Frequently Asked Questions

What type of placements are available for internships?

Internships are available for many career interests. Examples of internships undertaken by Arts and Humanities students include: 

  • Editing & writing (e.g., content, proposal, or technical writing; journalism) 
  • Educational programming 
  • Teaching 
  • Event coordination 
  • Fundraising 
  • Gallery and museum curatorial assistance 
  • Graphic & web design 
  • Marketing and communications  
  •  Office administration 
  • Program administration 
  • Project management 
  • Public relations 
  • Research & analysis 
  • Social media & SEO  
  • Social-service delivery 
  • Survey design and analysis 
  • Video production

Examples of the organizations with which Arts and Humanities students have interned include:

  • City of London (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)
  • Take5 Digital (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)

Will I get paid during my internship?

Arts and Humanities internships can be paid or unpaid, and this varies by internship partner agreement. Details will be given in the job posting.

Can I accept a position and still search for other internship opportunities?

If you accept a full-time internship, you will not be able to search for other opportunities in Western Connect, but if you accept a part-time internship, you can continue to look for other part-time opportunities.

Note: Once you have accepted an internship, whether full-time or part-time, you must honor the acceptance of the offer since it is a contractual agreement between the Employer and the student. Students who renege on an internship agreement will not be allowed to continue in the internship program.

Will I have to relocate?

Students can undertake internships almost anywhere, but the opportunities posted in Western Connect and offered by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities’s partner organizations are mainly concentrated in London and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

Once accepted into the internship program, students 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 the internship’s 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.

How many hours do I have to work in my internship to get the 0.5 academic credit?

In the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, a minimum of 120 work hours are required for a 0.5 academic credit.

Who do I contact to learn more about the Arts & Humanities Internship Program?

Contact   to learn if this program is the right fit for you. If you wish to speak to someone in person, we are happy to book an appointment.