Information and Media Studies

Media Information & Technoculture Academic Short-Term Internship

Length: Minimum of 140 work hours over 4 month semester
Paid or unpaid: Unpaid, students receive academic credit
Commitment: Between 10 and 35 hours per week, depending on placement arrangements
Start date: September, January, or May
Contact: fimscareer@uwo.ca 


Media Information & Technoculture Professional Short-Term Internships

Length: Minimum of 120 work hours over 4 month semester
Paid or unpaid: Paid, with no academic credit
Commitment: Between 10 and 35 hours per week, depending on placement arrangements
Start date: September, January, or May
Contact: fimscareer@uwo.ca


Master of Library and Information Science Co-op

The MLIS Co-op program, which began in 1979, formally integrates a student's academic study with paid work experience. Students are exposed to the professional environment, and have the opportunity to use and develop newly acquired skills, and gain practical experience which will contribute to their training as professionals.

Length: 4 - 8 months
Paid or unpaid: Paid
Commitment: Full-time
Start date/End date: 3 terms per year: January – April, May – August, September - December
Contact: Nancy Hsu 


Master of Media in Journalism and Communication Internship

This real-world phase of the program will give students the opportunity to gain sustained practical experience applying what they have learned in a journalistic or communication setting. While on the placement, there will be an instructor guiding the students, and helping them reflect on their professional experience. As instruction happens online, student placements could be anywhere in Canada or indeed, the world. 

Length: 10 weeks (flexible)
Paid or unpaid: Both options available 
Commitment: Full-time
Start date/End date: Summer term (May - August)
Contact: Nancy Hsu