Fees & Policies

There are several policies and fees that students that students should familiarize themselves with before they consider the internship program. We have summarized them below:

Program Fees

While on Internship, students do not pay tuition fees but are required to pay a $700.00 to $1,200 administrative fee depending on the work term length.

Payment of fees is the sole responsibility of the student, not the employer.

Additional Courses/Credits

Interns may enrol as part-time students while completing their work terms. Enrollment will be limited to a 1/2 course [0.5 credits] per academic term. For example, in a 12-month period, interns may enrol in a total of 1.5 credits [3 terms x 0.5].

Please note that all interns must return to Western to complete their studies on a full-time basis [at least 3.5 credits/year].

Policies

Internship Program Policies:

1. The student who accepts an internship offer and then reneges on the offer prior to beginning the position.

  • The student is withdrawn from the Science Internship Program [and Science 3391] and will receive an "F" in Science 3391. The student is still required to pay the Internship fee.

2. The student who goes out on an Internship work term and then quits to return to school or quits mid-term - without cause.

  • The student receives an "F" in Science 3391 and is still required to pay the Internship fee.

3. The student who does not pay the Internship fee.

  • The student receives an "F" in Science 3391 and their academic record is sealed.

4. The student who is let go due to changes in the economy or quits for health/compassionate reasons.

  • Payment of the IIP fee will be at the discretion of the Associate Dean, Academic
  • Students in this position will be directed to the appropriate and available supports

5. The student who is withdrawn from the Internship program due to academic reasons - [i.e. scholastic offence] or who is let go for cause.

  • The student is withdrawn from the Science Internship Program but is still required to pay the IIP fee and will receive an "F" in Science 3391.


** Internship fees are NOT refundable **