Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I hire an Arts and Humanities intern?

Arts and Humanities students are talented and knowledgeable individuals who have developed strong transferrable skills, including communication, problem solving, critical thinking, research, and leadership.

Due to their adaptability, creative outlook, and innovative ideas, they can think outside the box and get the job done. We have had nothing but positive feedback from our existing current partners.

What types of internships are best for Arts and Humanities students?

Due to the varied programs and fields of study in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, our students excel in a wide range of industries and position, such as:

  • Content Development
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Graphic and Web Design
  • Public Relations
  • Teaching
  • Editing and Publishing
  • Event Planning and Fundraising
  • Non-Profit Work
  • Customer Service
  • Sales
  • .... and More.

What’s the length of a typical internship?

Fall term (September-December) and Winter term (January-April) internships are typically 10 hours per week for 12 weeks, for a total of 120 hours minimum. Students typically do a part-time internship during the school year, as they are also taking other courses while working on the internship.

Summer term (May-August) internships can be part-time or full-time, and can be a minimum of 120 hours (for 0.5 credit) or a minimum of 240 hours (for a 1.0 credit). Unlike the Fall and Winter terms, Summer weekly hours can vary as the student will not have classes (i.e. they can work more than 10 hours per week).

Are internships paid or unpaid?

Internships can be paid or unpaid.

How do I advertise a job posting?

Internship opportunities are advertised internally on our platform, Western Connect. Students can apply for jobs directly from Western Connect. The Experiential Learning Specialist/Assistant will post internship opportunities on behalf of the employer if required.

Jobs can also be posted on external sites, like Indeed or LinkedIn. Students will apply directly to your organization from these sites.

Visit our Internship Hiring Process page for more information.

What is the timeline for posting opportunities?

We suggest that employers follow these general guidelines for posting opportunities (Note! These are flexible and can be adjusted according to your organization’s specific needs and timeline):

  • Fall Internship: Post opportunity by the end of July, with a deadline of mid-August. Interviews to take place during the last 2 weeks of August, for an early September start.
  • Winter Internship: Post opportunity by mid-November, with a deadline of the end of November. Interviews to take place during early December, for an early January start.
  • Summer Internship: Post opportunity before February 16 (before Reading Week), with a deadline of the end of February or early March. Interviews to take place mid-March, for an early May start.

What are important dates for me to know during the internship process?

Here are some notable dates for the 2024/2025 academic year:

Fall Reading Week October 12 – October 20, 2024
Fall Term Final Exams December 9 – 22, 2024
Western Holiday Closure December 23, 2024 – January 6, 2025
Winter Reading Week February 17 – 23, 2025
Winter Term Final Exams April 14 – 30, 2025

I have more questions. Who do I contact?

For more information, please contact the Experiential Learning Specialist/Assistant at