Faculty of Arts Internship Office
The Faculty of Arts Internship Office
The Faculty of Arts Internship Office assists undergraduate and graduate students who wish to pursue short-term internship opportunities (8 to 12 weeks) before completing their studies. All returning students in the Faculty of Arts are welcome to attend our events, visit our office during drop-in hours, or make an appointment to meet with an advisor who can help them identify internships suited to their educational and career objectives. Please note that the Arts Internship Office's mandate is to advise returning Faculty of Arts students. Students from other faculties should visit the Internship Offices Network website for information about internships and internship programs.
The Internship Office assists students who wish to find their own internships. It also endeavors to build long-term partnerships with organizations in Canada and abroad in order to establish unique internship opportunities for Arts students. These positions are advertised on campus throughout the year and on our mailing list and website. Our website also provides students with access to internship postings and a database of over 600 host organizations with preexisting internship programs.
Announcing: 2014 Faculty of Arts Internship Awards
Deadline: March 17, 2014
Arts Internship Awards have been established through the generous support of McGill alumni to help students gain practical experience through an internship. Administered through the Dean's Office in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts Internship Office, these awards are designed to provide partial funding to assist students with travel and other expenses related to their internship. Students are selected based upon the quality of their internship proposal and their own academic and personal accomplishments.
List of Upcoming Workshops for Interns:
MARCH 13TH, 2014
AIO Interns Meeting
11:30-1PM Arts Building, Room 160
This is a mandatory meeting for all students completing summer internships administered by the Arts Internship Office. Host organization directors will be present to explain what they look for in a good intern.
This is a chance to ask any questions you may have regarding your internship and to meet your fellow interns.
MARCH 27TH, 2014
Cross-Cultural Workshop (for Internships outside Canada, the U.S., and Europe)
5:00pm-8:30pm, Coach House (3715 Peel Street), Room 200
This workshop will cover themes such as: strategies to improve cross-cultural communication; professional and social behavior; country context and its impact on professional and personal objectives; stages of adaptation and for managing the stress of culture shock; health and safety, etc. This is a mandatory event for students who will be interning in developing regions.
APRIL 3rd, 2014
International Internship Experience Panel
12:00pm-2:00pm, Arts Building, Room 160
This event is your opportunity to speak with previous international interns about their experience at international host organizations.
APRIL 7th, 2014
Success in a Professional Environment
1:30pm-4:00pm, YES Montreal Office (666 Sherbrooke St. W, suite 700, Montreal, across from Roddick Gates)
Hosted by YES Montreal in conjunction with the Arts Internship Office, this session will offer invaluable advice for internships in an office environment. Learn how to avoid common mistakes and have a successful internship, improve your interpersonal communication in an office environment etc. This workshop is made possible through the generous support of the Faculty of Arts Tarr-Chevrefils Student Advising Fund.
APRIL 10TH, 2014
University-Wide Pre-Departure Orientation Session
5:30pm-8:00pm, Leacock Building, Room 132
At this session you will hear from McGill and Canadian government officials about consular services, regional safety, health, and travel tips; participate in regional break-out sessions where you’ll meet country specialists and students from those regions; and mingle with other students who are studying abroad. This session is mandatory for all students who will be interning outside of Canada during summer 2014.
APRIL 24TH, 2014
Reception for Arts Internship Award Recipients (Including ARIA Recipients)
5:00pm-7:00pm, Leacock building, Room 307.
This reception is an opportunity to meet and celebrate with fellow award recipients, as well as to get some last minute tips on how to be a successful intern. Attendance is mandatory, as official photos will also be taken at this event.
EARLY SEPTEMBER – (Time & Place TBD)
Debriefing Session for Students Interning outside Canada and the U.S., and Europe
A debriefing session serving as a follow-up to the Cross-Cultural Workshop will be held in September. This is intended for those who interned outside of Canada, the United States, and Europe.
END OF SEPTEMBER – (Time & Place TBD)
Annual Internship Event
Award recipients are encouraged to attend and participate in this event. The Annual Internship Event provides interns with an opportunity to discuss their internship experience with students and faculty. One of the most important roles of interns in the Faculty of Arts Internship Program is to give back to the next group of interns.
What Is an Internship?
An internship is a short-term, hands-on, supervised work experience with a professional organization. It provides the student with an invaluable opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge acquired in the classroom to real world problems and enables the student to broaden his or her understanding of the field.
An internship is more than a part-time job or volunteer experience; it includes:
- specific learning objectives designed to increase the student’s knowledge;
- training to hone existing skills and develop additional ones;
- and supervision to guide and mentor the intern.
Finding an Internship
|Find an Internship|
Attend AIO events and workshops held throughout the year.
|Stay informed: like us on facebook, follow us on twitter, and sign up on our mailing list.|
|Browse the internship opportunities administered through the AIO.|
|Search for internships on the internship database.|
|Use ION's interactive guide to finding an internship.|
|Take a look at the Internship Offices Network list of internship postings on- and off-campus.|
|Talk to students who have completed internships in the past and read about their internship experiences.|
|Tap connections with friends and family.|
|Mention your interests to professors and other people who work in fields that interest you. Ask for their suggestions and guidance.|
|Search the web: It may seem overwhelming at first but careful searches can yield a lot of information.|
|Phone the organizations: Do not rely on e-mail alone when approaching organizations. Phone organizations and speak to someone to determine what opportunities exist. Make sure to get the name and contact information of the person responsible for interns.|
Arts Internship Awards have been established through the generous support of McGill alumni to help students gain practical experience through an internship. Administered through the Dean's Office in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts Internship Office, these awards are designed to provide partial funding to assist students with travel and other expenses related to their internship.
For more information about the:
Arts Internship Awards, please click here.
Arts Research Internship Awards, please click here.
Academic Credit for an Internship
Arts Internships allow undergraduate and graduate students to obtain practical experience in their field prior to graduation. Students who pursue approved internships may also gain up to 3 credits towards their degree upon the completion of a major topical paper.
For more information, please visit the academic credit section of our website here.
|Look for Internship Opportunities|
|See the internships postings for Summer 2014||Fall 2013|
|Browse through the internship database||Fall 2013|
|Read internship reports from past interns||Fall 2013|
|Drop by our office during drop-in hours or make an appointment||Throughout the year|
|Come to the 10th Annual Arts Internship Event & Fair||September 25, 2013|
|Attend the 2013 Internship Opportunities Session (university-wide)||November 5, 2013|
|See what past interns have experienced at our Photo Exhibit||October 15 to November 5, 2013|
|Go to the 4th Annual Faculty of Arts Undergraduate Research Event||February 6, 2014|
|Prepare Your Internship Application|
|Register for the Internship C.V. (resume) Workshop||October 8, 2013|
|Register for the Internship Cover Letter Workshop||October 9, 2013|
|Attend the How to Apply to International Internships Information Session||October 29, 2013|
|Attend the How to Apply to Internships in Canada & the USA Information Session||January 7, 2014|
|Make an appointment with CaPS to get help with your application||Throughout the year|
|Apply to the Internship|
|Application deadline for international internships administered by the AIO||November 25, 2013|
|Application deadline for internships in Canada & the USA administered by the AIO||January 27, 2014|
|Application deadlines for other internships||Throughout the year|
|Apply for Awards & Academic Credit|
|Apply for academic credit||Before the beginning of your internship|
|Attend the Faculty of Arts Internship Awards Information Session||January 21, 2014|
|Application deadline for Arts Internship Awards||March 17, 2014|
|Application deadline for the Arts Research Internship Awards (ARIA)||March 31, 2014|
|Prepare for Your Internship|
|Attend the Meeting for AIO Interns||March 13, 2014|
|Register for the Success in a Professional Environment Internship Workshop||March 24, 2014|
|Come to the Cross-Cultural Workshop||April 3, 2014|
|Attend the University-Wide Pre-Departure Orientation||April 10, 2014|
|Take part in the Reception for Award Recipients||April 23, 2014|
|Do Your Internship|
|Complete an 8 to 12 week internship (may vary)||Mid-May to Early August (may vary)|
|Debrief on Your Internship|
|Hand-in internship follow-up documentsn||September 5, 2014|
|Attend the Post-Internship Debriefing Session||September 10, 2014|
|Share Your Experience & Stay In Touch|
|Attend events and share your experience||Throughout the year|
|Join the Arts Internship Alumni Network||After your internship|