Congratulations to all 2015 Faculty of Arts Internship Award recipients
International Internships Information Session
Wednesday, October 28, 4:30-6pm, Leacock 232
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|AIO International Internships||Monday, November 23, 2015|
|ION International Internships||Monday, January 11, 2016|
|ION Canada and USA Internships||Monday, January 25, 2016|
|AIO Canada and USA Internships||Monday, February 1, 2016|
|AIO Internship Awards||Monday, March 14, 2016|
|Arts Undergraduate Research Internships||Tuesday, March 29, 2016|
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 11th 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||September 30, 2015|
|Register for the Internship Cover Letter Workshop||October 6, 2015|
|Attend the How to Apply to International Internships Information Session||October 28, 2015|
|Attend the How to Apply to Internships in Canada & the USA Information Session||January 18, 2016|
|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 23, 2015|
|Application deadline for internships in Canada & the USA administered by the AIO||February 1, 2016|
|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 16, 2016|
|Application deadline for Arts Internship Awards||March 14, 2016|
|Application deadline for the Arts Research Internship Awards (ARIA)||March 29, 2016|
|Prepare for Your Internship|
|Attend the AIO Interns Meeting||March 15, 2016|
|Register for the Success in a Professional Environment Internship Workshop||April 18, 2016|
|Come to the Cross-Cultural Workshop||March 16, 2016|
|Attend the University-Wide Pre-Departure Orientation||March 31, 2016|
|Take part in the Reception for Award Recipients||April 21, 2016|
|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|