Program Timeline & Responsibilities

Program Timeline

Below we have outlined the expected timeline of an applicant to the Science Internship Program:

  1. Attend an Information Session about the Science Internship Program in September.
  2. Apply and obtain approval to participate in the Science Internship program ( and review the Science 3391 course information.
  3. Attend the first class of Science 3391, when announced, in order to be enrolled in the course.
  4. Actively participate in Science 3391 throughout the academic year.
  5. Check Western Connect regularly for updated job postings.
  6. Follow job application procedures as outlined in each job description.
  7. Attend interviews as requested by employers.

Student Responsibilities

It is expected that the student will:

  • Provide accurate and appropriate information on their qualifications and interests.
  • Notify at Western at least 24 hours in advance if an interview must be rescheduled or cancelled.
  • Follow the prescribed procedures for accepting job offers.
  • Honor the acceptance of the offer, since it is a contractual agreement with both the Employer and the University.

Current Intern Responsibilities

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 Science Career Services.
  • Will strictly adhere to employer’s policies regarding proprietary rights of research and technology.