Western Continuing Studies

Western Continuing Studies is proud to partner with organizations in our local community and around the world for the practicum component of our post-degree diploma programs. Post-degree diploma students have completed an undergraduate degree and have chosen to enroll in a one-year post-degree diploma program to develop skills and knowledge in relation to a specific industry. In addition to completing several required courses, students complete mandatory work placements. It is the culmination of their university experience and an exciting opportunity to apply everything they have learned.


Why host an intern?

  • Engage high-level students who are eager to contribute their skills, ideas, and energy
  • Develop your own supervisory and mentoring skills
  • Assess potential hires over an extended period of time
  • Raise your organization's profile among the student population
  • Accomplish projects that may not have been completed without additional staff

Requirements:

  • Help students to create six learning goals for the placement
  • Monitor work assignments and provide constructive feedback
  • Support students as they learn about the industry and expand their professional network
  • Be available for guidance and advice, including weekly meetings with the students to discuss their progress
  • Evaluate the students' performance in achieving their learning goals

Are the placements paid or unpaid?

Placements can be paid or unpaid. In instances where placements are unpaid, many sites have chosen to offer an honorarium or stipend.

 

Fields of study

Each year, Continuing Studies students are placed in local, national, and international organizations. We invite you to consider hosting a practicum in the following fields of study:

Arts Management
Clinical Trials Management
Marketing
Not-for-Profit Management
Occupational Health and Safety Management
Pedorthics
Public Relations

 

When are Interns available?

Marketing
January to April (560 hours full-time)

Public Relations
January to April (560 hours full-time)

Clinical Trials Management
April to August (400 hours part-time)

Arts Management
May to August (560 hours full-time)

Not-for-Profit Management
May to August (560 hours full-time)

Occupational Health and Safety Management
May to August (560 hours full-time)

Pedorthics
September to August (3 placements full-time)

 


Contact Us

For more information, or to express your interest in hosting a student contact:
Heather Wakely
Placement Manager
519.661.3658 ext. 85211 hwakely@uwo.ca