[Western's alternative to Co-op!]
The Science/BMSc Internship Program aims to provide an 8-16 month practical science-related experience in an employment setting. All students enrolled in the 3rd year of a 4-year undergraduate Science or Basic Medical Sciences Honors Specialization, Specialization, or in a Major + Major combination [where at least one of the Majors is in Science or Basic Medical Sciences] are eligible to enrol in the Science/BMSc Internship Program, if they satisfy the eligibility requirements: fulltime enrolment at Western, at least a 70% average and/or the recommendation of their department(s) in Science/Basic Medical Sciences. Students will be registered in and attend all preparatory workshops included in Science 3390Y: Internship: Planning, Practicum and Prospects, and upon successfully securing an internship placement, will pay an administrative fee. Completion of an internship placement will delay graduation by one year. Students who are not successful in securing an internship placement must withdraw from Science 3390Y and will not be liable for the administrative fee. Following the Internship placement, interns will complete a report and oral presentation. A grade of pass/fail will be assigned to Science 3390Y: Internship: Planning, Practicum and Prospects. Students interested in the program should apply to the Science Internship Office by October of their 3rd academic year. Please note that International students are not eligible for this program.
Students who qualify to receive a continuing scholarship in the academic year in which they participate in the Science/BMSc Internship Program are permitted to defer receipt of the scholarship for one year.