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Internships FAQ

What is an internship?

Internships are paid work-integrated learning opportunities that will provide you with experience to add to your resume or curriculum vitae.  At Huron, we work with our students to help you acquire a paid internship by the time you graduate .
 

When can I complete an internship?

During the academic year (September - April), jobs are part-time (5-20 hours/week).  During the summer (May - August) term, jobs are part-time or full-time based on a nature of the position.

What is a Career Internship?

Career Internships are not-for-credit job opportunities, which allow students to earn an income and gain work experience in their interested area either on or off campus. 

Check out Jobs opportunities by click here : OWL> Sites> Projects > Huron’s Career Development Opportunities> Jobs/Interns
 

What is an Academic Internship?

Huron currently offers two types of academic internships which are for-credit opportunities.

Management and Organizational Studies (MOS) Internships are approved 8 – 16 month, full-time employment, which can occur anywhere across the globe. MOS students in their 3rd-year of study apply to this program and compete two to four work terms. This type of internship extends a student’s four-year degree to five years. To learn more about the application process for MOS Internships here.
 
Interdisciplinary Studies Internships are approved 4-month, full-time employment, which can occur anywhere across the globe. Student co-construct a personalized course outline with their faculty supervisor, while their on-side learning is monitored by an industry supervisor. To learn more about the prerequisites, please see this link.  

What is a Research Internship?

Research Internships are rare at most undergraduate institutions, yet they are very common practice at Huron. Huron's Centre for Undergraduate Research Learning (CURL) was established to promote personalized student mentorship and research collaboration. 
There are three main types of research internships.

CURL Student Research Fellowships are paid $1,500 for each selected CURL Student Research Fellowship. CURL’s unique program funds student researchers who are eager to thoroughly investigate a research question or unique area of interest. Want to apply? Check out the CURL page for more information.

Globalink Research Awards Stem from Huron’s partnership with Mitacs. Students who are interested in traveling for 12-24 months to conduct a research in an approved country are encouraged to apply for a $6,000 grant. Please contact your Career Development Coordinator if interested.

Research Assistants are students who work directly for Huron faculty members. Research Assistants experience first-hand what it is like to be part of a research study. 

What is an Entrepreneurial internship?

Entrepreneurial Internships are offered in conjunction with the Small Business Centre. Interested students will prepare individual business plans in February and are expected to run their summer company from May to August.  Learn more about the registration process, click here.

Want to learn more?

Contact your Career Development Coordinator!

Contact:

Tasha Harvey: Tasha.Harvey@huron.uwo.ca 519.438.7224 ext. 890 
Megan Dykstra: Megan.Dykstra@huron.uwo.ca 519.438.7224 x 852 
 

  • Our university offers a wide variety of research and extracurricular activities to get involved in, and there are more than enough resources to go around. This type of environment is exactly what is going to help me get into law school when I graduate.
    Odessa Anya Olyfveldt
    Third year, Accounting student and successful participant within the London Small Business Centre’s Summer Company program
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  • Huron taught me to think from various cultural viewpoints and fostered my ability to think analytically and share my perspectives in persuasive ways.
    Jiaqi Nie
    Chief Investment Officer & Senior Vice President of Reignwood Industries Executive MBA, University of Cambridge
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  • I can’t wait to meet you all. We are excited to help you to get involved with the things happening on campus that will make you feel as lucky as I do to be a part of Huron’s community.  
    Christianne Morrison
    HUCSC President
  • Huron has taught me to appreciate the value of everyone’s voices and the importance of listening to them,” Trevor says. “Because if I truly want to conduct business around the world, I need to understand all the stakeholders and how we can and will influence one another
    Trevor Wright
    Fourth Year, Honours Specialization in Political Science with an Honours Business Administration from Ivey (dual degree)
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  • I have helped new students adjust to life here by introducing them to different aspects of our culture,” he shares. “I help them access resources on campus, and I always make sure I’m there to answer their questions and alleviate concerns
    Gabriel Ndayishimiye
    Fourth year, Honors Specialization in Globalization Studies
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  • Ruth’s project examined community and individual responses to Canada’s points-based immigration system, as well as the problem of inoperative foreign credentials. Ruth’s research internship and career-based internship at Good Neighbours demonstrated her commitment to knowledge and community development, which has led her into her Master’s of Arts degree.
    Ruth Lebelo-Almaw
    Good Neighbours
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  • My colleagues and leadership team ensured I had the opportunities to make meaningful contributions to our work environment, and the company more broadly.
    Kristen Kodric
    Young Alumna
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  • Inam completed a full-time summer internship at London Economic Development Corporation. Inam is past President of HUCSC, where he was paid to lead student council initiatives. These internships have provided Inam with diverse work-related experiences where he can showcase a range of hard and soft transferable skills that will add value to his career after graduation. ...
    Inam Teja
    London Economic Development Corporation
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Key Contacts

Megan Dykstra

Coordinator, Career Development
519.438.7224 ext 852
megan.dykstrahuron.uwo.ca
W28

Drop-in hours:
Monday - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Thursday - 10:00am - 11:30am 

Tasha Harvey

Coordinator, Career Development
519.438.7224 ext. 890
tasha.harveyhuron.uwo.ca
W27

Drop-in hours:
Monday - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Thursday - 10:00am - 11:30am