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Annie Xie interned at Elimu Impact Evaluation Centre in Kianyaga, Kenya.

Marion Becheri & Jacob Omorodion interned at the Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee (IPACC) in Cape Town, South Africa.


Congratulations to all 2015 Faculty of Arts Internship Award recipients

Photo:Owen Egan

Upcoming Events

International Internships Information Session
Wednesday, October 28, 4:30-6pm, Leacock 232

To RSVP for an event, click here.

For more upcoming events, click here.

Important Deadlines

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.  
Through his or her internship, the student is able both to expand his or her horizons and to engage in a meaningful collaboration with her or his corporate or community organization for their mutual benefit.

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.

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.

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.

Internship Timeline

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