Recruiting for Western’s Long-Term Internship Programs

Continuous Hiring Cycle

Western is on a continuous hiring cycle, and will gladly accept postings, schedule interviews, and extend offers without date restrictions (i.e. we do not use rank-and-match).

  • The 2023-2024 student cohort have flexibility to start between May and September 2024
  • Work terms run for an 8-16 month duration
  • Senior level students have completed at least 3 years of full-time studies

Internship Recruitment Dates

The following dates are recommendations for ensuring a positive and successful recruitment experience. If you have required dates that fall outside of these recommendations, please let us know ( and we would be happy to discuss.

  • September 29, 2023: Postings go live to students
  • October 13, 2023: Earliest possible application deadline
  • October 16, 2023 - August 16, 2024: Continuous interview & offer and acceptance period
  • August 9, 2024: Final application deadline for 2023-2024 recruitment cycle

 Other Dates to Keep in Mind

  • Fall Reading Week: October 30 - November 5, 2023
  • Fall Exams & Holiday Closure: December 10, 2023 - January 7, 2024
  • Winter Reading Week: February 17 - 25, 2024
  • Final Exams: April 11 - 30, 2024

Hiring an Intern

    • Please see below for a step-by-step process for how to hire an intern:

Step One: Post a Job

Please submit your job online by logging in to our Connect database (first time users will need to register for an account before posting jobs).

Step Two: Download your applications

  • Log in to Connect with your email address and password, through the "Recruiters, Educators and Community Partners" portal
  • Click on the job title
  • ACTIONS: View Applications - you will find the "Actions bar" right above the Job Posting Information
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page
  • Check the box to "Select All"
  • Create New Application Package

If you cannot recall your password, please contact the internship coordinator.

Step Three: Book an Interview Room

Interview rooms are:

  • FREE to recruiters who have posted jobs in the current school year.
  • Interview rooms are located in the University Community Centre, Room 210.
  • Available from 9:00am to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday.

You can  request an interview room and arrange your schedule through our interview request form at least 3 business days prior to interviews.

Step Four: Job Offers

Job offers for the Internship Program can be submitted anytime following the completion of interviews. 

Please complete our job offer form with as much detail as possible.  All offers are entered into our database and students have 48 hours (two business days) to respond.