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Graduate Student Internships and Awards

Please note that many of the listed internships are open to graduate as well as undergraduate students.  The following are some opportunities that are either open solely to graduate students (*) or may be of particular interest to them.

Aga Khan Foundation International Development Fellowships

The Aga Khan Foundation is recruiting young people for its International Development Fellowship Program.  Fellowships feature an eight-month placement in Asia or Africa, preceded by a four week management seminar in Ottawa facilitated by leading development practitioners.

Asian Development Bank Internship Program*

ADB's vision is an Asia and Pacific region free of poverty. ADB welcomes motivated, open-minded and self-directed individuals to apply for internship assignments requiring further research and assistance, identified by the Regional and Knowledge Departments, as well as the Private Sector Operations Department in ADB. The Internship Program is a project-oriented learning opportunity for graduate candidates which offer widely-varied assignments year to year depending on business needs.

Connect Canada*

The AUTO21 Inc. Connect Canada internship program is a federal Industrial Research and Development Internship (IRDI) program administered by the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) Secretariat. Connect Canada matches graduate students and post-doctoral fellows with private sector host organizations for private sector research internships.

Inter-American Development Bank - Young People Programs

The IDB offers several opportunities directed specifically to young individuals interested in development in Latin America and the Caribbean.

International Development Research Centre Research Awards*

The IDRC Research Awards are offered annually to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries pursuing master’s or doctoral studies at a recognized university or having completed a master’s or doctoral program at a recognized university.

MITACS - Accelerate Program*

Mitacs-Acelerate is Canada’s premiere research internship program. It connects companies with over 50 research-based universities through graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, who apply their specialized expertise to business research challenges.

OceanPath Fellowship

The OceanPath Fellowship provides graduating full-time students from partner universities with community-focused experiential learning opportunities to gain competencies to become active and effictive change-makers and to foster sustainable and positive social change in communities around the world. The program is administered by the Coady Institute at St. Francis Xavier University.

Ontario Legislature Internship Program

OLIP is a non-partisan organization that is not associated with the Government of Ontario or any political party.  Interns will gain practical experience working for opposition and government Members of Provincial Parliament.

Youth Fusion

Each year, a McGill student interns with Youth Fusion by working in a local high school to increase student engagement and decrease dropout rates. For more information on Youth Fusion, please visit their website.