Welcome Employers

"Partnering with an experiential learning program is a no-brainer for any organization. Students bring fresh ideas and modern skills that revitalize projects and teams. They also offer valuable insight into younger audiences and how best to reach them.

Mentoring a student is both a rewarding experience and a chance to reflect back on best practices.
When employers really embrace and empower student interns they can make tremendous contributions to an organization." Julie Kiser (Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Western Libraries)

By hiring an intern from Western Arts & Humanities, employers can:

  • Gain access to dedicated students with exceptional critical-thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills, and who can collaborate with others while adapting easily to many different situations.
  • Evaluate a student’s potential as a future employee.
  • Benefit from the enthusiasm, creativity, and innovation a student will bring to their organization.
  • Have a student ambassador to promote their organization to other and future students.

Commitment: students typically work 10 hours per week over the course of one term (minimum 120 hours, 0.5 credit) or two terms (minimum 240 hours, two 0.5 credits) during the academic year. Summer-term internships can be full- or part-time.

Time of Year: Summer term (May to August); Fall term (September to December); or Winter term (January to April).

Location: Unrestricted.

Program: Major or Specialization in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, with a cumulative average of at least 70% and no failures.

Contact: ahintern@uwo.ca

Funding Opportunities

Eligible Ontario-based employers who hire students in "degree-related work opportunities" for a minimum of 8 months are eligible for the Co-operative Education Tax Credit (CETC) for up to $3,000 for each 4-month work term. An eligible employer includes all corporations or unincorporated businesses with permanent establishments in Ontario subject to Ontario corporate income tax or Ontario personal income tax.  Members of a partnership may share the CETC for each qualifying work placement.  Limited partners are not entitled to this credit; however, the general partners of a limited partnership are entitled to share the credit.

 Interested in learning more about the types of funding opportunities available to assist with the cost of hiring an intern? Visit hirewesternu for more information!

Note! The Faculty of Arts & Humanities does not currently offer a long-term internship or co-op program.