How To Apply
Step 1: Register through CareerCentral (mandatory)
If you have not yet done so, register online through Western Connect by completing the application form on the website. Your registration will be reviewed to ensure you have met both the academic and workshop/resume review requirements to be accepted into the program.
Online registration for the 2020-21 internship cycle will open in November 2020 via Western Connect.
- Log onto Western Connect
- Click “Internship” on the left
- Click “Undergraduate and Graduate”
- Scroll down and click “2020-21 Intern/Co-op-AHI-Arts & Humanities Internship”
- Complete the application form – your application will remain pending until all academic and non-academic requirements are met
Step 2: Cover Letter, Resume, and Interview Skills Workshop (mandatory)
To fulfill this requirement, you must complete one of the following:
- Attend relevant workshops offered through Careers & Experience (“Effective Resumes & Cover Letters” and “Interview Skills”) – visit connect.uwo.ca/events for offerings
- Complete the Career Fundamentals for University Students modules via Complete Student and submit your certificate of completion to firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 3: Resume and Cover Letter Review (mandatory)
Have your resume and cover letter reviewed by an expert at Western’s Employment Resource Centre (WERC). In-person and e-advising options are available (in Summer term, only e-advising available). This is mandatory for approval to access internship postings and will help you to be competitive in applying to internship postings.
Step 4: Check Western Connect regularly for updated job postings
Job postings will begin in early November; check Western Connect on a regular basis for updated postings, and follow the application process outlined in each job description. You will be notified by Careers & Experience if you have been selected for an interview.
Students who secure an internship outside of the postings on Western Connect must contact the Internship Coordinator to ensure the position qualifies as a suitable internship (called “Direct Match”).
It is expect that the student will:
- Provide accurate and appropriate information on their qualifications and interests
- Notify Careers & Experience and/or their Internship Coordinator at Western at least 24 hours in advance if an interview must be rescheduled or cancelled
- Follow the prescribed procedures for accepted job offers
- Notify their Internship Coordinator if a job offer is extended directly by the employer
- Honor the acceptance of the offer, since it is a contractual agreement with both the Employer and the University
Once job is accepted, it is binding.
- Students must provide 48 hours acceptance for job offers
- Students must avoid applying to other positions or accept interviews once a job has been accepted
- After declining two jobs, you are withdrawn from the internship program
- Declining an offer that has already been accepted will result in withdrawal from the program and internship course failure
While on the job, it is expected that the intern 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 first, then notify the Internship Coordinator
- Adhere to employer’s policies regarding proprietary rights of research and technology