Experience is the bridge between your degree and successful transition to work. Outside of the classroom experience:
- gives you self- knowledge to feel confident about decisions,
- assists you in expanding your knowledge of occupational alternatives,
- helps you develop a network
- helps you learn workplace related skills.
Translate your interests into experience and try on something to discover if it is for you.
There are many different ways to build experience from clubs and extra-curricular involvement to practicum- based coursework, internship opportunities, job shadowing, on campus and community volunteering, to work/study abroad programs.
- Clubs at King’s
Join a club, lead a club or start a club of your own!
- King's Academic Mentoring Program (KAMP)
Help a new student with their transition to university by becoming an academic mentor
- International Peer Guide Program
Become a Peer Guide and help an international student adjust to living and learning in Canada
- Work Study Program
Are you eligible for OSAP? Then the Work Study program might be a good fit for you. There are many different opportunities across campus. Explore to learn more about what is available.
- King’s International Bridging Program
Develop your cross-cultural skills and apply to become part of the team to welcome and assist newly arrived International Student at the beginning of the school year
- Volunteer with a Faculty Member
Sometimes faculty members need volunteer research assistants or know someone else who does. This can be a great way to build research experience if you are considering applying to graduate school.
- Clubs at Western
Can’t find a club at King’s that interests you? Check out the extensive list of clubs at Western that you have also have access to. As a King’s students you also have access to resources at western. http://westernusc.ca/clubs/
- Search through Pillar Nonprofit’s volunteer portal to find current volunteer opportunities in the London community. Opportunities are updated regularly so check often for new possibilities.
- Explore information London an online directory of social services in the London and surrounding area. If you have an interest in working with a specific population, issue or service area this resource will help you find organizations that match your goals.
- Charity Village is an international portal for job and volunteer postings, including nonprofits from London and across Ontario.
Morissette Institute for Entrepreneurship, Western University
Resources and supports of all kinds whether you are just curious about entrepreneurism or you have a business idea that you would like to make happen.
Outgoing Exchanges, King’s International
Interested in studying abroad for a term, a summer or a year? Explore the many exciting opportunities offered through King’s International to develop your global skills while still earning credits towards your degree.
Start here and explore this comprehensive database of International experiences including both study abroad and internship opportunities.
Global and Intercultural Engagement Honor
Fulfill the requirements for this program and become a “global-ready” graduate. The honor appears on your transcript and allows you to incorporate both curricular and extracurricular activities.
Post International Experience-Career readiness
Complete this module to learn how to translate your study/travel abroad experience into useful personal and professional skills you can articulate in an interview or on a resume.
Departmental Opportunities at Kings’
Social science/Arts humanities Summer Internship
Students in the Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities at King’s are invited to apply for a 4-month summer internship. This opportunity provides 0.5 course credits as well as paid workplace experience in the field. Following the placement, students will write a final report on work undertaken. Please note the eligibility requirements before applying.
Management and Organizational Studies
Students enrolled in the MOS program who meet the minimum requirements are eligible for a 12 to 16 month Industry Internship program between their third and fourth years of study.
School of Social Work
Students in both the Bachelor and Masters of Social Work programs participate in field placements as a core part of their programs.
A nonprofit organization that promotes internships for internationally qualified professionals, recent graduates and recent graduates with self-declared disabilities.
youth jobs and internships
Are you looking for a paid work experience? Travel and work in different regions across Canada where you will meet new people and learn about other cultures. Develop new skills, establish contacts in your field of study and boost your career possibilities, all while having loads of fun and adventure.
federal student work experience program
A wide variety of jobs from coast to coast, in diverse fields, such as administration, agriculture, communications, enforcement, finance, IT, policy, and many more. Students work in offices and laboratories, on ships and farms, at historical sites and national parks, among many other locations, in more than 300 cities and towns across Canada.
This is a Canadian resource that includes a comprehensive list of Canadian, American, and international internships opportunities searchable by interests: technology, environmental, child related, humanitarian, Canadian Government etc. It also includes useful advice about maximizing the career development potential of an internship, application tips etc.
This is a long standing youth volunteer service program. The program has a strong focus on community development and has been recently redesigned with programs in three primary areas : 1) eco internships for those interested in internships with non-profit or public environmental organizations 2)socio- internships for those interested in opportunities to work within healthy lifestyle or wellness areas such as mental health, nutrition and physical activity and 3) a program specifically targeted at indigenous youth who want to develop skills to successfully pursue post-secondary education and future employment.
Young Canada Works: Careers in Heritage and Careers in French and English
These are federal government internships targeting unemployed or underemployed college or university graduates. The opportunities are designed for graduates with and interest in heritage fields, museology, library, conservation science, arts administration and/or developing abilities to work in both French and English. Opportunities are both national and international.
Available to university graduates from all disciplines. Interns will work as assistants to the Members of Parliament on both sides of the House of Commons conducting and sharing research on Parliament and Canadian politics.
Ontario Internship Program
The Ontario Internship Program invests in committed, talented graduates seeking a great opportunity to start and accelerate their careers. It's a paid developmental opportunity to grow top talent while delivering important public services to the people of Ontario.
Ontario Legislature Internship Program
This 10 month program is open to recent graduates of Canadian universities from all disciplines. Interns are assistants to back bench members of parliament. The program provides interns with an opportunity to understand the day to day workings of the Ontario legislature.
Search for humanitarian internship opportunities with non- profit organizations from all over the world. Note that you can narrow or expand your search parameters by geographical area or by putting “everywhere” in the search box.
In partnership with business and higher education, AIESEC offers a Global Internship Program to provide work experiences in the business, technical and development sectors for over 91 countries and territories.
International youth internship program
The IYIP is designed to offer Canadian post-secondary graduates between ages 19-30 the opportunity to gain professional experience through international development work. The objective of the IYIP is to support sustainable international development initiatives proposed, in partnership with local partner organizations, by Canadian professional associations, educational institutions, non-governmental organizations and private companies.
AKFC’s International Youth Fellowship Program
The Fellowship offers an international development training program and an eight-month overseas placement to recent university graduates and young professionals who are 30 years of age or younger.
Search for international internships by particular destination, general region, field of work or length of stay. Site includes plenty of helpful advice about the process of selecting and applying for internships.
United Nations Internships
These 2 to 6 month internships are designed to give students who are interested in diplomacy and public policy a solid understanding of the day to day working environment of the United Nations. The program is open to undergraduates and graduate level students currently enrolled or within one year of graduation. Undergraduates must be in their final year of study.
International Volunteer Programs Association
IVPA is a non- profit accrediting organization that markets international volunteer opportunities on behalf of independent member organizations. All the member organizations have met IVPA standards standards/criteria for responsible and ethical volunteering abroad.
Washington Internship Institute
Internship opportunities are available in government offices, non-profit organizations and for profit companies. Students applying must be in the upper year of their degree program or within a year of graduating. Be sure and read the applying as an international student section.
There are variety of competitions and challenges offered to undergraduate students. This is a great way to enhance skills, build a network and apply learning to potentially solve real-world problems. This list provides some example available.
Open to submissions of applied research projects that use statistical/analytical techniques to solve real world problems or methodological research projects involving statistical applications.
Western University is hosting this challenge and inviting universities around the globe to present their solutions to issues on a global scale. Top teams present their research in London, ON in June, 2018. Check out their website and social media for the most up-to-date information.
This competition based program encourages students from across disciplines to think differently about social and environmental change. Students are asked to select a social or environmental issue. Students are required to explore, probe and research all the connecting elements and factors around it and present an issue back in way that people can understand, share, and learn.
The Undergraduate Awards is the world’s leading undergraduate awards programme which recognises top undergraduate work, shares this work with a global audience and connects students across cultures and disciplines.
The Governor’s Challenge simulates the monetary policy decision-making process by putting students in the role of advisor to the Bank’s Governing Council. Participating university teams must analyze and forecast economic developments and recommend whether to raise the Bank’s key interest rate, lower it, or leave it unchanged – in order to keep inflation low and stable – in line with the 2% inflation target.
A competition to recognize student papers that have contributed to the field of operational research.
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