What type of placements are available for internships?
Internships are available in a broad array of areas from arts and not-for-profit organizations, to publishing houses and the tech sector. Some examples of the types of companies that students have worked at or who have posted in past cycles include the following:
- City of London (London)
- Diply (London)
- Forest City Film Festival (London)
- Geotab (Oakville)
- The Walrus Magazine (Toronto)
- Stratford Festival (Stratford)
- The Grand Theatre (London)
- Raise the Roof (Toronto)
- Manulife Financial (Toronto)
- MLD Solutions (London)
- Museum London (London)
- Thames Talbot Land Trust (London)
- Toronto Arts Foundation (Toronto)
- Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF - Toronto)
- Satellite Project Space (London)
- Museum London (London)
- Western Libraries (London)
- Woodland Cemetery (London)
Some examples of the types of internship roles you may see include the following:
- Communications and social media
- Curatorial assistance
- Editing & writing (ex. proposal writing)
- Educational programming
- Event coordination
- Gallery and museum tours
- Office administration
- Program administration
- Project management
- Public relations
- Research & analysis
- Social service delivery
- Survey design and analysis
- Technical writing
- Video production
- Web design
Will I get paid during my internship?
Most of the positions that are posted through Western Connect are paid opportunities; however, this varies by internship partner agreement. Details will be clearly outlined in the position posting.
Can I accept a position and still search for other internship opportunities?
No – once you accept an internship, you must honor the acceptance of the offer, since it is a contractual agreement with both the Employer and the student.
Will I have to relocate?
Internships are located in a variety of geographical areas, but are mainly concentrated in London and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Once accepted into the internship program, you gain access to all available internship postings for the Arts & Humanities Internship Program, and can make decisions about which opportunities to apply to based on location.
Will I receive academic credit?
Yes, internships posted through Western Connect are eligible for academic credit (Arts & Humanities 3000A/B/Y, a 0.5 academic credit). Please consult with your Academic Counselling office if you have questions about how this credit will fit into your program-specific degree requirements.
Who do I contact to learn more about the Arts & Humanities Internship Program?