Science

Science Internship Program

The Science Internship Program is a cooperative education opportunity for undergraduate Science & Basic Medical Science students. Students in this program complete paid, career-related internships. They work full-time for 8 to 16 months following their third year of study in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. Internships can involve Research & Development, Troubleshooting, Product Development & Scaling up, Management Systems support, Quality Assurance, and much more. As with a traditional co-op degree, graduation is delayed by one year while the student acquires marketable skills and work experience. Students must be returning to full-time student status at Western Science in year 4.

Length: 8, 12 and 16 months
Paid or unpaid: Paid
Commitment: Full-time
Program: 3rd year students in all undergraduate Science programs
Start date: Positions may start anytime between May and September
Contact: Patricia Mason 


Master’s in Environment and Sustainability (MES) Co-op

The Master' in Environment & Sustainability (MES) is an interdisciplinary, accelerated program at Western University, which uses project-based learning to enhance the graduate student's skill-set, in preparation for a career in the environmental field. The summer co-op follows two intensive academic terms and is a required part of the student’s degree. Students must be enrolled in the MES program in order to be eligible for this co-op program.

Length: Minimum of 500 hours (no maximum)
Paid or unpaid: Typically paid
Commitment: 40 hours per week 
Timing: May - August
Contact: Allison McInnis


Master’s in Management of Applied Science (MMASc) Experiential Learning Term

The Master of Management of Applied Science (MMASc) is a twelve-month, comprehensive professional degree program jointly offered by the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Social Science, and the Faculty of Arts & Humanities. The MMASc program focuses on providing students with science-based undergraduate degrees with essential business and communications skills required to succeed wherever their future may take them. The MMASc program creates business-ready graduates with a hybrid set of skills that are ready to add value to a broad range of organizations across science-rich industries.

The only one of its kind in Canada, MMASc graduates enhance their professional skills and networks through course work and an experiential learning opportunity in preparation for a successful career in industry. The experiential learning term follows two intensive academic terms and is a required part of the degree program.

Length: Minimum of 500 hours (no maximum)
Paid or unpaid: Typically paid
Commitment: Full-time (35+ hours per week)
Timing: Students begin completing their experiential learning opportunity in the Summer Term (from May 1st onwards)
Contact: Craig Ingram


Master of Data Analytics (MDA) Experiential Learning Term

Data analytics is inherently interdisciplinary. The foundation for descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics lies in a set of tools and techniques from Statistics and Computer Science, as well as from the intersection of these two fields.

The Master of Data Analytics (MDA), a one-year professional science master's program, equips students with a set of highly sought-after, interdisciplinary technical data analytics skills, approaches and experiences, and prepares them for an analytics-focused career. Following two intensive academic terms, students complete an experiential learning term which is a required part of the degree program.

Length: Minimum of 500 hours (no maximum)
Paid or unpaid: Typically paid
Commitment: Full-time (35+ hours per week)
Timing: Students begin completing their experiential learning opportunity in the Summer Term (from May 1st onwards)
Contact: Craig Ingram