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FAES Internship Awards

The Bieler Family Internship Office is proud to offer undergraduate students enrolled in the FAES 200 and 300 Internship Programs the opportunity to apply for numerous internship awards. These awards have been established through the generous support of McGill alumni and have been designed to assist students in fulfilling meaningful internships, to compliment their studies. Students are selected based upon meeting the eligibility criteria and handing in the required documents that pertain with each award. 

TO APPLY:

Students must be enrolled in either the FAES 200 or the FAES 300 Internship Program and meet the eligibility requirements for participation in the course.

Download the application form

Bring it to the Internship Officer, Mehek Mehta, Macdonald Stewart, MS2-082

Application deadline: APRIL 1 2015


Bieler Internship Assistance Program | Ernie Black Internship Award | Brown-Martlet Entrepreneurial Awards | Iwanicki International Internship Awards | Robert S. Broughton Student Internship in Agricultural Engineering | Harold Blenkhorn Internship Award


Bieler Internship Assistance Program

In September 2009, the Bieler Family Internship Office opened through a generous contribution from McGill Macdonald Alumni, Mr. and Mrs. Marc Bieler, of Canneberges Atoka Cranberries Inc. The Internship Program was established to allow all undergraduate students the opportunity to complete a short term internship to gain real life work experience in their fields of study. In addition, The Bieler Internship Assistance Program was created to offer financial support to undergraduate students pursuing internships, both paid and voluntary. This program is funded by the Bieler Family Internship Office, and will support students on the basis of financial need. Recipients of the award in the past have been for both local and international placements, and the award amounts have been small but given to a broader group of students.

Value and Duration:

  • Value: amount varies every year (approximately $500 - $2,000)*
  • Duration: Summer Internship (May to August); 10-16 weeks on a full time basis

*The value of the award varies depending on student’s financial needs.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Full-time undergraduate students in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
  • Students must be enrolled in either the FAES 200 or the FAES 300 Internship Program and meet the eligibility requirements for participation in the course
  • Students can have paid or voluntary internships
  • Students must have written confirmation of an internship placement (in Canada or abroad) from the host organization. Placement must relate to the students’ academic field of study and should be a minimum of 10 weeks in duration  
  • Students should be in good academic standing (CGPA of 2.7 or higher)

Ernie Black Internship Award

The Ernie Black Internship Awards were established in 2011 by Ernest D. Black, BSc(Agr) 1952 MSc 1958, to help one or more undergraduate students from the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences who are conducting an internship through the Macdonald Campus Internship Program. Recipients of the award in the past have been for international internship placements.

Value and Duration:

  • Value: amount varies every year (approximately $500-1,500)*
  • Duration: Summer Internship (May to August); 10-16 weeks on a full time basis

*The value of the award varies depending on student’s financial needs.

Eligibility and Requirements

  • Full-time undergraduate students in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
  • Students must be enrolled in an Internship course (credited or non-credited) in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
  • Students must have written confirmation of an internship placement (in Canada or abroad) from the host organization.
  • Placement must relate to the students’ academic field of study and should be a minimum of 10 weeks in duration.         
  • Students should be in good academic standing (CGPA of 2.7 or higher)
  • Students can have paid or voluntary internships

Brown-Martlet Entrepreneurial Awards

The BMFC Entrepreneurial Awards seeks to aid students in their pursuit of entrepreneurship ventures, in the form of internships. Student placements should have an exclusive focus on entrepreneurship and innovation. Creation, development and management of a business venture which includes undertaking all the necessary risks in order to make the venture profitable and the return gainful. This also includes Social Entrepreneurship. Within the social context, social entrepreneurship includes transformational benefits to society through social changes. These entrepreneurs look into society, isolate the areas in need of transformation and evoke solutions which seek to benefit the greater good. Value of Award:

Value and Duration:

  • Value: amount varies every year (approximately $500 - $1,500)*
  • Duration: Summer Internship (May to August); 10-16 weeks on a full time basis

*The value of the award varies depending on student’s financial needs.

Eligibility Requirements                                                                                                 

  • Full-time undergraduate students in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
  • Students must be enrolled in an Internship course (credited or non-credited) in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
  • Students must have written confirmation of an internship placement (in Canada or abroad) from the host organization.
  • Student’s placement should be in the field of entrepreneurship  or social entrepreneurship
  • Placement must relate to the students’ academic field of study and should be a minimum of 10 weeks in duration         
  • Students should be in good academic standing (CGPA of 2.7 or higher)

Iwanicki International Internship Awards

The Iwanicki International Internship Awards were established in 2014 by Jack Iwanicki in honour of his late wife Eileen Iwanicki, BSc (HEc) 1957, to support one or more undergraduate students in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences who are participating in an international internship through the Macdonald Campus Internship Program. The awards will be given to help undergraduate students in the faculty gain firsthand international experience related to their fields of study by providing partial funding to assist with travel and other expenses related to their internship. Preference will be given to students in Dietetics and Human Nutrition.

Value and Duration:

  • Value: amount varies every year (approximately $500-1000)*
  • Duration: Summer Internship (May to August); 10-16 weeks on a full time basis

*The value of the award varies depending on student’s financial needs.

Eligibility Requirements                                                                                                 

  • Full-time undergraduate students in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
  • Preference will be given to students in Dietetics and Human Nutrition.
  • Students must be enrolled in an Internship course (credited or non-credited) in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
  • Students must have written confirmation of an internship placement (abroad) from the host organization.
  • Placement must relate to the students’ academic field of study and should be a minimum of 10 weeks in duration         
  • Students should be in good academic standing (CGPA of 2.7 or higher)

Robert S. Broughton Student Internship in Agricultural Engineering

The Robert S. Broughton Student Internship in Agricultural Engineering was established in 2014 in honor of Robert S. Broughton, PhD 1972, to support one or more undergraduate students in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences who are participating in an internship through the Macdonald Campus Internship Program. The Award will be given to help undergraduate students in the Faculty gain firsthand experience related to their fields of study by providing partial funding to assist with expenses related to their internship. Administered through the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.  Preference will be given to students from the Department Bioresource Engineering. Value and Duration:

  • Value: amount varies every year (approximately $1000- $2500)*
  • Duration: Summer Internship (May to August); 10-16 weeks on a full time basis

*The value of the award varies depending on student’s financial needs.

Eligibility Requirements                                                                                                 

  • Full-time undergraduate students in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
  • Preference will be given to students in Bioresource Engineering.
  • Students must be enrolled in an Internship course (credited or non-credited) in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
  • Students must have written confirmation of an internship placement (in Canada or abroad) from the host organization.
  • Placement must relate to the students’ academic field of study and should be a minimum of 10 weeks in duration         
  • Students should be in good academic standing (CGPA of 2.7 or higher)

Harold Blenkhorn Internship Award

The Harold Blenkhorn Internship Award was established in 2014 in memory of Harold Blenkhorn, BScAgr 1950, to support one or more undergraduate students in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences who are participating in an internship through the Macdonald Campus Internship Program. The Award will be given to help undergraduate students in the Faculty gain firsthand experience related to their fields of study by providing partial funding to assist with expenses related to their internship. Administered through the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.  Preference will be given to students from the Department of Plant Science.  Value: Varies

Value and Duration:

  • Value: amount varies every year (approximately $500- $1500)*
  • Duration: Summer Internship (May to August); 10-16 weeks on a full time basis

*The value of the award varies depending on student’s financial needs.

Eligibility Requirements                                                                                                 

  • Full-time undergraduate students in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
  • Preference will be given to students in Plant Science.
  • Students must be enrolled in an Internship course (credited or non-credited) in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
  • Students must have written confirmation of an internship placement (in Canada or abroad) from the host organization.
  • Placement must relate to the students’ academic field of study and should be a minimum of 10 weeks in duration         
  • Students should be in good academic standing (CGPA of 2.7 or higher)