International LearningWestern International


International internships are a great way to gain experience related to your degree and immerse yourself in a different culture and country. Internships are generally defined as "a work placement abroad, usually working in a pseudo-professional capacity, where the primary motivation is educational. Internships may be credit or non-credit and paid or unpaid."*

Western Heads East

The Western Heads East Internship Program is a challenging, dynamic, competitive, and multidisciplinary learning opportunity for students and faculty to grow and assist with health and sustainable development through probiotic yogurt, working with established African partner organizations and academic institutions.

Since the project began in 2003, over 90 Western student interns from a variety of academic backgrounds, such as health science, science, social sciences, food and nutrition, nursing, medicine, business, education among others, have participated in the program.


AIESEC is the world's largest student-run non-profit organization, providing leadership development and global internships. AIESEC offers a platform for students to develop their leadership potential through its international internship program.

Other International Internships

Absolute Internship 

Academic Internship Council 

Aga Khan University

AIESEC Global Talent, Global Citizen Program

Companeros Inc 

DAAD Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE)

International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE)

Nexos Comunitarios

Stint Ireland

The Intern Group

The Washington Center


Western International works with a number of international partners and 3rd party providers to create opportunities for students from any faculty at Western to intern in their field of interest in most major cities in the world.

*Source: The Canadian Bureau for International Education