Students entering Year 3 of the BMSc Program are encouraged to enhance their undergraduate experience by participating in the Science/BMSc Internship Program. Students approved for participation in the Internship Program attend a series of workshops, etc. during their third year and apply for one or more of the internship positions posted during the year. If offered a position, students will work for 8-16 months and then return to Western to complete Year 4 of their BMSc degree. Students approved for participation in the Internship Program register in Science 3391 for which they will receive 1.0 credit (Pass/Fail) upon successful completion of the internship and all other mandatory components.
Each student who accepts an Internship placement will submit an Intent to Register for the next school year, even though they will be on a placement. If accepted into Year 4 of an Honors Specialization or Specialization module or Double Major modules for the next school year, a spot will be held for the student for their return to Western the following year. While on the Internship placement, students will need to submit an Intent to Register to confirm their return to Western for the following year.
33 BMSc students are on internship placements during the 2016/17 year, ranging from placements at Sanofi Pasteur (Toronto) to Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada (London). 22 students completed an internship placement in 2015/16 and are currently completing their Year 4 studies at Western.