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Internship Awards

The McGill University International Internship Award

Rio Tinto-Richard Evans International Exchange Awards

MacKinnon Initiative Award for Student Internships

Faculty of Arts Internship Awards

Center for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism Bursaries and Awards

The Norman Zavalkoff Family McGill Israel Exchange Travel Fund Award

S-U-R-E/ISEAD

External Funding


The McGill University International Internship Award

The McGill University International Internship Award , supported by Joseph Schull  (BA ‘82, MA ’85) and Anna Yang( BCL , LLB ’88) to help students gain firsthand international experience related to their fields of study. Administered through the Office of the Deputy Provost, this award is meant to provide partial funding to assist students with travel and other expenses related to their internship.

The award is automatically offered to successful applicants of selected ION administered internships who are also returning McGill students. These internships include the following:

  • Canadian Missions in China
  • Canadian Trade Office in Taipei
  • Consulate General of Canada in Detroit
  • Embassy of Canada to Argentina and Paraguay
  • Embassy of Canada in Washington
  • International Fellows Program at the Clinton Foundation
  • United Nations Refugee Agency Ecuador
  • United Nations World Food Programme Cuba
  • United Nations World Food Programme Panama

Awards range from $4,000 to $6,000.

For more information, ion [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email) Laura Di Maio.


Rio Tinto-Richard Evans International Exchange Awards

Awarded to outstanding undergraduate students in the Faculty of Engineering's engineering degree programs and in the Desautels Faculty of Management to support formal international education exchange, internship or other university sanctioned educational travel opportunities.

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The Laura Santini and Ken MacKinnon Initiative Award for Student Internships

The MacKinnon Initiative Awards were established to help students gain practical hands-on experience through an internship in their field of study. These Awards lend financial support to one Desautels Faculty of Management student and one Faculty of Arts student who wish to pursue an unpaid internship with a non-profit organization, preferably in the developing world.

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Students in the Faculty of Arts should apply for the award through the Arts Internship Office.

Students in the Desautels Faculty of Management should apply for the award through the Career Services.


Faculty of Arts Internship Awards

Each year the Faculty of Arts offers students the opportunity to apply for Arts Internship Awards. These awards help students off-set the costs of travel, accommodation and other expenses associated with their internships. Established through the generous support of McGill alumni, the Awards are administered through the Dean's Office in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts Internship Office.

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Center for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism Bursaries and Awards

The Internship Program provides students with an opportunity to apply their legal education in a concrete setting and further develop a demonstrated interest and commitment to the defense of human rights. Students participate in the Program as volunteers, with partial funding from the Faculty of Law.

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The Norman Zavalkoff Family McGill Israel Exchange Travel Fund

This is an annual travel award granted with the intent to support an exchange of graduate or postdoctoral students enrolled in the IWRM Masters program of McGill University and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev’s Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research. For more information, please open the document below.

IWRM Travel Award


ISEAD: S-U-R-E

For more information, please visit the following websites:

Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design - Internships
Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering


External Funding

Les Offices Jeunesse Internationaux du Québec (LOJIQ) offer mobility grants applicable to a vast majority of countries in the world. These grants help offset the costs of plane tickets and travel insurance for students. The type of grant and participation requirements may vary based on the internship destination. For more information on the participating countries, the eligibility requirements and the application process, please visit the LOJIQ website, under “Étudiant”: http://www.lojiq.org/.

For research internships, students must go through the process independently.

It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of the eligibility conditions by visiting the LOJIQ website.

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