Work Integrated Learning (WIL): Internships, Co-op, Practicum

Work-Integrated Learning: Internships, Co-op, Practicum

Work Integrated Learning at Western

View Western's WIL Programs

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) provides students with meaningful opportunities to apply their academic knowledge to practical experiences in the workplace. WIL also supports industry partners by providing direct access to bright, creative, hard-working students that will build your talent pipeline.  

Western’s WIL programs are flexible and offered in over 45 academic programs. This means you’ll benefit from students with a wide variety of industry-specific and transferable skills, including communication, problem solving, teamwork, and leadership. 

Western offers WIL opportunities in three main formats:

Our service commitment

Partnering with Western for WIL program means you will receive friendly, seamless and comprehensive support from our team of internship, co-op and practicum coordinators. You’ll find a streamlined recruitment process that allows you to focus on selecting the right talent – and leave the rest to us. If you are unable to find a WIL program that suits your company’s specific needs, we will work with you to build and customize an opportunity that fits.

Why WIL at Western?

What’s next? How do I get started?

View a list of Work Integrated Learning programs at Western to see if there is a good fit for your company, and contact the individual program coordinator.

Speak to an Employer Relations Developer at The Student Success Centre to discuss your company’s specific needs and learn about all of your options.

Review the Employment Guidelines for information that will ensure both employers and students experience a positive and satisfying work term.