2017 Summer Internships
AIO U.S. and Canada applications NOW OPEN.
Deadline: Monday, January 30, 2017.
New Internship Posting
Fulbright Canada in Ottawa: Fulbright Canada - (Ottawa) [.pdf]
For a full list of available opportunities, click here.
Summer 2017 Faculty of Arts Internship Awards
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. The awards are open to undergraduate and graduate students who will be returning to McGill the semester following their internships. Students are selected based upon the quality of their internship proposal and their own academic and personal accomplishments.
Deadline: Monday, March 13, 2017.
For the 2016 award recipients, click here.
7th Annual Faculty of Arts Undergraduate Research Event
January 17th, 2017
4:30pm - 5:30pm: Student and Faculty Presentations
5:30pm - 6:30pm: Reception and Research Poster Showcase
Wine and cheese reception to follow.
Interested in learning more about how you can be involved in research in the Faculty of Arts? Come to the 7th Annual Arts Undergraduate Research Event to find out about:
- Arts Undergraduate Research Internship Awards (ARIA);
- Opportunities to work closely with your professors;
- Ongoing research conducted by fellow undergraduate students;
- Hear from Faculty of Arts professors talk about how they started off in research and share interesting anecdotes from their research careers.
The Arts Undergraduate Research Event features presentations and a poster showcase by students who received an Arts Research Internship Award (ARIA) in summer 2016.
For the Facebook event, click here.
The Liz Gomery and Stefan Fews Internship Award, Established by Elizabeth Gomery (BA '98, BCL/LLB '03) and Stefan Fews (BA '97, BCL/LLB '00)
Summer 2017 Arts Research Internship Awards (ARIA)
Established by Dean Christopher P. Manfredi in 2010, the purpose of the Arts Undergraduate Research Internship Award (ARIA) is to support undergraduate students who undertake research during the summer under the direct supervision of a faculty member. Students contribute to the professor’s research agenda while gaining useful academic research skills. The ARIA program is supported by generous contributions from McGill alumni, the Dean of Arts and the Arts Undergraduate Society.
Applications now open for summer 2017.
Deadline: March 31, 2017, 12pm (noon) (EST)
To learn more, click here.
For the 2016 ARIA recipients, click here.
U.S/Canada Internship Information Session
January 10, 4:30-6:00pm. Leacock 232.
Interested in pursuing an internship in Canada or the USA next summer? Come hear about the internship opportunities available to returning Faculty of Arts students. Find out how to apply and what resources are available to you.
7th Annual Faculty of Arts Undergraduate Research Event
January 17, 4:30-6:00pm. Leacock 232.
The Arts Undergraduate Research Event features presentations and a poster exhibit by students who received an Arts Research Internship Award (ARIA) in Summer 2016.
Art History Internships Information Session
January 19, 12:00-1:00pm. Arts 160.
Learn about exciting internship opportunities related to Art History. All Art History students welcome.
AIO International Internship Interns Meeting (Outside of Canada and U.S.)
January 25, 12:00-1:00pm. Arts 160.
This is a mandatory meeting for all students selected for summer international internships administered by the Arts Internship Office. This is a chance to ask any questions you may have regarding your internship and to meet your fellow interns.
Interviews for Internships Workshop, Presented by CaPS and the Internship Offices Network
January 31, 1:30-2:30pm. Leacock 232.
This workshop will help students prepare and plan for successful interviews when applying for internships. The workshop will be facilitated by a CaPS advisor.
For a list of all events for 2017, click here.
Congratulations 2016 AIO & ARIA Award Recipients
The Faculty of ArtsOffice is pleased to announce that 134 students benefited from the Faculty of Arts Internship Awards and the Arts Undergraduate Research Internship Awards (ARIA) in 2016.
These awards have been established by the Faculty of Arts 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 internships. Students are selected based upon the quality of their internship proposal and their own academic and personal accomplishments.
This year, Faculty of Arts students from across the social sciences and humanities are interning in Montreal and in over 45 countries around the world.
Keep in touch with the Arts Internship Office
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 summer internships postings for Summer||Fall|
|Browse through the internship database||Fall|
|Read internship reports from past interns||Fall|
|Drop by our office during drop-in hours or make an appointment||Throughout the year|
|Come to the Annual Arts Internship Event & Fair||September|
|Attend Annual Faculty of Arts Undergraduate Research Event||January|
|Prepare Your Internship Application|
|Attend the Internship C.V. (resume) Workshop||November|
|Register for the Internship Cover Letter Workshop||November|
|Attend the How to Apply to International Internships Information Session||October|
|Attend the How to Apply to Internships in Canada & the USA Information Session||January|
|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|
|Application deadline for internships in Canada & the USA administered by the AIO||January|
|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||February|
|Application deadline for Arts Internship Awards||March|
|Application deadline for the Arts Research Internship Awards (ARIA)||March|
|Prepare for Your Internship|
|Attend the AIO Interns Meeting||March|
|Register for the Success in a Professional Environment Internship Workshop||April|
|Come to the Cross-Cultural Workshop||March|
|Attend the University-Wide Pre-Departure Orientation||March|
|Take part in the Reception for Award Recipients||April|
|Complete Your Internship|
|Complete an 8 to 12 week internship (may vary)||Mid-May to Early August (may vary)|
|Hand-in internship follow-up documents||September|
|Attend the Post-Internship Debriefing Session||September|
|Share Your Experience & Stay In Touch|
|Attend events and share your experience||Throughout the year|
|Join the Arts Internship Alumni Network||After your internship|