time qualified main campus students in their 2nd or 3rd year of study to gain degree-related work experience. However not all students will find postings relevant to their academic program.

Students may find their own internship, and if both the position and the student meet the requirements, they can choose to be enrolled in the program and the internship course. This MUST be done in advance of beginning the work term, with no exceptions.

The summer internship course cannot be registered after the placement has been completed.  Summer internships must be a minimum of 10 weeks full-time, paid employment. Unpaid internships are not considered as part of this program.

Information for Students

Registering for the program does not ensure that you will get a placement.   To view postings, students must register and then be approved by an administrator.

STEP 1. Register through CareerCentral (Internship/Co-op, 2016-17 Social Science Summer Internship Program)registration opens on October 3rd and closes on December 9, 2016

STEP 2. Meet the qualifications of the program

Students must:

STEP 3. Attend an Information Session

You must attend ONE information session

SESSION ONE

Monday, October 24, 2016

Social Science Centre, Room 2032

4:30pm - 6:00pm

SESSION TWO

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Social Science Centre, Room 2032

4:30pm - 6:00pm

STEP 4. Attend a Resume Workshop

You must attend ONE resume workshop

SESSION ONE

Thursday, November 3, 2016

University Community Centre, Room 41

4:30pm - 6:00pm

SESSION TWO

Monday, November 28, 2016

Social Science Centre, Room 2032

4:30pm - 6:00pm


Internship Course and Fee

When students are hired into a summer internship position, they will be enrolled in the internship course (Social Science 3990). In order to pass the internship course:

Direct Match Internship 

Students may find their own internship, and if both the position and the student meet the requirements, they can choose to be enrolled in the program and the internship course. This MUST be done in advance of beginning the work term, with no exceptions.  Summer internships cannot be registered once the placement has been completed.  Summer internships must be a minimum of 10 weeks full-time, paid employment. Unpaid internships are not considered as part of this program.

International students are eligible to participate if they meet the program requirements and have a social insurance number.

Information for Industry Partners

The Faculty of Social Science offers a summer internship program for 2nd and 3rd year students, to provide them with a valuable degree-related work experience (May August).  Internships are a minimum of 10 weeks to a maximum of 4 months, full-time paid work terms.

For a full list of academic programs    http://www.ssc.uwo.ca

Employer Benefits

  • Cost-effective work terms
  • Opportunity to recruit from a pool of skilled, energetic, and motivated students
  • Job postings, interviews, and job offers without date restrictions
  • Co-operative Education Tax Credit for Ontario employers

Employer Expectations:

We ask that you commit to the following:

  • provide accurate information on job responsibilities and compensation
  • provide work projects that are relevant, and degree-related
  • orientation and training for the student when they begin their work term
  • performance evaluation at the end of the work term (student must submit this evaluation)

Student Expectations:

On the job, the student will:

  • be responsible and accountable
  • respect safety and the environment
  • demonstrate ethical and professional judgment
  • be punctual, resourceful, adaptable, and productive
  • recognize and respect the employer/employee relationship: communicate progress and areas of concern with the employer 

Social Science Students Skill Set:

  • data collection and analysis
  • oral and written communication
  • project design and management
  • decision-making and problem-solving
  • program specific knowledge (criminology, psychology, economics, history etc.)