Faculty of Science

What is an Internship?

The Science/BMSc Internship Program aims to provide 8-16 month practical science-related experience in an employment setting. All students enrolled in the 3rd year of a 4-year undergraduate Science or Basic Medical Science Honors Specialization, Specialization, or in a Major + Major combination [where at least one of the Majors is in Science or Basic Medical Science], or students who are enrolled in the 3rd year of a 4-year BSc or BSc (Hons) program are eligible to enrol in the Science/BMSc Internship Program, if they satisfy the eligibility requirements: fulltime enrolment at UWO, at least a 70% average and/or the recommendation of their department(s) in Science/Basic Medical Science. [Unique cases may include an Internship work term between year 4 and 5 of an eligible academic program].

Students will be registered in, and attend, all preparatory classes included in Science 3391: Internship: Planning, Practicum and Prospects, and upon successfully securing an Internship work term, will pay an administrative fee. Completion of an Internship work term will delay graduation by one year. Students who are not successful in securing an Internship work term must withdraw from Science 3391 and will not be liable for the administrative fee. Following the Internship work term, Interns will complete a report and oral presentation. A grade of pass/fail will be assigned to Science 3391: Internship: Planning, Practicum and Prospects.

Students interested in the program should apply in the fall of their 3rd academic year. Watch the website for instructions in September.

Please note that International students are not eligible for this program.